General Assembly: Front End Web Development.
That’s a big title. What had I let myself in for? I remember thinking to myself “You’re definitely jumping off the high board with this one”. You cut grass for a living!
I am now half way through, so I’ll share a little of the rollercoaster ride! It all started with a hectic tube journey in August, powering my way through the Olympic crowds and up a few flights of stairs to General Assembly’s base of operations.
So what’s the course like? I think what drew me to it in the first place was the intensity of it, the amount you had the opportunity to learn in such a a short space of time and I haven’t been wrong about that so far! The pace is quick without being overwhelming and each topic is covered by exercises and examples in the form of live projects on your laptop. It’s almost like you teach yourself!
Fortunately for the likes of me though, I’m not teaching myself and our tutor, Devin Hunt must rank as one of the most patient people I have ever met. His enthusiasm is only matched by his ability to steer you down the right course when you are a bit lost. For me, this is usually syntax and spelling and ‘doh!’ moments. You would not believe how many times I have spelt simple words wrong and dropped a bracket somewhere…
I am really enjoying it and I’m actually more worried about how much I’ll miss it when it’s over than by the rest of the course.
It’s a brilliant experience and although I’m thoroughly biased, I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to rapidly ‘level up’ their skills or like me thinks they’ve got a bit left behind in the relentless march of technology. You haven’t, just follow the shiny light!
A huge thank you to General Assembly for the opportunity and Escape the City for making it happen: 85,000+ corporate professionals and one Groundsman! Vivé la Resistance!
Interested in signing up for the same course Toby’s taking? Escape the City readers receive £250 off GA’s next front-end web development course. Check out the course description here and email London@GeneralAssemb.ly for more details.