Be your own CTO – win one of three €1,000 front-end web development scholarships at General Assembly Berlin

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Get essential dev skills in General Assembly’s 10-week intensive introductory course – and you could win a €1,000 scholarship

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We’ve all had days when we feel like a cog in the machine. We want bigger. We want better. And we want to do our own thing. Where we look at Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos or Marissa Mayer and think: “I want a piece of that!”

There’s one very good place to start: learn to programme. We can all have great, creative ideas, but the most common gripe we hear around the startup scene is that there aren’t enough programmers. So why not become your own CTO? If you want to leap ahead in the world of tech and launch your own business, basic programming skills are essential.

HTML, CSS and Javascript in 10 weeks

To fuel your ambition, the new Berlin campus of General Assembly is offering a 10-week course on front-end web development. The intensive introductory course will help you build fluency in HTML, CSS and Javascript so you can understand web development best practices, build your own prototypes, and launch websites that people love to use.

If you’re looking for a career switch, want to meet new people or just want to start out 2013 with a new skill in coding, General Assembly Berlin is here to help.

Exclusively for Village Venture readers, GA is offering three 1,000 scholarship towards their upcoming front-end web development courses.

To enter, write 200 words or less answering these questions: “What excites you? What inspires you? And what gets you out of bed in the morning?” and submit your response to

For Session 1, entries are due by Friday, 23 November. For Session 2, entries are due by 28 December. Entries must be submitted in conjunction with the GA application

More about the course

Session 1
Dates: 3 December – 20 February
Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuition: €2,000
Holidays: December 24, 26, & 31; January 2

Session 2
Dates: 8 January – 14 March
Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuition: €2,000

GA Instructor Timo Tuominen is a Freelance Developer and has been making software in various roles for over a decade. His most unique expertise lies in the versatility of his interests, which range from soldering to graphic design. For the last few years his main focus has been on web technologies, but he is actively reaching out to new dimensions.

Extra Credit
As a GA student you’ll have access to regular office hours with instructors, online class materials, access to the GA community/ alumni network with teaching assistance on hand for up to six months after graduation. Access to GA’s growing network of 50+ hiring partners is available for those looking for a change of employment.

GA student perks include standing invitations to all GA Happy Hours, three free classes or workshops and an opportunity for a teaching assistance position post graduation.

About General Assembly
Founded in January 2011, General Assembly is a global network of campuses that helps individuals create opportunities through community and education in technology, entrepreneurship and design, through a wide variety of online and offline, formal and informal learning opportunities.

General Assembly’s flagship campus is located in New York and has partnered with governments and local organisations internationally to bring educational programming in cities across the world including London, Berlin, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sydney, with outposts in Austin, Boston and Philadelphia.