After more than 3 years USA experience I came back to my lovely country Turkey. I decided to create .NET self paced training by using audio visual technics . I used Camtasia Studio to do that For those who want to learn .NET from that videos. I also developed a .NET client software to show these videos on demand.
I used encryption methods to encrypt so that the users not to run these videos without using the software.
The features of these videos were as follows : when you select the topic you want to learn you can also just click on the video to show the subtopics to select the desired sub topic and go for it. there were more than 25 videos and over the 30 hours training and the contents are exactly the same training with the Microsoft CTEC center training sessions. Because I used the Microsoft Trainer documents to do it.
I just want to confess that I inspired it from CBT Nuggets which is the OREGON USA based company and I talked to myself I can do that.! I also created the web services for using the videos on demand from Internet by usng prepaid technic. After finished it I went to the companies to get some help to marketing the product. I went to the everywhere you imagine even the Microsoft Turkey!. We arranged a meeting with one of the Manager from Microsoft and she just asked me one thing: the computer operating system I was already using wheather licensed or not! she didnt show me the way what I have to do or something else for helping me.
One of the important sw-hw company ‘s owner offered me the his other company to work with but I suspected his attitudes I rejected him.
A few months later I met the Owner of another SW company and we got a deal marketing the product in return I will have developed a .NET Internal framework in 2 years. That was good ! he has done everything about my product bu we didnt score anything !
I just understood that the Turkish people likes copy the software instead of buying it. !
What about the product then? I kept it in a secure spot to show my children (if I have) if they ask me like “what did their father do in the past?” But as I promised to the company owner I completed the .NET Internal framework on time and it was approved by Veritest , we increased the sales a lot (by 80%) we got the major financial companies and banks. we took part of the Microsoft case studies and we got the first rank together with the Veripark sw company in 2005 in terms of the approved products which is created by using Microsoft technologies. this is the story of dead birth product and continuous effort to achieve excellence about another product.
You can take a look at the product video that I just stated above ..
Take care of you guys !