Udacity: Great place to learn new stuff


A few weeks ago I heard about Udacity; a new website with extensive online classes, dedicated to learning you interesting new stuff. The classes are all about programming, but they’re really educational and well explained.

I’m currently enrolling in the CS212 class, which means the Designing computer programs class. It’s about lots of complex problems that you can solve by writing (smart) code. For example here’s a video with a solution for the well-known zebra puzzle:

The guy sharing all this knowledge with you in this class is Peter Norviq, google’s director of research, responsible for all kinds of technological achievements, so you’re really learning from an expert here! These are all the classes you can follow at the moment:

  • CS101: Building a Search Engine
  • CS212: Design of Computer Programs
  • CS253: Web Application Engineering
  • CS262: Programming Languages
  • CS373: Programming A Robotic Car
  • CS387: Applied Cryptography