Product School 2020: A Year in Review

Every time a year draws to a close, I like to look back and reflect on all of the positive things that have happened to our community. After all, there’s never been a better time in history to build digital products!

Let me show you what we’ve been up to behind the scenes…

1 Million Product People Are Part of Our Community
  • You’ve read that right! We became the largest product management community in the world
  • In order to stay true to our mission to help people build better products, we made our entire collection of product management resources free for everyone, including access to conferences, events, job board, books, podcast, and discussion forums
20,000 product managers have taken our certifications
  • All of our Certificate courses are delivered live, online by real-world Product Leaders working at top Silicon Valley companies such as Google, Facebook, Netflix, Airbnb, PayPal, and Uber
  • We pledged $500,000 in scholarships to support underrepresented minorities in product
Absolutely fantastic! Picking the brain of the instructor on their personal experiences makes this course a must-take for PMs
100+ teams received our bespoke training
  • Some incredible clients include Nestle, Capital One, PwC, Humana, Boston Consulting Group, Northwestern Mutual, Freddie Mac, and Cox.
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2 Online Events Published Every Day
  • All of our online events are available to watch on our YouTube channel. This year, we’ve added 26,040 minutes worth of fantastic talks. In total, we’ve got over 5 years worth of content available for free!
  • We hosted 100 podcast episodes featuring the most influential CEOs and Product Leaders. You all liked it so much, you spent 4 million minutes listening to it!
100,000 people joined us for #ProductCon
  • We’ve hosted 6 editions of #ProductCon, the largest product management conference in the world. Speakers included the VP of Product at Disney+, The CPO at Waymo, and the VP of Product at Facebook
  • Thanks to our more than 30 sponsors for your support
322,633 downloaded our books
  • We’ve published 290 blog posts on a wide variety of topics, from product operations and finding product-market fit, to dealing with failure and launching your own side project.
Books

  • More than 10,000 votes were cast to choose the 22 Proddy Awards Winners – the awards honoring the best products of the year!
23 nationalities represented by our team
  • Our 100% remote team comes from all over the world. We celebrate diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our team, products, and community
  • We got together for 52 weekly all-hands meetings, along with many happy hours, meditation sessions, games, watercooler moments, and an epic Halloween costume contest 
Product School halloween party
Our Halloween party looked a little different this year
Ghosty Boo

(Ghosty Boo won the costume contest)

The fact that our community doubled during 2020 is a testament to the resilience of our students, the creativity of our team, and the enduring importance of our mission. Here’s to blue skies on the horizon!

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