Insights, ideas, and stories

  • 5 Lesser Known Instruments to Learn on Uncommon Musical Instrument Day

    Today (July 31) marks Uncommon Musical Instrument Day, a special day to appreciate the weird, bizarre, and truly extraordinary instruments of the world—from the water-powered hydrolauphone to the touchless theremin If you’ve ever imagined yourself blowing a didgeridoo on an Australian beach, today is a great...

  • Udemy Featured in Hotly Anticipated 2019 Internet Trends Report

    For more than 20 years, the arrival of Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report has been an eagerly anticipated event As one of the first investors in internet-based businesses, venture capitalist Meeker established herself early on as a leading expert at spotting emerging trends She was on the Morgan Stanley team that...

  • How One Mom Fits In Learning Web Development During Nap Time

    Thirty-three-year-old Tina lives in Germany, takes care of her one-and-a-half-year-old son, and learns web development in her rare spare time She’s currently working through Andrei Neagoie's "The Complete Web Developer in 2019: Zero to Mastery" and Anthony Alicea's "JavaScript - Understanding the weird...

  • Udemy Instructor Spotlight: Alicia Paz

    Alicia Paz, MA is a therapist, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) coach, and Udemy instructor She’s no newbie to the platform, as Alicia has been teaching on Udemy since 2013 Her dedication to providing students access to mental health coping skills goes so far as finishing the script for her second Udemy...

  • #IRL: Five Tips To Increase Your Confidence

    This article was written by Udemy instructor Alexa Fischer We’re two months into the year Do you still have the “new year, new you” mentality If not, it’s time for you to learn how to build unshakeable confidence Why Because that’s going to be the fuel to make your I-can-do-this mentality last Here are...

  • #IRL: Better Budgeting with 5 Habits

    This article was written by Udemy instructor Chris Haroun If you’re like many people, you don’t give a second thought to buying your daily coffee And you find ways to justify picking trendy, brand-name headphones when a less expensive model might serve your needs just as well But while we all need and...

  • We’re Excited to Welcome Gregg Coccari as Our New CEO!

    We’re excited to welcome Gregg Coccari as our new CEO Gregg brings more than 30 years of leadership experience to Udemy and previously held CEO positions at Stella and Chewy’s, Futuredontics, NetQuote, and Teleflora We are happy to welcome Gregg as our new leader to further accelerate Udemy’s mission of...

  • #IRL: How To Stress Less In 2019

    This article was written by Udemy instructor Gregory Caremans Picture this: You’re putting on running shoes to blow off steam after a particularly stressful day You haven’t exercised since the last time you felt stressed, about a month ago After jogging a few miles, you feel refreshed and tell yourself, “I need...

  • #IRL: How To Make Healthy Eating Stick in 2019

    This article was written by Udemy instructor and home cooking expert Jenna Edwards You told yourself you would eat healthier in 2019 That resolution is often synonymous with doing juice cleanses, avoiding foods you really love, and eating stuff you dread If you can stick to that, great, but I can’t name three...

  • Udemy #IRL

    If your last week was anything like mine, it was a blur of “what day is it,” “Happy New Year to you too,” and “2019 is the year of _______” It’s a classic case of trying to get back in the groove with fresh new goals while also nursing the holiday hangover The air is full of high hopes for becoming...

  • Five Ways Workplaces Will Change For The Better In 2019

    We’re probably all feeling the tension between the changes affecting our work lives right now and the ones still on the horizon but likely coming soon We’re already seeing some of these trends gain steam, while others are just materializing and have yet to fully form Without further ado, I’ll throw my hat...

  • Udemy’s 2018 Year in Review

    We’ve made another trip around the sun, so it’s time to look back on what we’ve accomplished this past year Thanks to all of the Udemy instructors and students who’ve spent time and effort making and taking courses and improving lives through learning with us People Innovators by Udemy for Business This...