Udacity Launches Free Career Courses

Developed from a successful pilot with Google, these new courses help you go from learning to landing the job.

Udacity Launches Free Career Courses

Ever since we first launched Nanodegree programs back in 2014, my team has been helping students to achieve their career goals—to land rewarding jobs, secure valuable promotions, execute meaningful career changes, and earn higher salaries.

Connecting learning to jobs has been central to our mission from the start, and nearly 75% of our Nanodegree program students report coming to Udacity expressly to advance their careers. That is why we’re very excited to launch our new, free Udacity Career courses today, at a time of year when, all over the world, university students are graduating.

This next generation of talent will enter the job market possessing a diverse range of skills, but facing a lot of competition, and a rapidly-shifting hiring landscape. They’re going to need every resource they can get to make sure they’re able to compete successfully for available roles. They are not alone in benefitting from this kind of support. Mid-career professionals pursuing career change, older workers returning to the workforce, and anyone looking ahead to a job search, will find these courses valuable as well.

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6 Reasons Why Developers Should Learn Kotlin

Kotlin - Udacity - Google

Lots of amazing companies, such as Pinterest, Netflix, Lyft, and Capital One (not to mention Udacity!) have embraced Kotlin in their tech stacks. And ever since Google announced official support for Kotlin for Android development, there has been a huge surge of interest in the language. Now Udacity, in partnership with Google, has announced the new Kotlin Bootcamp for Programmers course. This is a free course where you’ll learn the essentials to start building your own Kotlin projects.

But why should developers learn Kotlin? In this article, we’ll look at Kotlin’s benefits and explain why YOU should seriously consider adding it to your skillset.

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New Free Courses with Google!

Introducing: “Kotlin Bootcamp for Programmers” and “Build Native Mobile Apps with Flutter

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Course instructors Mary Xia and Matt Sullivan – Build Native Mobile Apps with Flutter

Udacity fosters collaborative relationships with many innovative and influential companies across numerous fields and industries, and it is through our collaborations with these industry experts that we are able to build world-class offerings for our students. Our long-standing partnership with Google has produced a wealth of valuable opportunities—from Android development programs to Grow with Google scholarships—and today, we announce our newest courses together: Kotlin Bootcamp for Programmers, and Build Native Mobile Apps with Flutter.

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How To Choose Your Learning Path

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Choosing your learning path with Udacity is the first essential step you need to take to reach your career goals. You’ll find an array of choices in our catalog, from introductory courses on foundational skills, to advanced programs that delve into the most transformational technologies. We encourage you to explore and let your curiosity guide you. But you also need to have a clear plan. You need to think about the kind of program you want to study, the time and effort you can commit, and the level of support you think you’ll need. These are important decisions, so we’ve created this brief guide to help you make the right choices about your unique learning path.

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Introducing Server-Side Swift with IBM

Server-Side Swift with IBM

Imagine it’s December of 2015. You’re a developer, and you’ve just heard the news that Apple has open sourced their Swift programming language. You’re probably excited, but also a little wary, a little curious; why would Apple get involved in open source software? This isn’t normal for a company that typically keeps its products under lock and key.

Fast forward to today. A great deal has happened since Apple’s fateful decision, and Swift is now contending as a server-side language to rival Javascript, Java, Go, and others. The implications are pretty significant. Swift, the same language that powers modern Apple applications, can now be used to build web servers, microservices, and even hobbyist electronics projects with single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi.

It’s pretty easy to understand Apple’s motivations—bridging Swift to the server is an opportunity to expand their reach and grow their developer community. But what does this all mean for you? Should you be excited about server-side Swift?

Yes, you should. You absolutely should.

Introducing Server-Side Swift with IBM

We’re so excited about the potential of server-side Swift, that we built a new course just to teach developers how to extend Swift beyond the realm of Apple devices and onto the server and the cloud. We’ve secured an amazing partner for the course, and we’re now very pleased to announce the launch of Server-Side Swift … with IBM!

Enroll in Server-Side Swift with IBM today!

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Teaching Job Skills We KNOW You’ll Use: How We Created The “GitHub & Collaboration” Course

Udacity GitHub & Collaboration

When we launched Udacity Blitz, we knew we were setting a course into uncharted waters. But we passionately believed that an initiative whose primary objective was to connect talented alumni with exciting work opportunities just had to succeed. Fortunately it has, and it’s a pleasure now to say we foresaw it all along!

New Course! GitHub & Collaboration

What we couldn’t have foreseen, was the role Blitz would come to play in helping Udacity—and specifically content developers like myself—build even more laser-focused content expressly designed to equip students with the in-demand skills they’ll actually rely on when they work at top tech companies. A new course we’ve just launched is a perfect example. It’s called GitHub & Collaboration, and it is the direct result of this symbiotic ecosystem that Udacity Blitz has made possible.

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