Udacity Talks Welcomes Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree Warrior Udacity Talks

Padmasree Warrior was Chief Technology and Strategy Officer (CTSO) at Cisco for approximately three years. During that time, Forbes placed her on “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list not once, but twice. Prior to starting at Cisco in 2008 as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO), she was the CTO and Senior Vice President (SVP) at Motorola. Fortune has called her “the woman with the most powerful name in tech.” With a decades-long career at some of the biggest names in the business, she’s earned the accolade. So when she left it all behind to join an electric car startup, the news was … well, electrifying.

Why did she do it?

That’s one of many questions you’ll be able to ask her directly, as we’re very excited to announce that Padmasree Warrior is our next guest on Udacity Talks!

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Facebook’s Director of AI Research, Yann LeCun, is our Udacity Talks guest November 1st!

Yann LeCun, Udacity Talks

Over 3000 people have applied to our new Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree program since we opened applications on October 25th!  So we’re clearly not the only ones excited about AI. Which means we’re not the only ones excited about our next guest for Udacity Talks.

Yann LeCun’s name is virtually synonymous with both artificial intelligence and deep learning, and his role as the Director of AI Research at Facebook makes him arguably one of THE most visible and influential voices in the field. Which is why we’re so thrilled to announce the following:

Yann LeCun will be our Udacity Talks guest on November 1st!

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Earning Greatness: Udacity Talks Welcomes Anand Rajaraman!

Anand Rajaraman Udacity Talks

Anand Rajaraman has seen the startup world from pretty much every angle, and particularly when it comes to mainstreaming innovative technologies, there are few people with more experience and knowledge. We’re so excited to have him join us for the next episode of Udacity Talks, and we look forward to hearing Sebastian Thrun deliver your questions to Anand throughout the episode!

Anand Rajaraman joins us for Episode 5 of Udacity Talks on Friday, August 26th, at 11AM PDT. RSVP now, and send in your questions via the link in your confirmation email.

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It’s All About The Content: Udacity Talks Welcomes Virtual Reality Innovator Eric Darnell

Eric Darnell, Udacity Talks

“It is all about the content.”

So says Eric Darnell, Chief Creative Officer of Baobab Studios. Coming from a film director—which Eric is—this may not be a surprising sentiment. But Eric is in fact one of the preeminent visionaries leading the still-very-new field of Virtual Reality filmmaking, and is unquestionably at the very forefront of technological advances the likes of which we can still hardly imagine. But despite all that innovation, it’s still about the content.

Eric Darnell is our guest for this week’s episode of Udacity Talks, taking place on Wed, June 20th, at 4pm PDT.

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Questions about Android? Ask the Android Experts!

Ask the Android Experts

It’s been a little over two weeks since we launched the Android Basics Nanodegree by Google program, and what an incredible two weeks it’s been! We knew going in we had an incredible team in place, who together built the program from the ground up. Now, we can happily say we have an incredible student body in place as well. We have been literally staggered by the passion, dedication, and dynamism we’ve witnessed, and the quality of work being submitted is so impressive. Best of all, the community is growing and bonding together, as students connect in forums, on Slack, and more.

Ask the Android Experts!

On the subject of connections, we’ve got a great new event to tell you about! It’s a special opportunity to connect directly with the experts from Google and Udacity who built the Android Basics program, and it will be your chance to ask any questions you might have about the Android Basics Nanodegree by Google.

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“What You See Is What You Get”: Udacity Talks Welcomes Polyvore Co-Founder & CEO Jess Lee!

Jess Lee Udacity Talks

Our Udacity Talks series is committed to finding those individuals whose lives and stories will move and inspire our students, and whose achievements and challenges offer real-world examples of how successful careers are built, and how dreams are successfully realized.

We’re extremely excited to host our next guest for Udacity Talks, Polyvore Co-founder & CEO Jess Lee! She joins us for a live video chat on Thursday, June 30th, at 4pm PDT. Be sure to RSVP today to watch the event!

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