Friday November 21, 2014 0 comments
Galvanize, a network of urban campuses aligning education, venture capital and community, announced it acquired San Francisco-based Zipfian Academy, a leading provider of industry-focused training in data science and engineering.
Denver-based Galvanize said Zipfian's 12-week data science immersive program becomes part of its gSchool, a branch of Galvanize offering industry-focused technology training.
The Zipfian program will be located at Galvanize's 72,000-square-foot campus in downtown San Francisco, the site of GalvanizeU's accredited Masters of Big Data through the University of New Haven.
"We're building a new educational institution," said Jim Deters, Galvanize co-founder and CEO. "We are validating the immersive education model and aligning employers and learners within a vibrant entrepreneurial community.
"Our students will benefit with unprecedented experience skills, access and - therefore - outcomes."
"Education is changing," said Zipfian Academy CEO Ryan Orban, who will lead the expansion of Galvanize's gSchool. "The success of programs like ours demonstrates the importance of industry-focused education."