Insights, ideas, and stories

  • 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...

  • How a novice dev reached #2 in the App Store with a great instructor’s help

    Nick Di Vona of University Place, outside Tacoma,WA, has two primary passions: longboarding and app development After spending much of his younger years doing the former, he’s ready to embrace success doing the latter, thanks to a great idea, lots of dedication and perseverance—and the global phenomenon...

  • 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...

  • Jay Karamales

    Location: Boise, ID Age: 54 Job title: Software architect/Project manager Jay Karamales isn’t one to sit by passively in the face of change When the northern Virginia area where he and his wife grew up started getting too crowded, they researched other small cities that met their parameters and relocated to...

  • Luis Martinez

    Location: Monterrey, Mexico Age: 35 Job title: Global Process Assessment Advisor When your boss comes along and tells you to find a resource and go learn something new, it could be unnerving But when that happened to Luis Martinez, it was no big deal because he’d already been using Udemy for a while and...

  • Helping thousands build confidence through body language courses

    Vanessa Van Edwards describes herself as a “recovered awkward person” Social situations used to be hard for her - and it showed Then she started learning about body language, and discovered her passion for helping people like herself build confidence in social and professional situations, using body language and...

  • Lessons on punctuation from a copywriting pro

    What is the purpose of the semicolon When is an apostrophe appropriate Len Smith realized during his career as a copywriter that many people do not know the answers to these and tons of other punctuation questions Smith, a 71-year-old from Yorkshire, England, has been running his own business, Copywriting On...

  • Air Force veteran and mom of three shares strategic visions for success in 2015

    Nikki Lee served six years active duty in the United States Air Force as Network Systems Administrator in Missouri, South Korea, and Tuscon, Arizona During her service, Nikki worked hand-in-hand with the Army traveling to Afghanistan in support of her IT work and training fellow servicemen and women to use the...