The holidays are here, so that means it’s time to slow down, take a break, and watch the world pass you by… right?
Not even close. We know you’re already slammed and don’t have the luxury of waiting around for your career goals to find you. We’re here to help you make them happen.
That’s why we’re launching this holiday season with our biggest Cyber Week deals — ever. This week only, take $1,500 off a bootcamp or $500 off a short course in your local currency.* Whether your goal is to begin the new year with a new skill, or completely transform your career in 2024, think of this as your head-start.
Start your application and jump on a call with our Admissions Team.
Mention the code: Cyber-Week-2023 to activate your discount.
Start your course by February 29, 2024.
We also offer a variety of financing options, so be sure to talk with your Admissions Specialist to see what you qualify for. They can make sure you find your best financing fit. We can’t wait to work with you on making 2024 your career evolution year.
*TERMS & CONDITIONS
Students must be 18 years or older.
Discount eligible for legal residents of the US, UK, Europe, Canada, Singapore, and Australia.
Discount amount of $1,500 off a single bootcamp and/or $500 off a single short course.
Discount amount applies in student’s local currency.
New York residents or students attending live at the NYC campus are not eligible for the discount.
Discount is applicable only for bootcamps or short courses, Paid workshops are not eligible for the discount.
The discount can only be applied to one bootcamp and/or one short course per student.
The discount is not available for those already enrolled in a bootcamp or short course, and cannot be applied retroactively.
Prospective students must start their course by February 29, 2024 to be eligible for the discount.
Discount may not be applied to non-refundable registration fee.
This Thanksgiving, as we gather around tables abundant with all our favorite foods, we reflect upon the richness that surrounds us — including the AI innovations rapidly revolutionizing how we work, live, and connect.
Just as the holiday season brings people together, AI unites innovation and progress, offering a feast of possibilities for your career.
Let’s take a moment to dig into the pivotal trends in tech we’re thankful for, along with actionable tips you can apply to keep pace with a hot, evolving job market.
In December, Bahrain celebrates Women’s Day to recognize the remarkable achievements and contributions of Bahraini women. In honor of this occasion, General Assembly Bahrain is organizing a series of highly anticipated panel discussions, workshops, and inspirational stories under the theme of, “How We Got There — Celebrating Bahraini Women.”
These meticulously curated sessions will highlight the accomplishments of Bahraini women across various domains, with a particular focus on the tech industry.
And while these sessions aim to empower and inspire women, it’s important to acknowledge that the subject matter scope often extends beyond gender. As such, all are welcome to attend and participate, regardless of gender. The discourse will encompass universal professional obstacles and provide valuable insights to a diverse audience.
What’s not to love about working in a technical role? There’s the prestige of helping build cool digital products that make the world more efficient and more fun. Throw in the solid pay, the flexibility of hybrid or remote work, and plenty of opportunity for growth, and it becomes clear why many want to break into these fields.
We’ve got good news for you: More and more employers, especially those in tech, are shifting their approaches and hiring based on skills rather than degrees alone. And LinkedIn predicts skill-first hiring will become the gold standard — sooner than later.
Why this shift? The growing demand for skilled workers isn’t matched by the number of degree holders and qualified workers available. In 2022, 91% of employers struggled to fill vacant positions, up by 4% from 2021’s numbers.
Tech companies are leading this shift, with giants like Google, Apple, IBM, Netflix, Meta, Dell, and others dropping degree requirements for several positions. By adopting a skills-based hiring model, tech companies acknowledge the emerging methods of talent acquisition, such as talent from leading tech bootcamps like General Assembly.
Tech bootcamps have become viable alternatives to traditional education because they provide up-to-date training on in-demand skills while offering the type of flexibility, time, and cost efficiency that are absent in conventional higher education institutions.
Let’s explore why you no longer need a degree to succeed in your dream technical role.
Rebecca Szymczak, aka Cardsy B, author of The Saturn Diaries and tarot reader to the stars, consulted her cards and has tips for which signs are going to work with the transformative energy of Scorpio season to make significant changes and which should watch out the sting of the scorpion’s tale with co-workers. She also has insight regarding recognition from higher-ups that can indicate well-deserved pay increases and new positions as we approach the 1111 Portal mid-month.
November comes in with a greater sense of optimism. This shift is partly due to the holidays arriving around the corner and partly due to increased energy from the new moon in Scorpio on November 13. This new moon serves as a portal to embrace and welcome the big changes we’ve been craving in our careers since 2023 began. Look out for increased clarity and communication between the new moon on the 13 and the 1111 Portal on November 11, bringing in exciting opportunities for many of us. As we move toward the Jupiter-ruled season of Sagittarius beginning on 11/22, good news of financial increase will likely arrive. Getting clear on goals and what motivates and fulfills us is essential, as the full moon in Gemini may bring up time-sensitive decisions.
Whatever your sign, forward motion and change are guaranteed. Scorpio season serves as the cosmic changemaker —so read on to see what the cards have in store.
Investing in any type of education to advance or change your career is no small step. And it’s one that requires both time and money.
The financial element tends to be where many otherwise excited and motivated learners get hung up. When deciding to enroll in a coding bootcamp — or any other tech bootcamp — one question consistently pops up: “Is it worth it?” And it’s not just a question of worth from a general perspective. It’s also a question of financial investment. You want to know the money you’re putting in will give you the return on your investment you want and need.
At General Assembly, we like to let our students answer that question. Is taking a GA bootcamp worth it? We sure think so. And so do our grads.
Take Luxe Hahn for example. After becoming a mom, Luxe decided to enroll in General Assembly’s Software Engineering Bootcamp. She now works as a Software Engineer at Auctane. When asked about the impact of this career change on her life now, she explained, “I’m energized and fulfilled in my career and even after a full day of squashing code bugs, I’m able to be present for my family outside of work. Not to mention the hours I’ve gotten back in my day by having a flexible hybrid work schedule.”
A career pivot to tech can be immensely impactful, but so can the financial burden to get you there. Luckily, you don’t need to finance your career change alone. At GA, you have a number of options to take advantage of when it comes to financing and tuition.
This article provides a comprehensive look at various financing options and grants for coding bootcamps and our other tech bootcamp offerings — so you can focus more on your tech career transformation and less on cost.
AI presents vast opportunities for innovation. But companies must also address the ethical concerns this rapidly emerging tech poses. This article examines how responsible innovators can implement ethical AI practices.
Trying to wrap your head around the difference between data science and computer science?
Many of the luxuries that we have today — a favorite streaming service that recommends new movies, the ability to unlock our phones with facial recognition technology, or virtual home assistants that let us play our favorite music just by speaking — are made possible by computer science and made better by data science.
Today, these two fields complement each other to further applications of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and business forecasting. Read on to learn a definition of each, their histories and applications, and career paths in computer science and data science.
Today, we’re constantly bombarded with information about new apps, hot technologies, and the latest, most incredible artificial intelligence systems. While these technologies may serve very different purposes in our lives, many have one essential thing in common: They rely on data. They use databases to capture, store, retrieve, and aggregate data.
All of this begs the question: How do we interact with databases to accomplish this? The answer: We use Structured Query Language, or SQL (pronounced “sequel” or “ess-que-el”).
Put simply, SQL is the language of data — it’s a programming language that allows us to efficiently create, alter, request, and aggregate data from databases. It gives us the ability to make connections between different pieces of information, even when dealing with massive data sets.
Modern applications can use SQL to deliver valuable information that would otherwise be difficult for humans to keep track of independently. In fact, pretty much every app that stores any sort of information uses a database. This ubiquity means that developers use SQL to log, record, alter, and present data within the application, while analysts use SQL to interrogate that same data set to find deeper insights.