NY-based General Assembly extends a tech-teaching branch to Austin

Dec 15, 2014
Austin Business Journal

General Assembly Space Inc. has launched a technology-based instructional operation in Austin

The New York-based venture that started three years ago as a co-working space opened its downtown office this month and plans to operate its first local part-time program in March 2015. Full-time courses will debut in April, General Manager of Campus Education and Operations Anna Lindow said Friday

General Assembly, which was founded in 2011, provides instruction in skills such as Web development, user experience design and product management. Full-time courses cost $9,500 to $11,500, Lindow said

The Austin office, General Assembly's 13th location, is in the WeWork co-working space at 600 Congress Avenue

General Assembly, which also opened offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle and Australia this year, selected Austin because of its "burgeoning tech scene" combined with a mixture of enterprise companies and startups, Lindow said

"We've seen all these companies be great hiring partners for us," she said

Earlier in the year, the Austin Business Journal reported on a 10-week software development course offered downtown by MakerSquare LLC. The company, which started its first class in June 2013, subsequently received 10 applicants per day for the $11,600 program that features small classes and long days

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