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Executive talent movement – mooc growth drives udacity to strengthen its product engineering team

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Talent Neuron Research discusses about how Udacity is expanding by providing Masters Degree in Computer Science online

Talent Neuron Research discusses about how Udacity is expanding by providing Masters Degree in Computer Science online

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  • 1. Executive Talent Movement – MOOC Growth Drives Udacity To Strengthen Its Product Engineering Team Udacity, an online education startup which provides massive open online course (MOOC) recently began offering master’s degree in computer science in partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing. The company is also creating a sponsored curriculum for training employees. To bolster its product offerings, Udacity has hired three senior executives since June 2013. The company has hired Mr. Nitin Sharma as VP of engineering and data science, Mr. Brent Tworetzky as VP of product management and Mr. Vish Makhijani as COO. Mr. Sharma was the VP, Data Science at Groupon and was responsible for strategic and operational decisions. Mr. Tworetzky was an entrepreneur in residence at Shasta Ventures, early stage venture firm in Silicon Valley. In June, Udacity hired Mr. Vish Makhijani, who was the Board Member, Advisor and Angel Investor at startups such as Twurler, Squla and Pepperdata. Mr. Makhijani was also the SVP and COO of Zynga. Launched in 2012, Udacity currently has more than 400,000 users signed up for its 28 online programs such as web development, game development, mobile web development and software testing. The company has partnered with universities such as Contact Details Talent Neuron 3080 Olcott Street, Suite A125, Santa Clara, CA 95054 Phone: +408-716-8432 Email: info@zinnov.com Similar Articles Increased Innovation Has Led To Supply Gap Of Software Engineers In Bay Area For more information, please contact info@talentneuron.com | www.talentneuron.com This message has been approved for distribution by Vamsee Tirukkala, Co-Founder and EVP – Talent Neuron. This email is sent by Zinnov LLC. If you wish to unsubscribe from this communication please email to info@talentneuron.com
  • 2. Georgia Institute of Technology, San Jose State University and University of Alberta. Over 400 companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Bank of America and Bump Technologies have partnered with Udacity for internship and placement programs. Talent Neuron research indicates that about 35 percent (about 7 million students) of the total higher education enrollment opted for at least one online course in US.