-- Launches Data Science courses in July 2015 to meet UK demand for data scientists and bring programs abroad
SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Galvanize, a leader in industry-focused education, today announced it is expanding internationally by launching data science courses at Campus London, Google's startup and entrepreneur hub in East London, UK. With more than 40,000 members, Google's Campus London is a thriving community where anyone can build their startup and attend programs to learn technical and entrepreneurial skills. Galvanize currently operates five campuses (located in San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and Boulder), and these data science courses at Google's Campus London represent the first time the company has launched a program outside of the US.
"We have a longstanding partnership with Google and Google for Entrepreneurs that has allowed us to enrich our campuses and curriculum with industry expertise, connections and mentorship," said Jim Deters, CEO and co-founder of Galvanize. "Bringing our educational offerings to Campus London with this initial program is a natural extension of our partnership and leverages both organizations' commitment to providing skills and access to a global community of entrepreneurs."
London is an emerging hub for data science: demand for data scientists in the UK has increased 350 percent in the past five years, with an average salary of £60,000.1 Company demand for data-literate talent and employee demand for data science skills make Campus London the ideal place for Galvanize to launch these programs.
"As the UK's tech industry continues to grow we see a lot of demand for data-savvy talent from both the startup community and the established tech players," said Sarah Drinkwater, Head of Campus London. "By bringing the Galvanize courses to Campus London, we are adding to our already established learning programmes, including Campus for Mums, which aims to teach people how to turn their ideas into thriving companies."
Galvanize's data science courses at Campus London will cover a range of topics, from fundamentals of data science, Python for data analysis, to applied machine learning, and more. Courses will cater to both beginners as well as experienced data scientists, with commitments spanning full-day intensives to nights and weekends. Galvanize will also be hosting a series of free introductory workshops and open house events with pre-eminent data scientists for anyone interested in learning more about the emerging field of data science. To apply for the first data science cohort or register for an event, head to Galvanize.com/london.
About Campus London
Campus London's mission is to create an environment that encourages innovation through collaboration, mentorship and networking. With speedy wifi, a café, frequent networking and speaking events, and coworking space, Campus is seven floors dedicated to startup success. To learn more about Campus London, visit www.campus.co/london.
Galvanize is a network of urban campuses where students and entrepreneurs can access the skills, knowledge and network they need to level up and make an impact. Each campus aligns work and learning by uniting education, experience and industry under one roof. Since launching its first campus in 2012, Galvanize has expanded to a total of five campuses across the US, with more scheduled to open in 2015 and 2016. To learn more about Galvanize and membership, visit http://www.galvanize.com.