Udacity Blitz: Let Udacity’s Top Engineers Build Your Ideas, and Your Team

The demand for great software has become virtually infinite — mobile apps, websites, data analysis, artificial intelligence, machine learning, VR, and so much more.

In this environment, innovative companies face a dilemma:

  • do I build or grow my own technical team, knowing the time and effort required? Or,
  • do I contract with a software engineering service to get my ideas built fast?

With our launch of Udacity Blitz, you can now do both at the same time. Get your projects built end-to-end by top engineers, and enjoy the option to hire them away from us afterwards, with no hiring penalties or fees.

Udacity Blitz is powered by Udacity alumni — highly-skilled engineers who have mastered their skills in Nanodegree programs such as Android Developer, iOS Developer, Full Stack Developer, and more. Udacity collaborates with the best tech companies in the world to build our curriculum and develop our talent. Google, Facebook, AT&T, Mercedes-Benz, IBM, Nvidia, Hack Reactor, GitHub, Amazon — these are just a few of the companies we work with. As we push into new fields like artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, and even self-driving cars, the impact our alumni are having on the world is only becoming more significant.

With Udacity Blitz, your ideas are built quickly, efficiently, and to the highest standards.

“Udacity Blitz is a service we need in today’s rapidly changing corporate landscape. They truly put their engineers first, and it was a pleasure to work with them on our mobile project.” — Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global

Here’s how it works:

  • You visit blitz.com, and propose your project — A mobile app, website, backend or data project.
  • We provide you with a fixed price estimate and a full money-back guarantee.
  • You get a dedicated project manager, who builds the perfect team to successfully realize your idea and complete your project.
  • Your project manager ensures the project is completed on time — communicating with you frequently, and sharing test versions to get your feedback.

When your project is done, you’re free to continue working with the team on additional projects, or you can hire the engineers for your own team. We don’t hide the engineers from you and we impose no fees or restrictions — when you love the work, hire the engineers. Simple.

Nobody knows our alumni better than we do, nobody invests more in their success, and no one has more confidence in their talents. This is why we can offer such a transparent service. Their success is our success.

Let me give you a recent example.

Meet Miraj Hassanpur

Miraj was working as a Java developer after successfully completing his Computer Science degree, when he realized that mobile technology is the future. He enrolled in the Android Developer Nanodegree program at Udacity, committed to a very intensive pace, and graduated in just three months.

During this same period, the Udacity Blitz team was in talks with a growing Palo Alto-based startup run by Alex Teichmann (CEO) and Hendrik Dahlkamp (CTO). Their team had immediate Android development needs, and they were interested in our services to get their app built.

Miraj emerged as an exceptionally well-qualified candidate, so we made the match with Alex and Hendrik. Miraj completed the Android projects successfully, and in fact exceeded their expectations to the extent that he received a full-time offer to be the lead on their Android app in their growing technical team.

This is just one example of a Udacity Blitz success story — there are many more already, and many more like that still to come. Particularly in light of new partnerships like the one we just announced with 99designs.

99designs is the leading online marketplace for design services with more than 1m active designers. I love the simplicity and high quality of their design process. I’ve used them numerous times myself, including to design the cover art of our new Udacity VR Nanodegree.

99designs has selected Udacity Blitz as their app development partner.

When companies or individuals go to 99designs.com to get a mobile app designed, they automatically get the free option to receive an implementation quote from Udacity Blitz. When they opt to go with Udacity Blitz, we build a custom team in a matter of days and deliver great results. Here’s an example:

Recently, a 99designs client submitted an iOS app idea in a simple design brief. 99designs needed just one week to complete the design work. Then, the Udacity Blitz engineering team took the project from implementation to public launch on the Apple App Store in just three weeks. You can see the app here: Rewiring the Mindset. As Jason Sew Hoy, 99designs’ Chief Growth Officer, said: “The client was ecstatic!”

I am ecstatic too, to be working directly with our talented engineers and project managers, and with so many innovative client companies that have software to build and teams to staff.

Want to learn more, propose a project or talk to us directly? Visit blitz.com

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