When Francisco Gutierrez decided to transition his career from waiting tables to developing software at Microsoft or when Amaury Gonzalez wanted more from his career than driving for Uber, one thing that they both knew — like many others — is that they will have to get the right practitioner-level skills to make any and all career moves.
Making a career transition is daunting and may feel easier to procrastinate than to learn something new. But if you take the time to struggle with something new you will eventually gain the skills and confidence to move into better professional circumstances.
As the pace of the world changes and new technologies emerge globally, it’s a necessity more than a choice to prepare yourself for a career transition.
Here are five steps that you can take to start your career transition.
Welcome back to the Udacity Learning Lab. Today we’ll be speaking with Udacity student Noha Abuaesh.
Four years out of her Master’s program in Computer Science and Engineering, Noha decided she wanted to reenter the workforce. But, considering how quickly things change in the programming world, getting back in the game is a huge feat.
Modern life — internet life — centers around finding information via search engines. Without clever algorithms searching and sorting ever-expanding web content we’d be figuratively in the dark. Research on “Black History Month” — as most topics — was done through several search engines. We owe the ubiquitous utility of search to Alan Emtage, from Barbados.
Whether your first search engine experience is Google, Ask Jeeves, Alta Vista, Yahoo!, Jughead, or Veronica, all of these owe their existence and success to Alan Emtage, a computer scientist who created Archie, a tool for discovering materials in the pre-web File Transfer Protocol (FTP) space of 1989; the World Wide Web wouldn’t be birthed until 1991.
The year 2020 has proven to be a time of both change and resilience. Due to the pandemic and stay-at-home orders issued globally, people had to change their lifestyles, adopt better eating habits, learn to work from home, and some even picked up a new skill — like coding.
The point is, regardless of if people learned to cook, create pivot tables in Excel, or program using a new computer language, we all learned something new.
This uptick of people using online learning platforms to help them gain knowledge and new skills in their downtime, made us wonder which online courses and Nanodegree programs our students liked the most.
After examining our Nanodegree programs and student feedback, we compiled a list of our top-rated Nanodegree programs for 2020, according to our global community of students.