Galvanize has long been focused on education, first and foremost, and in an effort to expand that mission they today announced that they’ll be expanding internationally. They’ll be launching data science courses at Campus London, Google’s startup and entrepreneur hub in East London, UK.
It’ll be the first time that Galvanize has launched outside of the US, and London will be a welcome addition to the list of cities where they already operate: San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, and Boulder. At current standing Google’s Campus London has more than 40,000 members and prides itself on being a community where anyone can build their startup, learn technical skills, and hone their entrepreneurial talents.
“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,” says Jim Deters, CEO and cofounder of Galvanize. “Bringing our educational offerings to Campus London with this initial program is a natural extension of our partnership.”
A lot of people also consider London as an emerging hub for data science – the demand for data scientists in the UK has increased 350 percent in the past five years, and they make an average salary of £60,000.
“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,” says 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, like fundamentals of data science, Python for data analysis, and applied machine learning. Courses will cater to both beginners as well as experienced data scientists, with commitments spanning full day intensives to nights and weekends.
There will also be a series of free introductory workshops and open house events with preeminent data scientists for anybody who wants to learn about the field. There’s also plenty of time to apply for the first data science cohort, or registering for one of these events.
This is absolutely a giant step for Galvanize, who first launched in 2012. According to the team, they’ll be looking to expand their campuses even more in 2015 and 2016, so stay tuned for more news on that front.