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Entries filed under 'Nanodegree'

    A Passion For Education: Aaron McLean, AT&T and Udacity

    June 21, 2016 12:09 PM by Aaron McLean

    My name is Aaron McLean. I’ve worked at AT&T for 17 years as a web developer and architect. In fall 2014, our group was in need of high-quality, low-cost training and certification. While we had online training, we needed more specific certifications within our software-centric network environment. Then one day, an email was sent to us from John Donovan (our Chief Technology Officer at the time), asking us to check out

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    CTU and AT&T 2016 V4 Hackathon Winners Celebrate

    May 11, 2016 12:42 PM by Filip Svab

    Team Babble won the US$10,000 grand prize at the CTU and AT&T* 2016 V4 Hackathon. The team created the winning mobile app during the 24-hour development contest. 

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    Building Bridges into the Innovation Economy

    April 20, 2016 11:08 AM by Ken McNeely and Arturo S. Rodriguez

    When it comes to the innovation economy, access and opportunity are not always equal. Across the nation, rural students often fall behind their urban peers in developing the skills they need to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The opportunity-gap is even wider for rural students of color and English-learners seeking to break into a tech career. 

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    Human vs. Machine

    December 10, 2015 10:00 AM by Yeeling Lam, David Ensminger & Nathaniel Meyer

    After hours of online classes and project work, we made it! We are the first three AT&T employees to graduate from the Georgia Tech Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) program. And as we like to say, if you can make it through the Machine Learning course, the rest is a breeze [and by breeze we mean gale force winds].

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    Building a Workforce for the Software Economy

    November 19, 2015 8:17 AM by Nicole Anderson and Scott Smith

    Being able to continue providing the quality products and services our customers demand starts with our employees. We must have the skilled, prepared talent that can meet and exceed the challenges of our business.

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    Education in Your Pocket

    June 22, 2015 9:45 AM by Nicole Anderson

    Some say learning is a lifelong pursuit. Through AT&T Aspire, our goal is to make learning not just a lifelong pursuit but a 24/7, anywhere you are, on-demand classroom. This transformative thinking about access, mobility and content is creating a world of possibilities and expanding the classroom like never before.

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    Investing in the Future of Education, Today

    April 29, 2015 8:00 AM by Nicole Anderson

    Through technology, we’re able to deliver educational content to more people, in more places, no matter their background. With new tools emerging every day, it’s an exciting time to be involved in this field and to work for a tech company that is helping to transform education.

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    Preparing the Workforce of the Future

    April 24, 2015 11:00 AM by Scott Smith

    AT&T is moving to a software-defined, mobile-first environment. So the need to develop a pipeline of employees with the skills to succeed and to help us succeed has never been more critical.

    But we also see a broader need to prepare students and those already in the workforce — no matter where they work — for success in the 21st century.

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    Digital Learning Day and #ATTimpact

    March 13, 2015 11:45 AM by Andrea Steiger

    Today, I have the pleasure of attending Digital Learning Day in Washington, D.C. Not only am I showcasing AT&T’s work in ed-tech, but I’m also learning about what other organizations are doing across the country in this field. It’s exciting to see so many new tools available to educators, students and parents to promote learning. From apps that help kids learn through games that regulate their social emotional health to the Nanodegree program – AT&T’s work continues to grow.

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    Reimagining Career Paths

    December 16, 2014 9:30 AM by Anne Wintroub

    Over the past decade, technology has fundamentally transformed so much of our world – the way we meet people, build a business, explore neighborhoods. Technology has changed how we learn, how we work, and increasingly, the work that we do.

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