Academy Hacker began as a side project. Matt Smith was consulting for several ecommerce companies and realized these clients were extremely interested in selling elearning products but they did not know where to start. In a few weeks, Academy Hacker was born. Academy Hacker was and still largely is a place where courses are redeemed and consumed. There are 1000s of stores all over the web offering Academy Hacker courses for sale. Typically these stores install our app, Shop Hacker, which allows any Shopify merchant to instantly add and then resell any courses on Academy Hacker in their own store.
Academy Hacker is made with love from Los Angeles, California, USA. Our passion for business, elearning, and technology means we will continue to invest in this course marketplace in order to better serve our customers and instructors. In a technology-driven world where applications and coding experience give you superpowers, there is no better way to learn the skills of tomorrow than by studying elearning today. Mastering the technology of your chosen profession is one of the best ways to level up in your career. And the best way to study the latest technology is elearning. Watching an instructor execute each line of code or click gives you the tactical knowledge you need to master this new skill set. Reading books helps with strategies where elearning can give you those much-needed tactics.
While Academy Hacker started with courses focused on development, design, and business we have now expanded into any category you can imagine. Our passion is educating our students and making sure our Shopify merchants have relevant courses to resell.
However, you use the Academy Hacker platform we are here to support you along your journey. We thank our students, instructors, and merchants for believing in us and continuing to support our dreams.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
― Walt Disney
Academy Hacker offers free courses, individual paid courses and course bundles. We work directly with 100s of instructors to provide the courses for our marketplace. Students get lifetime access to all courses and we offer a 30-day no questions asked refund policy on any course purchase. Courses are meant to be streamed and require an Internet connection
Matt began his career as the co-founder of Bartab.com. At Bartab, Matt was able to secure $25,000 from Facebook (fbFund) and eventually sold the company in 2010. From there Matt joined AppSumo.com as the 1st sales rep and helped scale revenue from $0 to $3M/YR.
After AppSumo, Matt went on to Thunderbird School of Global Management where he completed his MBA.
Post MBA Matt worked at StackCommerce as the VP of Sales. In this role, Matt helped scale the company into one of the premier ecommerce networks in the world. This growth was partially a result of Matt's ability to close major partnerships and build a sales + lead generation machine.
Matt is currently the founder of Full Stack Sales, a sales hacking services firm in Los Angeles, CA. A few of Full Stack Sales clients include Tanga.com (Inc. 500 ecommerce company), SalesHacker.com (industry-leading B2B sales education company) and many other firms in the ecommerce and elearning verticals.
Jordan Hudgens is the CTO and Founder of DevCamp where he leads instruction and curriculum development for all of the DevCamp and Bottega code schools around the US.
Jordan has developed applications for Quip, Eventbrite, and DevCamp. As a teacher, he focuses on project driven education, with a focus on job centric techniques. This means that he focuses specifically on teaching the skills needed in the development industry. This style of teaching is conducive to learning how to build real-world products that adhere to industry best practices.
Additionally, Jordan has published multiple books on programming and computer science for Packt Publishing, along with developing training curriculum for Bottega, Learn Co, DevCamp, and AppDev on the topics of Ruby on Rails, Java, AngularJS, NoSQL, API development, TypeScript, and algorithms.