Originally posted on TechCrunch:
If you’re looking for a way to gain the skills necessary to get a gig developing for iPhone and iPad, but unwilling to commit to a full-time college or university schedule, Udacity might have the answer. The online education platform debuted something called a “nanodegree” last year, and enrollment for the iOS developer edition of the same just opened to applicants today. Enrollment is open to anyone willing to spend $200 per month to participate (with a one-week free trial included) and closes at the end of March 10.
The program requires at least 10 hours per week of student time, and can stretch between six and nine months depending on your schedule, but still offers a mostly self-directed pace vs. traditional institutions. There’s a free trial included as mentioned (the kind where you input credit card details up front and have to actively cancel to not be charged)…
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