Established in 2011 in New York City, General Assembly (GA) set up shop in Melbourne early this year to bring us “full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century”. Last Friday we had the pleasure of co-hosting a Happy Hour event with GA, that brought together the GA community of creatives and entrepreneurs with our bustling network of clientele, digital enthusiasts, design and creative folk.
Every now and again GA will partner up with a business that supports the digital space, this time around we were lucky enough to be approached. The Happy Hour consisted of mingling, libations and good conversation with a couple of cold refreshments. We met a dozen or so budding graduates, the full team from GA and others from the GA community. With nine campuses across four continents, GA is building a solid foundation here in Melbourne with a number of courses running every week for the indefinite future. Classes suit all levels and range from startup law to copywriting, and UI/UX design to leadership courses.
General Assembly seek to create a global community of individuals “empowered to pursue work they love”. We’re all for it. The digital front is ever changing, and we’re always on the look out for digital designers who are keen to share their flare, who want to collaborate and cause a bit of disruption to current trends. Drive is one thing but passion is another. General Assembly seeks to transform thinkers into creators through education in technology, business and design. Just like GA we’re all about innovation, with our own experiments working in the background we’re always keen to hear about ways of doing things differently.