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LinkedIn is offering free online classes based on the top skills companies want in 2021

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. LinkedIn; Insider LinkedIn identified the top five hard skills employers are looking for in 2021, such as data analysis and project management. Through January 31, the platform is offering free classes to learn those skills - no LinkedIn Learning signup required.Also included are general career development courses, from preparing for job interviews to negotiating a higher salary.Read more: Coursera...
Tags: Reviews, Python, Education, Trends, Linkedin, Features, Coursera, Online Learning, E-learning, Online Classes, PSM, CSM, LinkedIn Learning, Julia Pugachevsky, Education & Personal Development (Reviews, IP Roundup


Online learning marketplace Udemy is raising up to $100M at a $3.32B valuation

Online education has been one of the hotspots in the tech world this year, as people turn to e-learning tools to fill in the gaps variously arising from closed schools, closed offices, social distancing and more time on our hands at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And that is giving a big bump to education startups, which are raising money to capitalise on the growth opportunity. In one of the latest developments, Udemy — which provides a marketplace currently numbering some 130,000 video...
Tags: Python, Startups, Japan, Education, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Delaware, Online Education, Udemy, Norwest Venture Partners, Homer, Byju, Berlitz, Recent Funding


Terry Gilliam Reveals the Secrets of Monty Python Animations: A 1974 How-To Guide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otV22Pe4yiM Before he directed such mind-bending masterpieces as Time Bandits, Brazil and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, before he became short-hand for a filmmaker cursed with cosmically bad luck, before he became the sole American member of seminal British comedy group Monty Python, Terry Gilliam made a name for himself creating odd animated bits for the UK series Do Not Adjust Your Set. Gilliam preferred cut-out animation, which involved pushing bits o...
Tags: Google, Python, UK, London, Yahoo, College, Los Angeles, Animation, Monty Python, Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam, Walt Disney, Don, Facebook Twitter, Hollywood Reporter, Max Ernst


10 popular online STEM, coding and gaming courses — all are taught by women

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Coursera There are startlingly low numbers of women in STEM-related careers: Only 1 in 4 STEM positions are held by women.Education can help you advance in a STEM career, and online courses can be more affordable and flexible than a traditional college route.Because representation matters, all of these courses are taught by women who are highly successful in the STEM field.Read more: These online d...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Python, Minnesota, Education, Microsoft, Stem, Trends, Development, Css, Nasa, Features, Harvard, Cambridge, Aws, Columbia University


Online learning is growing faster than ever — we compared 4 of the top platforms leading the way

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider The rise of online learning platforms has democratized education, allowing people to learn just about anything from home. However, there are countless types of online classes and platforms to choose from, which can be overwhelming.To make it easier, we compared and broke down the differences between four of the most popular online learning platforms: Udemy, LinkedIn L...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Python, Education, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Features, Stanford University, Squarespace, Online Learning, E-learning, Upwork, Skillshare, Online Classes


Become fluent in one of the most dynamic programming languages for $35

Since its release in 1991, Python has become one of the world's most popular general-purpose programming languages. Python enables programmers to write clear code with significant use of whitespace. From data mining and web programming to cybersecurity and game design, Python can be used for virtually everything online. Though it was first dreamed up in the eighties, Python's first release in 1991 made this general-purpose programming language an ideal successor to the ABC language. Log...
Tags: Work, Python, Programming, Technology, Learning, Education, Abc, Success, Computers, Innovation, Seaborn


Stanford’s Doggo quadrupedal robot and siblings Pupper and Woofer are coming to TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

Animal-like, four-legged robots have been a crowd pleaser since Boston Dynamics’ BigDog, and Stanford’s Doggo shows how the technology can be made open source, accessible, and educational. Doggo’s creators will bring the diminutive robot, plus its smaller and larger siblings Pupper and Woofer, to TC Sessions: Robotics+AI on March 3. P.S. Early bird ticket sales end this Friday – book your tickets today and save $150. We first heard of Doggo last year when the Stanford Robotics Club showed off...
Tags: Python, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Education, Stanford, Events, Tech, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Culture, Robots, Robotics, Robot, Sri Lanka, Stanford University


Python's got legs!

Photo by Steve Wheeler No, this is not some new discovery about the evolutionary development of snakes - nor is it a reptile dysfunction. I'm referring to 2Simple Software's new offering Python In Pieces which was launched last week at the BETT Show in London.If you're a computing teacher your ears will prick up at this. Actually, if you're a teacher who's interested in anything to do with critical thinking, creativity or logical reasoning you should definitely be interested. Python In ...
Tags: Python, Technology, London, Learning, Education, Computers, Creativity, eLearning, London England, Pam Jones, Steve Wheeler, BETT Show, Bett2020, 2Simple, BETTshow, Purple Mash


Monty Python’s Terry Jones (RIP) Was a Comedian, But Also a Medieval Historian: Get to Know His Other Side

Monty Python’s surreal, slapstick parodies of history, religion, medicine, philosophy, and law depended on a competent grasp of these subjects, and most of the troupe’s members, four of whom met at Oxford and Cambridge, went on to demonstrate their scholarly acumen outside of comedy, with books, guest lectures, professorships, and serious television shows. Michael Palin even became president of the Royal Geographical Society for a few years. And Palin’s onetime Oxford pal and early writi...
Tags: Google, Python, Comedy, Television, Youtube, College, History, Bbc, Rome, Oxford, Cambridge, Monty Python, Brian, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Jones


HackerRank acquires Mimir, an online platform for computer science courses

HackerRank, a popular platform for practicing and hosting online coding interviews, today announced that it has acquired Mimir, a cloud-based service that provides tools for teaching computer science courses. Mimir, which is HackerRank’s first acquisition, is currently in use by a number of universities, including UCLA, Purdue, Oregon State and Michigan State, as well as by corporation like Google. HackerRank says it will continue to support Mimir’s classroom product as a stand-alone product ...
Tags: Python, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Technology, Education, Developer, Articles, Tech, Indiana, Ide, Java, HackerRank, Ucla, Exit, Michigan State


Sphero’s STEM robotics kit goes on sale

Following a crowdfunding campaign that raised an impressive $1 million earlier this year, Sphero’s STEM/STEAM kit RVR is now on sale. Announced back in February as part of the Colorado company’s first-ever Kickstarter campaign, RVR presents a bit of a change for Sphero in a number of key ways. For starters, it’s a move away from the remote control ball design that has defined the majority of its projects since the Orbotix days. RVR is a four wheel system — and more than that, in keeping with...
Tags: Python, Hardware, Education, Raspberry Pi, Colorado, Tech, Kickstarter, Arduino, Sphero, Adam Wilson, RVR


The ultimate guide to gifting STEM toys: tons of ideas for little builders

The holiday season is here again, touting all sorts of kids’ toys that pledge to pack ‘STEM smarts’ in the box, not just the usual battery-based fun. Educational playthings are nothing new, of course. But, in recent years, long time toymakers and a flurry of new market entrants have piggybacked on the popularity of smartphones and apps, building connected toys for even very young kids that seek to tap into a wider ‘learn to code’ movement which itself feeds off worries about the future employabi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Python, Learn To Code, TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Asia, Europe, Hardware, Bluetooth, Education, Microsoft, Raspberry Pi, Electronics, Disney


Microsoft launches entry-level software development and AI courses

Microsoft today launched two new courses in its online education program for developers: an entry-level software development class and an AI course for more advanced developers who want to expand their knowledge of machine learning. It’s no secret that there aren’t enough data scientists and machine learning developers available to fulfill the current demand. It’s no surprise then that a number of large companies have started to teach the fundamentals of these disciplines to their existing emplo...
Tags: Python, Learn To Code, Education, Microsoft, Developer, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Github, Microsoft Academy


Microsoft launches AI and entry-level software development courses

Microsoft today launched two new courses in its online education program for developers: an entry-level software development class and an AI course for more advanced developers who want to expand their knowledge of machine learning. It’s no secret that there aren’t enough data scientists and machine learning developers available to fulfill the current demand. It’s no surprise, then, that a number of large companies have started to teach the fundamentals of these disciplines to their existing emp...
Tags: Python, Learn To Code, Education, Microsoft, Developer, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Github, Microsoft Academy


The 10 Most Popular Courses on Coursera in 2017 (and 2,000 Courses You Can Take for Free in January, 2018)

Back in 2012, Coursera started offering MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) to the world at large. And they've since amassed some 28 million registered users, a catalogue of 2,000 courses, and reams of data about what people want to learn. In the waning days of December, Coursera published a list of their 1o most popular courses of 2017. (Find below, and enroll in any of these courses for free.) From this list, it drew some larger conclusions about trends in education and technology. The...
Tags: Google, Python, College, Stanford, Bitcoin, Yale, Online Courses, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, University of Toronto, Stanford University, University Of Michigan, Princeton University, Facebook Twitter, Sinha, Robert Shiller


DataCamp Nabs $4M for Data Science Courses, Moves to NY

Data scientists remain in high demand. But these days, many types of professionals can boost their career prospects if they have at least a basic level of “data literacy,” says Jonathan Cornelissen. That’s part of the reason why he says his online education company, DataCamp, has been growing over the past couple of years. DataCamp, which recently raised $4 million from investors, offers approximately 80 short training courses that teach data science skills to beginners and help experts s...
Tags: Python, Startups, New York, Jobs, Education, Boston, Trends, Tech, Data, Vc, Software, Data Science, Coding, DataCamp, Edtech, TechStars


36 eBooks on Computer Programming from O’Reilly Media: Free to Download and Read

This past week, we featured a free course on the programming language Python, presented by MIT. A handy resource, to be sure. And then it struck us that you might want to complement that course with some of the 36 free ebooks on computer programming from O’Reilly Media–of which 7 are dedicated to Python itself. Other books focus on Java, C++, Swift, Software Architecture, and more. See the list of programming books here. If you’re looking for yet more free ebooks from O’Reilly Media, see the p...
Tags: Google, Python, Technology, College, Computer Science, E-books, Facebook Twitter, Facebook and Twitter


Learn Python with a Free Online Course from MIT

The programming language Python takes its name from Monty Python (true story!), and now courses that teach Python are in very high demand. Last December, we featured a free Python course created by Google. Today, it’s a free Python course from MIT. Designed for students with little or no programming experience, the course “aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifia...
Tags: Google, Python, College, Mit, Software, Online Courses, Monty Python, Facebook Twitter, Facebook and Twitter, John Guttag


Neural Networks for Machine Learning: A Free Online Course

The 78-video playlist above comes from a course called Neural Networks for Machine Learning, taught by Geoffrey Hinton, a computer science professor at the University of Toronto. The videos were created for a larger course taught on Coursera, which gets re-offered on a fairly regularly basis. Neural Networks for Machine Learning will teach you about “artificial neural networks and how they’re being used for machine learning, as applied to speech and object recognition, image segmentation, mode...
Tags: Google, Python, Facebook, College, Online Courses, Computer Science, University of Toronto, Flipboard, Facebook Twitter, Geoffrey Hinton, Facebook Twitter Instagram Google, Neural Networks for Machine Learning


Lenovo Promotes Coding With Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls for IWD 2017

For International Women’s Day 2017, Lenovo is collaborating with comedian Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls on a three-part video series highlighting women in technology in support of Lenovo Game State, a free online destination for kids ages 13 and up. The website teaches kids coding through games and the more they play and learn, the more chances they have to win Lenovo products and a $2,500 scholarship to a coding school or camp. Tapping into the STEAM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Mathematic...
Tags: Python, Education, New York City, Uncategorized, Advertising, US, Amy Poehler, Coding, Girls, Computer Science, Lenovo, Gamification, International Women's Day, Cornell University, Lua, Smart Girls


Learn Python: A Free Online Course from Google

Google has created a free Python class designed for “people with a little bit of programming experience who want to learn Python.” A fortunate thing since Python is a computer language that’s now strongly in demand. (By the way, did you know that Python takes its name from Monty Python? A true story.) According to Google’s course description: The class includes “written materials, lecture videos, and lots of code exercises to practice Python coding. These materials are used within Google to in...
Tags: Google, Python, Facebook, Technology, College, Online Courses, Monty Python, Facebook Twitter, Google Google, Facebook and Twitter


Think like a computer scientist: free, interactive textbook

Runestone's Interactive Python project has adapted 2012's classic How to Think Like a Computer Scientist textbook, updating it to cover recent programming advances, and creating a fully interactive version with quizzes, code examples, and coding challenges. (more…)
Tags: Python, Post, Happy Mutants, News, Education, Makers, Scholarship, Open Access


Monty Python’s Philosopher’s Football Match: The Epic Showdown Between the Greeks & Germans (1972)

Last year, we witnessed a very tense, unpleasant showdown between Germany and Greece as the topmost nation in the European Union drove its most indebted country to make painful, perhaps punishing compromises. In one analysis of this hard-to-watch economic humiliation—for Greece, that is—The Washington Post made use of a much more lighthearted contest between the two countries, one in which Greece emerged the victor after scoring the only goal of the match. The soccer match, that is, ...
Tags: Google, Python, Comedy, Greece, Washington Post, College, Germany, John Cleese, European Union, Munich, Monty Python, Philosophy, Albert Camus, Jones, Franz Beckenbauer, Nigel Warburton


F8 2016: All of the New Tools for Developers and Publishers

Facebook introduced several new tools for developers and publishers at its F8 global developers’ conference in San Francisco this weekend. Account Kit Account Kit gives developers a way to allow users to login to their applications with their phone numbers or email addresses and to register for their apps without creating passwords, making the process simpler for users and hopefully boosting engagement for developers. Features for developers include a customizable user interface, access to ric...
Tags: Python, Videos, Open Source, Facebook, Apps, Messenger, Internet Of Things, TV, Television, Email, Education, Passwords, San Francisco, Likes, Insights, Links



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