Thirty years after Tim Berners-Lee first proposed the idea of a globally connected information system (World Wide Web), software development for the web remains one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand careers around the world. Today, there are more than 4 billion internet users globally, and not enough web developers to build all of the websites and apps that companies need. This demand is a big part of why Udacity launched our first Nanodegree programs in web development, and it’s why we’ve decided to relaunch our Front End Web Developer and Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree programs today.
It’s the word that we hear all the time in business.
The world is always changing. So companies need to change with it, or else. Andrew Grove, the legendary CEO of Intel, famously put it this way, “There are only two types of companies—the quick and the dead.”
There are moments when however painful it may be, the new must be embraced because technology is always moving forward. The consequence of not evolving is the risk of being left behind. And starting too late can be no different than not starting at all when it comes to digital transformation.
It seems like everything and everyone has their own special day now, and programmers are no exception. In 2002, the Day of the Programmer became an official holiday and the idea caught on worldwide. It is celebrated every year on the 256th day for two reasons:
Last week, Udacity launched the newest generation of two of our longest running and most popular Nanodegree programs: the Full Stack and Front End Web Developer Nanodegree programs. The latest versions of these Nanodegree programs include new instructors, brand new projects, and a complete technology refresh to ensure students continue to learn essential web development skills with cutting-edge tools.
Since these programs first launched almost five years ago, over 27,000 students have used Udacity’s web development curriculum and projects to power their careers. Hear directly from them how these Nanodegree programs helped our students reach their career goals:
It’s never the wrong time to decide to transform your career. When Michael Grandori, a military man, decided to explore a new career path in the field of programming, he trusted Udacity. A two-time Nanodegree graduate, Michael believes that he is all set to enter the job market when he exits military in 2020.
Dreams are a wonderful place. But they are better when they come true. For Varun Joshi, a 24-year-old Udacity Full-Stack Nanodegree Graduate, recently one such dream came true when he got a Software Engineering job. Here are some excerpts from our conversation with this Udacious student of ours.
Students across the globe have realised the importance of Udacity mentors. One such student is Tae-Hee who not only appreciates the contribution of his mentor, Karan, for helping him graduate from the Data Analyst Nanodegree program but also thinks that without him he would not have been able to graduate from the program.
Bertelsmann is funding 15,000 scholarships in Data, AI, and Cloud-Computing in partnership with Udacity, and we are proud to announce that applications are now open. As we shared earlier this year, this new scholarship program–part of a three-year commitment by Bertelsmann to fund 50,000 scholarships–is an expansion of our partnership and of our joint efforts to increase learning opportunities in emerging technologies to students across the globe.