General Assembly Melbourne is cutting the ribbon at our brand new campus and celebrating our first birthday, join us for ‘Made in Melbourne’, a week to celebrate General Assembly Melbourne’s first birthday and all the great things being made in our city from 14th – 21st of August. We are bringing together people from all backgrounds and industries to foster collaboration through education.
During the entirety of this week we’re partnering with local businesses and organisations to celebrate local products — from tech and design to music, food, and coffee. We’ve got an incredible lineup of events, panel discussions, free classes, festivities and celebrations to welcome great times ahead!
FRIDAY, 14 AUGUST
We are cutting the ribbon at our brand new campus & celebrating our 1st birthday, join us for an evening of music, drinks and celebrations to welcome great times ahead!
General Assembly Australia started with a single classroom in Sydney, we’ve now expanded to a 5 classroom Melbourne campus and in close to 4 years, we have had thousands of students through the GA doors for classes, workshops, courses and events.
SATURDAY, 15 AUGUST
Ever wonder what it’s really like to be a student at General Assembly? Well, grab your backpack, put on your thinking cap, and join us for Open Day at our new Melbourne campus. Expect a jam-packed afternoon with all your school-time favourites including lunchbox snacks and juice boxes.
MONDAY, 17 AUGUST
One day one, Trending in Tech, Keynote speakers from tech companies born in Melbourne will talk about their perspectives on innovation. You’ll hear from the best leaders right here at home about how products can change a traditional industry, how corporations can foster ingenuity within the startup scene and how company culture can be made into an invaluable resource for innovation.
Whether you’re in digital marketing, sales management, business operations, or another field, being able to understand and draw insights from data is a must-have skill set. Join us in this one-hour free class to learn more about what exactly data analytics is.
TUESDAY, 18 AUGUST
Speakers from your favourite cafes in Melbourne will gather to share insights into the professional world of coffee making and drinking. You’ll hear from the baristas themselves about their early days and how their vision transformed into the local companies/roasters we know and love. Drink and learn about everything from what coffee making looks like as a hobby to where experts see the future of roasters in Melbourne.
In this fun, fast-paced, hands-on workshop, you’ll get to think through your projects and business problems from a user’s perspective, by physically mapping out their concerns in space.
WEDNESDAY, 19 AUGUST
Keynote speakers from design-centric companies born in Melbourne will talk about groundbreaking design in our culture and economy. You’ll hear from design innovators about experiences that cross the boundaries of physical and digital, including topics such as hardware design, disrupting your workspace and workflow, and an informed outlook on a digital future.
This is a free one-hour introduction to programming, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics.
THURSDAY, 20 AUGUST
Panelists from restaurants and food-related businesses born in Melbourne will talk about food sustainability and culture. You’ll hear from leaders from different sides of the food industry talks about their biggest concerns for food today, including fair wages and practices for farmers and growers, sourcing and sustainability, and what the future of food looks like locally.
This free class covers the fundamentals of digital marketing, and introduces you to the key channels, concepts and metrics.
FRIDAY, 21 AUGUST
Panelists from various aspects of the Melbourne music scene will discuss digital technologies and their impact on the music industry. You’ll hear from thought leaders and acclaimed musicians that rose to fame in Melbourne about how the distribution of songs and albums has been shaped by the internet’s free market, how the relationship between record labels and artists has adjusted to the times, and what the future of music looks like in a digital world.
In this free class, we’ll be discussing product management at a fundamental level; what it is, what skills and job roles it covers and why it’s a key area of learning that will dramatically benefit your business, no matter what you do.