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Here at Udacity, we are always creating blogs to engage our readers in our scholarships, events, and talent transformation efforts.  Here are the top 5 blogs you may have missed from Q3 2022.


AWS Nanodegree changes lives of scholarship cohort friends.

The world faces various challenges today, from a lack of equitable opportunities to diversity at work.  Udacity’s mission is to help overcome some of these challenges with our scholarship programs to create a level playing field to learn and grow through upskilling themselves.

Our graduates have great stories about how they lifted themselves into better professional circumstances by starting a new career or those who keep coming back to Udacity and now feel more like family.  Hear from two learners from our Pledge to Equality (PTE) scholarship cohort as they share their stories.

Kick off your career in C++. 

According to Zippia.com, the demand for C++ developers will grow by 21%, creating 284,100 jobs in the United States alone between 2018 and 2028. Glassdoor.com also reports that a C++ developer typically makes $114,543 a year in the US, with salaries as high as $286K.

Now is a good time to make the move into developing your programming and coding skills if you are looking to keep up with the latest technologies, improve your skill set, and make a career change to C++ development.

Underdog Devs + Udacity = transformed talent success.

Udacity is committed to partnering with organizations to sponsor scholarship programs for underrepresented groups and one partnership is with UnderDog Devs. UnderDog Devs, founded in September of 2020, is a group of software developers supporting the formerly incarcerated & disadvantaged in their transition into the software industry.  

The organization is run entirely by volunteers and has raised enough funding to pay their learners a stipend while they learn to code so they can focus 100% of their time on learning new skills to achieve a job in tech that will truly transform their lives.

What C++ can be used for & why you should care.

First introduced over 35 years ago, C++ is one of the most commonly beloved programming languages. In fact, according to Zippia.com, the demand for C++ developers will grow by 21%, creating 284,100 jobs in the United States alone between 2018 and 2028.

First and foremost, C++ is a programming language that assists in writing portable programs quickly and contains large library support using Standard Template Library (STL). It’s a foundational language. The is the first and main language to step away from code that looks like only a computer can read to something that humans can read and understand. C++ and its little cousin C are what high-level languages are coded in. It’s hardly new, so you’ve probably already used it without even knowing it.

Reshape the tech industry: apply for the OneTen/Blacks In Technology Scholarship program.

It’s no secret that the tech industry offers some of the fastest-growing and most in-demand opportunities today. But, while Black people make up over 13% of the population in the US, most of the major tech companies have very few Black workers. In fact, over half of tech companies have 5% or less Black people on staff, demonstrating how people of color and those without four-year degrees have historically been excluded from these lucrative opportunities.

OneTen, the Blacks In Technology Foundation, and Udacity have partnered up to create change. This program aims to give Black learners without four-year degrees family-sustaining and generational wealth-building opportunities while disrupting the status quo.

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The Udacity blog has many great articles to learn more about the latest in tech and talent. We hope you’ve enjoyed these blogs and discover more on our homepage.

Monique Roberts
Monique Roberts
Monique is part of the marketing team at Udacity. When she's not creating content, she enjoys photography, traveling, baking, and exploring new restaurants.