Over the next few days, I'll be blogging about that experience
Somewhere in my internet travels, or maybe my email, I got the opportunity to apply for a Udacity nano-degree scholarship. I had seen the program years ago and I was meh. Having been through the scholarship with the extra support, I'm thinking it could be a good choice for a lot of people. We have people in the group who have gotten jobs or have changed their current job for the better.
I don't think it is a replacement for a CS degree, but if you are already degreed or your skills need brushing up, this gives you a portfolio and official sign off on learning.
At the same time, the course material needs updating. There are plenty of resources on the net, and there are walk throughs.
It is a major time suck. I know I spent more than the recommended 10 hours a week.