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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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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Welcome to Our World of Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is everywhere. And given that 90% of companies report to already be using cloud technologies, I mean everywhere. In fact, it’s one of the fastest growing markets, with a projected market size of $623.3 billion by 2023. If that’s not enough to pique your interest in cloud computing, maybe the $117,000 national average salary will.

To help you upskill your resume, we’ve added seven new courses and Nanodegree programs to our School of Cloud Computing in the last six months. Keep reading to learn more about the courses and Nanodegree programs and see which one is right for you.



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Creating Data Visualizations with Tableau

Have you ever tried to learn something, maybe in a textbook or an online lecture, but not been able to fully grasp the concept until you saw a visual representation? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Social Science Research Network, 65% of people are visual learners. That’s why data visualization is so important — especially for businesses.

Data visualization is a way to represent data in graphs, charts, maps, and infographics. After all, data points in a database in the cloud only go so far. With data visualization, you can spot trends and relationships in large datasets by sight. Companies that collect large amounts of data for processing use these insights to make business decisions that change their course of their future.

While there are tons of tools on the market for data analysis, Tableau is one of the best platforms for business intelligence.



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Common Data Analysis Tools

These days, it’s no longer just big companies collecting tons of data for analysis. Everyone’s gathering and analyzing data to help make better business decisions. Tools for data analysis are great for helping the people in charge of data analysis — product managers or data analysts — know if their business strategies are working or not.

We’ve identified three main types of common data analysis tools: 

  1. Software for big data analysis
  2. Software for product analysis
  3. Analytics platforms

Keep reading to find out more about each one.



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3 Ways to Upskill to Get a New Job Before the End of the Year

Even though 2020 has felt like it’s been a decade long, the year will go by in the blink of an eye.

No one knows what 2021 will bring, but it’s wise to plan for your future career and get the skills needed to land your dream job.

In fact, there’s still plenty of time to research online learning offerings and find the right Nanodegree program that may help you in your new career.

If you’re still unsure of where to start, here are three ways to upskill yourself to take on a new role in 2021.



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