Scenes From The Alumni VIP Intersect 2018 Pre-Event at The Google Garage!
Sebastian Thrun addresses Udacity Alumni VIPs at The Google Garage
It’s 4:30 pm on a sunny Northern California afternoon. I’ve just arrived on the Google Campus, and as you might expect, it’s bustling with busses, share bikes, and pedestrians. In one grassy courtyard made especially beautiful by a playfully percolating fountain, white tent tops catch the sunlight as the shadow line slowly approaches. This is my destination.
People are starting to congregate, and the low hum of conversation is subtly rising in volume. The individuals gathered are members of Udacity’s Alumni community, here to experience an incredible Alumni VIP event on the eve of Intersect 2018.
Earlier this year, the Udacity team decided we wanted to create a way for Nanodegree graduates to build leadership roles within our community. We determined that the best way to do this would be to gather a group of students that could meet with Udacity staff, and help us come up with and implement solutions for pressing issues in our community — issues like better serving the needs of rural students, and overcoming the psychological barriers many people face when starting a new career. We’re proud to announce that these students have now come together as the new Nanodegree Alumni Leadership Board (NALB).