General Assembly - NYC

NYC

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Mission

Courses - online and in-person - in technology and web development

Description

Various offerings for all those interested in learning skills related to web development, data science and management, information technology, and other technology-related fields. Some courses meet GI Bill requirements.

Reviews (2)

6/12/2019
Reviewer Rank

Platoon Sergeant

Service Branch

Navy

Service Status

Veteran

This school ain't the best but its the only one accepted by the GI Bill. When the other coding schools get certified they will blow this one away. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Got here through a scholarship program in 2017, still the only veteran to do this. I did the entire WDI course for free because of this scholarship. And this was before they started accepting the GI Bill in 2018, so I was living off my disability percentage. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- First and foremost, !!if you are new to coding!!! this will be one of the hardest courses you ever take. You will not be able to hold down a job and do this course so I recommend using your GI Bill. You will not be able to have a life while doing this so kiss your family goodbye. You will be coming to campus trying to figure out the HW that is assigned everyday, don't worry other people will be doing the same. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That being said; they teach Javascript, SQL for the DB and Ruby in the three month program on campus. They dwell deeper into JS with its frameworks and libraries. They push React a lot since its the hottest thing in the tech world. You have to do 4 projects to graduate. It also depends on your instructor on how good you'r class will be; my instructor had a Masters in CS and was a genius. He couldn't teach to save his life though. He left the school to pursue a startup in China so don't feel bad for him. I made it through with the help of friends and the Teacher Assistants. The Teacher Assistants are some of the most dedicated ones and usually become instructors later on. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Use Slack to talk to everyone and hit up OperationCode (community of veteran developers) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. A simple JS application. 2. A simple CRUD Application. 3. A Group Application (depending on if they changed the curriculum it will be in JS or RUBY) 4. Final Full-Stack Application to be presented in a science fair that they have for the graduates. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- They should just drop Ruby and focus more on GIT in my opinion. And the community is different from college. Lots of hipsters in the campus and their veteran group is lacking. Also depends on your class for camaraderie. There will be 3 groups of people in your class: rich assholes that can buy the GA tuition in a heartbeat, people who went to the same scholarship program as me; and now the Veterans using the GI Bill (you lucky bastards). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The VA is close by in case anything happens to you. You are in the hustle and bustle of NYC so enjoy it too. Madison Square Park is a nice place to relax from all the coding you will do. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- They have workshops for free sometimes so go to one to see how the campus is first. Enjoy coding!

Tags: Web Development

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6/12/2019
Reviewer Rank

Rifleman

Service Branch

Army

Service Status

Veteran

General Assembly is not the best bootcamp in NYC. Not by far, but it's one of the few who accepts the GI Bill. They initially came out strong but tasteful with some smart outreach to the local veteran community. Lately I haven't heard anything about their intentions to work with local vets. They used to host events. Been radio silence for past several months. They used to have a guy that worked there (veteran) who attended veteran events on their behalf. Haven't seen him in a minute. I think they want to do the right thing, but it's hard to tell lately. I think flatiron will be accredited in 2019, and then nobody will care what GA is doing. Once veterans have a choice, GA will be out of the conversation.

Tags: General

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