Data Education in the Cloud

udacity-full-130x140When the topic of online learning comes up with other developers the sites most often mentioned are Pluralsight and CodeAcademy.  One of the resources I don’t hear people talk about as much in is an online university called Udacity.

Udacity is the brain child of Sebastian Thrun,  a Google Fellow who is behind things like Google Glass and the Google self driving car. He is also a research professor at Stanford and decided that there was a better way to get quality education to more people.  The mission they have outlined is this:

“Our mission is to bring accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly effective higher education to the world. We believe that higher education is a basic human right, and we seek to empower our students to advance their education and careers.”

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