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Programming knowledge is indispensable in today’s world, and learning to code is one of the most valuable and useful things you can do.
Whether you’re launching a career, advancing a career, or just excited to learn a new skill, there is no time like the present to start learning, and this intro to computer programming offers everything you need to get up to speed—with no prior programming skills required.
Get started learning front end web development through interactive content like quizzes, videos, and hands-on programs. Our learn-by-doing approach is the most effective way to learn web development skills.
Advance quickly and successfully through the curriculum with the support of expert reviewers whose detailed feedback will ensure you master all the right skills.
Join a dynamic community of learners who are committed to an intensive and productive learning experience. You’ll give and receive support, make connections, and stay abreast of trends in your field. Our graduates consistently cite community as one of the most valuable features of their Nanodegree program experience.
Build real projects that demonstrate your skills mastery. These projects will populate a portfolio that can be shared with prospective employers. Our hiring partners regularly review these portfolios when seeking qualified candidates.
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In order to succeed, we recommend having experience using the web, being able to perform a search on Google, and (most importantly) the determination to keep pushing forward!See detailed requirements.
It begins! Get oriented, learn the basics of HTML, and write your first line of code!
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“Learning to code is the single best thing anyone can do to get the most out of the amazing future in front of us.”— MARC ANDREESSEN, CO-FOUNDER OF MOSAIC, NETSCAPE, AND ANDREESSEN HOROWITZ
Karl is a Course Developer at Udacity. Before joining Udacity, Karl was a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Google for eight years, building automation and monitoring to keep the world’s busiest web services online.
Kelly is the Product Lead for the Web Development Nanodegree programs at Udacity.
Julia Van Cleve is a Content Developer at Udacity and was previously a middle school math teacher in San Jose, CA. She also dabbled in freelance web development, designing websites for small businesses in the Bay Area.
James received his degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, then went on to become a Udacity instructor in several programs. His personal mission is clear: to open the doors of opportunity for others by empowering them with excellent educational experiences.
Richard is a Course Developer with a passion for teaching. He has a degree in computer science, and first worked for a nonprofit doing everything from front-end web development, to backend programming, to database and server management.
During your 4-month term, you'll have access to the Nanodegree program classroom and materials, plus expert project reviews.
Knowing how to code can give you an edge in a growing variety of fields. Whether you're interested in becoming an artificial intelligence engineer or a web developer—or simply want to use programming to enhance your current career—you'll need a strong foundation, and in this program, you’ll build a strong foundation in fundamental programming concepts. You won't need any prior experience with coding to enroll, and we've extensively tested the lessons with beginning students to make sure they're understandable, engaging, and effective.
If you want to learn to code but have little or no experience, this program offers the perfect starting point.
No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.
No prior experience with programming is required.
You will need to be comfortable with basic computer skills, such as managing files, running programs, and using a web browser to navigate the Internet.
You will need to be self-driven and genuinely interested in the subject. No matter how well structured the program is, any attempt to learn programming will involve many hours of studying, practice, and experimentation. Success in this program requires meeting the deadlines set for your termand devoting at least 10 hours per week to your work.
You will need to be able to communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English.
The only technical skills required for this program are basic computer skills.
This program consists of one four (4)-month long term. To graduate from the program, you'll need to successfully complete all required projects.
These projects are designed to give you hands-on practice, and enable you to demonstrate your mastery of the concepts.
Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and, if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
Passing all of the projects will earn you an Intro to Programming Nanodegree program certificate confirming that you have completed this program and obtained fundamental programming concepts and skills.
Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here for policies on enrollment in our programs.
The Intro to Programming Nanodegree program gives you a solid foundation from which to start a wide variety of more advanced and more specialized programs.
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