Locaweb: Exclusive Sponsors of FORPC101 Courses

by Satish Talim on July 22, 2008

I am happy to announce that Locaweb are now the exclusive sponsors of all the Free Online Ruby Programming Courses (FORPC101) at RubyLearning.

All this has been possible due to the tireless efforts of Rails Guru – Fabio Akita.

Locaweb, the pioneer and leader in professional hosting services in Latin America, started-up in 1998 in the “garage” style, with two people and a server. Locaweb The company now hosts over 220,000 domains for more than 133,000 clients, numbering over 400 employees besides partnerships with more than 14,000 web site developers. Locaweb serves from casual users to large corporations through its three business units: INTERNET, which offers web hosting services, blogs and podcasts, domain registrations, online virtual storage, hosting reselling, outsourced e-mail solutions, e-commerce, audio and video streaming infrastructure, online gaming and development discussion forums; DATA CENTER, which offers virtual and dedicated servers for a broad range of corporate applications, co-location and a high-security vault room, already serving over 1,200 customers in its own facility built in 2006, with capacity to host up to 4,000 servers; and COMMUNICATION, which offers VOIP-based telephony solutions including Virtual PBX and Voice Portal, started in 2006 and currently operating more than 1,500 PBX extensions.

Locaweb is very very committed to Ruby, Ruby on Rails and its community and recently hosted the Rails Summit Latin America 2008.

Fabio Akita is employed as Linux Product Manager with Locaweb, since July this year.

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Posted by Satish Talim

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Carlan Calazans July 22, 2008 at 7:10 am

Thats great news! Im having a great time in the course cant wait for the advanced version. Ive heard that Fábio is doing a great job in locaweb. Its a shame that i lost the locaweb rails webcasts in this month.

É uma notícia muito bacana :)


Willian Molinari July 22, 2008 at 7:30 am


Cool! I’m waiting for this notice! Now is all right! =)


Willian Molinari


Rafael July 22, 2008 at 10:23 pm

Excellent, know we can count on the quality of Locaweb for our applications here in Mob!


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