Author Archives: Melanie Albert

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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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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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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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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Designing a New Life: How Two GA Alums Changed Their Location & Careers

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These two took a leap of faith when they crossed the Atlantic to settle in the UK. While in London, Maite completed WDI and Chris completed UXDI at our London campus. Now, they’re are giving back by helping current students master their new skills.

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Engineered to Code: A Civil Engineer’s Journey Back to Basics

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When Martin isn’t relaxing by the campfire with one of his favorite sci-fi novels, you may find him coding his next project. Having worked as a Civil Engineer for years, an NPR marketplace segment (ironically featuring one of our Web Development Immersive graduates) inspired him to make a career shift. Twelve weeks later, he’s on the hunt for his first job in his new career. 

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Top Chef Fan Launches Ultimate Foodie Fantasy League

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There’s nothing better than mixing business with pleasure. Anne Nicholson, a Business Fundamentals & Tactics graduate, decided to do just that when she left a career in law to launch Top Chef Fantasy League, a platform that allows friends to play against each other as they root for their favorite contestants. 

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Meet the Founder: Glimpse App Connects People On Instagram

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A true connector, Elan Miller has always had a knack for building products that bring people together. Having once created an app to ease lost & found connections in The Big Apple, this User Experience Design graduate has moved on to his biggest project yet. He recently launched, Glimpse, an app that connects people through Instagram. And you can download it today in the App Store.

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Better Than LinkedIn? GA Grad Builds New Professional Networking App

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Renuka Agarwal

Who says you can’t find a job on your phone? Companies have been dabbling in mobile networking for years now, and Renuka Agarwal thinks she can do it better. With her newfound back-end web development skills, she launched BOND, a user-friendly mobile app that makes networking easy and fun.

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Meet the Man Who’s Transforming Healthcare Through Data

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Patrick McNamara

When we first met Patrick, he was a student in our Data Science class. Since then, he’s taken on roles as a teaching assistant and lead instructor. He recently landed his dream job working as a data scientist for Oscar Health. Here’s his story in his own words.

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