Founded in 2004, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals. Working towards that vision, it has published over 6,000 books and videos, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools. As part of their mission, they have also awarded over $1,000,000 through their Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names.