Celebrating International Programmers’ Day

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What is International Programmers’ Day?

It seems like everything and everyone has their own special day now, and programmers are no exception. In 2002, the Day of the Programmer became an official holiday and the idea caught on worldwide. It is celebrated every year on the 256th day for two reasons:



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Stories of success for Full Stack & Front End Web Developer Nanodegree Programs

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Last week, Udacity launched the newest generation of two of our longest running and most popular Nanodegree programs: the Full Stack and Front End Web Developer Nanodegree programs. The latest versions of these Nanodegree programs include new instructors, brand new projects, and a complete technology refresh to ensure students continue to learn essential web development skills with cutting-edge tools. 

Since these programs first launched almost five years ago, over 27,000 students have used Udacity’s web development curriculum and projects to power their careers. Hear directly from them how these Nanodegree programs helped our students reach their career goals: 



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Story of Michael Grandori – From a military man to a front-end developer

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It’s never the wrong time to decide to transform your career. When Michael Grandori, a military man, decided to explore a new career path in the field of programming, he trusted Udacity. A two-time Nanodegree graduate, Michael believes that he is all set to enter the job market when he exits military in 2020.



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“Thanks to Udacity, I’m a software engineer today” – Varun Joshi, Udacious Udacity Learner

Dreams are a wonderful place. But they are better when they come true. For Varun Joshi, a 24-year-old Udacity Full-Stack Nanodegree Graduate, recently one such dream came true when he got a Software Engineering job. Here are some excerpts from our conversation with this Udacious student of ours.

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Introducing the New and Improved Front End and Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree Programs

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Thirty years after Tim Berners-Lee first proposed the idea of a globally connected information system (World Wide Web), software development for the web remains one of the fastest-growing and most in-demand careers around the world. Today, there are more than 4 billion internet users globally, and not enough web developers to build all of the websites and apps that companies need. This demand is a big part of why Udacity launched our first Nanodegree programs in web development, and it’s why we’ve decided to relaunch our Front End Web Developer and Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree programs today. 



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Story of Ibrahim El-bastawisi, Story of grit & determination

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When going gets tough, the tough get going. Such is the story of Ibrahim El-bastawisi, a Front-End Web Developer Nanodegree graduate and a Multiple Sclerosis patient.

Ibrahim wanted to pursue Computer Science engineering but he could not because of his deteriorating health as an MS patient. His physical disability couldn’t stop him from learning and thus he enrolled for Udacity’s Front-End Nanodegree program. Today, Ibrahim is proudly working with a software company as a web developer.



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Introducing the Udacity Java Developer Nanodegree program

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Today, Udacity is excited to announce the newest addition to our School of Programming: the Java Developer Nanodegree program. For over twenty years, Java has been one of the most popular programming languages in the world and remains one of the most popular programming languages today. A mainstay across industries, a majority of Fortune 500 companies rely on Java for their back-end development, and Java Developers had some of the fastest growing salaries of any job in the US in 2018!



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