Meet the youngest Self-Driving Car Engineer – Aaron Ma | Student Story

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Sometime back we highlighted the student story of Kush Singh, a 9 year old programmer who wants to found companies that can create technology. This week we have another young genius to blow your minds. The 11-year-old Self-Driving Car Engineer, Aaron Ma!

To say that he is anything less than the future of technology is an understatement. Aaron is already a graduate from Udacity’s Self Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program, Deep Reinforcement Learning Nanodegree program, and AI for Trading Nanodegree program as the youngest Udacity Nanodegree graduate. Apart from these, he has successfully graduated from more than 50 certificates from various online learning platforms.

Here’s what Aaron has to say:



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Career transition from a Mechanical Engineer to a Data Scientist – Jesse Fredrickson | Student Story

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Story of career transition of Jesse Fredrickson from a Mechanical Engineer to a Data Analyst

Career transition has been a challenge for many. We come across numerous working professionals who want to change their career paths. But, they are not able to do so because of either lack of opportunities or lack of required skills. 

But not for Jesse Fredrickson. When he wanted to transition his career from Mechanical Engineering to Data Science, he ensured to take the right steps. He enrolled for Udacity’s Data Analyst Nanodegree Program first and then for the Data Scientist Nanodegree Program.

Here’s how Jesse became a Data Scientist in just a little over a year:



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Little steps by this young programmer to create the future of tech – Kush Singh | Student Story

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This week we have student story which will force you to rethink all the excuses that you ever gave yourself for not completing your Udacity Nanodegree program. What were you doing as a 9-year-old? May be, playing hide and seek or video games? Well, times have changed and so have the guilty pleasures of the 9-year-olds. So when Kush wanted to do something more than reading, playing on his iPad and completing his homework (which, he loves doing), he thought of enrolling for Udacity’s Introduction to Programming Nanodegree program.

9 year old, Kush Singh, Udacity Introduction to Programming Nanodegree Program Student


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Time Series Forecasting | Tech Tips

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Many of you have faced challenges when it comes to time series forecasting and have been requesting our mentors to help you with the topic. Hence, here we are trying to debug some of the most common doubts that you face.



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From fleeing Syria to finding himself – Omar Albeik | Student Story

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Omar Albeik - Udacity Student

Challenges make you push your boundaries and help you grow. So when Omar was left with no choice but to leave his country due to war in Syria, he decided to transition his career. And in this journey, he chose Udacity as a partner.

Omar enrolled for iOS Developer Nanodegree program to begin with and then skilled himself with multiple Nanodegree programs including Android Basics, Front End, React and Deep Learning Foundation

We are proud to have enabled Omar to change his life. Here’s his story in his own words. 



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Herlina Toler: A proud mother & a professional Data Analyst

Many young mothers quit their jobs for their families. While it is a very tough decision that they make, what is more challenging for them is to rejoin the workforce after a sabbatical. But not always! One thing that a mother never loses is determination and at Udacity we pride ourselves in enabling many such determined mothers to upskill themselves and prepare them for the future jobs.

Here’s the story of one such mother, Herlina Toler. A mother of two, Herlina was out of work for more than 7 years. Today, she is a professional Data Analyst along with being a proud mother. Here’s to her story.



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Story of Gaurav Pokharkar – Driving towards success one bit at a time

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Autonomous technologies are emerging quickly. While the industry is still gearing up to deploy the benefits of autonomous tech, many in the automobile sector have already started experimenting with the advantages of this technology. 

Gaurav Pokharkar’s first experience with autonomous vehicles was when he started working with Ford Motor Company as a contractor. He enrolled in Udacity’s Self-Driving Car Nanodegree program when he decided to apply for a full time role within the organization. Since then, he has also enrolled in the Sensor Fusion Nanodegree program. Here’s how the Nanodegree program helped  his journey from a contractor role to becoming a full-time Advanced Driver Assistance Engineer (ADAS) Test and Dev Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company.



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