New week, new job 🙂
A few weeks ago I got an offer to join the online education startup Udacity.
The offer was amazing, not so much because of the compensation (although that is great, thanks), but because of the opportunity to work on an amazing project.
I have a lot of experience participating in Udacity courses as a student. Their Artificial Intelligence for Robotics course was the very first step I took in becoming an autonomous vehicle engineer. I’ve also taken Udacity courses in parallel programming, deep learning, and other areas.
So I accepted the offer to join Udacity. I am crazy excited to start today.
I love Ford, I loved working at Ford, I recommend Ford highly to anyone hoping to work on autonomous vehicles, and I even hope to return there eventually.
But I think that what we’re building at Udacity justifies the decision.
The project is under wraps for a little while longer, but I don’t think I’m giving away the store to say that I will continue to work on self-driving cars. In fact, I’ll be working with Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun, who also won the DARPA Grand Challenge and founded Google’s self-driving car project.