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.
Introducing: “Kotlin Bootcamp for Programmers” and “Build Native Mobile Apps with Flutter”
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.
Udacity and Google share a commitment to increasing learning opportunities for deserving students across the globe, and this mission has been the cornerstone of our partnership from the start. Most recently, together with Bertelsmann, we launched an ambitious scholarship initiative across Europe for aspiring Android developers. As a result, thousands of students earned the opportunity to master job-ready skills.
The results not only warmed our hearts, but inspired us to significantly expand our efforts.
From our vantage point in the heart of Silicon Valley, we witness miracles of innovation every day. But as exciting as the tech space can be, it is also an arena that still struggles with very real issues of equality and diversity. We are also an international company, with students, instructors, and partners located all over the world. We are fortunate to be able to engage with people from other cultures and backgrounds on a daily basis, and we see the challenges that exist on the global stage as well.
One issue we are very focused on is increasing the number of women working in tech—we urgently need to have more women building new technologies.
To that end, Udacity is thrilled to launch the Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship in partnership with Google. Women Techmakers, Google’s global program, provides visibility, community and resources for women in technology. This initiative will help women learn web and mobile development skills through enrollment in our Nanodegree programs. This scholarship is a powerful expression of Udacity and Google’s shared commitment to supporting the learning and careers goals of individuals across the globe, and we look forward to working with Women Techmakers to select candidates ready to take the next step in their careers.
Apply for the Women Techmakers Udacity Scholarship by June 9, 2017!
Business in today’s world is global. For products and services to succeed internationally, localization is one of the most critical factors to address. That’s why we’re so excited to announce Localization Essentials, our new course built with localization experts from Google!
We are very excited to announce 10,000 new Android developer scholarships, funded by Google! This new scholarship initiative is specifically for EU residents who want to become Android developers. 9000 of the available scholarships are earmarked for absolute beginners, and the additional 1000 will be offered to more experienced developers. So whether you’re eager to build your very first app, or ready to take Google’s Android exam to earn your Google certification, we’ve got an amazing new scholarship opportunity for ALL aspiring Android developers in the EU!
If you look up the word “polymath” in the dictionary and find a picture of Astro Teller, don’t be surprised.
(Astro Teller, Udacity Talks guest, Wed, June 1, 4pm PDT)
Astro Teller: Polymath
Astro Teller holds a Masters of Science in symbolic and heuristic computation, a Bachelor of Science in computer science, and a Ph.D. in artificial intelligence. He has founded or co-founded a hedge fund management firm, a wearable body monitoring company, and an intellectual property holding company. He is the author of several fiction books, and recently co-authored a nonfiction work with his wife. He has taught at Stanford, and was the recipient of the prestigious Hertz fellowship while at Carnegie Mellon University.
Astro Teller: Captain of Moonshots
And yet! And yet … despite all these remarkable accomplishments, it is undoubtedly his current role that he is most known for: