Stay Home and Skill Up for Free

By Aaron Skonnard    |    April 02, 2020

Thank you to all those who joined us in upskilling during #FreeApril. More than a million people around the world took advantage of the offer, signing up and beginning their personal upskilling journey. 

It was exciting to watch so many technologists learn new skills like Python, C#, AWS, React, and so much more. And as exciting as that was, the thing we’re most proud of is the impact that learning new tech skills has had on each of you, your careers and your plans for the future.

If you’re interested in using our platform to improve your skills, I invite you to sign up for a free account and begin—or continue—your tech skill development journey with us.


In these uncertain times, we find ourselves in a new era - an era of working from home and social distancing. As we stay at home to contribute to the greater good, we have an opportunity to invest in ourselves, learn new concepts, build new skills, and ready ourselves to build a better future.

We at Pluralsight want to make it easier than ever for everyone to invest in themselves in this time of social isolation. As a result, we have made the decision to offer free access to our entire Skills platform. Here are the details: 

For those individuals that have yet to purchase a Pluralsight subscription, we are offering free access to our platform for the entire month of April. For businesses and nonprofits, we are offering extended trials and access to content to help your teams skill up. That means that anyone anywhere can access our entire library of more than 7,000 courses and skill assessments written and taught by the world’s foremost experts in their technology fields. 

Anyone that does not have a current subscription to Pluralsight can take advantage of this offer. No credit card is required to sign up and there will be no obligation beyond April. We want it to be as easy and seamless as possible to help you get started learning the skills that will drive your future forward. You can find all of the details of the offer and how to sign up here

Why are we doing this? The answer is simple: during a time where so many people are uneasy about the future, we want to help. We want to do something to help our users maintain the communities in which we work and live. We want to help anyone that is interested in technology to develop new skills so that when life returns to normal, we can all be ready to build a new, better future. 

Pluralsight has long said that our mission is to democratize technology skills and make a difference in people’s lives. It is our hope that #FreeApril allows us to help more people than ever to learn, improve their skills, and improve their outlook. 

Whether you’re an experienced technologist or just starting on your technology journey, this free access to our entire platform of Pluralsight courses and assessments will help you be prepared to stay ahead of the next wave of innovation. Together, we can all be ready to help build a brighter future. 


So for the month of April, we encourage you to stay home, improve your skills, and do it for free. 


-Aaron Skonnard

About the author

Aaron Skonnard is the CEO of Pluralsight (NASDAQ: PS), a fast-growing enterprise technology learning platform. Aaron cofounded Pluralsight in 2004 and has since grown the company to more than 1,000 employees and 1,500 expert authors. As CEO, Aaron focuses on business strategy, future direction, product development and strategic partnerships. On a day-to-day basis, he works closely with the entire executive team in different capacities, including recruiting, brand management, marketing, sales, feature planning and content acquisition.