As 16-year-olds, one of the biggest challenges we faced was memorizing the lessons we learned at school. But, an even bigger challenge was remembering those lessons for a long period of time after memorizing them. Mostafa faced the same challenge at school. The only difference is that he decided to use technology to bridge this gap.
Mostafa started to learn how to program in 5th grade. When he was in 9th grade his country, Egypt, decided to build a new educational system which largely depended on technology. Every student was given a tablet and access to digital learning content on their tablet. He decided to use his knowledge in programming to make an education app, EduCup, to try to help Egypt solve its education problems.
Do you believe that age is really just a number? If not, then this story might make you believe it. What’s new about the story? Well, it’s a career transition story of a 48-year-old tucker who is now a techie. No big deal! So we ask again, is age really just a number? May be, yes!
Here’s a career transition story of Tony Boswell who transformed his life to become a Techie after working as a trucker for 14 years. This was first published on Medium.
Last week, Aaron, the 11-year-old Self-Driving Car Engineer inspired us with his grit and determination to learn. This week we bring to you another super motivational career transition story of the 30-year-old former lawyer, Marcela Ceneviva Auslenter, who transitioned her career to become an iOS Developer.
After finishing her masters in Business Law two years ago, Marcela decided to do something in the field of technology. Back then, she didn’t know what her true calling was. Thanks to her husband, an Android Developer himself, for introducing her to Udacity and suggesting her to enroll for an iOS Developer Nanodegree Program. Today, Marcela is proudly doing what she always wanted to do.
This week we have student story which will force you to rethink all the excuses that you ever gave yourself for not completing your Udacity Nanodegree program. What were you doing as a 9-year-old? May be, playing hide and seek or video games? Well, times have changed and so have the guilty pleasures of the 9-year-olds. So when Kush wanted to do something more than reading, playing on his iPad and completing his homework (which, he loves doing), he thought of enrolling for Udacity’s Introduction to Programming Nanodegree program.
Challenges make you push your boundaries and help you grow. So when Omar was left with no choice but to leave his country due to war in Syria, he decided to transition his career. And in this journey, he chose Udacity as a partner.
Blockchain has emerged as a viable transaction ledger for today and the future. Being fully decentralized and free from censorship, it has become an adaptable business tool across industries. But what exactly is blockchain and how is it changing how we work and live today?