Time Series Forecasting | Tech Tips

Many of you have faced challenges when it comes to time series forecasting and have been requesting our mentors to help you with the topic. Hence, here we are trying to debug some of the most common doubts that you face.



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Data streaming: The most important skill in big data right now

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A data engineer is currently the most sought after tech job–– it had an 88.3% increase in postings over the past twelve months according to Burning Glass’s Nova platform. Why? The answer is hidden in the apps you rely on every day: data streaming. 

Right now, you probably have a handful of apps on your phone that leverage real-time data––think ride-sharing apps, maps, and streaming services. And that’s just skimming the surface. Financial institutions use data streaming to monitor the stock market and hospitals use streamed data to monitor the health of patients. In a nutshell, data streaming is the process of sending data continuously rather than in batches, which enables millions of companies to create the products we use every day. This includes everything from web personalization and recommendation engines, to fraud detection and in-game interactions.



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Herlina Toler: A proud mother & a professional Data Analyst

Many young mothers quit their jobs for their families. While it is a very tough decision that they make, what is more challenging for them is to rejoin the workforce after a sabbatical. But not always! One thing that a mother never loses is determination and at Udacity we pride ourselves in enabling many such determined mothers to upskill themselves and prepare them for the future jobs.

Here’s the story of one such mother, Herlina Toler. A mother of two, Herlina was out of work for more than 7 years. Today, she is a professional Data Analyst along with being a proud mother. Here’s to her story.



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Introducing the User Experience Designer Nanodegree Program from Udacity

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Udacity is excited to introduce the newest addition to our School of Business: the User Experience Designer Nanodegree program. According to LinkedIn, User Experience (UX) Design is one of the top five most in-demand hard skills today, and a position as a Product Designer has been ranked one of the top five Most Promising Jobs. Thus, there is no better time to learn the skills needed to land a job in this field.

What exactly is UX design? Shuang Liu, User Experience Designer Nanodegree program instructor, and UX Designer at Google, offers a great explanation of the value of the skill:



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What is a Digital Nomad? A Udacity Alum Shares How to Live and Work Remotely

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Meet Andrew, a graduate of Udacity’s Front End Web Developer, Mobile Web Specialist, and Design Sprint Nanodegree programs. In 2018 he won a full Grow with Google scholarship in the Mobile Web Specialist track. He works full time remotely as a Front End Developer for a small company called Kynectiv, which helps clients implement simulation-based training. When he’s not programming, he runs a mastermind network for high-performers and blogs about personal development and travel. He’s a full-time digital nomad, based in Chiang Mai, Thailand at the time of this interview. We caught up with Andrew to learn more about this nomadic life and to answer the most common questions that he gets about his lifestyle. 

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What’s your travel schedule like as a digital nomad?

I like to really get to know a place when I travel! For two to six months I pick a “home base” and use it as a launching point to explore a region. I also think about what skills an area is best known for, and I’ll practice some of them for as long as I’m based there. For example, while I’m in Thailand I’m practicing Muay Thai, Buddhist meditation and Thai cooking. These learning “challenges” feed my curiosity and stretch my comfort zone. Taking these skills with me for the rest of my life is far more valuable to me than any souvenir.

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Introducing the Marketing Analytics Nanodegree Program

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According to Paysa, Marketing Analysts earns an average of $81,294, with top earners earning more than $106,818. As salaries in the field heat up, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the demand for marketing professionals with an analytics background is set to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2026, growth driven by an increased use of data and market research across all industries.

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Today, we are excited to launch the Marketing Analytics Nanodegree Program. We collaborated with entrepreneur, startup advisor, and marketing expert Brad Batesole to focus the program on in-demand skills like data visualization, data analysis, campaign reporting, and more.

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In this program, students will learn foundational data skills and gain an in-depth understanding of Google Analytics, Data Studio, Excel, and Tableau to analyze possible business outcomes, visualize and communicate findings, and produce insights that power business growth.

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This Lifelong Learner’s Passion for Social Change has Powered a Remarkable Career Journey

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Jamaal Davis will be speaking at Udacity Festival 2018 about learning new skills, crafting your own journey, and advancing your career—subjects he knows a great deal about!

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Jamaal Davis has always been driven by a strong desire to help others. He has worked on community outreach projects with disadvantaged communities, and taken on the challenge of teaching coding to teenagers. Now, after graduating from Udacity’s Digital Marketing Nanodegree program, he has landed an exciting opportunity to put his skills to positive use yet again—working as a Digital Coordinator for Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

We spoke with Jamaal to hear about his passion for social change, and how it has inspired his career journey.

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