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Udacity Mentor Summit 2021 Recap

Udacity’s strong mentor network is one of the reasons our students successfully complete their Nanodegree programs. Our global mentor network enables problem-solving and program completion and underscores one of Udacity’s core values — Students First!

To celebrate our mentors, we organized a three-day-long virtual summit. The event was open to our global mentor community, and the conference included career and personal growth sessions. 

Inside the Udacity Mentor Summit 2021

More than 300 global mentors attended the virtual conference, and we featured over 40 speakers from companies like Capital One, Pandora, Chartio and more. We kicked off the event with a discussion about the future of online education at Udacity led by our CEO, Gabe Dalporto. 

“Our mentors represent Udacity to our students every single day. In fact, they are one of the key reasons why our students say that Udacity is one of the best upskilling platforms out there,” said Gabe during a fireside chat with Nick Blumenthal, Senior Manager – Mentor Operations at Udacity and Meaghan Shanahan, Manager – Mentor Operations at Udacity.

Furthermore, we discussed topics like the lifecycle of a Udacity Nanodegree program, Udacity’s mission and values, effective professional communication and more during the three-day long event. 

The mentors also benefited from career coaching sessions, and the community requested discussions on the future of AI, programming and data science

Udacity’s founder, Sebastian Thrun, wrapped up the virtual conference and spoke about the future of tech. 

“You [Udacity Mentors] are my heroes. You are helping to make the world a better place and double the world’s GDP. You are a part of Udacity’s mission,” he said, applauding the mentors for going above and beyond for Udacity students.

Missed Udacity’s Mentor Summit 2021?

If you missed this year’s Mentor Summit, then you can watch all the recorded sessions here. Don’t miss out on the surprise at the end of the third day!

If you’re passionate about tech and want to help others enter the new world of work,  then join our mentor community now. Click here to apply.

Ritika Pradhan
Ritika Pradhan
Ritika is the Content Manager at Udacity and is passionate about bringing inspirational student stories to light. When not talking to the amazing Udacity students, she can be found reading an article or watching a video on the internet.