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Joel Turnbull

Senior Lead Instructor - Software Engineering Immersive, General Assembly


Joel has been wrangling software since last century, before the internet went mainstream. He’s worked across the web development industry, in a range of startups, agencies, and for government. 

Joel has been teaching with General Assembly since they launched in Australia and has been instrumental in their success and subsequent acquisition by Adecco. He has also taught in the US and globally, online.

Joel has taught hundreds of students and trained many of GA’s Lead Instructors and Instructional Associates. He is enthusiastic about encouraging more women to take up coding. His graduates have gone on to enviable roles at companies including Twitter, Atlassian, Netlify, McKinsey, the ABC and the New York Times -- they’ve also published books on technology, and become sought after conference speakers. Joel is a popular speaker at meetups and conferences (including JSConf and Vivid). He has also gained acknowledgments in Angus Croll’s book "If Hemingway Wrote Javascript".

In his spare time he enjoys butterfly spotting.

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