How these learners changed their lives with the Intro to Machine Learning Nanodegree program

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Last week, we launched the Intro to Machine Learning with TensorFlow Nanodegree program. After this launch, our learners can now choose between PyTorch and TensorFlow frameworks of Deep Learning. 

In order to understand the industry uptake of this emerging technology, we connected with some of our alumni of the Intro to Machine Learning with PyTorch Nanodegree program. Here’s what they said about the impact of the Nanodegree program on their lives. 



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From a Web Developer to a Machine Learning Engineer | Student Story

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Post the launch of our all-new Intro to Machine Learning with TensorFlow Nanodegree program, we spoke to one of our graduates from the Intro to Machine Learning with PyTorch Nanodegree program, who is now a Machine Learning Engineer, to check how the program helped him redefine his career.

“Today I work as a machine learning engineer, it’s like a dream come true,” chuckles the very excited Omkar Sahasrabudhe. Omkar moved from being an intern to a Web Developer and now a Machine Learning Engineer in just a little over a year. This is his story.

From a Web Developer to a Machine Learning Engineer


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Learn & Make Learn | Student Story

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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.



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Career Transition from a Trucker to a Techie

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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.



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From a lawyer to an iOS developer | Student Story

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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.

Marcela with her husband


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Career Coaching at Udacity

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Close your eyes and think back to a coach you’ve had on a sports team (or P.E. Teacher if you weren’t into playing sports). They gave you tips on how to improve, helped you be the best you could be, and cheered you on. Having a Career Coach is just like having a sports coach. Career Coaches can point you towards resources to aid in your job search, help you identify your strengths, and encourage you to pursue opportunities until you land the perfect job.



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