Take Your Study Habits to the Next Level

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You’ve done the research and landed on the perfect Nanodegree program. You’re eager to learn in-demand skills, build incredible projects, and gain an industry-valued Nanodegree. Now, it’s time to dive into your program and study.

The word “study” often brings about memories of dusty books, handfuls of hastily scribbled notes, and caffeinated sleepless nights cramming for a test. Fortunately, these are just the results of poor study habits and can be avoided. 

People who regularly practice good study habits are shown to have a better ability to learn new skills and retain information, not to mention often having better job opportunities and advancements.



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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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Story of Mateusz Zatylny – Building an autonomous wheelchair

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Every day we come across many inspiring stories of our students succeeding in various fields. Some make us happy, some make us proud, and then there are some that are so remarkable they make us realize the profound impact our students can have on society. 

We came across one such story recently of Mateusz Zatylny, a recipient of the Udacity Pytorch Scholarship and the Udacity Facebook Secure and Private AI Scholarship, who is now building an autonomous technology driven wheelchair along with a group of Udacians he met during the Pytorch Scholarship program. Mateusz is a patient of generalized Dystonia, a movement disorder that is not limited to a single part of the body. But that clearly didn’t deter him from achieving great things. He can’t control his wheelchair by himself, so he decided to build an autonomous technology driven wheelchair that could help him and many more to safely maneuver through daily life.



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Story of Ire Aderinokun – Enabling knowledge for all

At Udacity, our priority is student success. While we continue to impact the lives of our students and the society at large, it is even more rewarding to witness the unique ways in which  our students are making a difference in the world.

Such is the story of Ire Aderinokun, a Udacity Nanodegree graduate from Nigeria who has funded Udacity Nanodegree certificates for 17 other Nigerian women in the last two years. She personally started this scholarship program and is doing it only because she wants to create more success stories.



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Life as a Udacity Student: Nunny Reyes’s Experience

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Here at Udacity, our students always come first and we’re constantly working to innovate and add value to our programs. We recently redesigned our Nanodegrees and launched new features that’ll better support our students on their career journey. 

This week we have the privilege of hearing from Nunny Reyes — a climate change scientist turned front end developer thanks to Udacity’s Nanodegree program. Interested in a career change, Nunny turned to Udacity to get fundamental tech knowledge and real-world experience. Join us to hear more about the impact Udacity has had on her life and career.

Nunny Reyes Front End Developer Nanodegree program


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Life as a Udacity Student – Shivam Srivastava

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With around 67% mobile penetration in the world and 5.1 billion mobile users globally, mobile technologies are growing at an unprecedented rate. This has resulted in huge demand for Android and iOS App developers.

Here we bring to you an inspiring story of one of our Android Developer Nanodegree program graduates, Shivam Srivastava, who has recently got a job as an Android Developer. 

Shivam dropped out of college where he was pursuing his Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering and strived hard to get hands-on with the concepts of coding which ultimately lead him to the Udacity Android Developer Nanodegree program. “Learning is a continuous process so keep learning and upgrading yourself with new technologies,” says Shivam Srivastava, Udacity Android Developer Nanodegree program graduate.



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Story of Bernd Rietberg – Making Flying Cars a Reality

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Flying cars are not as fictional as we once thought. Recent advancements in the autonomous vehicle industry and drone technology are introducing society to new forms of transportation. You might be wondering, who is actually working on this technology and what does it even mean to work in the industry of flying cars?

Bernd Rietberg, a Flying Car and Autonomous Flight Engineer Nanodegree program graduate, can tell you a lot about the flying car industry. He is on the Silverwing team that just made it to the final round of Boeing’s GoFly challenge. We had a chance to sit down with him and learn about how he and his team are pioneering the next form of transportation.



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