5 Takeaways From the RPA Insiders Virtual Conference

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is one of the hottest digital trends gaining traction in 2020. With RPA, businesses can automate away mundane and repetitive tasks to focus on work that not only drives revenue, but also brings employees job satisfaction.

In our latest virtual conference, “RPA Insiders Virtual Conference,” hosted by Udacity and UiPath, world-renowned panelists and keynote speakers —-  from companies including Spotify, Forrester, and PwC — gathered to discuss what RPA is, how COVID-19 has impacted the industry, and what it takes to be an excellent RPA developer.

Here are the top five takeaways centered around RPA as an emerging technology that we got from the conference on September 15.

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New! Develop & Deploy Business Process Automation With Our RPA Developer Nanodegree Program

More than 60% of professionals spend over 30% of their time doing repetitive, administrative tasks that are a drain on their productivity, according to a Mckinsey report. Ultimately, these boring, mundane tasks can be automated. 

Robotic Process Automation (RPA), an emerging technology, is a way to streamline those tasks enabling employees to do more impactful work while allowing organizations to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively.

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Open for Enrollment: The All-new Agile Software Development Nanodegree Program

Do you want to be at the center of high-performing teams? Do you want to learn to develop products that can offer continuous value to your customers? If you feel that driving process efficiency and building great products is your thing, then here’s news for you. We’re excited to launch our all-new Agile Software Development Nanodegree program.

This Nanodegree program will help students understand the Agile mindset, what problems it solves, and how to apply Agile frameworks to software development. Udacity is excited to offer this program in collaboration with ThoughtWorks, a software consultancy with 25+ years of experience helping companies solve complex business problems where technology is the differentiator.


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React Developer Salary Expectations

COVID-19 changed how we work in 2020. Huge tech companies, like Twitter, have announced that they’ll let their employees work from home for the foreseeable future. With this newfound freedom, many in tech are looking to expand their career options by applying to jobs anywhere, since remote working is the new norm.

React Developers are no exception. In fact, now that anyone can work from anywhere, they’re in demand. According to Hacker News Hiring Trends, last year React was the top skill in job postings with Python, AWS, Machine Learning, and PostgreSQL also ranking high, but significantly behind React.

For the uninitiated: React developers are software engineers who specialize in front end development using the React JavaScript library

In this post, we will journey to five of the top tech hubs around the world and take a look into the salary for a React developer based on location.

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Real-Time Streaming Explained

Our notion of what qualifies as “up to date” has changed over time. Nowadays, a freshly printed newspaper can be full of old news. A stock quote from 15 minutes ago might be deemed irrelevant. And telegrams, once a revolutionary method for transporting information faster than humans could travel, have been made obsolete.

We have reached a point where many applications rely on sending and receiving information in real time.

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What to Expect as a Junior Front End Developer

Do you love computers? How about the web? Are you passionate about making sure people who use the things you make have the best experience possible? You just might be a Front End Developer in the making.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 13% job growth for Front End Developers over the next eight years. Plus, the pay can be lucrative. According to Glassdoor, Junior Front End Developers make an average of $63,000 a year. And that’s just the starting salary. The average overall salary for Front End Developers is over $76,000, with top earners making over $130,000 a year.

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