About Us

About the Company

LearnToProgram Media is a leading publisher of web, mobile, and game development courses that are used by over 125,000 people in 65 countries. LearnToProgram's valuable network of technical resources includes content on YouTube, iTunes, and Roku, as well as books, free tutorials, and online courses. The company is based outside of Hartford, Connecticut.

Key Facts

  • Founded in September, 2011
  • Headquartered in Vernon, Connecticut
  • Students from over 75 countries enrolled
  • 25 Courses Offered
  • Over 65,000 course enrollments as of November 2013
  • Winner: 2013 “Best Startup" Metro Hartford Alliance
  • Winner: 2013 "Companies to Watch" Connecticut Tech Council
  • 300% Year 1 – Year 2 revenue growth
  • Published Javascript for Beginners-- #1 Javascript on Amazon in November 2013

Our Team

Mark Lassoff

Mark Lassoff

Founder and President

Mark started programming at age 11 on a Commodore 64. While other kids were outside playing kickball, Mark was creating video games in the BASIC programming language. After a career that included web development, team leadership, corporate leadership, and founding three startups, Mark founded LearnToProgram. LearnToProgram is currently the fastest growing technical publishing company in the country. In his spare time, Mark likes to travel, dine out and work with other entrepreneurs in Connecticut. When he's not at work, Mark can be found at every Journey, REO Speedwagon and Foreigner concert within driving distance.

Kevin Hernandez

Kevin Hernandez

Vice President, Production

Kevin grew up in Central Connecticut and joined LearnToProgram as its first employee. He quickly moved into a full-time role, managing the production and distribution of LearnToProgram's various courses. Currently, Kevin runs a growing production team that edits hours of video and audio, lays out books and marketing for the company, and creates hours of free tech entertainment and education material. In his spare time, Kevin likes to play French Horn for multiple community concert bands around CT. When he's not working, he can be found putting himself through endless frustration playing online video games.

Wendy Curtis

Wendy Curtis

Office Manager

Wendy has a wide breadth of responsibility here at LearnToProgram which includes the accounting activities, human resource functions, managing the day-to-day operations, and general administration operations. She is your connection in the office if you are unable to reach Mark. Wendy grew up in the Boston area and relocated to Connecticut a year ago. Apart from her professional life, Wendy enjoys music, sports, motorcycles, dancing, reading and spending time with family and friends and her faithful German Shepherd, Shelby.