Our society can only benefit from having a variety of people pursue work in tech. A more diverse workforce means more innovative ideas and stronger solutions. That’s why fellowships like General Assembly’s Opportunity Fund are working to make tech education more accessible to underrepresented groups like women, people of color, veterans, and individuals from low-income backgrounds. Students can apply for scholarships and support for our full-time, career-changing programs in either web development or user experience design.
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 →
The new year is fast approaching and resolving to make a difference in the world of programming has never been easier. Today hack.summit(), the world’s largest programming conference, announced hack.pledge(), a movement for programmers worldwide to assemble and mentor each other for one hour in 2015.