Meet & Hire: Junior Web Developers, Data Scientists & User Experience Designers

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

Meet & Hire: Junior Web Developers, Data Scientists & User Experience Designers

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Looking for talented Data Scientists, UX Designers or Web Developers to join your team?

General Assembly welcomes you to meet the recent graduates of our Data Science, User Experience Design and Web Development Immersive Programmes.

Think of it like a reverse job fair, where our graduates - who've successfully finished their 3-month immersive courses - will be showcasing their projects and portfolios, ready to talk to you about opportunities within your team.

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers at global brands, award-winning agencies, and high-growth startups, including BBC, ASOS, Sky, Government Digital Service (GDS), Selfridges, Expedia, The Trainline, Red Badger, The Telegraph, Duedil, GTB, +rehabstudio, AKQA, Microsoft, American Express, and hopefully yours.

Bonus! Hiring GA talent is at no cost to you. Can't make the event? Check out our graduate profiles online here: http://generalassemb.ly/talent




Read on for more information about our graduates...

All our students have experience working with agile methodologies, and utilising stand-ups as a way to increase performance.

MEET UX DESIGNERS WHO CAN:

  • Execute each stage of the UX lifecycle (following the Design Council’s Double Diamond), from user research to prototyping to interaction and interface design.
  • Confidently express design ideas through sitemaps, user flows and wireframes and can then translate these into clickable prototypes and visual mockups.
  • Utilise tools such as Sketch, Axure, Adobe Illustrator and Invision.

Our UX Design Graduates all have experience working with clients as well as 3 additional concept projects, an understanding of visual design fundamentals and Front End Web Development. Each project is pitched at the end of the sprint as well as deliverables and a spec doc that’s submitted for feedback.

MEET DATA SCIENTISTS WHO CAN:

  • Collect, extract, query, clean, and aggregate data for analysis using SQL and Unix commands, Python (Pandas), and do data cleaning/data munging.
  • Perform exploratory data analysis using Python stack including - but not limited to - Pandas, SciPy, Sklearn and Ipython (Jupyter) and doing feature extraction and selection.
  • Build, implement, and evaluate data science problems using appropriate machine learning models for regression and classification. such as Linear Models, SVMs, Decision Trees, Ensemble Models (Random Forest, Bagging, Boosting) and KNN. Also demonstrate knowledge of Clustering (K-means and Hierarchical clustering), NLP and Time series analysis.
  • Use appropriate data visualisation tools such as matplotlib, seaborn and Tableau, and using iPython notebook.
  • Identify and solve big data problems using Hadoop/MapReduce, Apache Spark, and the AWS stack (EC2 and S3).

MEET WEB DEVELOPERS WHO CAN:

  • Build test driven server side/backend software using Node and Rails.
  • Create beautiful front-end applications using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, and Angular.
  • Manage software versioning with Git.
  • Engineer and optimise data structures and algorithms.
  • Work within an agile environment and can pair programme.

Our Web Development graduates are adept in working within an agile environment, can pair programme and are taught the fundamentals of Test Driven Development and UX design.

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers at companies like AKQA, BBC, Microsoft, ASOS, American Express, Red Badger, DK, Radio Times, Mammal, Nice & Serious, Locatable, Friday, Spindrift, Borrow My Doggy, Lloyds Banking Group, Big Fish and hopefully yours.

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