Google Brings Workshop To Downtown OKC

Thursday, December 7th 2017, 6:26 pm
By: News 9

Tech giant Google transformed the Devon Boathouse in Oklahoma City Wednesday.

A digitally dominated workshop allowed entrepreneurs, job seekers and students to learn coding and computer skills from experts. It was unlike anything the metro area has seen before.

“I can see all types of ways you could use computer application, coding, being able to learn more about technology,” Gov. Mary Fallin said at the event.

This isn’t the first time Fallin has interacted with the tech giant. Google has a data center in Mayes County.

However, the Oklahoma City innovation and growing business environment inspired the Grow with Google workshop.

Along with Fallin, Oklahoma City Thunder Vice President Sam Presti spoke to attendees.

“It’s a symbol that Oklahoma City is not complacent, is not willing to stand still. They want to look toward the future an embrace that,” said Presti.

The event lasted throughout Wednesday, wrapping up with a coding class for children in the evening.

After Wednesday’s turnout, the city’s workforce now has a new batch of coders and digital experts, ready to use their Silicon Valley skills in the plains.

By News 9 Reporter: Caleigh Bourgeios