Bertelsmann is funding 15,000 scholarships in Data, AI, and Cloud-Computing in partnership with Udacity, and we are proud to announce that applications are now open. As we shared earlier this year, this new scholarship program–part of a three-year commitment by Bertelsmann to fund 50,000 scholarships–is an expansion of our partnership and of our joint efforts to increase learning opportunities in emerging technologies to students across the globe.
Thirty years after Tim Berners-Lee first proposed the idea of a globally connected information system (World Wide Web), software development for the web remains one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand careers around the world. Today, there are more than 4 billion internet users globally, and not enough web developers to build all of the websites and apps that companies need. This demand is a big part of why Udacity launched our first Nanodegree programs in web development, and it’s why we’ve decided to relaunch our Front End Web Developer and Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree programs today.
Today I am excited to welcome Gabriel Dalporto as our new Chief Executive Officer at Udacity. Gabe joins us from LendingTree, where he was instrumental in driving the company’s transition from a microcap, mortgage-focused marketplace to a multi-billion dollar, fully diversified financial services marketplace. He is highly strategic, with extensive experience in the consumer marketing space.
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:
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.
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!
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.”