When it comes to thinking about opportunity in the world of blockchain, there are many ways to approach the subject. Udacity is a company committed to connecting learning to jobs, so we think first and foremost about employment opportunities. As a recent TechCrunch article put it, “Demand is off the charts for blockchain talent.” This is exactly why we’re so excited to launch our new Blockchain Developer Nanodegree program!
Enroll today in the new Deep Reinforcement Learning Nanodegree program!
The world of Artificial Intelligence offers a wealth of opportunity for those interested in the field, and the applications of this transformational technology are so wide-reaching that there are virtually no limits to the paths you might pursue. Udacity’s School of Artificial Intelligence offers a range of learning opportunities to support your particular interests and aspirations, and today, we are excited to officially open our new Deep Reinforcement Learning Nanodegree program for enrollment!
When Andrew Huschka enrolled in Udacity’s Front-End Web Developer Nanodegree program, he wasn’t aiming to get a promotion or change careers. But he did have something to prove. To himself, and to a special group of students at his alma mater. We spoke with Andrew to learn more about how his Nanodegree program experience enabled him to contribute to an amazing project.
A virtuous cycle of feedback, analysis, and action—powered by 1.5M student feedback signals a year—drives ongoing refinements to the Udacity learning model.
Udacity has been, from the start, a learning company. And we do not just mean our students. We are lifelong learners as well. The world of Udacity is a living, breathing organism, constantly in motion. We benefit from, and ideally contribute to, a spirit of progressive disruption in the field of career-focused education, and we recognize the fundamental advantages technology affords us when it comes to refining our service.
The pace of change in fields such as Deep Learning and AI is incredible, and professionals at every level of experience have to maintain a commitment to ongoing learning if they’re to remain successful. To rest on one’s laurels is to fall behind, and this is as true of senior executives as it is of new-entrants.
Denis Sutherland is VP of Strategy and Technology at a company working on high-tech satellites, and he has more than two decades of experience in the telecoms sector. By all measures he’s a very successful tech professional, yet when it came time to lead his company’s new technical strategy, he didn’t hesitate to return to the classroom. He knew he needed a more robust understanding of AI, so he enrolled in Udacity’s Deep Learning Nanodegree program.
We spoke with Denis to learn more about his experience in the program, and how it enabled him to perform his own role better. We were also eager to get his thoughts on the value of a Nanodegree credential, as someone with responsibility for recruiting technical people himself.
The numbers paint a pretty compelling picture, and all the press articles certainly add to the sense of excitement. Everywhere you look, there’s another story about the incredible demand for skilled data scientists. Just two weeks ago, a story from Bloomberg noted that job listings for data scientists on Indeed.com have increased 75% in just three years. Glassdoor has named Data Scientist the best job in the U.S. three years in a row. IBM is predicting a demand increase of nearly 30% in the next two years.
In short, it is an incredible time to become a Data Scientist.
That’s easier said than done, of course. But that’s where Udacity comes in. No matter where your skills and experience are today, we offer a point-of-entry into the world of data science, and at Udacity, every data learning path ends with you being ready for success in the field.
In this post, I’ll walk you through four of our data-focused Nanodegree programs. I’ll show you what each covers, make clear how they connect, and help you choose the program that’s right for you. In the process, I’ll describe the projects you’ll build, and the skills you’ll learn.
Let’s get started!
Developed from a successful pilot with Google, these new courses help you go from learning to landing the job.
Ever since we first launched Nanodegree programs back in 2014, my team has been helping students to achieve their career goals—to land rewarding jobs, secure valuable promotions, execute meaningful career changes, and earn higher salaries.
Connecting learning to jobs has been central to our mission from the start, and nearly 75% of our Nanodegree program students report coming to Udacity expressly to advance their careers. That is why we’re very excited to launch our new, free Udacity Career courses today, at a time of year when, all over the world, university students are graduating.
This next generation of talent will enter the job market possessing a diverse range of skills, but facing a lot of competition, and a rapidly-shifting hiring landscape. They’re going to need every resource they can get to make sure they’re able to compete successfully for available roles. They are not alone in benefitting from this kind of support. Mid-career professionals pursuing career change, older workers returning to the workforce, and anyone looking ahead to a job search, will find these courses valuable as well.