Udacity Mentor Spotlight: Meet Elisa Romondia a Pioneer in Blockchain Development

Learning something new is a process that takes time, dedication, and support. And while independent study is imperative, having a trusted ally, a mentor, throughout your learning journey is equally as important. That’s why mentorship is an integral part of every Udacity Nanodegree program. 

Meet Elisa Romondia, a Data Scientist, Blockchain Developer, Udacity Mentor, and so much more. Elisa is on the Forbes list “60 Women-Led Startups That Are Shaking Up Tech Across The Globe” and co-founder of the open-source Devoleum project. She’s also received many awards like StarHer Awards‘17 and InspiringFifty, and prioritizes inspiring young girls to get involved in the STEM world.



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New! Introducing the Refreshed Data Streaming Nanodegree Program

The new world of work is changing and new skills will play an important role in your ability to gain entry into the future workforce. With that said, Udacity wants to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date training in the world of tech, and we’re excited to announce that we have refreshed our Data Streaming Nanodegree program. 

Data streaming is a big business. Several of your favorite streaming services — Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, etc. — are using and ingesting reams of data on a daily basis.  In fact, according to a Grand View Research report the global streaming market was worth $42.6 billion in 2019 and it’s expected to grow more than 20 percent per year and reach a total of $184.3 billion by 2027.



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How to Work with Python Dictionaries

The dictionary is one of Python’s most important data types. So if you’re looking to master the Python language, you’ll need to know the ins and outs of dictionaries. 

In this article, we show you how to work with dictionaries, illustrating both fundamental and advanced techniques.



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A Udacity Instructor’s Take on the Future of Cybersecurity

The continuous and rapid growth in technology has placed cybersecurity as a critical skill for jobs in 2021.

In fact, it’s been reported by cybersecurity company PurpleSec that cybercrime is up by 600% since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Never before has it been more important to introduce cybersecurity skills to the workforce.

In this post, we talked to Information Security Analyst and Udacity Instructor Richard Phung about the future of digital security, using education to drive talent into cybersecurity, and his advice to students who want to break into the field.



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