Author Archives: Adrian Bautista

New Creative Agency Focuses Solely On Socially-Conscious Companies

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Web Development Immersive student turned Expert in Residence Andrea has teamed up with fellow GA-er to co-found Nature of the Beast, a creative company that works with socially-minded companies.

Follow Andrea on Twitter: @butterloverz

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Meet the Founder of Bookmarq, An App To Help You Find Recommendations From Friends

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Mike Eidlin

Not even the bright lights of Tokyo and a solid internship in finance could keep Mike from his dreams of starting a business. After learning to code in our Web Development Immersive, he started Bookmarq, an app that allows you to find book recommendations from peers and thought leaders.

Check out Mike’s app, Bookmarq.

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Digital Marketing Skills Give Journalist a New Angle on Her Career

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Armed with an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Lauren decided to add digital marketing skills to her tool-kit to make herself even more competitive. Now, Lauren works for Aha! leading their content strategy and marketing.

Follow Lauren on Twitter: @laurenmaffeo

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From Corporate to Creative: How One UX Specialist Designed Her Future

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Two years after completing her transition from Big 4 accountant to UX designer, GA alumni Anindita Saha is fully immersed in the wide world of UX and the Hong Kong tech and startup community.

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Business Exec Catapults His Career By Learning to Code

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Photo by Myleen Hollero, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Kourosh has years of experience in business development for both media companies and startups. Before joining San Francisco’s Web Development Immersive, he worked for Tugboat Yards. Post-course, he launched a startup with a classmate and landed a new role as the VP of Strategic Partnerships at the Wikimedia Foundation. 

Follow Kourosh on Twitter: @kouroshk

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Laugh & Learn Newsletter Lightens Up The Tech Conversation

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Salman came to General Assembly as an engineer looking for a tech community to jump into. He ended up as a beloved Back-End Web Development instructor, both in New York City and San Francisco. Realizing the importance of “soft skills” for developers, he started the Laugh & Learn newsletter to provide a well-rounded continued learning experience for his students and job-seeking techies. 

Salman will be teaching Building Startup Ideas at our San Francisco campus on Thursday 7, May, 2015.

Follow Salman on Twitter: @daretorant

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Entrepreneurs Find Advice and Inspiration From The Startup Magazine

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Startups are complex, and the road to closing on a round can be difficult. No one knows that better than Product Management graduate Yoav Farbey. The Startup Magazine started as his personal website to catalog the lessons learned, trials, and successes of Yoav’s journey as a first-time entrepreneur. It quickly gained traction as a resource for other entrepreneurs going through similar challenges.

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UXDI Alumna Develops Jawbone App at CODEATHON

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Visual-turned-UX designer, Diana, completed the UXDI program in Downtown Los Angeles. Post-course, she teamed up with peers a for the LA Codeathon. Together, they helped design a Jawbone-focused app that helps women get moving and stay moving. Currently, she is focusing on freelance UX and visual design projects in the Los Angeles area. Follow her on Twitter and view her portfolio.

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Fussy Empowers Cosmetologists to Take Charge of their Careers

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Patrice Peck
Patrice’s idea for starting Fussy, a social network for cosmetologists aiming to achieve their professional goals, stems back to her days as a teenager.A solo non-tech founder, she not only single-handedly manages her business, but she also built her website MVP while learning to code in GA’s Front End Web Development course. Follow her on Twitter: @SpeakPatrice.

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Yapper App Let’s You Connect at SXSW and At Home

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Rob, the co-founder and president of Yapper, wants to help you connect with others in a more effective way. Our Mobile Development graduate created this app to reverse the goal of social media. Instead of meeting online, you can now better connect digitally with people who you’ve met in person. Recently, the Yapper team was tasked with organizing Washington’s presence at SXSW 2015. They’ve been named the “Official App of the DC House at SXSW.”

TLDR: If you’re from DC, and you’ll be traveling to SXSW, you should absolutely download Yapper.

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