Peach State Innovation and Technology or Peach Tech Online, is the trade name and online portal of Project 229 2030 Incorporated, an innovative, Georgia based,
non-governmental organization (NGO), founded in March of 2018.
Through our portal and initiatives, we seek to foster computer science skills development through digital learning and leverage technology as a means to facilitate sustainable community economic growth and activity.
Over the past thirty years, communities throughout
the state and country have been adversely impacted by the loss of industrial jobs due to facility closures, relocation, and attrition, leaving an unfilled void in terms of workforce earnings and economic prosperity.
The introduction and investment of technological resources can afford, particularly in rural and underserved communities, an opportunity for upskilling, the "re-branding" of communities and subsequently, the restoration of community and economic revitalization.
We anticipate that our mission and initiatives will have positive regional and statewide effects and implications.
For instance, many of today’s digital technology opportunities are available via remote work / telecommuting. This paradigm shift potentially allows individuals to benefit financially from these opportunities without having to relocate, which subsequently, will be immediately beneficial to their respective local economies.
Also, by facilitating STEM skills development in the state,
we are encouraging human capital investment, ensuring that the state possesses, equips, and produces a talent pool that has the requisite skill set to meet current and future digital economy job challenges.
The Georgia-5K™ Initiative
The Georgia-5K™ Initiative has the undertones of a race and it is a race of sorts. The initiative is an effort to highlight the human capital in that exists in our communities while promoting and encouraging state-wide computer science skills development.
The objective is to have 5,000 individuals within the state to learn a programming language on Codecademy or
The Essentials of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology by IBM developerWorks. The platforms are available at no cost to the user (although Codecademy is a freemium site , free and premium access, free users have sufficient content to learn the programming language ) and are accessible from anywhere via a data connection.
The 5,000 individuals that learn a coding language or the essentials of blockchain technology and provide evidence of completion (Codecademy screen shot for coding language or the Acclaim success verification link for Blockchain technology essentials) will receive 5 PeachCoins, a complementary currency and medium of exchange, having an exchange equivalence of $500.00 USD. The NewSouth21Token (NS21), is a verified
Ethereum ERC-20 token monikered "PeachCoin",
The STEMphasize™ Education Initiative has the purpose of facilitating the bridging of the STEM skills gap by providing to (Pre-K - 12) schools and educators quality, digitally delivered, STEM Common Core and Next Generation Science standard curricula to establish state STEM certified programs within their respective school districts.
Additionally, Peach Tech will acquire and distribute to select rural and budget conscious public schools and districts, STEM educational resources from Kid Spark Education and
littleBits Education Solutions. These resources are used by educators in school districts across the country and come with standards-aligned curriculum and activities that foster logical, critical, and creative skills in children and adolescents.
Skills that are and will continue to further the advancement of STEM oriented occupations and opportunities.
The PeachCoin Complementary Currency Program
is a program launched to foster community economic activity and development through capital investments in communities across the state of Georgia.
Through the PCCE program, we will inject $500 million dollars of capital investment into state community economies through the allocation of 5 million PeachCoins ( NS21), a cryptographic complementary currency and medium of exchange developed on Ethereum blockchain technology, to facilitate, maintain, and encourage local spending, community investment while providing community economic stimulus and activity.
The investments will be awarded, considering
settlement hierarchy, in the form of community block style grants to communities/municipalities , will additionally include corresponding direct grants to community small businesses and an unconditional basic income grant experiment for a fixed number of community residents per participating communities.
A brief pdf presentation link for the PCC program is available here.