James Richards

James Richards

Chief Technology Officer – Udacity

James Richards is Chief Technology Officer of Engineering at Udacity. Prior to joining Udacity he worked at Nest Labs, leading server-side development teams.

During his time at Nest, he oversaw the release of several versions of the thermostat, smoke detector, and security camera focusing on the interaction model of these IoT devices. James also was an early engineer and leader at LinkedIn. Over his eight years he built and lead teams helping LinkedIn scale to hundreds of millions of users and thousands of employees.