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Introducing Web Development Immersive Remote



There’s no stopping web developers. More than 100,000 development positions have become available over the past year in just the United States. And with virtually every industry growing their digital efforts, that demand is expected to grow as much as 30% by 2020.

Our future will be written in code, and we’ve been a part of building that future with our industry-leading, on-campus Web Development Immersive career accelerator, which 3,000 alumni have completed around the world. Now we’re going digital. In our new full-time online Web Development Immersive Remote program, you can learn the full-stack skills you need to launch a coding career from anywhere that works for you — all in real-time, in a virtual classroom, led by an expert instructor.

Through 13 weeks of daily live instruction, you’ll work through the same time- and pressure-tested curriculum as our campus students. Collaborate with a cohort of classmates and our expert instructional team to:

  • Master JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, APIs, Git, and more;
  • Build a portfolio of custom websites and data-driven apps to show off in job interviews;
  • Receive real-time, personalized feedback on your work;
  • Access ongoing career coaching, job search support, and exclusive networking opportunities.

We’re bringing our on-campus experience to you, wherever you are. And, as a student at GA, you’ll receive perks like event invites and discounts on classes, workshops — and coveted GA “swag.” More importantly, you’ll become a lifelong member of our global community of alumni, students, instructors, and hiring partners, there to support you wherever you go.

You’re ready for this. Our first program kicks off May 16.

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*This program is currently not open to enrollments for individuals who plan to take the course from the following US locations: Alabama, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Utah, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

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


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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GA Launches ‘Web Design Circuit’ for Learning Web Design Online


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Today, we kick off the inaugural session of General Assembly’s first long-form online course, Web Design Circuit. Through twelve weeks of instruction, this online program will provide students with the skills they need to build a website from scratch, including HTML, CSS and the principles of good web design. We’re creating a new path for students to gain the web design skills they need to change careers or level up in their current jobs, regardless of their location or ability to make it to a GA campus.

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Introducing: Following


We’ve learned from speaking with students that you’re a busy group and work can sometimes keep you from attending classes and events that you find interesting. You’ve asked us for a way to know when they’re held next and we’re happy to let you know it’s here.

Following something is easy:
  • Click the follow button on any class, workshop, or event.
  • If you’re not logged in, we’ll ask for your email address.
  • You’ll see an email in your inbox next time that class is scheduled in your city. 

That’s all there is to it.

We’re excited to give you another way to become closer to the GA community and we think you’ll really like this new feature. What else do you want to see on the General Assembly website? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

GA Bytes: Taste The Art of Developing a Compelling Brand Message


Welcome to our weekly series, GA Bytes, where we serve up a sampling of Front Row, our library of on-demand and live-streaming online classes. Today we’re tasting “Develop a Compelling Brand Message” with Digital Brand Strategist, George Scribner.

In a world where consumers are hearing messages from hundreds of brands every day, it’s important for all small businesses to have a compelling brand message that breaks through the noise. In this short clip, George gets you started with a brand message hierarchy.

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GA Bytes: Taste The Art of the Cold Call


Welcome to our new weekly series, GA Bytes. Each week we’ll be serving up a sampling of Front Row, our library of on-demand and live-streaming online classes. Today we’re tasting “The Art of The Cold Call” with Michael Roderick.

Whether it’s for sales, a career change, or networking, cold calling and emailing can be beneficial. Move past the initial stress with these tips from Michael Roderick.

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