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  • Udacity wants to help you become a self-taught self-driving car engineer

    Udacity wants to help you become a self-taught self-driving car engineer

    Convenient that we just revealed self-taught autonomous car creator Geohot will be at Disrupt: Now you, too, can become a self-driving vehicle engineer, in one year, using Udacity’s newly announced nanodegree (via Recode). Udacity is the online education startup helmed by Sebastian Thrun, a former Google employee who actually helped kick off that company’s self-driving car… Read More

  • Google and Udacity launch a new Android programming course for beginners

    Google and Udacity launch a new Android programming course for beginners

    Google wants more people to learn to program — especially for its Android platform. While the company already offered a few programming courses, they were typically geared toward students with at least some rudimentary programming experience. Starting today, the Google Android Basics Nanodegree class is available on the online learning platform Udacity. It’s the first Android… Read More

  • Celebrate entrepreneurship at Disrupt SF 2016 with Apoorva Mehta, Emmett Shear and Sebastian Thrun

    Celebrate entrepreneurship at Disrupt SF 2016 with Apoorva Mehta, Emmett Shear and Sebastian Thrun

    Disrupt SF will roll into town this September and the speaker lineup is absolutely amazing. As the show approaches, we’ll announce the speakers and startups that will take the Disrupt stage. Tickets are currently available at an extra early bird pricing, so save some cash and buy early. To start things off, we’re excited to announce three entrepreneurs who are founded, launched… Read More

  • Udacity Guarantees Graduates From Its New Nanodegree Plus Programs Will Find A Job In 6 Months

    Udacity Guarantees Graduates From Its New Nanodegree Plus Programs Will Find A Job In 6 Months

    Udacity is launching a new spin on its Nanodegree certification programs today. With its new Nanodegree Plus offerings, the for-profit education company guarantees that you will get a job within six months after graduation. If you don’t, you will get all of your tuition back. Read More

  • Udacity Raises $105 Million Series D, Bringing Valuation To $1 Billion

    Udacity Raises $105 Million Series D, Bringing Valuation To $1 Billion

    Udacity, the coding education service, has sprouted a magical horn. The company announced on Wednesday it had raised a $105 million Series D round. With a total valuation of $1 billion, the company has now joined the growing ranks of unicorns.  The round was led by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann with Scotland’s Baillie Gifford, Emerson Collective… Read More

  • Udacity Expands Services And Announces Scholarships In India

    Udacity Expands Services And Announces Scholarships In India

    Online computer programming educator Udacity announced on Monday it would expand on the ground in India, the country where the service is growing the fastest. Udacity’s free and nanodegree services are available worldwide, but with Monday’s announcement, the company will begin accepting rupees for the service and expanding its staff in the country. Nanodegrees are credentials… Read More

  • How Should We Learn?

    How Should We Learn?

    Ignorance has been a fait accompli throughout the history of human society. There was never enough information about the world and how it functions, and even when we had it, few people had access. Whole branches of knowledge could be lost or simply stagnate, like much of science and mathematics in the European Dark Ages. The internet changed all that. Data is everywhere, and knowledge is… Read More

  • Google Partners With Udacity To Launch Android Development Nanodegree

    At its I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google today announced that it has partnered with Udacity to launch a six-course Android development nanodegree. The idea here is to help developers learn how to write apps for Google’s mobile operating system “the right way” up to the point where they could potentially be hired by Google itself. Clearly then, this is not… Read More

  • Why Is The University Still Here?

    Why Is The University Still Here?

    Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis. And yet after years of efforts, we have arrived in 2015 and almost nothing seems to have changed about the way we get… Read More