Artificial Intelligence has hit fever pitch in China. From cutting-edge tech powerhouses to established large corporations, everyone is setting up new AI Labs, hiring new talent, and announcing new platforms. “AI First” is the order of the day in China, and the excitement around this transformational technology is incredible. Udacity is thrilled to be playing a key role, through important partnerships with companies such as Tencent, Didi Chuxing, and Alibaba.
There are a lot of tech conferences in the world, but very few of them matter, the way TechCrunch DISRUPT matters. That’s why we’re so excited to send 50 lucky winners to this incredible event!
Did you know that Udacity was just named by CNBC as the 10th most disruptive company in the world? It’s true! Now, can you imagine the feeling of being a Udacity Nanodegree program student, at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco? That would be amazing, right?
Well, guess what? Enroll in a Udacity Nanodegree program between June 12-June 30, 2017 and you could win one of 50 tickets to TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco!
Enroll today for your chance to win!
On March 8, 2017, it was announced to the world from the stage of Intersect 2017 that Udacity and DiDi were partnering to sponsor a $100k Self-Driving Car Challenge. To which the world has since responded: challenge accepted!
Over 1000 teams have signed up to compete in the challenge, with registrants coming in from the US, China, India, Canada, Germany, the UK, Japan, and more. The final deadline to register is April 21, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST, but the clock is already ticking! Join the competition today, create or join a team, and get ready, because the first round of the challenge starts on March 22nd!
Udacity is very excited to announce a new competition, and a new partnership!
We are proud to be the exclusive education partner—with e-commerce giant Alibaba—for a new challenge hosted by Alibaba and IJCAI2017, a top conference in AI space, and the main international gathering of researchers in the field.
Didi Chuxing may be one of the most electrifying companies in the world right now. The Chinese ride-sharing service just received a $1 billion dollar investment from Apple, and is poised to grow significantly in the coming year. Which is why we are thrilled to partner with Didi on the global Di-Tech Algorithm Competition, which boasts a $100K prize for the winner, and perhaps more exciting, the opportunity to join the Didi Research Lab and work on innovations that will affect hundreds of millions of riders.
Are you ready for Udacity’s PitchTank? If you’ve got amazing ideas, have your sights set on an entrepreneurial career, and are motivated to master the necessary skills, then your answer should be yes!
What Is PitchTank?
PitchTank is an amazing new event put on by our Tech Entrepreneur Nanodegree program. It’s an exclusive opportunity to pitch your idea to a top investor in a 1:1 session, and compete for a $1000 prize! If your entry is selected, you’ll get to pitch to one of these four PitchTank investors:
Marie Curie, the first woman ever to win a Nobel Prize, once said, “I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.” Wise words unquestionably, but in this case, the way of progress IS swift. Apple Swift, that is!
Of course we’re talking about Swift, Apple’s custom programming language designed specifically for building iOS and OS X apps. If you dream of one day impacting people’s lives on a global scale with the apps you build for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, then learning Swift is definitely somewhere in your pretty near future.
How far away that future is largely depends on whether you already have programming experience. Traditionally, not having any can be a real barrier, and that’s something we’re committed to changing through the launch of our new Beginning iOS App Development Nanodegree program. This new program represents a revolutionary new experience for Udacity students, and you’ll see the difference right away when you enroll and enter the classroom.