03 Feb 2016

I'm Going On An Adventure!

Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick

So if you are a developer/coding enthusiast living in India, you may have heard about this:
Google and Tata Trusts offering 1000 scholarships for Android Nanodegree course at Udacity

Well, guess what? I applied for it. There were steps, like trials of sorts. First one has to take an online assessment to see if they have the pre-requisite knowledge, then there was a face-to-face video conference interview with some Googlers, and then after a couple weeks of waiting I recieved a mail telling me that I’d qualified.

Yup, that’s right! I got selected among THOUSANDS of other applicants! How awesome is that?

So here’s the deal: this means I have a LOT more workload now… though the program is self-paced, it still has guidelines to pace ourselves and assumes 10 hours of work every week. Combined with college work and all, that’s pretty daunting. But hey, I can work with that, right?
(Sure hope so…)
That’s about it for now…I’ll leave some links down below for you to check out if interested.

Note: This blog post was not sponsored or anything, and all of its contents are my own personal opinion

  • Udacity
    If you don’t know about Udacity, it’s a great place for online courses on everything from Web Development to Git to Android, built in collaboration with industry experts. They even offer paid Nanodegree courses, project-focused courses which allow you to expand your portfolio and earn industry-recognized credentials certified by big names like Google, Amazon, AT&T etc.
  • Android Developer Nanodegree
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