The Udacity-Google partnership is one of the most valuable assets we provide to our students. Some of our most successful and impactful Nanodegree programs were built with Google, including our Machine Learning Engineer and Android Developer programs. Some of our most successful student events have involved Google, including Intersect 2016 and the Android Developer Career Summit. And some of our most outstanding new courses feature subject-matter experts from Google.
Speaking of new courses with Google, I’d like to introduce you to seven of them, all of which are… wait for it … wait for it … free!
When we at Udacity decided to begin teaching Ruby, we knew we had to connect two things: the amazing energy of the Ruby community, and the power of industry. So what did we do? We partnered with GitHub and we went to RubyConf!
At RubyConf this past November in San Antonio, TX, I had the opportunity to sit down with industry thought leaders like Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto, the creator of Ruby, and Sandi Metz, author of Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby. Among the topics of conversation were just what makes the Ruby community so vibrant, the importance of open source software, and common challenges new developers face. Many of these discussions helped shape the direction of our curriculum to make sure we truly captured the spirit of this community.