Manager of ‘Harry Potter’ video games to head digital skills academy

Sep 22, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Games, News

Harvey Wheaton – former chief of the ‘Harry Potter‘ video games – is now CEO of a new digital skills academy in Scotland, Codeclan.

He managed Electronic Arts’ Harry Potter games, has coached software development teams worldwide, and also helped launch SuperMassive Games.

Holyrood reports on Wheaton’s enthusiasm for CodeClan and the values it stands for:

“CodeClan embodies everything that I care about – technology, education, start-ups and Scotland – so I am delighted to be joining the team,” he said.

“Just now, the digital sector in Scotland is experiencing unprecedented growth, with the emergence of international brands like Skyscanner and FanDuel and ambitious start-ups launching every week. But if we don’t do something to bridge the digital skills gap in Scotland soon then the extraordinary growth we are seeing will be under threat.

“CodeClan offers practical help, a real solution to this problem, and it is a privilege to be part of this exciting venture.”

Wheaton will be launching CodeClan next month in Edinburgh. Join us in congratulating him on his new venture!

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