General Assembly (http://generalassemb.ly) is a new face in the Boston tech scene, having opened its Kendal Square location back in October. GA claims to “transform thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design.” GA hosts a variety of classes, from a one-evening session on mobile apps to a 10-week course in product management.
Still, my group did get some valuable tips out of the class, and we’re going back for the Advanced backbone.js course later in February. A big benefit to attending in-person classes and meetups (as opposed to doing tutorials online) is the chance to meet and talk with other people working in the field. We met a number of great people, and I left thinking that General Assembly is making a big contribution to the Boston tech community.
Slides from the class are here: http://www.rvl.io/davewasmer/building-with-backbone
Dave is also very interested in building a community of Backbone.js developers in Boston, so if you use backbone or are interested in learning, contact Dave on twitter at @davewasmer .
More General Assembly course listings at https://generalassemb.ly/education