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Recitations from Tel-Aviv University introductory course to computer science, assembled as IPython notebooks by Yoav Ram. Exploratory Computing with Python, a set of 15 Notebooks that cover exploratory computing, data analysis, and visualization. No prior programming knowledge required. Each Notebook includes a number of exercises (with answers) that should take less than 4 hours to complete. Developed by Mark Bakker for undergraduate engineering students at the Delft University of Technology.


Udacity launches self-driving car nanodegree

ZDNet

The online education company Udacity is partnering with major companies in the field of autonomous vehicles to launch a nanodegree program for those interested in becoming a self-driving car engineer. "It is the first and only program of its kind where most people with an internet connection--from Detroit to Damascus and from Adelaide to Aleppo--can learn the skills they need to work in one of the most amazing fields of our time," Udacity founder and president Sebastian Thrun wrote in a blog post. The course, which spans three 12-week terms, covers deep learning, computer vision, sensor fusion, localization and controllers. Four major partners have committed to fast-tracking the nanodegree graduates into positions around the world: Mercedes-Benz, Nvidia, Otto (recently acquired by Uber) and Didi Chuxing. Thrun promised that more partners will be added to that list.


World's first AI university sees strong demand from students

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The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the first graduate-level, research-based artificial intelligence (AI) university in the world, has received immediate interest from graduate students across the globe. So far, 3,200 students have started the application process, including 1,681 potential students in the last step of their application process and 234 completing their applications within the first week of the university's launch on October 16. The majority of applications were received from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Egypt, India, and China, a statement said. Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and chairman of the MBZUAI board of trustees, said: "The level of interest in such a short time is a very encouraging sign. MBZUAI is attracting prospective students from around the world, affirming the UAE leadership's vision of investing in human potential and enabling societies through knowledge and education to find practical solutions to some of the biggest challenges in the world, and further establishing the UAE and Abu Dhabi as a global hub for innovation and higher education."


How A Young Syrian Woman Built An Award-Winning Learning App

Huffington Post - Tech news and opinion

Motivated by a desire to rebuild Syria's devastated economy, enterprising young women in the war-torn country are turning to tech to help others of their generation find employment โ€“ and better futures. For the past five years, 22-year-old Syrian student Leen Darwish has seen her country ruined by bombings, battles and one of the biggest population displacements in modern history. But determined to help rebuild the nation's economy for her fellow young people, Darwish โ€“ a computer science undergraduate at the University of Damascus โ€“ has launched an award-winning, Arabic-language app to help young people in Syria, and beyond, learn to code. Just six months since its launch, Darwish's Remmaz app already has over 500 active users learning to code, design websites and develop apps (application programs) on the platform she and her business partner started developing while they were second-year university students. Their aim is to create an accessible, Arabic online learning MOOC (massive open online course) to address the lack of non-English programming resources available to Arab communities, particularly young people looking for employment in conflict-scarred Syria.


UDK Unreal Development Kit Tutorial - Udemy

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Learn the advanced techniques inside of Unreal Cascade and the Material Editor to bring your sparks to the next level! This tutorial covers from "start-to-finish" how to make a fully dynamic sparks particle system that will collide with geometry inside your map! Bill has worked in the games industry for over 7 years specializing in Realtime VFX. He currently works as a VFX Artist with shipped titles including Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat, Batman: Arkham City Lockdown, Lego Universe, & PAIN. He also is the founder of imbueFX, a site that specializes solely on tutorials in Realtime VFX.