Web Development
Immersive

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Break Into a Coding Career

Position yourself as a job-ready full-stack software developer in our transformative Immersive course. Our proven, expert-designed curriculum is continually updated to keep pace with shifting employer demands. Leverage exclusive opportunities, launch collaborations, and form key connections as part of our global network of more than 50,000 part- and full-time alumni.

Learn web development in an immersive environment

Evolve With Your Local Economy

Equip yourself with the skills you need to succeed in a new career. Our coursework is designed by industry experts to focus on the programming languages, libraries, and frameworks that local employers demand.

Learn on real-world coding skills

Get Ahead With Today’s Essential Skills

Learn to leverage programming languages like JavaScript and Python through hands-on projects and real-world scenarios. You’ll leave ready to bring your own ideas to life and help organizations of all kinds solve problems and deliver better user experiences.

Find a job with the help of our career coaches

Skill Up on Nights and Weekends

Experience our best-in-class Web Development Immersive on a part-time schedule. Offering expert-led training with greater flexibility, our Flex format enables you to keep your current commitments while pursuing a career change.

Optimize Your Job Search

Work one on one with dedicated career coaches, connect with a network of more than 7,000 hiring partners, and set yourself up for long-term growth as part of GA’s global community.

Receive Dedicated Career Coaching


Work one on one with career coaches who are committed to furthering your professional success from day one of class to day one at a new job. Develop your personal brand.

Build Out Your Professional Portfolio


Show off your work to potential collaborators and employers. Create a collection of custom websites and applications using today’s leading front- and back-end web development tools and techniques.

Fuel a Lifetime of Learning


Become part of a global community, engaging with experts, influencers, and peers. After graduation, you’ll also gain access to a suite of digital tools, development programs, tuition discounts to future GA offerings, and more.

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Charlie Gerard
Charlie Gerard, Software Developer

WDI

Software Developer, ThoughtWorks

“Once I realized I had a passion for programming, WDI seemed like the perfect balance between trying to teach myself and going back to university. The curriculum and instructors were amazing and helped me gain the skills I needed to bring my ideas to life through code.”

Companies That Have Hired Our WDI Grads

General Assembly gives all of their students the training and opportunity to excel and to show that web development is a passion for them. That’s who we want to hire.

Jay Neely, Head of Programming, Startup Boston

Jay Neely, Boston Globe Media

Flex Student Life

Evening and weekend sessions incorporate a mix of presentations, interactive labs, and group collaboration to offer a hands-on, project-based approach to learning. Here’s an example of what your weekly schedule could look like as a Flex student. (Times may vary by location.)

TUE

Lessons & Activities

5:30–9 p.m.


Explore key concepts through expert-led lectures and discussions. Complete coding exercises to reinforce new knowledge.

Explore key concepts through expert-led lectures and discussions. Complete coding exercises to reinforce new knowledge.

WED

Lessons & Activities

5:30–9 p.m.


Dive deeper and cement newly learned skills via independent, pair, and group programming labs.

Dive deeper and cement newly learned skills via independent, pair, and group programming labs.

THU

Bi-Weekly Outcomes Session

5:30–7:30 p.m.


Work with dedicated career coaches to set goals, make a plan for success, and stay on track with your job search.

Work with dedicated career coaches to set goals, make a plan for success, and stay on track with your job search.

SAT

Lessons & Activities

9 a.m.–4 p.m.


Dig into more material through lectures, coding labs, and collaboration with your instructor and peers.

Dig into more material through lectures, coding labs, and collaboration with your instructor and peers.

Homework & Lab Time

Your Own Time


Complete homework, delve into real-world scenarios, and build out a professional portfolio of full-stack web applications.

Complete homework, delve into real-world scenarios, and build out a professional portfolio of full-stack web applications.

Students coding

My job requires me to learn something new everyday, and WDI gave me the foundation to embrace that challenge. I'm more aware than ever how much I still have to learn, but now I know that I can learn to build anything for the internet if I put my mind to it.

Isabel Cortes, software engineer, Appallicious

What You’ll Learn

Kickstart your career as a full-stack software developer and lifelong learner. From programming fundamentals to team collaboration strategies, you’ll learn to solve problems with industry-leading tools and techniques.

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Programming Fundamentals

Understand how to assemble your development environment, work efficiently as a developer, and ensure your projects are a success. Learn programming fundamentals, along with the basics of computing, networks, and data structures.

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Product Development Basics

Pinpoint what a user should be able to accomplish with your application, model your data accordingly, develop simple wireframes, and track a collaborative development process using version control.

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Front-End Web Development

Explore the code that powers the web we see. Gain an understanding of how to write high-quality JavaScript, building a dynamic front-end to a web application using a modern JS library, such as React. You’ll then use CSS to add layout and style.

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Back-End Web Development

Learn to build web applications from the ground up using a modern web language and framework (like Ruby on Rails or Python and Django). Incorporate functionality from third-party APIs (such as Twitter or Yelp) into your applications.

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Team Collaboration Strategies

Discover how to effectively communicate and collaborate with development teams. Produce high-quality software as you work with a team to build, maintain, change, and secure a full-stack application.

Explore the course curriculum in detail.

Build Your Portfolio

Throughout this Immersive, you’ll complete several projects, including a primary piece to help you approach your job search with confidence. Here’s an example from London-based grad George Gray.

Dived.in

George designed this web application to help scuba divers find great diving locations. He developed Dived.in from the ground up using Rails and a front-end JavaScript framework.

About the App

Dived.in was developed to serve as a community resource for divers to share their experiences. As a community-moderated website, it would allow users to crowdsource their favorite dive sites, including relevant photos and tips.

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Setting the Stage

Setting the Stage

George gathered feedback on his project idea by reviewing user stories, wireframes, and his data model before beginning development. By working with instructors to scope out the basic functionality of the application, he was able to make sure it added value to his portfolio.

Back-End Development

Back-End Development

The core of the application was built using Ruby on Rails. George chose to incorporate a Facebook login to allows users to quickly sign up and participate in the site.

Front-End Development

Front-End Development

George incorporated JavaScript into his project, including additional frameworks in order to provide specific dynamic functionality. He also chose to add responsive CSS to make the application usable on mobile and tablet devices.

Meet Your Instructors

These full-stack development professionals are innovators in this influential field and will help you navigate its inner workings, technologies, and trends.

Joel Turnbull

Sydney

Mike Finneran

Boston

Brandi Butler

Seattle

Jim Clark

Los Angeles

Jamie King

Atlanta

Kasun Maldeni

Melbourne

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? We’ve got the answers. Get the details on how you can grow in this course.

What are the advantages to choosing a Flex course?

Our Flex program offers the same expert-led instruction and dedicated job search support as our full-time Web Development Immersive — the only difference is the pace. By opting for evening and weekend training, you can keep your current commitments while changing your career. What’s more, Flex allows you to make payments over six months instead of three, lessening the strain on your bank account.

Why is this course relevant today?

There’s never been a better time to start a career as a software developer. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment growth in this sector will top 24 percent between 2016 and 2026. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, there is a growing demand for software developers who can creatively solve problems and implement robust, sustainable solutions.

What practical skill sets can I expect to have after completing this course?

By the end of our Web Development Immersive, you will be able to:

  • Create responsive web pages for modern browsers using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Write full-stack applications and deploy them to cloud-based services like Heroku.
  • Consume web application programming interfaces (APIs) from third-party sites such as Twitter, Google, or Yelp.
  • Build a RESTful API using a technology like Sinatra, Rails, Django, or Express.
  • Build a richly interactive, front-end single-page application using a modern framework like React.
  • Collaborate as a team using Git and GitHub, widely accepted collaboration practices, and an agile development workflow.

What kind of community will I find in this course?

Our Web Development Immersive course attracts eager learners who are as passionate about growing and launching a new career as you are. Their backgrounds span professions in design, product management, and many other fields. The General Assembly experience creates lasting friendships and collaborations that will support you throughout a lifetime of discovery.

What does my tuition cover?

  • Expert-led training in full-stack development skills, methods, and best practices.
  • Diagnostic and readiness assessments, which help determine your self-directed pre-course learning path.
  • Access to a dedicated group of career coaches who will help you land a job after graduation.
  • Ongoing job search support and exclusive networking opportunities.
  • Additional alumni perks, including discounts, workshop credits, online classes, and more.

What are my financing options for an Immersive course?

Financial hurdles shouldn’t keep you from achieving your goals. In addition to payment plans, we offer a few different financing options so you can focus on what counts — your education. We also offer tuition reimbursement and scholarships for eligible students facing barriers to enrollment.

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