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  • Movin’ on up: Udemy settles into a new home

    Monday was moving day at Udemy, as we took up residence in a brand-new office Though we only went one block east of our last location, the contrast in how the new space looks, feels, and functions is light years away from our previous spot A few notable factoids: Udemy was in its last office for about 16...

  • Welcome our new GM of Udemy for Business, Darren Shimkus!

    This week, we announced the arrival of Darren Shimkus as our new vice president and general manager of Udemy for Business Now, let’s spend a few minutes getting to know him a little better How did you hear about Udemy I met Dennis (CEO Dennis Yang) earlier in my career, and I began following Udemy when he...

  • Welcome our new VP of Content Grégory Boutté!

    Please join us in welcoming Grégory Boutté to the Udemy team as our vice president of content! Grégory will be responsible for how we work with instructors to acquire great content and how we manage our library to deliver the best content to our students Grégory most recently was the chief revenue officer at...

  • Welcome our new VP of Product Rob Wong!

    We are excited to announce a new member of the executive team, Rob Wong! Rob is joining as the vice president of product and will be managing Udemy’s product and design initiatives As our CEO Dennis Yang put it, Rob “had the rare combination of product vision, team-building chops, and the humility to be part...

  • Here’s how Udemy gives

    On June 26, all Udemy offices (San Francisco, Ankara, and Dublin) spent a day volunteering locally At Udemy, part of our culture is to give back to our community, particularly around education and youth empowerment We love interacting with our neighbors and helping them reach their goals, so volunteering isn’t a...

  • Udemy summer interns are here!

    Ah, summer… time to kick back, relax, and soak up the sun, right Well, for the current batch of Udemy interns, this is a season for learning about the workplace and soaking up knowledge We are so excited to have these bright, hungry minds in our office for the next ten weeks and look forward to their contributions...

  • What’s the best thing you learned from your dad?

    In honor of Father’s Day, we got to thinking about how dads (and other father figures) serve as teachers for so many of us in all different areas of our lives Here are just a few things we at Udemy have learned from our fathers, both highly useful life lessons and silly stuff that makes us good party guests Thanks...

  • Udemy volunteers with Juma at AT&T Park

    Last week a group of Udemy team members spent the day volunteering with Juma during the Giants game at AT&T Park We had an incredible time walking the stands and manning the carts while vending ice cream, coffee and nuts to raise money for local youth’s college funds Together we achieved $7,700 in total sales...

  • Udemy announces addition of Lisa Haugh to executive team

    Today we’re excited to welcome a new member to our executive team Lisa Haugh is joining the team as Udemy’s General Counsel and brings with her 15 years of legal expertise from working with various startups and mature companies Lisa’s unique background spans the types of issues that are making waves in the...

  • Best Places to Work: Q&A with Dennis Yang

    Last week we celebrated our Best Places to Work in the Bay Area award! Our VP of HR Pat Schoof sat down with CEO Dennis Yang to reflect on this honor and get his perspective on what makes Udemy such a wonderful place to work Here’s what Dennis had to share Describe our company culture in five...

  • Udemy celebrates Best Places to Work honor

    We’re proud to announce our inclusion on the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in the Bay Area list! Our VP of HR Pat Schoof says it best, “It's due to everyone's work, positive attitude and input to making a great culture!” Shannon Hughes and Cara...

  • Udemy around the world

    Last week, a few team members from Udemy HQ, including Dennis Yang, CEO and Claire Hough, VP of Engineering, traveled abroad to visit the international Udemy offices The group had the privilege of spending time with the teams first in Ankara, Turkey and then in Dublin, Ireland It was great to see our core values...