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  • Entrepreneurial Music-Lover Finds His Groove Building Mobile Apps

    What kind of career can a music major pursue these days It’s always been hard to support yourself as a professional musician, so you need to get creative And that’s what New Yorker Dan Gurney did, expanding his skills with help from Udemy in order to take his craft in a new direction In 2010, Dan used his...

  • Hypnotherapist rebounds from career crisis with full-time focus on Udemy

    Back in 2014, Dan Jones of West Sussex, UK, stumbled upon Udemy in a typical fashion He’d been offering videos about hypnosis for years on YouTube, had a Facebook fan page, and was running ads, but he wasn’t making money from these activities Like others before him, Dan didn’t want to pay someone else to set...

  • Busy Kinesiologist Flexes Her Muscles as Online Instructor

    Annette Reilly Spreads the Healing on Udemy In a world wracked by stress, Annette Reilly wants to offer relief to as many people as possible That’s what drew her to kinesiology and acupressure and, eventually, to teaching on Udemy Annette had always been interested in health and wellness, from as far back as...

  • Instructor Sorin Dumitrascu thrives in challenging economy

    Sorin Dumitrascu’s town in southern Romanian, Câmpulung Muscel, used to be home to a bustling auto manufacturing plant, but when the country rejected communism, things changed The cars produced there simply weren’t good enough to compete in the international market, and the factory closed in the...

  • Student’s First App Bought By Global Game Developer

    Back in July we introduced you to Nick Di Vona, a newcomer to app development who took Mark Price's “iOS 9 and Swift 2: From Beginner to Paid Professional” course At the time, we celebrated his Poke Radar app reaching #2 in Apple's App Store It turns out that was just the beginning of big things for Nick and his...

  • Udemy course helps instructor win award and get a job

    We were thrilled to read recently that instructor Ahmed Alkabary was awarded a scholarship from the Linux Foundation—and his Udemy course played a role in his achievement We got in touch to find out more about Ahmed, whose course, “Linux Command Line Basics,” has more than 49,000 students!   How did you...

  • Be the first to master iOS 10

    It’s a big day at Udemy for iPhone app developers, as we unveil new iOS 10 courses hot off the presses Apple released the most recent public beta of iOS 10 just last week, not long after the developer beta was unveiled at WWDC in June As always, Udemy’s top instructors have been quick to respond so students...

  • Taylor McClenny

    Location: Newport News, VA Age: 27 Job title: Entrepreneur/founder Taylor McClenny is brimming with great business ideas So many, in fact, he sort of regretted having to graduate from his university, where he started developing some of those ideas as part of his business major In his final year, he indulged a...

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