How the Machine Learning Scholarship Program for Microsoft Azure Changed Students’ Lives (Part 1)

As a students-first organization, we strive to transform our learners’ lives every day. All of our Nanodegree programs and scholarships are guided by this one mission: To train the workforce in the careers of the future.

Our partnership with Microsoft aligned with this mission and we were thrilled to launch the Machine Learning Scholarship program for Microsoft Azure. Soon after we added the DevOps Engineer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program and Developer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program

Little did we know that this partnership could positively impact the lives of so many students. We’re pleased to work with Microsoft on the Machine Learning Engineer for Microsoft Azure Nanodegree program, and we’re also inspired by the students that have used this opportunity to gain new skills. 

To celebrate our learners, we selected a handful of empowering stories from students who participated in the first phase of the scholarship program. And as you read these testimonials, we hope that you’re inspired to further your education — regardless of the program.



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Student Stories: Udacity’s Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree Program Scholarship Helps Students Get Into New Fields

At Udacity, we’re proud to launch scholarship programs, often in partnership with major tech companies, to support those learners who want access to new skills. And, our Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree Program Scholarship in collaboration with Nutanix was a welcome addition to our collection of programs.

In fact, as we launched the Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree program scholarship, we discovered that this program attracted really passionate students from across the globe, in different industries with different experiences. 

We want to celebrate these students as well as the launch of the Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree program, and share their experiences so that it may inspire others to reinvest in their education to be ready for the new world of work. 

Udacity’s Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree Program


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What to Expect as a Junior React Developer

What do companies like Uber, Facebook, AirBnB, Netflix, Instagram and Amazon have in common? Other than being great companies to work, for they all use React in their tech stacks

In one of our previous blogs, we discussed how React is one of the most in-demand tech skills and the salary React developers can expect in five of the top tech hubs around the world. Today, we bring to you more about what you can expect as an entry-level or junior React developer.



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What to Expect as a Junior iOS Developer

With more than 2.2 million applications available for download on the Apple App Store and 1.5 billion active Apple devices, it’s a great time to learn how to be an iOS developer

But, despite its growing popularity, there is an acute shortage of developer talent —  61% of executives think that the scarcity of developers is the biggest challenge to the success of their businesses.

If you’re considering a career as an iOS developer then you’re moving in the right direction towards career stability and growth. But, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. Before you make the move here’s what you can expect as a junior iOS developer.



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Jobs of the Future: What Will Work Look Like 5 Years From Now

The current and potential impact of automation on our workplaces and jobs of the future is a hot topic right now. In fact, it’s highly likely you’ve read or heard about statistics explaining how machines are going to change human’s jobs forever. 

At one point or another, we have all had questions about the gravity of the situation when it comes to automation. We have all wondered if we should really worry about machines taking over our jobs, which skills we should actually consider for the future, and how our workplaces are changing with every new trend in technology. 

The echoes of these questions have become louder in the last few months. As the global economies succumb to COVID-19, new work models and ethics are beginning to define a ‘new normal’ which has accelerated the rate at which artificial intelligence and automation are approaching us. 

Should you be scared? No! Should you do something about it? Certainly! What? Let’s find out.

Jobs of the Future


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How Display Advertising Works

It’s been almost 26 years since the first display ad flashed across a screen. If the topic seems overdone to you, then you’re mistaken. Display advertising is an old kin of online marketing, but it’s  not at all like it used to be. 

In a post-cookie world, display advertising must be fast changing to keep up with  innovations and creative resurgence. Ask marketers who know their game, and they will tell you that display advertising is here to stay and flourish. 



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Top 5 Tech Podcasts You Should Be Listening to in 2020

Podcasts are the next big thing. It has been reported that podcast listeners spend more than six hours per week tuned in to podcasts. This is not surprising at all — what do you do when you are working from home with your earplugs tugged in, or when you are cooking your favorite meal or before you go to sleep? Most likely, listening to podcasts!

Podcasts are easy to access and offer the flexibility to multitask. And in a world where you are constantly doing something or another , what else do you need to consume your favorite content? So much so, that last year even Netflix tried its hand at podcasts. As they say, everyone and everyone’s roommate is doing a podcast! 😉

But in a sea of podcasts available across different genres, how do you choose the most relevant one? It’s a challenge for sure. 

Top 5 Tech Podcasts You Should Be Listening to in 2020
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 If tech podcasts are your thing, here are five that we think you should listen to in 2020.



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