Udacity, a global, online learning platform powering digital transformation and accelerated time-to-market initiatives for Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises, today launched its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Developer Nanodegree program in conjunction with UiPath, the leading enterprise robotic process automation software company.
Taught by industry-leading RPA experts, the Udacity RPA Developer Nanodegree program is designed to provide learners with the practical experience and resources needed to understand and facilitate RPA, which occurs when basic tasks commonly performed by humans are automated through software or hardware systems that function across a variety of applications.
The Nanodegree launch is part of the Udacity and UiPath RPA Insiders Virtual Conference: A Look Inside the Future of Technology, taking place today in front of an online audience of developers and engineers. Topics being addressed include “RPA Trends: What’s Real and What’s Hype?” and “How COVID-19 Has Accelerated the Need for RPA.” Guy Kirkwood, Chief Evangelist, UiPath, and JP Gownder, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester, are presenting as keynote speakers. During the conference, UiPath and Udacity will give away 50 RPA Developer Nanodegree programs to attendees.
“RPA is the next big opportunity that companies want to seize, and there’s a need for RPA developers who possess the skills to drive that opportunity forward,” said Gabe Dalporto, CEO, Udacity. “RPA is an extraordinary technology that is architected to reduce the burden of repetitive, simple tasks on employees, freeing up their time to focus on more substantive projects. Through our RPA Developer Nanodegree program, we’re empowering developers and engineers to strengthen their career paths and helping employers focus their teams to put their effort where it really matters.”
According to Grand View Research, the global RPA market is expected to reach almost $26 billion by 2027, opening the door for both businesses and professionals to capitalize on its benefits. Learners who enroll in the RPA Developer Nanodegree program will develop the knowledge and professional-level skills needed to develop and deploy business process automation, and will engage in hands-on learning with projects tailored to real-world scenarios that complement instructor-led sessions, including code reviews and scraping structured data.
“AI and automation will create millions of new jobs in the near future,” said Alok Shrivastava, UiPath Vice President of Learning Alliances. “We built UiPath on the promise to democratize RPA and train a global community of practitioners. Partnering with Udacity to develop the RPA Developer Nanodegree program furthers our commitment to empowering people with the in-demand automation skills to succeed in newly emerging careers and remain competitive in their current roles.”