This is definitely something that the community, and InterSystems, needed. Since the language is not taught in schools, rarely used, and hidden as it's the backbone of some major applications, many developers, like myself, are not, if ever, usually introduced to it.

When I began, I was told its sort of like C and nothing like PHP/JS, but I needed to develop a payment application for a website that integrated with the DB. After lots of trial and error, reading high-level (understandable, but quite difficulty when never exposed to it) technical documents, and time, I did produce the application. Since, I've enjoyed the power it has, but wished the community was larger.

I am glad to see learning opportunities becoming available to increase its exposure and the community. The more people apart of our community, the quicker we expand and develop things for our IoT and Big Data issues.