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Google teams up with General Assembly to accelerate your Android developer career
Want to become an Android developer? This might be your opportunity.
General Assembly has partnered up with Google to build an “Android Development Immersive program” that seeks to train participants in coding, design, and iteration skills. The creators of the program are calling it a “career accelerator,” and they’re looking to give new developers the tools they need to succeed in the growing field of app development.
The course is 12 weeks of full-time work, and with a financeable $13,500 price tag, it’s definitely a big investment.
However, General Assembly claims that they will be boasting an alumni force over 25,000 members strong by the end of 2015 and that they expect to only grow larger in coming years. As with any career, making it in the software development world is as much about who you know as what you know, so becoming a part of this growing network of professionals is a pretty significant benefit for General Assembly to tout.
There’s far more than just networking to this opportunity, however. The program features professional Android developers as mentors, and participants will build real apps to develop user interface fundamentals, material design, and Java skills. Students will receive assistance finding a job after the course with the help of career coaches as well.
General Assembly is a startup company focusing on education. They just succeeded in raising $70 million in funds for their projects, and they’ve recently partnered with Google to improve this Android development course.
The future is in apps. Nobody is really debating this. We’ve only become more attached to our mobile devices over the last decade, and solid app design can make or break a company. If you’re looking to establish this field a part of your personal future, head over to Android Development Immersive site and request a copy of a the syllabus.
Who knows? This could be what kicks off your career. Or it could be a total waste of $13K. What a participant gets out of something like this usually correlates to how much effort they put into it. Nobody’s going to just hand you a career for a few thousand dollars, after all. Ask any college grad with a Liberal Arts degree.
What do you think? Solid investment or waste of time? Let us know in the comments.