Galvanize adds San Francisco-based Zipfian Academy to its gSchool campus community

By: InnovatioNews Friday November 21, 2014 0 comments Tags: Denver, Galvanize, GalvanizeU, gSchool, Jim Deters, Ryan Orban, Zipfian Academy


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."

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