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Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the companys desire to be "audacious for you, the student". While it originally focused on offering university-style courses, it now focuses more on vocational courses for professionals. Udacity is the outgrowth of free computer science classes offered in 2011 through Stanford University. Thrun has stated he hopes half a million students will enroll, after an enrollment of 160,000 students in the predecessor course at Stanford, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, and 90,000 students had enrolled in the initial two classes as of March 2012[update]. Udacity was announced at the 2012 Digital Life Design conference. Udacity is funded by venture capital firm, Charles River Ventures, and $200,000 of Thruns personal money. In October 2012 the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz led the investment of another $15 million in Udacity. In November 2013, Thrun announced in a Fast Company article that Udacity had a "lousy product" and that the service was pivoting to focus more on vocational courses for professionals and "nanodegrees." As of 28 April 2014[update], Udacity has 1.6 million users in 12 full courses and 26 free courseware. In 2014, the Georgia Institute of Technology launched the first "massive online open degree" in computer science by partnering with Udacity and AT&T; a complete masters degree through that program costs students $7,000.

10 jobs at Udacity
Senior Brand Marketing Manager

Manage the Integrated Marketing Calendar, driving campaign development and coordinating across marke...

Posted 17 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Education

Senior Finance Manager

Business Partner to the Regional GMs and provide the analytic horsepower to help drive decisions aro...

Posted 17 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Education

Senior Product Manager, Careers

Build and optimize products and features to motivate alumni to advance their careers either through...

Posted 38 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Education

Senior HR Business Partner

Partner with senior leadership to drive talent initiatives within their teams that help them meet th...

Posted 38 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Education

Director of Global Talent Acquisition

Develop recruitment strategies and recommendations based on exceptional data analysis and metrics-dr...

Posted 38 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Education

Brand Marketing Manager

Manage the Integrated Marketing Calendar, driving campaign development and coordinating across marke...

Posted 38 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Education

Senior Program Manager

Plan, execute, and deliver complex content development and mixed media production projects to ensure...

Posted 38 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Education

Director of Customer Success, Enterprise
UdacityMountain View, CA and 1 other locations

Develop and own the processes and procedures to enable a consultative, high-engagement customer onbo...

Posted 38 days ago

  •   8 - 10 years exp.  •  Education

Front End Software Engineer
UdacitySan Francisco, CA and 1 other locations

Drive new feature development and help scale our front end for Reviews project submissions and the c...

Posted 38 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Education

Software Engineering Manager, Create

As a Software Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for a nimble team at Udacity responsible...

Posted 38 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Education