Mendix Launches Global University Program to Close the Skills Gap Hindering the Digital Economy

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Mendix Launches Global University Program to Close the Skills Gap Hindering the Digital Economy

Program Provides Free Technology and Resources for Students to Learn No-Code Application Development

BOSTON – November 3, 2017Mendix, which offers the fastest and easiest platform to create mobile and web applications, today announced the global launch of the Mendix University Program, with 26 universities adopting the Mendix platform in their curriculum.

With this program, professors across the globe can equip their students with the skills needed to succeed in a software-driven world. Mendix is providing Professors access to open courseware, online training videos, free certification exams, sample syllabi, and real-world business use cases. With these curricula resources and free Mendix technology licenses, Professors can create exciting classroom experiences using cutting-edge approaches to application development. By learning how to quickly develop working web and mobile applications without needing coding or programming skills, students will enter the workforce with the skills demanded by top employers who are all digitizing their operations.

“The Mendix Platform enables every one of my Systems Analysis & Design students, including those with limited coding skills, to get hands-on experience quickly to build and deploy working applications to solve real business problems,” said George Wyner, Associate Professor of Information Systems at Boston College. “Mendix allows all students to focus more on innovation and less on overcoming coding hurdles; this is the kind of learning I want to emphasize in my class and the kind of skill set businesses urgently need today, which is why Mendix is a natural fit for my classroom.”

Mendix collaborates with educators at leading universities

Mendix will be featured at the EDSIG Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education (EDSIGCON 2017) to be held in Austin, TX on November 5-8, 2017. Mendix and Bentley University Professors Mark Frydenberg and David Yates will deliver a workshop to 150+ educators on incorporating agile application development into their curriculum. Mendix will be showcased in two additional sessions and in the presentation of a published, peer-reviewed pedagogical research paper, Sprint, then Fly: Teaching Agile Methodologies with Paper Airplanes, which is a result of a collaboration with Frydenberg and Yates.

“Introducing the Mendix application platform in the information technology classroom allows my first-year students to experience the agile development process and quickly create simple applications. My students are gaining an appreciation for the latest software development approaches they otherwise might not see until later in their studies,” said Mark Frydenberg, Director, CIS Sandbox, and Senior Lecturer, Computer Information Systems Bentley University.

Mendix makes technology and resources free for professors and students

“We founded Mendix to reimagine the roles played by Business and IT teams in the application development process, and we’re very excited to launch this program to help educate the next generation of innovators to rapidly translate ideas into real business value,” said Derek Roos, CEO of Mendix. “We’re really excited about the 26 early adopters who implemented our program when we were in beta, and I’d like to invite all educators to learn more about how our Mendix University Program can improve the learning experience for their students.”

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Mendix, a Siemens business and the global leader in low-code and no-code application development for the enterprise, is fundamentally reinventing the way applications are built in the digital enterprise. With the Mendix platform, enterprises can 'Make with More,' by broadening an enterprise's development capability to conquer the software development bottleneck; 'Make it Smart,' by making apps with rich native experiences that are intelligent, proactive, and contextual; and 'Make at Scale,' to modernize core systems and build large app portfolios to keep pace with business growth. The Mendix platform is built to promote intense collaboration between business and IT teams, and dramatically accelerate application development cycles, while maintaining the highest standards of security, quality, and governance — in short, to help enterprises confidently leap into their digital futures. Mendix's 'Go Make It' platform has been adopted by more than 4,000 leading companies around the world.

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