Last few days to apply for the scholarships. US residents only.
I’m not affiliated in any way but as I understand it basically you sign up, fill out the forms, take one of udacity’s 4 relevant free courses, and based on performance (and community involvement?) you may get chosen for a free 6 months in a corresponding Udacity nanodegree program.
There are 2 beginner paths with no prerequisites. The other 2 are intermediate paths
For the mobile web specialist track the phase 1 free course is Offline Web Applications, which has the following prerequisites
- using native Promises
- running a Node web server from the terminal
- Students should also be proficient in HTML and CSS, and have experience creating web apps.
For the Android Developer track the phase 1 free course is Android app development, which has the general prerequisite of
This course is intended for students with at least 1 year of programming experience in Java or another object-oriented programming language (for example: C++, Objective C or Python).
Sounds like a great opportunity, and a seemingly simple application process, there’s almost no sense in not applying.
That being said, personally I don’t really fit with any of the 4 programs. Not much for me to get out of their front end course, but I don’t have experience yet with “native promises” or running a node web server from the terminal
And with the Chingu voyage stuff starting soon I don’t have time to pick up a whole new language for the android programs.
Good Luck to anyone who applies!