Udacity has teamed up with SUSE — a global leader in innovative, reliable and enterprise-grade open source solutions — to help students everywhere get the in-demand skills they need to launch a successful career in cloud native application development.
Cloud Native Architecture (CNA) is a form of tech stack that consists of microservices and cloud technology, and has been described as the future of application development today.
Along with collaborating to create the Cloud Native Foundations course — the first course of the soon to be released Cloud Native Application Architecture Nanodegree program — SUSE has also worked with us to provide 300 scholarships for the program.
Udacity is excited to partner with UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, the professional education arm of University of California, Santa Cruz, one of the country’s most well-regarded higher education institutions, to offer Specializations in Data Science.
This partnership brings Udacity’s best-in-class online learning platform and in-demand skills training together with UCSC’s academic excellence and expertise built over 50 years working with practitioners and professionals in Silicon Valley.
Learners can get access to two of Udacity’s most popular Nanodegree programs — Programming for Data Science with Python and Data Scientist — packaged with UCSC Extension’s professional job training, career networking, recruitment specialists, and job search support. Students will have the option to choose a completely online, self-paced format or a more structured instructor-led experience with UCSC’s industry-expert instructors.
Today, Udacity is excited to announce a collaboration with Shell, following the company’s recent initiative to invest in AI. With this collaboration, Shell has chosen Udacity as its education platform of choice to build AI skills at scale.
Audi recently published a blog post discussing its online learning initiative and partnership with Udacity
Artificial intelligence (AI) promises to revolutionize the automotive industry and, more importantly, the automobile. It’s no surprise that Audi has invested in its employee “data camp” training focused on big data and artificial intelligence. Intelligent robots, digital mobility services, and autonomous cars will all rely on these skills, so Audi is staying one step ahead. The company has partnered with Udacity to help accelerate its transformation into a digital car company.
While the Self-Driving Hiring Challenge has ended, checkout other scholarship opportunities on our Scholarships page.
Lyft is committing its vast transportation expertise to building safer, cleaner, and more efficient communities through the development of self-driving technologies. This is tremendous news for everyone who shares Lyft’s vision for a better future. Their commitment is a significant one—in the past year alone, Lyft announced the launch of a new self-driving division, opened a 90,000 sq ft Level 5 Engineering Facility in Palo Alto, and made significant investments and partnerships in the space.
Lyft and Udacity: Driving the Future Forward
Expectations for Lyft’s new self-driving team are high, and with demand for skilled talent in the self-driving field already at a fever pitch, the company is laser-focused on attracting the best and brightest to fill dozens of open positions, and to help the company drive the future of self-driving technology forward. Udacity is thrilled to play a key role in their efforts.
A New Approach to Finding Talent
Lyft recognizes that conventional recruiting strategies no longer suffice. What is needed is a future-facing hiring model as transformative as the field they’re hiring for. To that end, Lyft is partnering with Udacity on a new approach to identifying, attracting, and hiring top candidates—engineers that possess the ideal combination of problem-solving ability, specialized skills, hand-on experience, and systems thinking.
This new collaboration builds on previous successes, as the company has already hired a number of Udacity graduates.
The Lyft Perception Challenge
Given the specific skill sets and problem-solving abilities the company is seeking, Lyft and Udacity have designed an innovative challenge to help identify the perfect candidates for Lyft’s open roles on their Level 5 Team. The Lyft Perception Challenge is a software development challenge designed to test problem solving skills in the area of Perception for Autonomous Vehicles. Top challenge participants will earn an interview with Lyft!
Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues of our time. With both business and personal data now living almost exclusively in the cloud, the challenges have become even more complicated. The need for sophisticated solutions is now more intense. Fortunately, with the rise of new technologies, modern cloud architectures and software-defined infrastructure, and better collaboration between IT, engineering and security professionals, we now have the tools and abilities to rise to the challenge.
Training the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals
Leveraging the insights of our expert partners across multiple industries, we have identified Cybersecurity as our next big focus area for training, and we are excited to share that we are now developing a Cybersecurity Nanodegree program. Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun announced our plans for the new program at the annual RSA Conference earlier today. And we are thrilled that RSA Conference has taken the lead and already committed to $50,000 in scholarships!
We’re excited to announce that Udacity and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate are teaming up to support our students as they go beyond learning AI, to actually building powerful AI models in the real world!
Starting on April 19, all Machine Learning Engineer Nanodegree program students are eligible for complimentary AWS Promotional Credits to explore AWS services, including Amazon SageMaker. This means that our students will be able to harness the incredible computing power of AWS to train and deploy machine learning models faster than ever, without having to worry about hardware.
AWS is the most successful cloud infrastructure company on the planet, and we’re thrilled to bring the power of their services to our students.