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Self-taught front-end developer learns back-end. Takes Le Web by storm.

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A trained musician, Noah was looking to take his career to the next level. While working as a front-end web developer, he saw an opportunity during his Back-End Web Development course to launch a music streaming service with a classmate. Most recently, he’s taking on Le Web with his team at Bop.fm while developing the company’s mobile app. 

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Virtual Wardrobe App Will Change the Way You View Your Closet

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You may know the feeling. An idea is brewing for years. Then, one day, you find the courage to make your dream a reality. That’s how Celeste transitioned from Product Manager at The Los Angeles Times to entrepreneur with her virtual wardrobe app, Boudoir. Here’s how she did it.

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UX Design Grad Wins the CITIBANK Mobile Challenge

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After spending time as a technical recruiter for UX Design, LA UXDI grad, Henry, decided to take the UX road himself. Today, he works with Citibank, a gig he landed after becoming a finalist in their Mobile Challenge on a project geared toward making the bank-customer interaction more seamless.

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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.

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Congratulations to Taproot, Winner of the 12 Days of Giving

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It was a fierce competition, but we’re thrilled to announce that the winner of our 12 Days of Giving holiday campaign was The Taproot Foundation, a non-profit that drives social change by bringing professional services to nonprofit organizations, pro bono. They’ve just launched Taproot+, a new online marketplace for pro bono, bringing together resources and interactive tools to give nonprofit professionals direct access to the marketing, HR, IT, and strategy services they need.

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Expand Your Library: Announcing Our New Book Series

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GA_Books_FrontsAt General Assembly we’re always finding new ways to evolve our offerings and grow our global community of individuals empowered to pursue the work they love. To that end, we’re thrilled to announce that the first two volumes of our new, original book series, The Practitioner’s Guide, have been published.

In this series, you’ll get an introductory overview—including first-hand accounts, lessons learned, and useful advice—from seasoned professionals working in the most relevant fields of the 21st century.

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The Year of Opportunity: A Look Back at 2014

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It’s no mystery that the tech industry’s predominantly white and Asian male workforce is in danger of alienating the increasingly diverse nation — and world — that forms its customer base. Less than a quarter of people employed in computer science- and engineering-related fields are women, and only 1 in 10 are minority women. African Americans make up less than 3% of all scientists and engineers, and Hispanics only 4%.

At the same time, startups and tech companies are witnessing a never-before-seen shortage of employable talent, and current estimates show that by 2020, traditional universities will only be producing enough qualified graduates to fill 30% of available tech-related jobs.

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No More Missed Connections Thanks To This New App

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After a nudge from a friend, Jonathan took Business Fundamentals & Tactics in New York City. During the course, he came up with an idea for Lost and Found, a missedconnections app, which became the focus of his final project. Since, he’s kicked his idea into hyperdrive and is committed to building his app full-time.

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Here’s Looking at You, 2014

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2014 has been an incredible year for General Assembly.

We offered 36% more classes, workshops and events, 122% more total hours of educational programming worldwide, and grew our community (that’s you) by 203% compared to last year.

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Capture and Develop Your Great Ideas with Trapper App

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Have you ever written down a great idea on a scrap of paper, only to have it vanish a few minutes later? Well, not anymore. After a little BEWD and Dash, Sean is on the road to success with his app Trapper, a writing tool that helps people capture ideas in the moment. Don’t take our word for it—try it for yourself! You can download the app in the iTunes App Store.

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