RALEIGHGeneral Assembly started as a co-working space in Manhattan in 2011. It has since evolved into a global education and career development company, with more than 70,000 graduates worldwide.

On Thursday Feb. 13, the group is set to launch a “pop-up” campus by moderating a panel with some of Raleigh’s innovation and entrepreneurship leaders at HQ Gateway at 6 pm.

“As individuals and companies struggle to compete in an increasingly technological economy, General Assembly provides award-winning, dynamic training to close the global skills gap,” the firm says.

Some coures already are avaible in Raleigh via streaming and online.

Classes are offered in:

  • Coding
  • UX (user experience) & Design
  •  Data
  •  Marketing
  •  Business
  •  Career Development

Panelists at the Feb. 13 event will include Clark Rinehart, director of Community at Loading Dock Raleigh; Bridget Harrington, executive director at Innovate Raleigh; Jessica Porta, executive director at HQ Raleigh; and Jalen Hatton, community manager at Loading Dock Raleigh.

Among the themes to be tackled: building communities and creating movements.

Jessica Porta (HQ Raleigh photo)

Clark Rinehart with his son, Beau.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the challenges that these leaders are seeing within the Triangle, what obstacles need to be overcome in the next decade, and how co-working spaces like HQ Raleigh and The Loading Dock are addressing those challenges,” Anthony Kershaw, General Assembly’s community manager, told WRAL TechWire.

“They’ll also have the chance to discover new ways that the community can support those efforts.

Kershaw added HQ Gateway was a “natural choice” for its pop-up campus.

“Their focus on building an inclusive community through co-working and events aligns with what we are contributing to Raleigh’s innovation ecosystem,” he said.

“We want to demystify what ‘tech’ is and make opportunities to participate in the Triangle’s entrepreneurship and innovation movement more accessible. The Gateway Plaza represents the future of place-based community education and economic development and we’re excited to be part of that.”