NewCircle Partners with MasterStreet to Bring Open Source Training Classes to New York City


NewCircle’s Innovative Open Source Software Development Classes on MasterStreet Follow Predecessor Marakana’s Acquisition by Twitter

NEW YORK – September 11, 2013 – MasterStreet and NewCircle are proud to announce a new partnership that will make NewCircle open source web development and software engineering classes available to professionals through MasterStreet’s free search engine for professional and executive education classes and programs.

NewCircle was founded by former Marakana team members and instructors following Marakana’s acquisition by Twitter. NewCircle will continue to serve top software developers and engineers with relevant classes and bootcamps focusing on open source frameworks and languages like Ruby on Rails, Python, Android, HTML5, Scala, and more. NewCircle public training classes are currently offered in New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. NewCircle classes are also available as private or onsite training sessions, which can be requested on MasterStreet.

NewCircle Public Training Manager Briana Van Epps noted, “Our partnership with MasterStreet will help us reach top developers and engineers in New York City as we look to establish NewCircle as the premier place to learn open source development with our team of experienced instructors and practitioners.”

“We are excited to partner with NewCircle to help professionals at New York’s best technology companies discover their leading open source training classes,” said MasterStreet VP of Business Development Stephen Schmalhofer. “Twitter’s recent acquisition of their predecessor organization, Marakana, is a significant public validation of the value the team at NewCircle offers to New York City technology professionals and their high growth companies.”

The following upcoming classes, taught by leading NewCircle practitioners and instructors, are currently available in New York City:

Python Sept. 30 – Oct. 3

Android Bootcamp Nov. 18 – Nov. 22

HTML5 Nov. 18 – Nov. 19

HTML5 Bootcamp Nov. 18 – Nov. 21

HTML5 Mobile Modules Nov. 20 – Nov. 21

About NewCircle

NewCircle is a training company focused on educating the world in open source development. Founded in 2013 following the acquisition of Marakana by Twitter, NewCircle’s team of training professionals and open source development instructors offers public classes and private training on skills and topics related to HTML5, Ruby, Rails, Android, Python, CSS3 and more. NewCircle is based in San Francisco, CA with additional classes in New York, NY and Washington, DC. For more information visit


About MasterStreet

MasterStreet is a search engine for executive and professional education classes and programs. Currently available in public beta in New York, MasterStreet contains more than 1,500 in-person classes from top education and training institutions, with hundreds of new classes and programs every week in engineering, IT, design, marketing, sales, operations, finance and other business skills. MasterStreet was founded in 2012 and is located in New York, NY. The growing team is comprised of experienced entrepreneurs, designers, engineers and business professionals who have worked in leadership and technical roles at Aviary, Gerson Lehrman Group, Law360, NetApp and Reuters, among other companies. For more information, visit

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