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Bitmaker General Assembly

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Programs availableFull-time
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About Bitmaker General Assembly

As of June 2019, Bitmaker General Assembly is now officially General Assembly Toronto. They offer full- and part-time courses in web development UX and product design, digital marketing, product management, and data analytics in Toronto, Canada. Their immersive Web Development course covers object-oriented programming fundamentals and prepares students for a career in web development. The Bitmaker team is comprised of tech experts who have been employed at Shopify, Symantec, Pagerduty, and Wave.

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Is Bitmaker General Assembly legit? According to the 17 Bitmaker General Assembly reviews on Career Karma, the school holds a rating of 4.4 out of five. 0

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Great experience!

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Michelle Usdenski graduated Bitmaker General Assembly
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Created 1 year ago
I did a lot of research before choosing GA but ultimately chose it because it was more well known internationally and had a good reputation. I learned a lot of skills and met some awesome people! I graduated not long ago so no job yet but interviews are coming in and it seems promising!
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- Instructors try to simulate working in UX in the real world in terms of time constraints and presentations - Instructors are easy to talk to and have a lot of experience (they come with some great real-world stories!) - Large emphasis on...
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- Didn't get to work with a startup as they advertised (they stopped doing that recently, unfortunately)

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Nabil Amdan graduated Bitmaker General Assembly
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A great experience for those who want to get into digital marketing. The syllabus was up to date with the current climate, and the instructors are usually real-life professional, in my case, is a marketing director. Would recommend
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Knowledgeable instructor who is able to provide a real life scenario for us to understand A lot of group activities
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Class was conducted online, so some things are limited Not much time was spent on elaborating Facebook Insight for example as the school did not have demo accounts for the students to try on, and did not get to see how A/B testing works.

Graduate from first cohort of UX full-time boot camp

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Mohammad Owainati graduated Bitmaker General Assembly
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Created 1 year ago
I was part of the first cohort to graduate from Bitmaker's full-time bootcamp for UX. Overall the experience gave me what I was seeking. Hands-on learning within a small class, and with a start-up environment. I was able to make the career switch I wanted from Marketing to UX Design in 2016.
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Small classes, great location, diverse instructors from the Toronto design community, support in preparing for and finding opportunities.
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Given I was in the first cohort, the curriculum was fluid. The content that were being taught was in constant change based on what the instructors were identifying as needs based on feedback from the class. There was also inconsistency in...

My experience in General Assembly Toronto

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Abel Rondon graduated Bitmaker General Assembly
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I really liked the program because it gave me an in-depth understanding of the UX process, design thinking, principles, and prospective fields of employment.
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Significant focus on career development like building your resume, portfolio LinkedIn and networking. The program is provided accompanied by real-world experiences provided by instructors to give context to the theories being learned.
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There is no client work included in the program, it would be great knowing that live product work has more weight on a portfolio.

I'm glad I made the choice to go with Bitmaker

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Valerie Osei graduated Bitmaker General Assembly
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Created 1 year ago
My experience at Bitmaker General Assembly Toronto was one I will never forget. It was very challenging, but a very fulfilling experience. I am now a full-time software engineer at Spinmaster, and I have all the instructors, staff and career coaches to thank for getting to this level in my career. Despite all the challenges I faced, this was definitely one of the best decisions I made.
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Great instructors, small cohort - which made the learning experience more intimate and allowed us to get to know each other better. The learning environment was pretty consistent and the constant practice material really solidified the...
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I do wish there was more postgraduate support. I feel like after the bootcamp was over, things kind of fell off with career coaching and support. I'm sure this isn't everyone's experience and I know the nature of General Assembly's career...

Good experience

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Louis Pham graduated Bitmaker General Assembly
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Created 1 year ago
Good experience overall in the SEI (couldn't select this course from the dropdown for some reason). Met awesome people from different walks of life, and the instructors were enthusiastic and took time to gauge each student's progress. Projects were fun and challenging.
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- great instructors - staff support - good introduction to the fundamentals of SE
Cons
- the 3 month timeframe is fast paced and won't go very deep into each subject, it's more for exposing you to the current trends within the industry (BFS if you will 🙃 ) - CS fundamentals may be difficult to grasp

Bitmaker General Assembly Toronto

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Leigh Anne Canner graduated Bitmaker General Assembly
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Created 1 year ago
During my time at bitmaker I learned a lot in a short amount of time which is definitely my learning style. I really liked the structure of the day where you learned from 9-12 and worked independently from 2-6. I liked being able to see the breakdown of the curriculum for each week and how each project taught you different components for your final project.
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You learn a broad range of things that can be applied to other jobs not just UX. ie. you learn a lot about brand design and picking a colour palette with colour theory and what different shapes mean for logos, which is something I never...
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Most of the instructors were very good and professional but there were times where I felt like they wouldn't really guide you they would just tell you what they didn't like. ie. the criticism wasn't really constructive but more just plain...

Data Analytics and Python

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wendy l graduated Bitmaker General Assembly
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My review of GA is split. I took two courses - both python and data analytics at the same time. The course instructor for data analytics was much more experienced than the instructor for python so he was better at engaging us in activities and projects. Python was harder to understand for me, and the inexperience of the instructor didn't help with slowing things down.
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Short period of time to learn a new skills with peers
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because of covid, everything was online - i think it would've helped to meet peers in person and connect in person. Would've helped if the course instructor for one of the courses had more guidance on how best to teach - seems like GA just...

When they say "full immersion," they mean it.

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Anam Shaikh graduated Bitmaker General Assembly
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Created 1 year ago
One of the things I'll never forget is when an instructor told the class, "You'll begin to eat, sleep, and dream in UX." I thought he was kidding. But as it turns out, when you're really passionate about your craft, you instil that same passion onto your students. I'm really glad I took the leap of faith and decided to "fully immerse" myself into the world of UX Design. Nothing can quite replace the magic of learning from highly talented folks and collaborating with classmates on projects that...
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Challenging pace, not a moment of peace (but this is good), fully immersive (can't say this enough), great amazing wonderful (and so much more) instructors. Allowed for networking, an inside look into the various tech industries in the...
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Sad it's over to be honest, but keep the memories.

Be your own motivation

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Andrea Mendoza graduated Bitmaker General Assembly
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Overall experience, I enjoyed it! I couldn’t say the same for others, but I am someone who can be independent but I’m also someone who loves the engagement and team work. The course itself that I took was well organized taught by a good professor. At the same time, being in a locked down situation where classes are online, it’s easy to feel disconnected and unmotivated to participate and that can be very contagious— so review of this course is great (material wise).
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I got to meet talented people in this course— people who are stepping into the first time and those wanting to build on their experience they already have. They all have something to offer and it was great to connect with them outside of...
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Professor isn’t the most engaging nor the most encouraging. (Be your own motivation and encouragement and this course will definitely pay off/ be worth it)!

User Experience Design program

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Alex Freitas graduated Bitmaker General Assembly
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Created 1 year ago
I took a part-time course on Bitmaker during the summer of 2018. It was, overall, a good experience despite the shortest content. The instructors were quite experienced on this field and they made sure we felt comfortable learning and applying our knowledge in the final project.
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- Very supportive team - Experienced instructors - Hands-on learning methodology
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- Part-time course means we touch some topics superficially - The steps towards the final project are not mandatory, so you can just leave everything to the last minute if you don't feel the pressure - Didn't receive support to find a job...

General Assembly Toronto - UXDI

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Sarina Luchetta graduated Bitmaker General Assembly
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Making a Career transition was a hard decision to make. I first attended some intro nights to help ensure GA was a good learning environment for me. In 2019 I took the UXDI course for 3 months. My teacher was probably one of the best teachers iv had in my professional career. Their care for the students well being and their ability to cater to all learning styles was one of the keys to my success. Not only did I learn the skills to land my dream job, I gained a large network of colleagues and...
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- Great Teachers - Great Curriculum - Liked attending in person classes - Dog friendly facility - Robust job search and interview help after finishing course
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- Career support curriculum was very basic (during class) - Only 1 Site visit with a Company

Bitmaker General Assembly Courses

Bitmaker General Assembly offers a wide range of excellent courses to choose from. Part-time courses include Digital Marketing. If you want to study full-time, you can choose from Data Analytics.

No matter which course you choose, the Bitmaker General Assembly curriculum has been crafted and tested to ensure you leave the program with the skills you need to launch a rewarding new career.

How much does Bitmaker General Assembly cost? As for Bitmaker General Assembly tuition, all Bitmaker General Assembly courses cost $2,750.. But the cost of Bitmaker General Assembly courses shouldn’t be the only thing you consider. There are a variety of financing options available to help you pay for Bitmaker General Assembly's cost.

Data Analytics

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Learn a powerful framework to understand data, from exploring and managing data sets to performing analysis and communicating insights. Following the data, rather than hunches, enables individuals and companies to make better decisions. You'll go hands-on with everything from spreadsheet modeling to visualization tools and build a final all-inclusive project with your new skills.
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Digital Marketing

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Marketing has never been more accessible or flexible for small and large businesses. If you need to understand the landscape of digital marketing tools and gain some practical advertising skills, this course is a great starting point. You'll get the skills to create campaigns the right way. Over the course of 10 sessions, you’ll learn how to plan and execute a digital marketing campaign. Each session will include a lecture and workshop combination, giving you the opportunity to go hands-on with top platforms. You'll get to spend real ad dollars on real clients.
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Bitmaker General Assembly Outcomes

Is Bitmaker General Assembly worth it? Let’s look at the Bitmaker General Assembly outcomes numbers. 1,116 Bitmaker General Assembly graduates have found rewarding careers at high-profile companies like Freelance Web Development, RBC, Shopify.

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Who started Career Karma?

Created 2 years ago

So Career Karma was started by Artur, Ruben and myself out of our own struggles career transitioning into Tech. Our journey took place in 2014-2015 and if it wasn't for the three of us doing it together we wouldn't be here today. Once we got our high paying jobs in tech and I was working as a Software Engineer ... I say an incredible opportunity for others like me who were trying to learn how to code on their own but failing to complete their transition. Three years into us...

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How much can I make if I become a software engineer?

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I recommend checking out our article about Full Stack developer salaries: https://careerkarma.com/blog/entry-level-full-stack-developer-salary/

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How do you successfully pass the technical interviews for Flatiron and Hack Reactor (Software Engineering and Cyber Analytics) ?

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Good question. They are very different so I would recommend doing prep courses for both to try it out. However, then decide which specialty you're most interested in and go for those technical interviews. In preparation, definitely complete the prep course. The next steps for you should be to ask the admissions officer about the type of questions that are going to be on the technical interviews. What resources do they recommend you review to get accepted? What they think will...

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Which companies hire Bitmaker General Assembly graduates?

There are graduates from Bitmaker General Assembly working at a number of tech companies. This list includes companies like Freelance Web Development, RBC, Shopify

How many students does this school have?

Bitmaker General Assembly has over 1116 students and graduates as of 2022. This number will only continue to grow as more and more students take advantage of the courses offered here.

What courses are offered at Bitmaker General Assembly?

Bitmaker General Assembly offers several courses in different tech subjects, including: Data Analytics, Digital Marketing, Front-End Web Development, Product Management, User Experience Design.

What types of programs are available at Bitmaker General Assembly?

Bitmaker General Assembly currently has Full-time types of programs available to new students.

What financing options are offered by Bitmaker General Assembly?

This school offers a variety of different financing options, including: Upfront Payments, Loan Financing. With these payment methods, nearly anyone can attend Bitmaker General Assembly.

Where is Bitmaker General Assembly available?

Bitmaker General Assembly has one campus located in Toronto. If you live in or near Toronto, consider visiting to get an idea of Bitmaker General Assembly’s style and staff. ...

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