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To properly kick off the new year, we’d like to share a ‘pioneer’s’ experience with our brand-new Triggre Academy. In this blog, IT consultant Ed Lanen takes up his pen to tell you about his now-completed Explorer course and the subsequent steps he took!

When I decided to develop an IT control framework, I instantly knew I didn’t want to invest the time required to learn an entirely new programming language. Therefore, I researched the market to find a user-friendly tool which would help me get my project off the ground.

A few of them were low-code, but Triggre was the only no-code tool I discovered. After attending an introductory seminar, I was very enthusiastic. Triggre ticked all the boxes: it would allow me to build an application without programming code, and I could master it in the short term.

From Academy to practice

The Academy’s first level, Explorer, was short and concise. You should see it as a hands-on introductory course that allows for gaining some practical experience. Although it’s a step-by-step program, a complete layman probably wouldn’t be able to follow it. I knew the basics, and I believe you need such a foundation to successfully complete this course.

Once you’re an Explorer, you can take the subsequent Ranger course at the Triggre Academy. However, after consulting with Triggre, I decided to skip it and dive into the real work. I was able to do this based on my background and experience, but also because Triggre has provided me with excellent help and guidance along the way!

Well on my way to success

Trying and testing in practice after completing the Explorer course have proved to be invaluable. By now, I’ve passed the 130-hour programming limit, and I’m well on my way: I’ve completed 30-40% of my new tool using Triggre, and I can say for sure the project will succeed.

I never would have been able to make such rapid progress in a traditional development process. In short, Triggre is a fantastic product, and the people behind it are equally great. I’ve done my research, and no other tool I’ve seen compares to Triggre!

If you became curious about the Triggre Academy, you can sign up for our next free introduction session by clicking this link.

In our previous blogs, we discussed how the Triggre Academy came into being, what its goals are, and who would benefit from participating in the program. Today, we would like to tell you more about the curriculum itself: what can you expect from the training programs, and in which way are they structured?

Training program: from one task to fully-fledged application

The Triggre Academy consists of three levels. Whether you opt to become an Explorer, a Ranger, or a Guide, you will always need to complete the Explorer program first. During this training, you will learn how to work with Triggre step by step. Along the way, you will get plenty of explanation, and if you have any questions, we are always there to help. As you work through the program, you will see that every step results in a bigger challenge.

You will go from completing a single assignment to performing multiple tasks simultaneously. All your tasks are stored in a separate environment, so you can keep track of what you’ve done. Through this hands-on approach, you will seamlessly arrive at this program’s final assignment: the creation of your very own application from scratch. Once you’ve completed this successfully, you’ll be able to get your Explorer diploma.

What’s next? Well, if you’re craving to do even more with Triggre, you can enroll in the Ranger program, where you will learn how to work with interfaces and other, more complex applications. After that, it’s possible to become the ultimate Triggre expert: a Guide who is qualified to teach others how to use the platform and become Explorers and Rangers.

Unlocking your creativity through experience

Here’s the best part of the Academy’s step-by-step approach: it unlocks your creativity. Once you start performing small tasks, you will quickly see opportunities for improvement within your organization. Before long, you’ll come up with ideas to automate your own processes, thus making your work more efficient and fun.

After all, many people think that the tedious manual tasks are simply part of the job, while this is often untrue. Triggre helps you see how IT can alleviate this type of workload. Not because someone shows it to you, but because you’re experiencing it yourself! Interested in the Triggre Academy? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

In July 2018, we held our first introductory session to make people acquainted with our newly set-up Triggre Academy. Initially, we invited the ‘Creators’: those whose main task it is to make applications for organizations and like to do it. But we quickly noticed that our training program attracted a much broader target group!

People in all age ranges, industries, and professions were interested – from life-long programmers to employees who had recently switched jobs and were suddenly responsible for software creation within their company. So what exactly is the appeal of the Triggre Academy? Could it be useful for you too?

Automation: a new way of thinking

Triggre is a user-friendly, easy-to-work-with platform, even if you’re not software-savvy. It allows you to develop and realize your creative ideas quickly, thus getting the drag out of automation processes. To use it effectively, however, you will need to learn the basics. An introductory session is an excellent way of introducing you not only to the Triggre Academy, but also to a new way of thinking when it comes to automation.

Within a few hours, your view of company processes can change significantly, unlocking the creative mind. Together, we take a look at one pre-selected process and discuss the way in which it can be translated to Triggre. We have experienced that participants are quick to join in on the conversation, and at some point, they conceive new ideas – both for themselves and for their fellow participants.

Give it a try!

While we created the Triggre Academy for a specific target group, we have learned that it is very useful for a variety of people. Are you one of them? Our free introductory session is a great way to find out.

It’s just one morning, free of charge and without obligation. You will learn a lot and should you decide to enroll in our training program afterwards, you can do so at a discounted rate. In case you’re interested in attending a session, you can give us a call or just sign up here!

In our next blog we’ll discuss more about the curriculum of the Academy and what it will teach you.

At Triggre, we are always looking for more ways to let people experience how easy it can be to create their own software using our platform. We want to take away the threshold which many consider impassable. Of course, Triggre is an easy-to-work-with tool in itself, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have a learning curve.

From simple mechanical actions to advanced tricks – you’ll need to learn them, preferably in the simplest possible way. Out of this principle, a brand-new training program was born: the Triggre Academy! Its goal: to teach you how to work with Triggre independently, at your own pace, in a fun way.

Step by step and hands on: which level is right for you?

What makes the Triggre Academy a strong concept is our step-by-step learning approach. You don’t have to master an abstract theory first. Our teaching is based on showing you best practices and adopting a hands-on method. Right from the start, you will get to work on practical assignments, so you can quickly see the results of your efforts. At first, these assignments will be small and relatively uncomplicated, but their level of complexity will rise along the way.

Since everyone has their own learning goals, we distinguish between three levels:

  1. The Explorer: create applications of your own that are simplistic in nature.
  2. The Ranger: build all types of applications, including larger, more dynamic ones.
  3. The Guide: acquire the knowledge required to train others, so they can become Explorers and Rangers.

Vision of the future: what to expect?

Our training program aims to teach people how to work with Triggre. But it is also meant to bring them together. Currently, we are working hard on building a creator community. Here, people who use our platform to create software can exchange thoughts and ideas.

Want to know if the Triggre Academy would be of added value for you? Be sure to read our next blog or just come to our next session!