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Future lab to augment rapid software development

WR-ALC breaks ground on new Macon software laboratory

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Macon, Ga. —

Standing on the gravel surface, Keri Stevens didn’t see just an unfinished indoor construction site. Her vision was also a picture of what the space will become.

“It had a modern feel,” Stevens, a computer scientist for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, said. “I can’t wait to see it finished.”

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex commander, speaks with local media at a groundbreaking ceremony held at a planned software laboratory for the WR-ALC in downtown Macon, Georgia, Oct. 14, 2019. The future software engineering facility is a collaborative effort by the WR-ALC, Mercer University, the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority consolidated government and NewTown Macon. (U.S. Air force photo by Tommie Horton)

Given the time and place, Stevens’ forward-looking visualization was understandable. The 17-year veteran of the 402nd Software Engineering Group was attending the ground breaking for a contemporary laboratory.

Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, WR-ALC commander, and a team of community partners broke ground on the future software engineering lab at The Lofts at Capricorn in Macon Oct. 14.

The project is made of a distinctive blend of old and new — a proven partnership, a historic location, and the desire for a modern high-tech facility. The result is bringing welcome change for a new generation of Robins software engineers and scientists.The venture is a collaborative effort of two longtime partners, WR-ALC and Mercer University, in conjunction with the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, Macon-Bibb County consolidated government, the […]

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