Udemy Announces Plans for New Dublin Office

Udemy co-founder Eren Bali was live in Ireland on November 5 for the big announcement of a new EMEA Operations center based in Dublin and plans to hire 50 people over the next three years. We couldn’t be more excited to establish a physical presence among the great multilingual talent in Dublin. Currently half of our students are located outside of the US and we see huge opportunity for the new Dublin-based team to grow our content in international languages. Udemy was in good company during the IDA announcement with the likes of N3, Sprout Social, SimpliVity, Boomerang Pharmaceutical, SNP Communications, Perseus Telecom and HedgeGuard – together we will create around 400 new jobs in Europe’s growing tech hub!

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Interested in joining the Dublin team? We’re currently hiring! Check out our open positions here: https://udemyblog.wpengine.com/careers/

Catch IDA Ireland’s video recap here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pVO_aS6ZLHg

Udemy Sponsors Apple Swift and iOS 8 Developer Hands-on Workshop

Our very own top-rated instructor and web developer Rob Percival flew in from Cambridge, England for a special tutorial session at the NRCEA conference center in Arlington, VA last week. More than 220 attendees gathered for a live, hands-on presentation of Apple Swift and iOS 8 language fundamentals.

Food and drinks were served, and networking amongst all levels of developers, designers and user experience experts ensued. Rob then delivered a subset of his popular Udemy course, “The Complete iOS8 and Swift Course: Learn by Building 15 Real World Apps” covering the current development environment, basic features of Swift and iOS 8, and an app making demo.

It was exciting for me to see so many people interested in learning to code, and the feedback was great. Swift is an excellent opportunity for anyone to learn how to make iOS apps,” shared Rob.

Attendees also received awesome giveaways including course discounts and a grand prize of an iPad Mini. If we missed you this time, be sure to catch the full video recording next week.

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Big thanks to our partners NRECA and 64clicks for making it all possible – we look forward to the next great event!

More About Rob

Rob Percival is a web developer and teacher with a degree in Mathematics from Cambridge University. Rob is also the author of top-rated courses “The Complete Web Developer Course – Build 14 Websites” andThe Complete iOS8 and Swift Course: Learn by Building 15 Real World Apps” at Udemy.com.

Udemy Moves to New San Francisco HQ

Udemy recently moved to a new, larger headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood. The new space is three times the size of our former SOMA space, at roughly 20,600 square feet. HQ is home to about 90 employees, and the space will accommodate about 150 people as Udemy continues to grow rapidly following the $32 million Series C funding round raised in May.

The new office is at 3rd Street and Harrison Street.

New office perks include:

  • A kitchen that is well-stocked with snacks
  • A larger dining area where employees enjoy catered lunches together Monday through Thursday
  • Close proximity to Market Street (between Powell and Motgomey BART stations)
  • A variety of types of work stations, including comfortable chairs and huddle rooms
  • Access to a roof deck (that also has Wi-Fi)
  • A studio where employees can film their own Udemy courses

Check out more office and team pictures: http://udemyisawesome.tumblr.com/

 

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New Course for Human Resources Leaders from Bersin by Deloitte

Udemy today announced the launch of a new course for human resources leaders from Josh Bersin, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, one of the most recognized and respected authorities on corporate learning. The course – The New HR: 21st Century Talent Management – addresses the challenges and opportunities of modern HR based on research from Bersin by Deloitte.

Topics covered include:

  • How to manage and grow talented employees in today’s global economy
  • Pressing topics facing HR leaders, including hiring, retention, corporate learning, and the intergenerational workplace
  • Big data talent analytics

The course is available for free here and is the newest addition to Udemy’s library of expert content available to professionals around the world.

Udemy Hosts Course-A-Thon for Association for Talent Development

ATD Golden Gate logoThe Association for Talent Development (ATD) Golden Gate Chapter was at Udemy headquarters yesterday creating a ton of Udemy courses for their chapter members. The ATD is the largest corporate training and skills development organization in the United States. The Golden Gate ATD chapter uses Udemy’s corporate learning platform, Udemy for Organizations, as their portal for members to create courses

During the course-a-thon, about 20 chapter members were working on a number of courses related to ATD membership, including content on why members should join the chapter and how members could get the most out of their membership. Members are also working on a unique section of their portal that will allow members to upload and house portfolios of their work, such as presentations they have created and programs they have designed, which members could share with potential employers when applying for jobs.

Paul Anjeski, president elect of the ATD Golden Gate Chapter, was particularly excited for this event because it gave members a chance to collaborate and receive some hands-on support as they created courses. He is excited to share how his chapter is using Udemy with his broader organization, with the goal of enabling other chapters to replicate what has worked for the Golden Gate Chapter.

Anjeski said: “For a group of learning professionals who really want to understand the capabilities of asynchronous learning, Udemy is a great place to start.”

 

Udemy Announces Launch of Social Innovation Program

Udemy announced today the launch of Udemy Social Innovation, a program that helps nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and changemakers around the world create online courses to increase their organization’s impact. As part of the program, Udemy will give out 12 grants, totaling $30,000 over six months, to eligible applicants. Udemy will also provide affordable access to Udemy courses and solutions to this audience. Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 11.47.40 AM

Learn more! Read the press release.

Udemy Welcomes the New York Institute of Photography

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This week, the New York Institute of Photography, the world’s largest and longest running photography school, has launched two introductory photography courses on Udemy. The courses, part of a series of special offers from the school called the “Secrets of Photography”, are available to the public on Udemy.com for $20 each.

Read the full press release and check out the new Udemy courses!