Exploring the Jobs of Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond at Udacity’s Intersect 2017 Conference

Udacity Intersect 2017
© Mark Richards. Courtesy of the Computer History Museum

On March 8th, 2017, a remarkable group of influential and innovative leaders will join representatives from some of the world’s top employers to discuss the jobs of today, tomorrow, and beyond.

They’ll address new and existing skills, and their relative demand today and in the future. They’ll discuss viable and changing learning paths, and offer projections on the most effective ways to prepare for entry into burgeoning new fields.

This special event is Udacity Intersect 2017, a day-long global conference held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. It is open to the public, and will offer exclusive opportunities for engagement, connection, and interaction.

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Udacity 2016: The Year in Review

Udacity Year in Review

2016 will stand as a year rich with student success, and one populated with an ongoing abundance of new offerings built to encourage, support, and enable that success. Let’s look back now and recall some of these amazing student success stories, and the work that went into helping make them possible.

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A Wall Of Student Success

Udacity Student Success

It is Winter Solstice morning. I am on my bike, headed to the cafe. The air is cold, but clear, and the sun is bright.

I am seated, my laptop on my lap. I have no idea what to write. I need to write. It’s been a long year. The previous 3 months have seen our company on a frenetic pace—launch, announcement, launch. Am I out of stories?

I type “success” into my browser. My browser knows what to do. It loads the page for me. This is what I see first:

“This experience has absolutely changed my life—I wouldn’t have a job right now otherwise.” —OSCAR ESTRADA

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Switching Careers: Advice from a Nanodegree Graduate

Mike Miller, Switching Careers

Udacity students pursue a wide array of career goals. Many are preparing to launch new careers, while others are switching careers—turning their existing skills and interests in new directions. In this post we feature Mike Miller, a Nanodegree Plus graduate who successfully switched his career from mathematics educator to iOS developer. In an in-depth interview, Mike generously shared details about his journey from software hobbyist to full-time iOS developer. He discussed his challenges, described his successes, and explored the role that Udacity played. His answers offer a wealth of advice and guidance to others contemplating similar career changes. Excerpts from the interview follow.

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From Freelance to Full Time

Luis Yoshida - Freelance to Full Time - Udacity Student Success

The move from freelance to full time is a significant transition, and it’s not always an easy one to navigate. In this post we talk with Luis Yoshida, a Full Stack Web Developer here at Udacity. Luis worked as a code reviewer and freelance web developer prior to joining Udacity full time, and in our interview below, Luis details his journey and offers advice on how to ask questions, find your next full-time job, and thrive in a new work environment.

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Meet Our New Udacity Hiring Partners

Udacity HIring Partners gif

Today’s hottest fields are populated by the most innovative companies. These forward-thinking organizations are powered by the creativity, skill, and drive of their employees, and Udacity alumni are steadily joining these ranks, poised to make amazing contributions to the future. In fields like artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and self-driving cars, companies are harnessing the power of their people to develop new technologies the likes of which the world can hardly yet imagine.

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