A VR Developer Starts Her Own Company

Tangrams VR - VR Developer - Udacity
A scene from TangramsVR, an immersive VR puzzle game from Beazle Bee

We recently featured a story about Kristin Dragos, a former elementary school English teacher in Phoenix, AZ, who turned her interest in technology into an incredible new VR career with the start of her own independent game studio. We were so intrigued by her story, we just had to find out more. Here’s what we learned!

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Udacity Wins the EU Commission’s Digital Skills Award for Scholarships

Ildiko Fekete - udacity - digital skills award

In 2016, the European Commission launched the first European Digital Skills Awards to honor outstanding initiatives that significantly improve Europeans’ competence to use digital technology. This was a landmark act of recognition, emblematic of growing awareness of the need to teach digital skills, promote digital citizenship, and empower participation in a global digital economy.

This year’s awards have just been announced, and we’re delighted that the European Commission has awarded Udacity, and our partners Bertelsmann and Google, the 2017 Digital Skills Award in the “‘Digital Skills for ICT Professionals”’ category.

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Udacity Launches in MENA

Marhaba, MENA!

Udacity Launches in MENA
Udacity COO Clarissa Shen, at the RiseUp Summit in Cairo, Egypt

Bringing Udacity to a new region in the world is an experience that is at once both humbling and exciting. Our mission is to democratize education—to provide every lifelong learner on the planet with access to world-class learning opportunities that will enable them to build rewarding lives.

Today, we are so proud to formally announce the launch of our Middle East and North Africa (MENA) operations!

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Master the Design Sprint Process to Become an Exceptional Problem-Solver!

Design Sprint Foundations Nanodegree Program

In today’s economy, the ability to rapidly innovate is invaluable. This is true for individuals and organizations alike, and it’s not constrained to tech fields—it’s true for everyone, in every field. Is it any wonder people are on the lookout for more efficient and effective ways to problem-solve, produce new ideas, and bring new products to market?

This is why Udacity is so excited to announce our new Design Sprint Foundations Nanodegree program!

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Scenes from “Crossing the Finish Line”: A Udacity Graduation Celebration

Udacity Self-Driving Car Graduation 1

It’s 3:35 pm on November 30, 2017. We’re 25 minutes away from the start of “Crossing the Finish Line,” a special event celebrating the pioneering accomplishments of the first graduates of our Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program.

As I stand now in the event space, I hear microphone checks through the PA, and the clink of glassware as event staff polish the crystal. I see featured speakers going over speech notes in quiet corners, and I catch a glimpse of the cameraman testing the lighting from the back of the room.

It’s a quiet bustle of activity in here, but this isn’t really where my attention is focused. I’m watching the front entryway, where a line of attendees is starting to form.

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Robotics Software Engineer Nanodegree Program: Term 2 Curriculum

Udacity welcomes NVIDIA as a new robotics curriculum partner and introduces an education discount for the Jetson TX2!

Robotics Software Engineer - Nanodegree program - Udacity

Teaching robotics is one of the most exciting, inspiring, and challenging endeavors we are currently engaged in. The space is constantly evolving, new innovations emerge with dazzling frequency, and the range of potential applications grows ever wider and more remarkable.

Creating, maintaining, and advancing a curriculum that mirrors in every way the dynamism of this space is both our passion and our mission, and to consistently achieve our goal of ensuring that every student masters the most valuable and most cutting-edge skills, we strive to be agile enough to leverage and incorporate new opportunities virtually the moment they appear.

Introducing NVIDIA

Exactly this kind of opportunity recently materialized, and we are now thrilled to introduce the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) as a curriculum partner for Term 2 of our Robotics Software Engineer Nanodegree program!

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A Look Back At Some Inspirational Student Success Stories


We’re thankful that you, our students, have given us the opportunity to support your incredible commitment to lifelong learning. We’re thankful for the opportunity to witness your dedication, your tenacity, and your work ethic. We’re thankful you selected us to be your partner as you work to achieve great things in your lives and in your careers. Above all else, we’re thankful for the powerful example you set every day. As these stories and more make so clear, you are an inspiration to us all!

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