Others have already mentioned the technologies taught here, so I won’t repeat that. GA teaches a similar set of technologies as competing schools. The reason I chose General Assembly over the other schools is because of the community surrounding GA. One of the hardest parts about finding a job is probably networking, but through GA-hosted meet ups, partner companies, I’ve met countless folks from the industry—some of whom have offered me work.
Another thing I was impressed with was the job-prep. Halfway through the course, we began resume review, practice interviews, and salary negotiation workshops. It’s made the whole job-search aspect a lot less daunting (I hadn’t interviewed for a job since I worked at a coffee shop in college).
I noticed someone here posted a negative review because he hadn’t found work yet, but it’s only been a month and a half. A month and a half after the program, half of my class is now working in the field. I have confidence the other half will find work soon.
To add some more concrete detail to my previous post:
1) The curriculum is fairly strong in its design but gets weaker as the course progresses, by the end of the program it descends into piles links to external resources.
2a) The signal-to-noise ratio also degrades over time. It's like they got to the halfway point, started losing motivation, and then figured out they could appeal to Agile methodology as an excuse for why the remaining curriculum was a half-finished mess.
2b) Students are enlisted in the business of error-checking the curriculum (oh but it'll help teach you Git! Right. And laboring under erroneous instructions for a while helps build character...).
3) Algorithms and data structures weren't covered at all except for some links and a few sample problems at the end of the program. This was a serious stumbling block for me during initial interviews, but of course I learned it...among other reasons, because I have to feed myself, no thanks to AA (see the broader problem there?)
4) At least in my cohort, the instructors were extremely inexperienced
5) BUT: The biggest added value of AA was the other students. It's really great pairing with people and you do feel like you're learning fast. (However, Meetups offer this for free, services like AirPair for much less than 18% of your salary. Most of what you're paying for in a dev bootcamp is the curriculum and guidance from instructors.)