Web Development

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Start Your Career in Web Development

Learn and apply the skills you need to start a career in code.

Learn web development in an immersive environment

Know Your Stuff

Learn the most sought-after skills in tech, from JavaScript to Rails, with guidance from our team of experienced instructors.

Learn on real-world coding skills

Develop New Skills

Build real websites, APIs, and data-driven apps while collaborating with classmates on a range of projects.

Find a job with the help of our career coaches

Get Hired

Launch your new career in web development with the support of our career counselors through every step of the job search.

Career Support

We provide each of our immersive graduates with access to job readiness training, connections to employers, and opportunities to hone new skills.


Build a strong résumé with one-on-one coaching support.

Learn how to present your code and discuss open source contributions.


Visit development teams at local companies.

Attend panel discussions with industry experts.


Showcase your work to potential employers in our global network.

Get to know members of your local tech community.

Former Digital Producer

Charlie Gerard
Charlie Gerard, Software Developer


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 who’ve hired our WDI alumni

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 / Digital Community, Boston Globe Media

Jay Neely, Boston Globe Media

Student Life

We break up our daily schedule with a mix of presentations, interactive labs, and project collaboration. No two days look exactly alike, but here's an example of what your day could look like on campus.



Group Review

Daily review and code exercises that reinforce concepts and skills

Daily review and code exercises that reinforce concepts and skills



Instructor-guided Lessons & Activities

Learn key objectives through lectures, discussions, and activities

Learn key objectives through lectures, discussions, and activities



Panel Discussion

Hear from industry insiders during talks and panel discussions (recurring) (optional)

Hear from industry insiders during talks and panel discussions (recurring)



Labs & Exercises

Student-guided Group Activities

Practice new skills, work on labs solo or in groups, and receive further instruction on key topics for the day

Practice new skills, work on labs solo or in groups, and receive further instruction on key topics for the day



Catch-up on Goals & Progress

Personal review and support from instructors

Personal review and support from instructors



Assignments & Projects

Evening TAs are on hand to support the class in completing daily assignments and review exercises

Evening TAs are on hand to support the class in completing daily assignments and review exercises

Students coding

Our class had a diverse mix of students - from a twenty-year-old entrepreneur deferring a semester from Northwestern to a mid-career finance trader looking for a career change. It was refreshing to participate in an authentically collaborative atmosphere that moved away from a traditional academic structure. I can honestly say I learned a ton - from computer science fundamentals, to front-end web animation, to how to be a professional in a tech environment.

Ann Millspaugh / Full-Stack Developer, The Motley Fool

What You’ll Learn

We teach the skills you need to kickstart your career as a developer and a lifelong learner. From programming fundamentals to launching full-stack web apps, you'll learn to solve problems with code while applying industry best practices in a collaborative environment.


Programming Fundamentals

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


The Basics of Product Development

Define what a user should be able to do with your app, appropriately model your data, develop simple wireframes, and learn to track a collaborative development process using version control.


Front-End Web Development

Before you start working with cutting-edge libraries and frameworks, gain an understanding of how to write high-quality JavaScript code. Learn to build a dynamic, front-end to your web application using a modern JavaScript library, and use CSS to layout and style your application.


Back-End Web Development

Build web applications from the ground up using Ruby on Rails, a modern web language and MVC framework. Build quality APIs using Node.js and integrate data from other apps (like Twitter or Yelp) into your project.


Working with Teams

Learn to collaborate with others to produce high quality software as you work with a team to develop, maintain, change, and secure an application.

Request a detailed syllabus.

Build Your Portfolio

You'll complete several projects, including a primary portfolio project that will help you begin your job search with confidence. Check out an example of a past student project.


Dived.in is a web application built by London WDI alum George Grey. Designed to help scuba divers find great diving locations, George developed the application from the ground up using Rails and a front-end JavaScript framework.


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.

dived.in project


Setting the Stage

Setting the Stage

George gathered feedback on his project idea by reviewing user stories, wireframes and his data model before developing his project. By working with instructors to scope out the basic functionality of their application, he was able to make sure he was tackling something that 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, adding in additional frameworks in order to provide specific dynamic functionality. He also chose to also add responsive CSS to make the application usable on mobile and tablet devices.

Meet Your Instructors

Learn from skilled developers with professional experience in the field.

Micah Rich

Los Angeles

Micah Rich


The Good Company

Sean Shannon

Washington, D.C.

Sean Shannon

Senior Engineer,


Meredith Bryan

Los Angeles

Meredith Bryan

Data Analyst,

Kindling Media

Anil Bridgpal

San Francisco

Anil Bridgpal

Software Engineer,


Harry Ng

Hong Kong

Harry Ng



Joel Turnbull


Joel Turnbull



Matt Scilipoti

Washington, D.C.

Matt Scilipoti

Senior Software Engineer,


Phil Lamplugh

New York

Phil Lamplugh

Web Designer,


Jesse Shawl

Washington, D.C.

Jesse Shawl



Fund Your Future

Need payment assistance? Our financing options allow you to focus on your goals instead of the barriers that keep you from reaching them.

Let us figure out the best option for you.

¹Must be a US citizen; approval pending state of residency.
²Must be a US citizen; approval pending state of residency.
³Must be a US citizen.

Financing options differ in each market. Contact a local admissions officer for more info

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Get Answers

We love questions, almost as much as we love providing answers. Here are a few samplings of what we’re typically asked, along with our responses:

Why are these skills relevant today?

There's never been a better time to start a career as a web developer. From startups to Fortune 100 companies, there is a consistent demand for developers who both write high-quality code and experienced problem solvers who can design creative solutions.

What practical skill sets can I expect to have upon completion of the course?

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Write HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that displays as intended in modern browsers
  • Develop a back-end web application and APIs using a modern programming language and MVC web development framework, such as Rails
  • Develop a dynamic front-end to your application using a modern framework used to create single-page apps, such as Angular or Backbone
  • Consume web APIs from third-party sites like Twitter or Yelp
  • Write secure applications and deploy them to cloud services like Heroku
  • Collaborate within a team using an agile development workflow and widely-accepted collaboration practices using Git

Who will I be sitting next to in this course?

Our students are engineers, artists, journalists, entrepreneurs, financial analysts, folks just out of college, your new best friend - individuals who are looking to start a new career in web development, and, most importantly, just as motivated and passionate as you are.

What can I expect to accomplish by the end of this course?

By the end of the course, you will have:

  • Completed several individual and group projects, including one primary portfolio project
  • Learned about web development from experienced web developers
  • Networked with some of the best developers, companies, and entrepreneurs in your local community
  • Prepared yourself with the foundational knowledge you need to begin a career of continuous learning

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