20,000 Students

A month and a half ago I joined Udacity to build the Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program. Since then, we’ve been hard at work, and we’ll launch by the end of the year.

In the meantime, we quietly floated an announcement and asked about interest, just to make sure there would be somebody there to take the course when we built it.

True story: right before we launched Dhruv told me that we might cancel the program if we didn’t get 500 interested students, and I kind of freaked out a little.

Fortunately, we did a lot better than 500.

20,000 students from all over the globe have signed up to learn more about the program— Ushuaia to Hawaii to Tokyo to Tehran to Cabo Verde.

We even have somebody from my birthplace — Juneau, Alaska. If you’re reading this, hello, Juneau!

We are so excited to work with students from around the world.

I am particularly excited to see what students do with the tools we provide. I’m guessing there will be things to come out of this that we couldn’t have dreamed up.

So, thank you for signing up.

If you haven’t signed up yet, please sign up here! It helps keep me employed.

We’ll have the Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program out to you soon 🙂

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