A new software factory at Austin Community College will support a training pipeline for soldiers and ACC students, providing a platform for participants to solve real-life problems through advanced software development processes.

“I can’t wait to get Army soldiers in here interacting with students from Austin Community College, and really the community at large.” said General John M. “Mike” Murray, AFC commanding general. “It’s going to force us to think differently about how we think about the future. I think there’s nothing but goodness here in terms of bringing fresh ideas to solve problems.”

The Software Factory at ACC is the first soldier-led software factory for the Army. It will build on the college’s Computer Science/Information Technology programs and will offer specialized training for new technologies such as data science and artificial intelligence.

“Partnerships are really what makes us run well,” said Gigi Edwards Bryant, ACC Board of Trustees chair. “To bring the military to Austin Community College District to interface with our students is the largest step we could ever take in a partnership. It will be an opportunity that our students have never seen before.”

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