Data Engineer vs Data Scientist: What’s the Difference?

The roles of “data engineer” and “data scientist” are often conflated and it’s common practice, but they’re actually completely different jobs.

Both require a high degree of skill in data science, but they each have their own specific responsibilities.

Learn more about the difference between data engineers and data scientists, including the skill sets necessary, job roles and salary info.



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Udacity Learning Lab Podcast: Never Stop Learning with Linda Chen

Thanks for joining us for the latest episode of the Udacity Learning Lab Podcast. Today, we’ll be chatting with Udacity student and software engineer Linda Chen.

While she graduated with a Master’s in Business back in 2019, Linda is now paving herself a different career path — she’s eager to put her web development skills to work.

Impressed by the fact that people in the industry actually use Udacity to transition into technical fields, Linda took both the Data Science and Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegrees. Currently, she’s working on crossing the C++ and Data Streaming Nanodegree programs off her list as well.



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Navigating Your Cybersecurity Career

From enrollment to graduation, our new School of Cybersecurity offers a complete path to a successful career in cybersecurity. 

Learn more about navigating the School of Cybersecurity and the career options available post graduation in the infographic below. Plus, find out who’s a good fit for each of the different cybersecurity Nanodegrees, what you’ll learn and what jobs you’ll be prepared for.



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Stop Cyber Attacks Before They Happen with Udacity’s Ethical Hacker Nanodegree Program

Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that a cyber attack will occur every 11 seconds in 2021. The key to staying one step ahead of hackers is to learn the tools they use to exploit systems. By learning how to find vulnerabilities and hack into systems, you can stop attacks before they happen. 

With that in mind, Udacity is excited to introduce the newest addition to our catalog — the Ethical Hacker Nanodegree program.



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Introducing the Full Stack JavaScript Developer Nanodegree Program from Udacity

Every developer worth their salt knows JavaScript — the most-used language for 2020 according to Github’s recent State of the Octoverse report. In fact, using JavaScript to create an app from scratch is a highly coveted skill, and more than 25,000 jobs have been posted in the last year looking for people with “full stack JavaScript” skills according to a Burning Glass Labor Insights report.

With the demand for full stack JavaScript developers only increasing, Udacity is launching the newest addition to our School of Programming: the Full Stack JavaScript Developer Nanodegree program. The Nanodegree program will focus on teaching a breadth of knowledge for all things JavaScript, including client, server and database layers of an app. 
While Udacity already has the Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree program, this new program focuses solely on JavaScript.



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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Udacity’s Ground-breaking Instructors

At Udacity, we’re thrilled that our courses are taught by some incredible, brilliant women. To celebrate Women’s History Month, we sat down with five of our Nanodegree program instructors to hear about their experiences in their respective fields.

In these interviews, we asked the instructors about their careers, experience working in tech and advice for breaking into the industry.



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Udacity Learning Lab Podcast: Transitioning to Your Dream Job with Ringaile Valiaugaite

Welcome back to the Udacity Learning Lab Podcast. Today, we’re here with Udacity student and now backend blockchain developer Ringaile Valiaugaite.

Intrigued by how blockchain technology solves problems, Ringaile enrolled in Udacity’s Blockchain Developer Nanodegree program with the goal of transitioning from her role as a Java Technologies IT consultant to working in blockchain development.

Post completing the Blockchain Nanodegree, not only has Ringaile launched a career as a backend developer for blockchain applications, she’s also taken home awards from multiple blockchain hackathons.



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