Alteryx and Udacity Launch Nanodegree for Citizen Data Scientists

In-demand curriculum focused on users interested in solving business problems with predictive analytics but lacking time or resources to take a lengthy degree program

Irvine, CA — Oct 19, 2016 — Alteryx, Inc., the leader in self-service data analytics, today announced it is partnering with Udacity, an online education provider, on the Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program which opens today. The new online program, completed part-time and self-paced over a six-month period, is structured to give students the needed skills to apply predictive analytics methodologies to real world business problems while advancing their careers.

“We’ve been hearing for some time that the demand for analytic skills in the workplace is outpacing supply,” said Dean Stoecker, CEO of Alteryx. “Collaborating with an innovator like Udacity on this Nanodegree program is the perfect way to empower today’s workforce without having to take full-time traditional degree programs.”

Companies today continue to place more importance around a workforce that can leverage analytical skills. Enabling business analysts to make better data-driven decisions through tools and educational programs will empower the analyst by integrating these new skillsets into their current career path. More than 6,000 people have expressed interest in the program over the past few weeks. The demand is similar to some of the most popular Nanodegree programs that Udacity has offered to date.

“Alteryx is a leading expert in data analytics and their contribution to our new Predictive Analytics for Business Nanodegree program will better enable our students to master these sought-after skills to get a job or further their careers,” said Vish Makhijani, CEO of Udacity.

I have to say this Nanodegree program in Predictive Analytics was well worth the time spent,” said Michael Lilly, Risk Mitigation Analyst at BB&T Bank. “I am learning things that I can make practical use of now in my career. At first glance, the valuable insights seem simple, but they are what has enabled me to be a much better data analyst.”

The program will be comprised of seven courses covering Problem Solving with Advanced Analytics, Creating an Analytical Dataset, Data Visualization, Classification Models, A/B Testing, Time Series Forecasting, and Segmentation Analysis. Tableau also participated in the development of the Data Visualization course.

Upon enrollment in the Nanodegree program, students will receive the following:

  1. Access to all Predictive Analytics for Business courses at
  2. Immediate support and reviews by the Udacity student service and project review teams
  3. Access to connect with instructors and coaches in forums
  4. Support from peers
  5. Educational licenses of Alteryx Designer and Tableau Desktop

Additional details on the seven courses within the Nanodegree and sign-up information can be found here:

Also part of the Alteryx for Good program, students may be eligible for assistance.

About Alteryx, Inc.

Alteryx is the leader in self-service data analytics. Alteryx Analytics provides analysts with the unique ability to easily prep, blend and analyze all of their data using a repeatable workflow, then deploy and share analytics at scale for deeper insights in hours, not weeks. Analysts love the Alteryx Analytics platform because they can connect to and cleanse data from data warehouses, cloud applications, spreadsheets and other sources, easily join this data together, then perform analytics — predictive, statistical and spatial — using the same intuitive user interface, without writing any code. Thousands of companies and data analysts worldwide rely on Alteryx daily. Visit or call 1-888-836-4274.

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