Introducing the new React Nanodegree Program from Udacity

React Nanodegree program

React is a phenomenon. This powerful JavaScript library from Facebook, ideal for creating interactive user interfaces, has completely transformed the front-end development landscape. Some of the biggest brands in the world use it, including Netflix, Airbnb, Walmart, and more. Despite the relative newness of the technology, React developers are already the highest paid front-end developers, and demand for developers with React skills is growing faster than any other developer type. The decision to be a professional React developer has seemingly become a very smart career move overnight.

The React Nanodegree Program

With the technology generating so much excitement, and so much opportunity emerging in the field, the timing is perfect to introduce Udacity’s newest offering: the React Nanodegree program!

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The Importance of Persistence and Curiosity in a Knowledge Economy

Persistence and Curiosity - Knowledge Economy

Understanding how persistence and curiosity can impact one’s career goals is important for anyone at any stage of career development, particularly in light of our continuing transformation into a knowledge economy, and the critical importance of embracing lifelong learning. It is especially important to recognize how the skills you learn, the knowledge you accrue, and the experience you gain, can translate to “value” for both yourself, and for employers. Finally, it can be instructive to explore concepts like planned happenstance and growth mindset, and to investigate differences between persistence and resilience, in order to effectively identify your personal strengths, and those areas you want to improve on.

The two most important traits in a job candidate

A recent Business Insider article highlighted an episode of Reid Hoffman’s podcast “Masters of Scale” that featured Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt as the guest. In the episode, Schmidt identifies what he believes to be the two most important traits in a job candidate—persistence and curiosity.

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A Special Free Preview Of Udacity’s Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree Program

Udacity Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree Program: Free Preview 1

When it launched, the Udacity Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree program became a kind of landmark in this history of AI. There was no precedent for the program’s groundbreaking combination of content, platform, partners, and services. A career-focused online learning program teaching one of the world’s most transformational technologies in collaboration with some of the most innovative companies on the planet? That simply did not exist before.

The first term of students to enroll and start the program got to experience something genuinely new. They were risk-takers in every sense of the term. Today, less than a year later, their ranks already number in the thousands. Applications for the next available term are outpacing available seats at a ratio of nearly 3-to-1. Still, the classroom experience retains an air of mystery. How do you teach AI in an online classroom environment?

Wonder no more! We are very excited to invite you to a very special, very limited, free preview of our Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree program! From now until June 19, 2017, at 11:59 pm PST, you can enter the classroom, access course materials, and even build the first project.

Experience the Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree Program classroom today!

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The Complete Guide to Landing a Career in Data

the complete guide to landing a career in data

When choosing a career, there are safe paths to pursue, and there are risky ones.
A career in data offers the best of both worlds. On the one hand, it is a secure choice—demand for data talent continues to increase, and shows no sign of abating. With data skills in your toolkit, you’re going to be in demand in virtually any industry. On the other hand, it’s a brave new world out there. We’re producing massive amounts of data, and that data is making amazing new things possible. But, the methods and strategies we’re having to continually invent to harness all that data means the future is continually being redefined in real time. Those on the data front lines are at the forefront of technological progress.

The good news is, that no matter which route you take—the secure one, the risky one, or something in between—there are ample career opportunities out there for anyone interested in data.

But, how do you actually get started?

That’s where this guide comes in. At Udacity, we’re extremely fortunate to collaborate with some of the most forward-thinking companies in the world, and we work with some of the most innovative thinkers and creators in the data space. Our hiring partners represent some of the best career opportunities in the field, and are a critical source of information about what companies are seeing in their data hires.

We’ve marshaled all these resources together to create this guide for you, and all of our expert contributors offer unique perspectives and experiences. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in data, this is your complete guide. To access the guide, just enter your email address below:

 

Win a ticket to TechCrunch DISRUPT in San Francisco!

TechCrunch Disrupt

There are a lot of tech conferences in the world, but very few of them matter, the way TechCrunch DISRUPT matters. That’s why we’re so excited to send 50 lucky winners to this incredible event!

Did you know that Udacity was just named by CNBC as the 10th most disruptive company in the world? It’s true! Now, can you imagine the feeling of being a Udacity Nanodegree program student, at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco? That would be amazing, right?

Well, guess what? Enroll in a Udacity Nanodegree program between June 12-June 30, 2017 and you could win one of 50 tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco!

Enroll today for your chance to win!

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Udacity and Elektrobit Partner to Create Functional Safety Content For The Self-Driving Car Nanodegree Program

Udacity and Elektrobit

From the start, industry partnerships have played an important role in the development of our Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program, and these partnerships are an integral part of the program’s groundbreaking success.

Hiring partnerships with industry leaders such as Mercedes-Benz, NVIDIA, BMW, and Bosch enable us to achieve our goal of directly connecting learning to jobs, and the companies with whom we develop our world-class curriculum help us ensure our students are mastering the most valuable skills in the industry.

Announcing new Elektrobit content

Today, we’re extremely excited to announce that Elektrobit, one of our program’s hiring partners, will now be contributing content for the program as well! Elektrobit is a leading developer of embedded and connected technology solutions for the automotive industry, and will be developing program content on automotive functional safety.

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Free Preview of our VR Developer Nanodegree Program Classroom

VR Developer Nanodegree Program Classroom preview

We are very excited to offer you a whole new way to enter Virtual Reality!

Starting today, and continuing until Saturday, June 11, at 12 PM PDT, you are invited to a special free preview of our VR Developer Nanodegree program! Enter our groundbreaking classroom experience, access the content, and even do the program’s first project!*

Experience the VR Developer Nanodegree Program classroom today!

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