Oliver Cameron, Halifax Lad. The Occasions of London has a enjoyable (however… | by David Silver | Self-Driving Vehicles


The Occasions of London has a enjoyable (however paywalled) article on, and a podcast interview with, my former Udacity and Voyage boss, and present Cruise colleague, Oliver Cameron.

The college dropout from Halifax, West Yorkshire, realized to code as a baby. As a young person, he constructed an app that hit No 1 in Apple’s App Retailer, and one other that was featured within the iPhone’s big TV adverts. And at 21, he landed a spot on the vaunted start-up boot camp Y Combinator, which introduced him to California. He by no means left.

The autodidact went on to create programs in flying automobiles and digital actuality for the billion-dollar training start-up Udacity — regardless of no formal coaching in these fields. He based the self-driving automotive agency Voyage and in March bought it to Cruise, a subsidiary of motor big GM.

I first spoke with Oliver years in the past when making use of for an engineering place at Udacity. I didn’t get the job, however a 12 months later I used to be at Ford, engaged on self-driving automobiles, when Oliver wrote me out of the blue. He requested for recommendation on methods to train self-driving automobiles at Udacity.

I met with Oliver for a couple of weeks, suggesting a curriculum and initiatives. Ultimately Oliver recruited me to hitch Udacity and train this system myself, along with Sebastian Thrun, the founding father of each Udacity and Waymo.

Whereas I constructed the Udacity Self-Driving Automotive Engineer Nanodegree Program, Oliver incubated a self-driving startup referred to as Voyage, inside Udacity. Ultimately, Voyage spun out as its personal endeavor.

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Years later, I wrapped up my very own Udacity work and adopted Oliver to Voyage, and now to Cruise.

I’ve had an excellent expertise working with and studying from the lad from Halifax.



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