Galvanize Acquires Zipfian Academy

galvanizeGalvanize, a network of urban campuses aligning education, venture capital, and community, acquired Zipfian Academy, a provider of industry-focused training in data science and engineering.

Following the transaction, Zipfian Academy’s 12-week data science immersive program will become part of gSchool, the branch of Galvanize offering industry-focused technology training. The program will be located at Galvanize’s 72,000 square foot campus in downtown San Francisco. Zipfian CEO Ryan Orban, will lead the expansion of gSchool.

Led by Jim Deters, Co-founder and CEO, Galvanize is a network of urban campuses that aligns education, venture capital, and community. Launched in Denver in October 2012, the company has expanded to San Francisco, California, and Boulder, Colorado. Each campus offers industry-focused educational programs and community resources for startups. It recently launched GalvanizeU, an accredited Master of Engineering in Big Data in collaboration with the University of New Haven and is currently accepting applications for its inaugural class at

Zipfian Academy is a training program for data science and engineering in San Francisco. The curriculum is focused on machine learning, statistical analysis, software engineering, and big data. It has graduated students who have later joined data
science teams at companies including Facebook, Twitter, and Tesla Motors.



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