General Assembly Open House + Happy Hour
6

Thursday, 6 February

6 7:30 pm CST

GA Chicago @ Rent 24

444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

TechNexus logo
Fiverr logo
Lofti logo
EvolveHer logo
Paladin logo
ChickTech logo
ARA Mentors logo
Deskpass logo
Catalyst Ranch logo
Illinois Technology Association logo

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General Assembly Open House + Happy Hour | February 6

Eric Boyer Photo


Product Designer & Developer, Sprout Social

Bianca Mounce Photo


Senior Data and Technology Strategist, The Movement Cooperative

Chika Umeadi Photo


Head of Product and Engagement, tiphub

Kyle Carbone Photo


User Experience Design Immersive Lead Instructor, General Assembly

Reuben Ayres Photo


Software Engineering Immersive Lead Instructor, General Assembly

Barbara Maldonado Photo


Customer Success Manager, PrizeLogic

Chelsie Noble Photo


Career Coach, General Assembly

6

Thursday, 6 February

6 7:30 pm CST

GA Chicago @ Rent 24

444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

TechNexus logo
Fiverr logo
Lofti logo
EvolveHer logo
Paladin logo
ChickTech logo
ARA Mentors logo
Deskpass logo
Catalyst Ranch logo
Illinois Technology Association logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Interested in learning a new skill in the New Year? Curious to find out what it's like to be a full or part-time student at General Assembly?

Join us on Thursday, February 6th for our Open House! Chat with the General Assembly team, instructors, alumni and current students to learn more about our course offerings, including:

  • Web Development
  • Python Programming
  • User Experience Design
  • Digital Marketing
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Product Management

Come ready to ask any questions you have, and bring along any friends or colleagues who might also be interested. Wine will be provided for anyone who is 21+ (IDs are required). We look forward to welcoming you!

This event is a part of our fourth annual Career Camp, a series of workshops and inspiring events that will help you’ll connect with industry experts and learn how to boost your career, land your next gig or kickstart the process of making a career change. Learn more about what’s in store for Career Camp here!

Find more information online about our part-time and full-time workshops.

Please note that by RSVPing for this event you are agreeing to receive communications from Career Camp partners.

Preparation

Whether you already possess digital skills or have absolutely none, there's something to offer you at General Assembly. We mean it, all are welcome!

About the Instructors

Eric Boyer Photo

Product Designer & Developer,
Sprout Social

Eric Boyer is a passionate technologist, designer and mentor. Over the past 10 years Eric has worn a variety of hats in advertising, marketing and software products, all having one thing in common: Front-End development. Eric is currently a Product Designer and Developer at Sprout Social, where he creates beautiful user interfaces for their flagship product. When he’s not behind a computer, you can find him training for his next race, playing Guitar, traveling or taking it easy with his mini-Dachshund Sophie.

Bianca Mounce Photo

Senior Data and Technology Strategist,
The Movement Cooperative

Since 2013, Bianca has empowered for-profit companies, electoral campaigns and non-profit organizations to strategically use data. She is currently the Data and Analytics Strategist at Forward Together, a non-profit that works nationally to ensure that all families have the rights, recognition and resources they need to thrive.
After working on President Obama's re-election campaign as a Field Organizer in Tampa, Florida, Bianca continued immersing herself in data-driven campaigns and non-profit work. She was the National Data Manager at Organizing for Action where she oversaw reporting, training and data for Grassroots staff and volunteers. She then worked at Civis Analytics as a Client Success Analyst working with a diverse portfolio of clients on how to leverage the Civis Platform.
A native Oregonian, Bianca lived in the United Kingdom for five years, and has traveled to 21 countries. She likes to think she is equal parts coffee expert, yogi and proud Portlander.

Chika Umeadi Photo

Head of Product and Engagement,
tiphub

Chika the Head of Product and Engagement at tiphub, a seed stage investment manager focused on supporting African and African Diaspora focused startups. Chika leads internal product development as well as product support for portfolio companies.

Prior to tiphub, Chika worked at early and growth stage analytics companies like Trendpo and Fishbowl where he worked on developing data products and building marketing strategies for already existing products and services.

He has a MBA from Kogod School of Business at American University and BA in Political Science and Informatics at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign.

In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, Chika has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program.

Kyle Carbone Photo

User Experience Design Immersive Lead Instructor,
General Assembly

Kyle is a design-obsessed nerd and self-proclaimed typography enthusiast. He enjoys dissecting complex problems and curating thoughtful solutions, both in the digital space, and beyond. He’s currently leading the next generation of designers as the Lead UX Instructor in Chicago. Kyle has designed for a variety of products in his previous role at global agency, Emergo by UL. His work spans consumer-facing apps, medical device interfaces and enterprise software.

Reuben Ayres Photo

Software Engineering Immersive Lead Instructor,
General Assembly

Reuben is a teacher, craftsman, and linguaphile who loves making things and has always been driven to explore how pieces of complex systems work together. He has a passion for understanding how people's minds work, how different people find and create meaning in their worlds, and why people build and express the things they do. He sees tools—in particular, language—as fundamental expressions of the human experience. Combine all of this to get someone who loves to help students explore, learn, understand, and apply programming and its principles.

He received his BS in Computer Science from UNC-Chapel Hill, and worked as a web developer at an agency, a consultant for a start-up, and on various freelance projects. He has been tracking the evolution of the web since he started tinkering with HTML and CSS in Netscape in the late 90s.

When he's not teaching or coding, Reuben is growing food in gardens and urban farms, playing music (usually piano), learning languages (like French or Georgian), studying cultural theory and cultural studies, or seeking nature and wilderness.

In recognition of his exemplary service in the classroom, Reuben has been selected as a member of General Assembly's Distinguished Faculty program. Reuben serves as a member of GA's Product Advisory Board for our full-stack development courses.

Barbara Maldonado Photo

Customer Success Manager,
PrizeLogic

Barbara is a 20-year agency veteran with experience across experiential, digital and social media. She has managed over 300 team members in career ranging from dancers, brand ambassadors to account team members and social media strategists. In addition to her role as a Customer Success Manager at PrizeLogic, she is an instructor at General Assembly teaching digital marketing classes.

Chelsie Noble Photo

Career Coach,
General Assembly

Coach. Self-believer. Storyteller. Empathizer. Chelsie is the GA Career Coach in Chicago and draws upon her deep background in therapy, education, and life coaching. She specializes in helping clients feel fulfilled and energized even in the most transitional times, like career changing and job searching.

About Our Partners

TechNexus

Uniquely aligning relationships in the innovation ecosystem, TechNexus Venture Collaborative finds, funds and grows technology ventures as a force multiplier for ventures and enterprises. Since 2007, thousands of seasoned entrepreneurs and enterprise partners from across the globe have been a part of our community. TechNexus' 65,000 square foot workspace is a first-class place to connect, learn, showcase and grow. TechNexus is an ecosystem of around 70 tenant companies, coworking memberships, and event space. If you want to see how TechNexus can work with you - reach out to us at collaborate@technexus.com.

Fiverr

Fiverr's mission is to change how the world works together. The Fiverr platform connects businesses of all sizes with freelancers offering digital services in more than 250 categories, across 8 verticals including graphic design, digital marketing, programming, video and animation. Since inception, the platform has served over 5.5 million businesses and has facilitated over 50 million transactions. Fiverr's global community of freelancers spans across more than 160 countries.

Lofti

Lofti is a holistic professional development agency. Our integrative programming enables authentic self-connection, more compassionate communication, and a deeper sense of community. Mindfulness is much more than a buzzword to us, from global fortune-level organizations to Chicago-based start-ups, we pair creative on-site education with take-home resources designed to empower personal well-being and allow teams to build and share their unique brand story with the world.

EvolveHer

EvolveHer is a creative workspace designed for women to connect, collaborate & curate a life they love. EvolveHer not only provides a beautiful workspace but also offers a robust schedule of custom programming to support its community of women in all aspects of life (business development, wellness, and connections). The 5,000 square foot River North loft was intentionally designed to inspire creativity and serves as a unique space to host off-sites, private events, and trainings.

Paladin

At Paladin, our recruiters use their real-world experience in the creative, marketing, communications and digital fields to connect talent to opportunities. We view recruiting as a creative process — combining new ideas and individuals to find unique solutions. From contract jobs to full-time positions, let us bring you together with the right job.

ChickTech

ChickTech is a national non-profit organization committed to increasing the number of girls and women in technology while improving the culture of the industry itself. From local conferences to hands-on workshops to mentoring, we create an inclusive community for girls and women that increases their sense of belonging, interest, and self-confidence in technology and engineering.

ARA Mentors

ARA aspires to Attract, Retain, and Advance women in technology by cultivating relationships via mentorship, events and programs. We nurture strong female professionals who can support, inspire and advance the IT community. Active in six markets – Chicago, New York, Seattle, Houston, Silicon Valley and Denver – ARA offers a formal mentoring program as well as regular learning and networking events. From moderated panels to roundtable discussions, each event is designed to provide members with advice and insight on how to advance and succeed in their careers.

Deskpass

Deskpass is a multi-city coworking membership that provides affordable, flexible access to over 160 wonderful, diverse workspaces to work, learn and meet. With just 1 Deskpass membership you'll have great places to get your work done throughout Chicago, NYC, LA, Austin, San Francisco and Denver!

Catalyst Ranch

Chicago’s most innovative meeting and event space, Catalyst Ranch is a woman-owned green venue in the city’s trendy West Loop.

Illinois Technology Association

ITA offers innovative business services that enable Illinois technology companies to scale through collaboration, education, talent development and industry visibility. Learn more at illinoistech.org .

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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