Friday, January 27, 2012

Udacity



I recently had the opportunity to take the Stanford University Artificial Intelligence class online.  It was pretty amazing to take a college level computer science class from Stanford for free online.  Most amazingly, over 100,000 people signed up for the class.  It was taught by a colleague from Google, Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun from Google and Stanford.

Well, apparently Sebastian Thrun has decided to teach more online classes.  He and David Evans have started udacity.com, a new, free,  online education resource for learning about computer science, so you you can add this to your list of resources.

Additionally, Stanford is offering several free online classes in Entrepreneurship, Medicine, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Complex Systems, and of course Computer Science.

You can also check out Google Code University for classes on thing like the programming language Python or developing applications for Android devices.

You may recall that in a recent post I told you about a few resources for learning to program.  
You now have now excuses.  Get out there and learn to program.