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Bitmaker General Assembly

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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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  • Cheyenne Arrowsmith
    Graduate • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Nov 25, 2016
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    Full Stack WebDev Intensive

    I had my eye on Bitmaker ever since I read about them in the Star back in 2012 and as soon as I had the opportunity to attend I jumped at the chance. And I'm very happy I did! The program was tough - there were a few tears - but the skills and drive instilled in my by the instructors have literally turned my life around. 

    Make no mistake, learning about web development in general is not easy. But it is accessible. And my experience at Bitmaker allowed me to build on a rudimentar...

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  • Stephanie
    Front-End Developer • Graduate • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Sep 07, 2016
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    Great Experience

    Great experience. What you're paying for is the mentorship which increases your learning speed. I would reccommend it to people who are looking to get into a career change. Just note that you definitely need to put in a lot of work to get results. I made a lot of long term friends and a job in tech.

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  • Rob Holody
    Creative Director • Graduate
    Sep 07, 2016
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    Take Your Career to the Next Level

    Bitmaker was an amazing experience. The culture, educators and space were perfect and effectively boosted my confidence and expertise in the tech industry. Highly recommended! 

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  • Rui Dong
    Student • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Sep 03, 2016
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    You might not be the coder that they are looking for.

    Just finished week 4.

    If you have a can-do attitude, you'll do great. If you are a self-starter, you'll do great. If you love to meet new people, and are not scared of asking for help, you'll do great. If you have the mental fortitude for going through complex materials day after day, you'll do great.

    If you think that you can "pay and play", this is not for you. If you think your money will oblige them to give you a job, this is not for you. If you have a negative atti...

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  • Am
    Graduate • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Apr 12, 2016
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    Web Development

    Going to Bitmaker has been one of the best decisions I have made. Over the 9 week course I was amazed at the what I learned and how far I progressed.

    Prior to Bitmaker I took couple of course at a local college in web development (it just covered basic HTML and CSS), but felt these courses really lacked in real life application. Bitmaker helped me to start to develop the skills to become a full time web developer.

    The instructors and staff are exceptional. There is alwa...

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  • Gowri
    Graduate • Toronto
    Apr 11, 2016
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    Web Development

    I started this course not knowing a thing about Web Development. I hadn't written a single line of code. I come from a design background and the Ruby on Rails Web Development course was the only course available at the time. It was one of the most challenging things I've ever done. The 9 weeks for me was an intense crash course but there was support from all the instructors and TAs everyday. Every time anyone’s computer started acting up there was always someone willing to sit down a...

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  • Anonymous
    Data Scientist • Graduate • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Apr 11, 2016
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    Ruby on Rails

    Looking to up my knowledge of how data and backend development worked. As someone who already knew Python, SQL, and Linux I found this course really interesting. A bit too much time was spent on Github.... This could have probably been included in the pre-class homework. 

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  • Atom Wenzel
    Digital Marketing Coordinator • Graduate • Front-End Web Development • Toronto
    Nov 20, 2015
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    Front-End Web Development

    I work as a Graphic and Web Designer in a small marketing company.  We have to be very versatile and have many skillsets since we are a small department of a big company.  My Front-End Developments skills were pretty intermediate but I was looking to become faster and work cleaner.  So I recently took the Front-End Web Development night course at Bitmaker in Toronto to advance my skill sets and discover new resources to assist in my job. I had minimal expectations as my...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Toronto
    Nov 19, 2015
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    A lot of content for how much time we spent

    I took a part-time responsive design course at Bitmaker in the summer of 2014. I learned a lot considering the limitations on how many hours we spent there each week. More than anything else, it provided a base in web development which allowed me to learn a lot more on top of that foundation which I laid there. I came out feeling confident I am capable of mastering these skills and since then feel I've made a lot of progress.

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  • Jennifer Leung
    UX Designer • Graduate • Front-End Web Development • Toronto
    Nov 18, 2015
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    Front-End Development Course

    I took a front end dev course with Bitmaker labs in order to participate more in the front-end development of projects as work. Mina was detailed in his explanations and the TAs were incredibly helpful during office hours. Since I had background knowledge in HTML/CSS, it was a bit slow to start, but once we got to using bourbon/neat, there was more than enough work to get done.

    I'd definitely recommend anybody looking to sharpen up their skills to take this course

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  • Amanda M
    Marketing Specialist • Graduate • Toronto
    Nov 18, 2015
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    Ad Optimization

    Having a background in marketing and online ad buys, I was concerned this class would be too general for me. I appreciate that there was still a lot to learn! The most important thing to take away from this course is the case study focus - build a campaign and bring it with you each week. That will allow you to tweak the ad sets and copy under the guidance of a true expert. Instead, we were working on a live brand (but not one I had experience in knowing the audience or copy). So it was re...

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  • Anonymous
    Developer/Systems Analyst • Front-End Web Development • Toronto
    Nov 18, 2015
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    Front end web development course

    I took the Front end web development course as I was interested in taking the Bitmaker course and ofcourse in learning the tools and web development languages. Overall it was a great experience. The TAs and the professors were really helpful in answering any necessary questions. The course material was up to date and ofcourse you get hands on skills with the mini projects. 

     It was probabbly not the best course targeted towards me. I initally wanted to take their w...

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Bitmaker General Assembly costs around $12,500. On the lower end, some Bitmaker General Assembly courses like User Experience Design cost $2,500.

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Bitmaker General Assembly offers courses like Data Analytics, Digital Marketing, Front-End Web Development, Product Management and 3 more.

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Bitmaker General Assembly has an in-person campus in Toronto.

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