Crack the Code
Get tech savvy at General Assembly
Hey, there?s this little thing called the Internet, and everybody?s using it. But maybe you want to be one of the people making money from it?
If so, do yourself a favor and take a class at the Santa Monica-based tech school General Assembly. The offerings have you covered whether you?ve got bare-bones computer proficiency or are a web know-it-all seeking a particular marketable skill.
Popular courses teach how to write code, design a website and use social media to burnish your brand. Though the ten-week sessions are pricey--up to $3,500--classes are small and you know what you?re paying for up front since syllabuses are posted online. Plus, free informational sessions give you an opportunity to vet teachers, who are all working professionals.
If a monthlong class sounds like a snooze, start small. Sign up for a one-day session or workshop, like building an e-commerce store ($65) or understanding Facebook analytics ($35). Most classes are held nights and weekends, so there?s no need to quit your day job.
Seriously, we?re pretty sure this online stuff is sticking around--there?s no time like the present to join the digital revolution.
General Assembly Los Angeles, 1520 Second St., Santa Monica; generalassemb.ly