Welcome! We're so happy you're here. We can't wait for you to start participating in our official Udemy instructor community.
To kick things off, introduce yourself to your fellow instructors by creating a quick 1-minute video.
In your video, we'd love to hear:
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Can't make a video at this moment but glad to be here. My name is Chris Buckner. I'm currently creating a map reading course. I've done an excellent course on aviation, and I'm currently training to become a professional pilot.
Hi! I'm Michaele Downey and I teach business and leadership skills to new and potential leaders. I have learned SO much from all of the instructors here at Udemy. I think the most important thing I've learned is to pump up the excitement when you're on camera. I'm pretty animated when I teach in person, and you have to give it TEN TIMES the excitement so it shows through when you're recording.
An interesting fact about me: My home office is dedicated to Harry Potter.
I can't get to video right now, but I will come back and show you when I can.
Too bad I can't record a video right now, but excited to be part of this community. I'm Andrea Colangelo and I am CTO of an Italian Software House. I am working on a course about Software Engineering but still a lot of work to do to get it done. Looking forward to meeting you all!
Hello everyone, I'm Patricia Caldeira, a Graphic Designer, and Illustrator that has been teaching online for a few years!
I mostly teach other people how to draw in a fun and relaxed way.
One of the most interesting things I learned from another instructor was from @ScottDuffy 's course on SEO. It really helped me get my courses ranking higher for my selected search terms.
Fun fact: I have a Tiger onesie that I love to wear all the time haha, if I'm not filming for an upcoming course, most of the times I'm wearing it. Maybe I should try filming with the onesie on for a change...
Hi, My name is Jerry Martin and I am a Vocal Coach, Recording Artist and Studio Engineer. I am currently in the process of building my flagship Vocal Course. From there, my plan is to build more courses the deep dive into certain issues that singers, speakers, and performers have.
So far I love the help I get from the Udemy Instructors and how they all want to help each of us succeed. Thank you for that! I learn from many different teachers and coaches on how to do things the right way and for that, I believe Udemy is awesome!
Fun Fact - I sang with Dolly Parton a few times when she would come to Dollywood.
I look forward to meeting all of you and if you ever need my help on anything, let me know!
Hello! I'm Miguel Silva, and I'm the partner of @PatriciaCal when it comes to online course creation!
We teach Illustration and Cartoon Drawing in fun and easy ways.
One of the most interesting things that I've learned was how to create good promotional announcements with Phil Ebiner, I'm still learning and perfecting it, but it has brought good outcomes!
Fun fact: I can't dwell on a single task for many days at a time, so I end up switching up from video editing to writing scripts to marketing and so on! It's just the best way I can work. Also I love playing videogames, so I'm always on the lookout for new game related news!
Great to be part of the instructor community.... I teach IT - Project management, ERP, DB and IOT - Arduino, ESP8266 and Raspberry Pi.
Nice to get connected with everyone... Will make a video later
Hello! I'm Jose. I've been an instructor at Udemy for over 6 years now. Time flies!
I learn a lot from fellow instructors. I recommend the Online Course Masters podcast if you've recently started teaching online.
I teach Python and web development. Excited about the new instructor community here at Udemy!
My name is Laurence Svekis
I teach web and digital technologies
The varitey of topics taught on Udemy is amazing
I use to create training courses on CDs back in 2002
I use to sell them on ebay etc, worked well until $10 CDs started coming onto the market. The beginning of the end of that.
I'm sorry I can't make a video at the moment but I've got to say that I'm really glad to be here. My name is Anas Abba and I'm currently creating a Forex Trading Courses on the platform.
It's really nice to meet you all.
I'm Joy, Chief Engineer at Fleet Nav Systems. I've been building online courses via other web platforms for about a year now, but am pretty new to Udemy. Currently checking it out to see if this is another (or better) platform I can use for my courses as well.
I hope you will find a home here on Udemy. It is a wonderful community and a powerful platform to reach others and change lives. Make yourself at home!
Elizabeth as ECPleadership
Great to be here.
I am Keval Domadia. I do many things but mainly I write and code.
With almost a decade of experience in Information Technology, I am here to share the ' step by step' right method to engineer an app, both web and mobile!
I have always been a student too, to sum up, I have learnt a great deal from Jorge Escobar (Flask on Python) and Rob Percival (NodeJS)
I am also a published biographer.
Nice to meet you all
I am Kelly and I am creating courses in Leadership and Professional Development. I have my own Leadership and PD company based in Perth, Western Australia.
To date I have liked reading that most instructors starting have the same fears as I did - filming yourself.. working out how to edit etc.... and I love the support from those that are "old hats"... they are right... it does get easier and it can also be funny watching back when you first start filming to where you progress to once you relax and be confident!
Fun Fact... while my company is based in Perth.. I am currently living in Cambodia managing a social responsibility e-learning project... as well as running my company remotely..
*also can't make a video at the moment as I am currently sitting at Denpasar airport at 4am waiting for a flight back to Perth after travelling from Siem Reap/Bangkok/Denpasar for a quick trip home to run a course!
You've got an amazing story to tell and I, for one, am eager to hear more about you and learn from you. Given your introduction it seems that we share professional interests, have possible synergies and compatible expertise--I have a half dozen courses live on Udemy in leadership development currently and a new project currently underway. If you want any help or wish to connect, please don't hesitate to reach out to this amazing community that has taught me so much, and also let me know how I can support you.
Elizabeth as ECPleadership
Hello all! My name is Sarah. I am creating a course on leader ship. My background is in instructional design, leader ship development, and interviewing and resume development. I’m looking forward to learning from all of you.
Ditto my welcome to Kelly ... who knew there would be a community of women in leadership right here! Don't hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to support your success on Udemy. Its been a wonderful and challenging journey and if I can help with some guideposts along the road, please ask. As I mentioned above, I have a half dozen Udemy leadership courses and it would be awesome for women leaders to connect and support one another. Let me know how I can help.
To your success!
Elizabeth as ECPleadership
I'm new my name is Jerrod Belcher, I'm the Ceo of the indie music label Business Minded Entertainment. I'm from North Carolina I do music, promote music, podcast host, music mix dj, manager of 8 artists, brand ambassador, publisher for 700+ advertisers etc..Let's network my classes will be more on music business, decentralized sites, distribution etc.
I'm Diane Riggins. I'm a writer. I write adult and YA fantasy (epic/urban) and paranormal novels and short stories. I'm also a screenwriter. I'm brand new to teaching on Udemy and in middle of creating my first course. I want to create courses centered around writing and about the genres I write in. I look forward to learning from everyone as I move through each step of the process to publish my first class. I'm currently earning my MFA in Creative writing with a certification in teaching writing online. A fun fact about me is that I'm a gamer.
Hey, I'm Fabian - and still working on my first Udemy course; offline I teach a variety of soft skill (nonviolent communication, NLP, marketing, …) and IT topics (HTML, SEO, …). I am a trainer (teaching 1:x) and also a coach (supporting 1:1).
The most interesting thing I have learnt from other instructors is how many different approaches there are to any given topic – I really like the polyvocality :-).
Fun fact: I kind of live in a library :-D.
Ok Fabien ... you've got my attention! Tell us more about the kind of library you live in and post a picture...sounds like my kinda' place!
And welcome! Make yourself at home here at Udemy ... I think it will be your kinda' place too.
Dear Fellow Instructors
I am called Gloria Tibakunirwa. I am Ugandan with up to 15 years as a Head of HR in Banking. My first course on Udemy on building a dynamic HR dashboard was launched Dec 2018.
I am looking forward to interacting on this forum. I got my first 2 puppies in Dec and i leave work and go straight home to spend time with them and feed them myself...reminds me of what i used to do years ago rushing home to feed my newly born children.
Hello everyone! I'm working on my first course and totally nervous. I'm an former High School English teacher and College Writing Instructor, and I've taken time off to raise my kiddos. I now find myself in the homeschool community constantly talking about effective teaching strategies for one-on-one learning, so I'm hoping to create courses to help other parents navigate the teaching aspect of homeschooling. My first course is called Teaching Basics for Homeschooling Parents and it focuses on: skills vs. knowledge, the zone of proximal development, scaffolding and the process of I Do, We Do, You Do.
I'm still figuring out my video setup.
My name is Karen, and I am working on my first course: Cross-cultural Understanding. It is a field that is new to Udemy, so I am excited.
I have worked and lived in quite a number of different cultures, so it is really wonderful to be able to share my knowledge widely and help others.
My name is Paul Omoloria Umane. I am the Founder, President and Coordinator-General of a non-profit, Cross of Calvary Foundation of Nigeria Inc. I have recently been approved as a Premium Instructor @ United Humanity Academy under the platform of Udemy, Inc. It comprises of two sections, namely Mideast Peace Recipe Part 1& 2 that is primarily built to meet the yearnings and aspirations of World Christian and Muslim Leaders that are genuinely interested in brokering Peace in the Middle East, the Gateway to global peace.
The two course sections are carefully designed and packaged to meet the requirements of the teaming population of students around the Globe that are seeking enrollment.
The most interesting thing I’ve learnt from another instructor is the fact that United Humanity Academy could be hosted by Udemy Inc where by DV I have become a Premium Instructor!
A fun fact about Umane Paul? Should I call it fun? Well, I don’t know. Okay, if you must know, at the age of 13, I became a double orphan, having lost my dad at the age of 10 and my mum @ 13 years of age.
But today, through the special Grace of God I am who I am; I am married to a university graduate and my four children are all university graduates.
It accounts for why I set-up a non-profit, Cross of Calvary Foundation of Nigeria Inc that gives birth to United Humanity Academy to try and give back to my Fellow-humanity.
This is my first thread and I am glad to be part of the Udemy community. I have already submitted my course for the Udemy team to review. That first course is on international chess. Hopefully, everything is good. I have also started my first YouTube Chess channel recently on 4 Jan 2019. I am a Chemistry teacher and a Chemistry book author as well. I am intending to publish a lecture course series on Chemistry as well, apart from chess. We will see how things work out.
Not sure if I am allowed to post the links to my YouTube channel and Chemistry textbook link in this thread. I definitely would not want to get kicked out on my first day in Udemy.