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General Assembly London

Web Development: Let's Break It Down Panel + Drinks

General Assembly London

Friday, October 11, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (BST)

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Web Development: Let's Break It Down Panel + Drinks


Friday, 11 October
5 – 6:30 pm



Have you been thinking about learning how to code? Got an idea for a website, but not sure how to make it happen? Or maybe on the job hunt and looking to get into the company of your dreams?

These days, knowing how to code is becoming a more and more important skill—according to Adzuna, 34% of all vacancies at startups are development roles. But beyond Tech City, the ability to read and write rudimentary code—and the ability to effectively communicate across various digital teams—is becoming a staple in job descriptions.

Though getting started can seem intimidating—we've heard the sentiment that "coding isn't for me" all too often—learning the basics of web languages is accessible for everyone. In this morning event, we’ve brought together people from various walks of life to share their stories on how they took their first steps in coding—and how it got them to where they are today.


Come along to:

  • Be introduced to the world of web development
  • Learn key coding terminology and the differences between them (e.g. Front-end vs. Back-End, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails)
  • Learn about the latest demand in the web development market in the UK
  • Hear personal stories from panelists whose familiarity with coding has helped them craft a more powerful career
  • Ask questions and learn how you can break into coding today



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Felix Cohen 

Felix Cohen comes from a psychology background. When writing an online survey for a research project and laboriously copying-and-pasting responses into a spreadsheet, he became interested in programming. Since then he’s worked at the intersection of code and people which allowed him to delve into projects from websites to books and gizmos.

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Felix Clack 
Senior Software Engineer
Deutsche Bank

Felix is seasoned Ruby on Rails developer with experience work in both large enterprises and start-ups. He is currently on contract with Deutsche Bank. Felix is also tutoring students on Ruby on Rails at General Assembly.

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Andrea Kennedy 
WDI Graduate

Andrea Kennedy has a masters degree from Cambridge University in the History of Science and previously worked as a freelance historical researcher for English Heritage. She joined WDI to become immersed in the London tech scene and to shift her career focus from the past to the future. She is project driven and excited about creating new things. With a background in research and writing, Andrea's favourite thing about coding is using words to create beautiful experiences in a completely different way



Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

Have questions about Web Development: Let's Break It Down Panel + Drinks? Contact General Assembly London

When & Where

9 Back Hill
EC1R 5EN London
United Kingdom

Friday, October 11, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM (BST)

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General Assembly London

General Assembly London is a campus for technology, design, and entrepreneurship. We provide educational programming, space, and support to facilitate collaborative practices and learning opportunities across a community inspired by the entrepreneurial experience.

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