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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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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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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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Paying Tribute To Our GA Teachers

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It’s undeniable. We at General Assembly wouldn’t be where we are today without the help of our teachers. They’ve contributed countless hours, passion and expertise toward teaching and empowering our students. Their commitment has cemented new skill sets, launched new careers, inspired new startups, and it’s the reason the GA community continues to grow and thrive.

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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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4 Things We Learned From NY Tech Day

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Jay and GA Team with the founders of NY Tech Day.

GA team members, Jay Nappy and Adam Spivak, with TechDay co-founders, Jesse Podel and Alec Hartman.

Each year, 15,000 attendees and 450+ startups converge in New York City for the annual NY Tech Day, the world’s largest startup event. As a former TechDay intern, I know how much effort it takes to plan and execute such an impressive event. Now, attending as an exhibitor with GA, it was amazing to see how much this event has evolved in just a few short years.

Tech conferences like this can be overwhelming, but as I perused Pier 92 with the GA crew, we thought of a few things that could help any aspiring Silicon Alley mogul at other startup events:

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3 Components of Every Great Product Strategy

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If you are a great product manager, you know a secret that others ignore: managing relationships is essential to your job. As the “mini-CEO” of your product, sometimes it might seem like your main job! Teams from sales to engineering all have a stake in your product. And they often want to see updates presented “their way.”

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General Assembly Partners with Pledge 1% to Create a Community of Companies Driving Social Impact

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General Assembly is excited to announce a partnership with Pledge 1% and encourage your involvement. As part of General Assembly’s overall commitment to building a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem, General Assembly has built a relationship with Pledge 1% to help build stronger companies and stronger communities.

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Invibed Helps Millennials Take Control of Their Finances

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Danielle Pascarella
Danielle left a cushy job as an Investment Specialist to teach others how to become more financially stable. With a little help from her Front End Web Development instructors, she launched Invibed, a website that teaches Millenials how to save money and be more fiscally responsible through shared money-saving tips. 

Get updated on Twitter: @danipascarella + @Invibed

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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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