Peter Norvig and Udacity host 13-year-old student

The future of education means creating a new generation of lifelong, self-learners. Last week Udacity hosted Danny, a 13-year-old Udacity student who has completed six Udacity courses, including Peter Norvig’s Design of Computer Programs. He completed three of these courses with highest distinction, receiving a 100% on both the Intro to Statistics and Intro to Physics course exams. His parents and his younger brother accompanied Danny to meet the Udacity team and talk about the future of education.

Danny meets the Udacity team (from left: David Stavens, Danny, Dave Evans, Peter Norvig & Andy Brown)

Danny meets the Udacity team (from left: David Stavens, Danny, Dave Evans, Peter Norvig & Andy Brown)

Dave Evans, course instructor for Intro to Computer Science and Applied Cryptography, spoke with Danny, noting, “It’s amazing what Danny has been able to accomplish! Young people like Danny give a great sense of optimism about the future. He’s been able to learn so much, mostly on his own. He’s gone well beyond what most people learn in college, and has visions for using what he’s learned to solve real world problems, like understanding climate.”

Thanks for coming to visit us Danny and keep up the great work with your Udacity courses!

  • Felipe Gavilá

    Very impressive! that's amazing!

  • Maykon Schots

    Astonishing ! Keep it up and stay Udacious Danny :)

  • Jon Nguyen

    what a kid!

  • Sneha Nidhi

    Would be geek..

  • Marco Floriano

    Congratulations kid, i can imagine the hard job you put on to archive such a thing. So keep it up, keep on the hard work!

  • Perla Gutierrez

    Danny you are having fun!! In a perfect environment!!! Danny!!! I am so happy!!! Thank you for being so wonderful!!! You give hope to humanity!!! And that is incredible!!! 😀

  • Shahab

    Very impressive. So advanced beyond his years.

  • lionaneesh

    I am 17 and I have completed 4 of udacity's courses with 100% distinction. Physics 101, CS101, Web App Engineering, Software Testing. I also started programming when I was 13 and have been learning since then. No doubt if udacity would have existed at that time, I seriously would have saved a lot of it. I feel happy for you Danny stay udacious!- Aneesh Dogra

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  • jithin

    It's amazing!!!

  • Sarper

    This is exemplary how internet would revolutionize world by means of dedicated people.Thank Udacity, congrats kid!