Reasons Why You Should Pursue a Career in Tech This Fall

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It’s no secret that the job market in the tech industry is one of the most lucrative there is. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for web developers are projected to grow 15% between the years 2016 and 2026. Keep in mind, the rest of all other occupations only has a projected growth of 7% in that same time span.

Basically what that means is that the tech jobs are abundant! There are seats to be filled and companies are itching to hire. In 2019, it’s a job seeker’s market.

So why should you work at a tech company? Here are 4 of the top benefits you will get if you work at a tech job:



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Announcing the DeepRacer Scholarship Challenge from AWS

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Today, we are excited to announce our newest offering to expand students’ machine learning deep learning skills: the DeepRacer Scholarship Challenge from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This new scholarship program will enable students to acquire skills in machine learning and test their skills in the world’s first autonomous racing league – the AWS DeepRacer League. Top performing students in the DeepRacer League will also have the opportunity to earn their way to a full scholarship to the Machine Learning Nanodegree program with Udacity. 



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Introducing the Udacity Java Developer Nanodegree program

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Today, Udacity is excited to announce the newest addition to our School of Programming: the Java Developer Nanodegree program. For over twenty years, Java has been one of the most popular programming languages in the world and remains one of the most popular programming languages today. A mainstay across industries, a majority of Fortune 500 companies rely on Java for their back-end development, and Java Developers had some of the fastest growing salaries of any job in the US in 2018!



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AI Training for the Non-Technical: New Learning Partnership with Figure Eight

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To prepare the next generation of product managers to compete in the AI-driven workforce of tomorrow, lifelong learning pioneer Udacity is announcing a new learning partnership with San Francisco-based machine learning and artificial intelligence company Figure Eight, an Appen company. Today, the two companies are announcing their collaboration on the AI Product Manager Nanodegree program, a course designed to teach students how to build AI-powered products and how to bring value to their business using AI.

“When product managers adopt and embrace AI to develop products with AI at their core, they can create an impressive impact on their bottom line and on the real world as a whole,” said Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger, Vice President of Product, Figure Eight. “We built this course with Udacity to empower professionals to help build amazing products using AI, but aren’t coming to the table with a deep technical background.”

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Udacity, Tencent WeChat Launch Free WeChat Mini Program Course for Global Audience

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Udacity and Tencent WeChat are launching a new free course to teach developers around the world how to create their own mini-programs on WeChat, the most popular messaging app among Chinese consumers. This is the online education platform’s latest effort to teach students the skills to build “mini-programs” on the WeChat platform.

Developed by Tencent in 2011, WeChat is a multi-function mobile communications application. Among WeChat’s most disruptive capabilities are its “WeChat Mini Programs,” sub-applications within the WeChat ecosystem. And with more than one billion active monthly users in China, WeChat’s importance is almost impossible to overestimate.  



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Introducing the Udacity Data Visualization Nanodegree program

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Companies are amassing huge amounts of data and hiring small armies of data scientists and engineers to store and analyze it. However, there’s often a disconnect between technical data professionals and business decision makers. More and more, companies are looking for people who can bridge the gap and unlock the real value of big data by crafting impactful narratives supported by data visualizations. Recent Linkedin research even pointed to data presented as one of the top 10 most in-demand skills. To help people develop these important skills, Udacity is excited to announce the Data Visualization Nanodegree program.

“The ability to communicate effectively with data sets you apart professionally. Plenty of people can do the technical work or put together a fancy presentation. Creating clear data visualizations to support your viewpoints, and using your analyses to tell a narrative or make a recommendation, is a crucial 21st-century data skill” – Sam Nelson, Head of Content Strategy at Udacity.



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The Quest to Engineer the Self-Driving Car: Expanded Partnership with Mercedes-Benz

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To train the next generation of engineering talent in self-driving car technology, lifelong learning pioneer Udacity is further expanding its learning partnership with Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America (MBRDNA). Today, we are excited to announce the Sensor Fusion Engineer Nanodegree program, built in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz was the first automotive manufacturer to open a research and development center in Silicon Valley in 1995. In September 2014, MBRDNA became one of the first automotive manufacturers to be issued with an official license by the state of California for testing self-driving vehicles on public roads.

“Sensor fusion is a crucial component of autonomous vehicles at Mercedes-Benz,” said Michael Maile, Manager of the Sensor Fusion and Localization team at MBRDNA. “Our partnership with Udacity is offering a great way of teaching engineers how to work with lidar, radar, and camera sensors to perceive the driving environment.”



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