This summer, Will and Tom participated in the General Assembly Front End Development class as a part of our professional development program at PrePlay. PrePlay employees are encouraged to pursue opportunities outside the office to diversify their skill set and follow their interests to help grow our business. Take a read below to learn about their experiences in the class.
For the first time in my life, school didn’t suck.
It all started when we thought we were restricted to sending plain emails through our email service. Then I hit “view source”. Three months later, I can make a snazzy front-end website.
Ultimately, what GA does is provide a set of tools in a short period of time. The instructors are knowledgeable and the vibe is very cool.
…almost too cool.
Tom does a better job breaking down the nuts and bolts of the course (see below), so I’ll leave you with this: GA dispels the myth that you have to be a genius to know about web development. It’s learnable.
The GA Web Development Immersive!
Other than the languages themselves, the greatest takeaway from the course was that there are so many different ways to code the same thing, and there are so many ways to screw up. Throughout my ten weeks I wasn’t just learning to code but also sharpening my workflow. Planning and organization are essential.