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Welcome Home, Colin Hart!

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Teaching and learning at General Assembly

From classical ballet dancer to software engineer and instructional leader, Colin Hart transformed his life and career when he graduated from General Assembly’s Back-End Web Development course (BEWD) and Web Development Immersive (WDI) in early 2014. He came back to GA to teach WDI and was recently snatched up by the new WDI Remote team to be a lead instructor for the pilot course, which launched on May 16. Colin sat with us to share his story about teaching and learning at General Assembly.

Tell me about your journey.

I spent my youth training to be a classical ballet dancer. Even though I wasn’t able to do it professionally, it was like my first career because I would spend five, six hours a day training and performing. Getting injured led me to attend college instead, and I ended up majoring in media and communications and focusing my studies on digital communications. I interned for the United Nations writing a preliminary literature review around rights and dangers for youth online in Malaysia.

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How Taking An Online Course Can Kickstart Your Career: Two Student Success Stories

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Last April, Jeff Manabat, one-quarter of the San Francisco dragapella act The Kinsey Sicks, had a dilemma: how to redesign the quartet’s aging website, while balancing touring obligations?

“I do a lot of traveling, we’re on the road a lot,” Manabat said, “I can’t dedicate the time to taking a multi-week classroom course. So taking it online was the obvious choice. I needed the flexibility to learn online. And complete the course material without being in a classroom.”

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From Irish Dancer to UX Designer

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carlyephoto (1)As a Humanities major, Carlye Cunniff was always interested in people. But as an Irish dancer, she knew it would be tough to transition straight into a new role in a digital field.

Earlier this year, Cunniff realized she needed a change from running the dance company she founded. Unsure of where to start, but knowing she wanted to learn more about the tech world, she enrolled in GA’s HTML, CSS & Web Design Circuit, an online course designed to teach proficiency in HTML, CSS and Visual Design. After graduating she took the User Experience Design Immersive program in Seattle. She now works as a full-time consultant with The Creative Group—currently on contract at Amazon.
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How to Generate 625 Email Subscribers in 5 Days with One Guest Post

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As a content marketer by trade, two of my core business goals are without a doubt, increasing the size of my email list and driving more revenue into my business.

Building an audience from scratch can be a serious challenge, and it helps if you understand exactly where your ideal customers are spending their time online. That way, you can target other sites that you should be publishing content on, and over time—make their audience your audience. If you’re creating valuable content, you’ll be in a great position to add value to these other websites by offering to guest post. It’s a win-win for both the publisher and your business.

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Data Analysis Circuit Launches at General Assembly

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Understanding data is becoming increasingly important across all facets of business. Small businesses use financial data to make smarter operating decisions, governments are aggregating data to help us map everything from flu trends to voting information, and corporations are getting more targeted in the way they market products and services.

Data has implicitly become a part of nearly every job today.  It requires many people to get comfortable pulling, analyzing, and presenting data to decision makers, policy shapers, and even our family and friends. Continue reading

Mentors Matter When Learning Online: The Circuits Difference at GA

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The online education space is growing fast. But how do you deliver a high-quality, engaging experience online? As we have built our five Circuit courses — HTML, CSS & Web DesignJavaScript DevelopmentData Analysis, User Experience Design, and Digital Marketing — we believe the answer is simple: a dedicated mentor to hold you accountable through every stage of your learning.

When we put together our first Web Design Circuit in July 2014, we made a conscious choice to build in the sense of community and personalization that an instructor provides. This experience is a key part of General Assembly’s classroom programs. Continue reading

Bringing Innovation Home: How One Student is Supporting Local Business in Flint, MI

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Adrian won the GA World Tour back in 2013, getting an exclusive deep dive into GA and the startup world. She has since enrolled in our online HTML, CSS &Web Design Circuit to learn front-end web development and design skills. Now, she’s putting her skills to work as a Senior Consultant for the Flint Area Reinvestment Office, supporting local entrepreneurs and building a startup culture in the blossoming Michigan city.

Follow Adrian on Twitter: @sunnyokina

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Web Design Circuit: Designer Tools & Tricks

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The Web Design Circuit is a 12-week online course where students learn how to code and design websites with the help of a mentor. Watch the above video to hear more information about the course and get a sample design and coding lesson.

Secure your spot in the next instance of Web Design Circuit by enrolling now, or visit us at ga.co/webdesign for more information.

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Web Design Circuit: Sample Lesson And Course Info

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The Web Design Circuit is a 12-week online course where students learn how to code and design websites with the help of a mentor. Watch the above video to hear more information about the course and get a sample design and coding lesson.

Secure your spot for the February 23rd course by enrolling now or visit us at ga.co/webdesign for more information.

Enroll to Secure Your Spot