Georgia Tech partners with Prototype Prime to offer coding classes
In a special event that drew Georgia Tech’s president along with numerous alumni, several “pioneers” of Technology Park and other dignitaries, Mayor Mike Mason announced Thursday that Prototype Prime would partner with Georgia Tech in offering a new coding school at Prototype Prime’s campus in Peachtree Corners. The event was held at Prototype Prime, the city-funded startup incubator located in Technology Park Atlanta.
The classes will begin in January 2019 and will be held in a specially designed classroom in Prototype Prime’s newly expanded second floor. The Georgia Tech Boot Camp classes will offer 12 or 24 week-long programs that provide students with fundamental skills and knowledge on front-end and back-end web development.
“Partnering with Georgia Tech to provide a coding school here on the Technology Park campus is a natural fit,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “Tech Park has a long association with Georgia Tech as many of the early pioneers who established their businesses studied at Georgia Tech. And, of course, Paul Duke, considered the founder of Peachtree Corners, was a Georgia Tech graduate.”
The event, held Thursday, Aug. 2, was also an opportunity to celebrate the Georgia Tech alumni who became synonymous with Technology Park. Dennis Hayes of Hayes Modems, Allen Ecker of Scientific Atlanta, Leland Strange, founder of Quadram Corporation, were on hand to celebrate Georgia Tech’s coding school announcement – and the unveiling of Prototype Prime’s new 12,500 square-foot expansion.
“We were extremely pleased that Georgia Tech President Dr. George “Bud” Peterson was able to be part of the celebration,” said Mason. “We believe the school will be highly successful here in Peachtree Corners. There are many openings and opportunities for coders here.”
The coding school is designed to allow students to gain experience, build a portfolio of projects or add to their skill set while in college. More information is available on the Georgia Tech website.
Feature image: Georgia Tech President Dr. George “Bud” Peterson (left) accepts a key to the city of Peachtree Corners during the celebration. Prototype Prime, a startup incubator located in Technology Park, is funded by the city.