The project is thanks to Oracle CEO Safra Catz. Catz chairs the company's Education Foundation, one of the Oracle's philanthropic organizations. It donates technology and money to schools.
Oracle has a program where Oracle employees volunteer at schools for multi-day science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM) projects. It had been working with Design Tech High School (d.Tech), a new charter public school in the San Mateo Union High School District that launched in 2014.
At the time, d.Tech was using six classrooms within another school and was quickly outgrowing its space.
Hearing about the growing school, Catz stood up and said, "I love it, I love it, I love it," Colleen Cassity, Executive Director, Oracle Education Foundation, who was in that meeting, told Business Insider.