Right now, it can feel like everyone is talking about becoming a software developer. Recruiters are looking to fill a huge number of new developer positions, and the role regularly features at the top of Glassdoor’s “Best Jobs” lists, with sky-high job satisfaction and even higher salaries. If you’re planning your next career step, it’s a great time to consider software development.
Introducing the Udacity Artificial Intelligence and Data Industry Advisory Board
As we look forward into a future we know will be shaped by the transformational impact of artificial intelligence and data technologies, we can clearly see the birth of a new knowledge ecosystem within which education, industry, and technology form a powerful partnership. That these three arenas will be interrelated goes without saying, but how they inform one another, and how these relationships take shape and evolve, remain open questions.
At Udacity, we recognize the singular role we occupy, existing as we do at the crossroads where education, industry, and technology meet. We are a learning provider that teaches AI and data skills, in partnership with industry, and as such, we see a unique opportunity—and feel a special obligation—to both facilitate and contribute to the global conversation around critical issues we face as we move into our AI and data-powered future.
We are very excited to share that we have formed an Artificial Intelligence and Data Industry Advisory Board with the expressed goal of bringing together leading experts in the field to consider the opportunities that lay ahead, to address the challenges we face, and to answer the questions we must answer.
This lifelong learner started in Kenya, graduated from Yale, and then she discovered Virtual Reality with Udacity!
With Udacity’s Intersect 2018 conference fast approaching, everyone here is abuzz with this year’s theme: Lifelong Learning. So you can imagine our excitement when we spoke to Michelle Mboya, a student who described herself as a “chronic lifelong learner” within the first minutes of talking to her! Michelle is one of life’s “doers.” She is proactive in pursuing things that interest her, and relentless in learning new skills. As her experience will show you, this approach to learning opens up new opportunities and career paths, even when you’re still working out which path you want to take.
By learning new digital marketing skills, this Udacity student was able to break new career ground for herself … at her current company! Here’s why they created a new role, just for her.
Meet Kat Halo. She works as a medical assistant in a prominent dermatology office; a career she was inspired to pursue after seeing the incredible care her father received throughout his battle with cancer. She loves the experience of supporting and caring for her patients, but she’s also been wrestling with a growing need for more creative fulfillment. Her partner works in marketing analytics, and she’s been curious about his projects. When her office started investing in some digital marketing efforts, she recognized an opportunity:
“I started paying close attention to how these new marketing initiatives were being conducted, and I continually found myself thinking, ‘I bet I could do this!’”
The marketing budget was already allocated to another provider, however, but that didn’t stop Kat. She decided to learn the skills on her own:
Computer programming skills are in high demand by employers around the world, so it’s a great time to learn these skills. As you begin, you may wonder how to learn to program, and where you can build the practical experience you’ll need to impress recruiters. In this post, we’re going to demystify the process and show you how to successfully become a computer programmer, with a simple, five-step approach.
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Udacity’s Intersect 2018 conference is dedicated to the theme of Lifelong Learning. We chose this theme because each of us must embrace this ethos to succeed in our modern economy, and it is Udacity’s mission to provide meaningful access to world-class learning opportunities for every deserving student on the planet. We support lifelong learners of every age and experience level, and we are committed to connecting your learning to your career and life goals.
Udacity 2018 will bring together a remarkable group of speakers to share insights, engage with attendees, and explore compelling visions for the future. These forward-thinking leaders and innovators are working across myriad fields to ensure that emerging transformational technologies are being harnessed to serve the good of all, and that the rapid pace of innovation is met in equal measure with rapid advancements in how we teach and train our global workforce. Intersect 2018 speakers include:
This Udacity graduate believes in “Optimizing for Learning.” On the heels of earning his Machine Learning Nanodegree program credential, he’s getting ready to launch his own startup!
Curiosity is central to Jeremy Jordan’s personality. He even has his own term for how he approaches life—“optimizing for learning.” Jeremy is putting his learning into action now, and embarking on a remarkable adventure. He’s launching his own startup!