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Bitmaker General Assembly

Average Rating4.41
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Bitmaker General Assembly offers full-time immersive courses in web development and UX & product design, along with 10-week part-time offerings in front-end web development, user experience design, digital marketing, product management, and data analytics. Startup accelerators launch companies; Bitmaker launches careers.

Acquired by General Assembly in 2016, Bitmaker continues to empower its students to pursue work they love. It starts by surrounding st...

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  • Feb 20, 2020
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    User Experience Design

    The course was worth it for me because of my instructor.  He is fresh out of a design job and was an invaluable resource for me.  The curriculum in my immersive program was heavily influenced by instructor which made it much better in my opinion, he made sure to tie the concepts we were learning to real life examples in the industry.  Being able to ask him any questions about how a design job functions in real life was very helpful.  
    The course itself I think is always evolving, my c...
  • Jul 07, 2018
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    Excellent User Experience Design Part-Time Course!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the program at Bitmaker General Assembly. The 10-week part time course was the perfect additional to current skill-set as a graphic designer. The course was paced really well and the instructors were very approachable and understanding of our issues. The content covered was excellent as well. I definitely recommend this class if you're a designer like myself who wants to add user experience as part of their skill set. Ultimately the course is about what you bring...

  • Jun 24, 2018
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    Helped me start a development career

    I'd always been interested in programming and computer science, but taking another 4-year university degree wasn't an option. After talking to friends who work in tech, I found out about Bitmaker, and decided to quit my job and enroll in the 3-month full-time web development program.

    The pace was fast there was a huge amount of material covering all aspects of web development. The lectures were of excellent quality and the knowledgeable and experienced instructors were be available...

  • May 22, 2018
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    A good way to make a change.

    Before I started coding, I was in sales. I enjoyed it but did not see stability and I felt I was meant to do something better. I am glad that I chose to go to Bitmaker. When I first started there I quickly realized the learning would be fast & this is certianly not a program for the faint-hearted (it is called a boot camp for a reason).

    The instructors are, for the most part quite friendly and willing to lend a hand, sometimes I did feel some impatience on their side w...

  • May 15, 2018
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    The right step to a new career

    I was a seasoned wealth management professional who wanted to pivot into fintech. I chose to attend Bitmakter's web development bootcamp because I believed it was the missing knowledge bridge that I needed in order to crack into the industry. Fast forward 9 months, I am extremely glad and grateful that I made that decision.

    Bitmaker's web development course is a 12 weeks full-time immersive program that runs from 10 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday, with the morning session being lectur...

  • Jul 01, 2018
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    UX and Product Design, Full-time, Toronto, Review

    I started UXPD in Fall 2017 and loved it. 

    I highly recommend taking a full-time course and not part-time as it allows you to be 100% present in the UX environment – your brain will start speaking UX  whether you like it or not :) In my class we had something around 20 students and every day there was one lead instructor and 2-3 teaching assistants, that work  in the industry, so any minute you need help – you get it.

    As a highlight of this review, I want to mention career ...

  • May 21, 2018
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    Awesome, well-rounded program

    Bitmaker’s Full Stack Web Development immersion was an excellent program.  I was impressed with both the quality of the lessons and the instructors.  The course material was very well developed and the instructors were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and always there to lend a hand.  Job search support was amazing.  I learned how to brand myself, how to network, and how to interview.  Be prepared that it can take 3-6 months afte...

  • Dec 14, 2017
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    Digital renaissance for the soul

    I remember i came in like a stray puppy looking for shelter and direction. 
    Three months later, they churned out a thorough-breed ready to take on the world!

    I cannot say enough about what kind of a game changer Bitmaker has been for me.Their programs are geared to make some a hero from zero. The staff  takes the time to actually know who you are so they can tailor their aide around that. Not only did they put up with my constant bombardment ...

  • Oct 22, 2017
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    Changing fees???

    Earlier this year, I was heavily considering taking the UX Design course at Bitmaker since it seemed promising and I wanted to do a FT Bootcamp course for the Sept 2017 slot. I inquired early in July and was told that my fees would be $12,000. After a few "scholarships" and deductions, I'd be down to about $11,000 and they said they could offer me a 6month payment instalment. Anyway, obviously that was FAR too expensive for me so I chose to go with another school. Until I found out from fe...

  • Dec 23, 2016
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    UXPD graduate from 2nd cohort

    After four years in advertising as a designer, I made the decision to transition into UX.  For months I researched, read articles and did online courses, but it wasn’t enough. I needed a class environment where I could learn from real people.  That’s where Bitmaker came in, so I enrolled in the second full-time cohort.

    When I joined in June 2016, it was early days for the program.  The teaching staff were still working out the kinks in the cu...

  • Dec 19, 2016
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    Graduate from first full-time UX Design cohort

    I made the decision to switch careers from Marketing to UX Design after seven years in the telecom industry.  When researching the schools, I had already decided that I wanted to explore the boot camp option.

    At the time (March 2016), Bitmaker had just developed Canada’s first full-time boot camp for UX design. I knew that I wanted to go through a full-time program, but was concerned about having to put down so much money to be a guinea pig. After setting up a tour of the campus ...

  • Nov 26, 2016
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    Best Career Decision I've Made

    In Februaruy 2016 I decided that I wanted learn how to code. I looked into bootcamps and found out they cost upwards of $10, 000. I thought to myself, SCAM. Why would I pay that for 9 weeks it cannot be worth that much. There are so many online resources, I can do this on my own. I went hard on codecademy and treehouse for a month and slowly started doing it less and less as I got busy with other things in life. 

    In June 2016 I got laid off from my work and had to figure out what...

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