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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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  • Serguei
    Manager • Graduate • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Oct 08, 2015
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    Web Immersive Bootcamp

    Skepticism is understandable. The bootcamp value proposition does seem too good to be true—and indeed, many bootcamps are overstating their claims about how much value they bring to students. 

    I’m a Bitmaker alumni, and I firmly recommend its program. It has been one of the most difficult learning curve of my life, but most importantly it made a high-impact!  Code is hard and do understate that aspect, but Bitmaker Labs has designed a perfect program to...

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  • Michael Fich
    Graduate • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Sep 08, 2015
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    My feedback on Bitmaker Labs

    I decided in May to quit my full time job and take the 9 week immersive web development course at Bitmaker Labs as I had a strong interest in learning Ruby on Rails. The course provided much more detail on the lifecycle of the HTTP request than I had anticipated and also an introduction to TDD as well. The instructors are very knowledgable and helpful, and the entire environment was very fun and welcoming! I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking to learn web development wit...

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  • DS
    UX Designer • Graduate • User Experience Design • Toronto
    Sep 08, 2015
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    User Experience Course - Bitmaker 1st Cohort

    Prior to the course I was very much into UX but didn't have any training or experience in it. My wife was taking a different course at Bitmaker and she suggested I should take the one about UX. I looked into it more and thought it would be a good idea. 

    Right from the first class I was really impressed with everything I was learning. The material was very good and they provided a lot of links to read up on your own. I think I learned more outside of the cl...

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  • Abby
    Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Sep 04, 2015
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    Web Development - June 2015 cohort

    I recently completed the 9-week web development course at Bitmaker. After doing a lot of research, I choose Bitmaker because I wanted to learn both front and back end skills, and I they offer the opportunity to accelerate the learning process.

    At first I was a little skeptical about the schedule because when you have four hours every afternoon, it is easy to get distracted and be unproductive, however, as long as you are willing to remain focused and dedicated, and put the time i...

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  • Arya
    Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Sep 04, 2015
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    The Right Choice for a Career Change

    A graduate of Bitmaker Labs fourth cohort, I joined the program to follow my passion for web development. I chose Bitmaker because I felt it had the most comprehensive exposure to help build a solid foundation for entering the web development world. This included:

    - Teaching both front- and backend web development in tandem, focusing on Ruby on Rails, an excellent framework for building a career (and apps!) off of. I felt that other programs in Toronto didn't have as comprehe...

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  • Wangdu Duntak
    Web Developer/Producer • Student • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Sep 03, 2015
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    Web Development - October 2014 Cohort

    I enrolled into Bitmaker Labs as a part of the October 2014 Web Development cohort, and since then I was hired and now continue to work at Kobo as a Web Developer/Producer. Starting out, I had my concerns that my only real formal education in web development was through an after school program in beginner level HTML. I knew I wanted to learn more and so before coming to Bitmaker Labs, I spent many hours going through tutorials like CodeSchool, Lynda, and even Youtube.  However, I ofte...

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  • Nicole
    Jr Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Sep 03, 2015
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    March 2015 Graduate - Web Development Full Time

    Bitmaker Labs promotes preparing you to step into a new role as a web developer seamlessly in just nine weeks. Can you really learn to be a developer in just nine weeks? I quickly learned by the end of week two that this highly depends on what you’re willing to put into the program. The intent isn’t to teach you everything there is to learn about programming, it’s to equip you with the right amount of both technical and problem solving skills to take your own le...

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  • Erick
    Graphic Designer • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Sep 02, 2015
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    Amazing course, amazing people!

    I recently took "Front-End Web Development" at Bitmakers and let me say; it was one of the best experiences I've had in any course I've taken. The instructor was very helpful, the people there always had a smile, and were extremely inviting! They offered after class help, skype help on their downtime, and even give you access to classroom notes even after you've completed the course! This course was worth the money, and I learned a lot!
    I'd lov...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Sep 02, 2015
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    Web Development Full-Time August 2015

    The full time web dev program at Bitmaker labs runs for 9 weeks and you learn HTML, CSS, SavaScript, and Ruby on Rails. So far, I've completed 3 weeks of the program and I am really enjoying the experience. I completed an undergrad program in IT, and I pleased with the training approach they are taking. You are being trained with skills that are relevant, right now. It is fast pace, and challenging but not overwhelming. Like any form of education, you get what you put into it and there...

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  • Jamil
    Growth Consultant • Graduate • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Sep 02, 2015
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    Learn what you need and learn how to continue on

    Bitmaker came in perfect timing when I left a job and was reflecting on what I wanted to do for the rest of the year in 2014. It was a great decision because everything I learned helped me better understand tech startups and better yet the skills I learned and can now demonstrate helped me win countless freelancing contracts and multiple jobs.
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  • Bruno
    Graduate • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Sep 01, 2015
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    Great investment if you want to code!

    I was lucky to have the full time Web Development program included as part of a compensation package from a local Toronto startup. 9 months after finishing the program and I'm in a web-developer role specializing in PHP/CakePHP. Bitmaker taught Ruby on Rails so well that I am now able to pick up new languages and frameworks quickly.The program exceeded my expectations. I was expecting to leave the program knowing how to code. What I...

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  • Stella Kim
    Developer • Graduate • Web Development Full-Time • Toronto
    Jul 13, 2015
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    Dec 2014 Graduate

    It's been two years since I've been through the Rails course, and since I've held a great web developer job with a second one lined up to start very soon. In short, Bitmaker started a whole new career for me, but it's not your traditional assignment-in, assignment-out type of post-grad education experience. Your own efforts are going to weigh on the outcome of the course 100%. There are no grades, only the lessons you learn from going through with something so intensive and...

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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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