Education Startup Udacity Bets It Can Fill The Need For More Data Scientists With New Online Degree Program

New online degree programs


Hot on the heels of a new $37 million White House initiative designed to encourage data science work at American universities, education startup, Udacity, is responding with a data science initiative of its own. Today, the Palo Alto-based company launched an inexpensive, comprehensive degree track-style program that will allow anyone with basic computer science skills to get schooled in the wild and woolly world of data science by the companies that helped pioneer those concepts.

It’s a good thing, too, because as smart sensors, devices and networks proliferate, computing power and capacity expand, and everything becomes increasingly “connected,” we’ve officially entered the Data Era. The amount of data the world creates today, and the amount of data now available at our fingertips, is exploding. Exponentially. As a result, data analysis, data munging, cleaning, transforming and everything in between are now terms and jobs that every industry is familiar with…

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