What's the big idea?
Our idea is to become a trusted and approachable resource of knowledge and learning in the web industry. Our focus is on helping to create great developers empowering them in their work.
We have seen explosive growth in our efforts since launch in Feb 2012. We have produced more than 140 videos, gained 800 subscribers, with over 63k total views.
Our videos & website are accessible for free, and we are currently working to build support and interest through ads/sponsors. As we grow, we plan to offer additional services, such as premium subscriptions, on-location training, and workshops.
Describe the nearest player in your field.
While we believe that our model is very unique, one type of competitor could be The New Boston (thenewboston.org). We recognize that companies like Treehouse (teamtreehouse.com), Codeacademy (codecademy.com), and to a lesser extent, Khan Academy (khanacademy.org) have similarities to us.
How are you different from that player?
We are highly focused on the web development industry covering topics specific to benefit those working in development. From our perspective, the New Boston is more broad in its focus. We appreciate the Khan’s philosophy, but our topics and our pricing module (non-profit v we are for-profit) differ.
How's the world different with your idea in it?
We are producing accessible video tutorials to educate individuals on a wide variety of web technologies in order to empower our audience to implement their ideas and be more efficient and effective in their own line of work. The mission of Level Up Tutorials is to help web developers be their best.
Why are you the one to run with this idea?
We use a wide range of web technologies everyday in our line of work, and teaching others about new technologies is our passion. The explosive growth of our tutorials is evidence that we have a knack for taking a complicated technology and teach others via easy-to-understand and blocks of knowledge.