We’ve all witnessed the frustrating catch 22 of needing experience to land a job and needing a job to get experience. This classic struggle illustrates just how much value the job market places on experience, and rightfully so. Here at Udacity, our goal is to ensure that students are set up for success and possess the tools to not just land a job, but thrive in it?
In 2016, Udacity released its very first free course on Android development in collaboration with Google. Since then, Udacity and Google have worked together to build 17 free courses and two full Nanodegree programs related to Android development. To date, more than 3.8 million students have enrolled in Udacity’s Android courses to kick off careers in Android development.
In pursuit of our mission to power careers through tech education, Udacity is excited to introduce the newest addition to our School of Data Science: the Data Streaming Nanodegree program. Data Streaming is a prime example of a cutting-edge skill that will give Data Engineers a significant advantage in their current role or in their pursuit of new opportunities, and there’s no better time to learn than now.
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?
Today, Udacity is excited to launch a new version of the C++ Nanodegree Program. This program equips students with the C++ skills to launch and advance careers programming the most exciting technology in the world.
C++ is an efficient, high-performance programming language used to code everything from self-driving cars and robots to servers, media platforms, video games, and applications that require blazing-fast performance. It is one of the top five mostimportant computer programming languages.
We’re witnessing incredible contradictions in the workplace. On one hand, an increasing number of jobs are being lost to intelligent automation. But at the same time, emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, and blockchain are also creating new roles that are going unfilled due to a severe skills shortage.
Autonomous technologies are emerging quickly. While the industry is still gearing up to deploy the benefits of autonomous tech, many in the automobile sector have already started experimenting with the advantages of this technology.
Gaurav Pokharkar’s first experience with autonomous vehicles was when he started working with Ford Motor Company as a contractor. He enrolled in Udacity’s Self-Driving Car Nanodegree program when he decided to apply for a full time role within the organization. Since then, he has also enrolled in the Sensor Fusion Nanodegree program. Here’s how the Nanodegree program helped his journey from a contractor role to becoming a full-time Advanced Driver Assistance Engineer (ADAS) Test and Dev Research Engineer at Ford Motor Company.