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April 2017

Code in One Day: HTML & CSS Crash Course

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop HTML and CSS are the fundamental building blocks of the web. Whether you're a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a marketer who wants a little more control over their CMS, you'll need to know HTML and CSS to get the job done. This one day workshop is the quickest way to get started building websites. You will dive head first into HTML and CSS, skill…

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$250.00

User Experience Design Bootcamp

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop As technology changes and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users. This class aims to demystify UX by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is while also explaining some of its core concepts of usability. This is a field that affects all areas of business — prepare to dip your toes into an ocean of new concepts and ideas that will enlighten…

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$40.00

Branding Fundamentals

April 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Class Having and committing to the right brand strategy goes hand in hand with success, no matter what you’re selling or to whom. The right brand strategy enables meaningful, long-term customer relationships and builds engaged, high-performing teams. Plus, a brilliantly executed brand strategy saves time and money. As with all things marketing, branding is all about the customer journey. Participants in this session will take a journey of their own: understanding the fundamentals of branding, the three ingredients…

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Free

Salary Negotiation – BOS Lady Project + AAUW Work Smart in Boston

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Event Introduction The BOS Lady Project and AAUW Work Smart in Boston are coming together to solve the gender wage gap in our state and across the country. In celebration of Equal Pay Day, join us for a free two-hour salary negotiation workshop on April 4th and gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages in preparation for your next review or career change. Why it Matters Women working full time in the…

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$75

Python Programming 101

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Class Whether you have experience in programming or are looking to get started for the first time, getting involved in the Python community will put you on the fast track to success in a variety of data-related fields. In this workshop, you’ll learn all about Python - including how to get started, what advantages and disadvantages Python provides as a programming language, the essentials of programming in Python, and what tools are available to analyze and work with…

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Free

Info Session: Web Development Immersive

April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Info Session So you’ve been thinking about taking your career to the next level. Great – you’ve come to the right place. General Assembly offers full-time, part-time, and 1-week courses to allow you to do just that. In this info session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask all of your most burning questions. “Which programming languages will I learn?,” “How is this full-time course different than the part-time front-web development course?,” “What can I expect to walk away…

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$75.00

Python Programming 201

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop Enjoyed your first encounter with Python and ready for more? Interested in future coursework in data science? This intermediate workshop will build upon the concepts and syntax you’ve already learned to give you a more powerful Python toolkit with which to work with data and automate common tasks. Class will begin with introduction to object-oriented programming, a paradigm that will allow you to better model real-world data. Over the three hours, you’ll see to structure your code…

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Free

Talk Data To Me

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Event Talk Data to Me is a monthly event series where we host thought-leaders from the Boston data community to discuss the possibilities that data brings to life. Introducing Analyze Boston In April we are partnering with the City of Boston as they launch Analyze Boston, a new open data hub where you can find facts, figures, and maps related to our lives within the city. Featured Expert: Andrew Therriault, Boston's Chief Data Officer and Howard Lim, Product…

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$250.00

Product Management Bootcamp

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop You’re full of ideas, but how do you know which are worth working on? This bootcamp is ideal for startups and entrepreneurially-minded people who are either in the initial phases of developing and researching a software product or are interested in doing software product management for a startup. Takeaways In the first part of this workshop, we will take a high-level look at Product Management. You will learn what it means to lead in a product role,…

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$250.00

Excel Bootcamp

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop We’ve all heard of Microsoft Excel, and yet a surprising number of people have little to no experience using it. In this class — ideal for people working in business, management, or simply interested in getting more organized — you’ll learn the basics of the application, including calculation, formatting, and charts. The class will also extend beyond the simple addition of data and will put students in a position where Excel is no longer a chore, but…

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Free

Info Session: User Experience Design Part-Time Course

April 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Info Session The User Experience Designer (UXD) plays a critical role in today’s Experience Economy. Come learn how you can take your career to the next level through this part-time User Experience Design Info Session. You'll also have the opportunity to meet the instructor, Shane Patton. See bio below. Takeaways: Have the opportunity to ask all of your most burning questions (i.e. "What skills will I learn?", “What can I expect to walk away with after completing this…

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Free

Girl Develop It + GA | Transition to Tech: Land a Job in UX + Web Dev

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Event Do you want to learn how to code? Thinking about a career in design or web development? Worried that you aren't 'technically-minded'? Join Girl Develop It and General Assembly graduates and instructors for an Ask Us Anything session to learn how you can make a successful transition to tech. Whether you’re looking to cross-over into a role that requires you to know coding skills, you’re curious about user-centered design, or you're looking to level up in your…

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Free

Demo Class: Product Management Part-Time Course

April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Trial Class So you’ve been thinking about taking your career to the next level. Great – you’ve come to the right place. General Assembly offers full-time, part-time, and 1-week courses to allow you to do just that. In this demo class, GA's Product Management instructor, Cait Porte (bio below), will be taking a piece from our curriculum and allow you to get a taste of what it would be like to take the 10-Week Product Management Course. During…

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Free

Negotiating with Yourself and Finding Work You Love

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Event To start or advance in a successful career, it’s essential to understand what kind of work you really want to do. Your interests (needs, motivations, and aspirations) make up the foundation for this discovery. This highly interactive workshop will give you tools to identify your interests and give you a jump-start in the self-discovery process. Why it Matters? Strategically targeting a professional path that fulfills your interests empowers you to do the work you love. People not…

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Free

Demo Class: User Experience Design Immersive

April 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Trial Class The User Experience Designer (UXD) plays a critical role in today’s Experience Economy. Join us for this info session to see how you can become a UX Designer. In this demo class, our User Experience Design Immersive instructor, Natasha Lloyd, will take a piece from our curriculum and allow you to get a taste of what it would be like to take GA’s full-time User Experience Design course. During this demo class, you’ll: See the instructor…

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$75.00

Programming for Non-Programmers: The Basics

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Maybe you wish you could code a bit yourself? Programming for Non-Programmers is designed to help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with developers or to help aspiring developers get started. Takeaways You will be introduced to a broad overview of programming and learn the following along the way: The tech speak What is programming? What can you build with various languages?…

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$250

SQL Bootcamp

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop SQL provides powerful but reasonably simple tools for data analysis and handling. This bootcamp will take absolute beginners through the basics of SQL to an ability to write queries with confidence. We will use a combination of lecture and in-class exercises to ensure that students leave with a working grasp of SQL fundamentals. Important Note: Prior to class, you must have PostgreSQL and PGadmin installed. To do so, please follow these instructions for installation. Takeaways Background on…

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$250

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop The digital landscape is moving at lightning speed. Every industry has been affected by the advances in digital—from retail to brands and agencies. Has your manager recently assigned a digital marketing role to you? Are you a project or account manager at a creative agency? Do you work for a small company or a start-up, and handle all things digital on your own? Then this bootcamp may be just what you need! Specifically created for students and…

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$40

Intro to Content Marketing

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Class Content marketing is now an essential element of the digital marketing mix. Content including video, blog posts, whitepapers, podcasts etc. gives organizations the ability to differentiate from competitors and position their brand and its executives as thought leaders. A well designed and executed content strategy will help drive website traffic and inbound links, optimize for search engines, generate leads and build loyalty among existing customers. Takeaways Get an overview of content marketing. Learn how to select the…

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Free

Intro to the Boston Startup Community

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Event Join us for a panel discussion with Boston's top community organizers and get an exclusive inside look into the startup culture that’s rapidly growing in the city. Why it Matters? In Boston, new tech solutions are emerging everyday to improve our lives, spanning industries from biotech and real estate, to wellness-tech and social impact. This has opened up countless opportunities for jobs and career development in the city, but breaking in is not always easy. What You'll…

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$30.00

How to Use Storytelling to Get What You Want

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Class Whether you're interviewing for a job, giving a presentation at work, pitching investors, or simply leading a meeting, the way you tell your story matters. Constructing a good outline and polishing your presentation - from story cadence to body language - make a difference and lead to positive outcomes. Takeaways Prepare for any engagement that puts you on the spot. Tell your 'story' in an impactful way. Manipulate the traditional story arc, tips for remembering what you…

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$75

Introduction to Google Analytics

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Class Google Analytics is an incredibly robust, free tool for measuring web traffic data. In this class, you’ll get to know the basics of using Google Analytics to track and evaluate performance and draw insights to improve your business. Starting with basic terminology and key metrics, you’ll build a foundation of knowledge before diving deeper into more complex analytics techniques, including advertising tracking and custom segments. You’ll walk away with a fundamental understanding of Google Analytics’ role in…

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Free

GA + ReferralMob: How Side Hustles Can Help You Land Your Dream Job

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Event Standing out in the hiring process is hard. Join us for a panel discussion around side hustles and how pursuing passion projects outside of your 9-5 can help you in the recruitment process. Why it Matters The “gig economy” is so impactful right now that NPR named it one of the biggest buzzwords of 2016. Although some people start their side gigs with the intention of turning them into full-time jobs, lots of career professionals do it…

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$75

User Research Techniques

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Class Whether you're working on a well-established product or service, or a startup idea that hasn't fully developed yet, you'll need to talk to people. Developing an understanding of users’ behavior, thoughts, needs, and desires helps teams build stronger products and better user experiences. Students will go through an overview of different research methods, learn how to frame great questions and perform an in-class activity on user interviewing This class is great for anyone who wants to learn…

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Free

Tech and Healthcare Innovation

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Event TECH AND...is a monthly event series where we host thought-leaders from a specific industry and explore new intersections between their field and technology. Together, we discuss how they’ve been impacted by the rise of tech, ways they’ve adapted and innovated along the way, and what they expect to see in the future. Healthcare Innovation in Boston In April we are exploring the healthcare space in Boston and how the city's top hospitals, healthcare companies, and bio-tech startups…

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$180

Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe Illustrator, the industry-standard vector graphics software, used by designers and illustrators who want to create digital graphics, logos, illustrations, and original typography. This workshop is designed to get you up and running with Adobe Illustrator in just one day. The focus will be on step-by-step instruction leading students through the most important tools and concepts in Illustrator. Takeaways Learn the basics: how to open a file, image trace, add…

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$250

Intro to Python Bootcamp

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop Python is a versatile and widely-used programming language with many applications. This workshop explores Python's place in the scientific ecosystem, and how the language, with several readily-available open-source libraries, can serve as a powerful tool for data analysis. Designed as a stand-alone introduction to the data science aspects of Python, this class is also a recommended refresher for students planning to enroll in General Assembly's upcoming Data Science course. The course is hands-on and exercise based, so…

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$75

Social Media Strategy Mapping

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop Social media initiatives don’t start when you register a Facebook or Twitter account and start posting announcements, it begins much sooner. In this workshop, you’ll be taken through a 6-step methodology that will help guide your efforts to develop an actionable social media strategy. You’ll learn how to structure your social media efforts, deploy your resources, and ultimately launch a social media campaign that is professional and provides results you’ll be able to interpret and understand. Takeaways…

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$75

Excel at Excel: Getting Down the Basics

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Class For most professionals, the ability to organize information is quickly becoming a fundamental part of the job description. Whether you already consider yourself an expert or are just getting started with spreadsheets, this hands-on workshop will allow you to take your skills to the next level and become a “power” user. We’ll start with the absolute basics, and quickly move on to lesser known shortcuts, functions, and features that you will be able to immediately put to…

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Free

The Future Work of a Tech-Driven Economy

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Event INTRODUCTION With the rapid pace of technological progress, work in the future will look very different than today. Presented with the Inclusive Innovation Challenge at MIT's Initiative on the Digital Economy, this event will explore how working people can anticipate the challenges and pursue the professional and economic opportunities in the future of work. WHY IT MATTERS? We live in perhaps the greatest age of technological innovation in human history. Yet many people are not experiencing the…

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Free

Demo Class: User Experience Design Part-Time Course

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Trial Class So you’ve been thinking about taking your career to the next level. Great – you’ve come to the right place. General Assembly offers full-time and part-time courses that allow you to do just that. In this demo class, Shane Patton – UX Designer that'll be leading our next cohort – will take a piece from our curriculum and allow you to get a taste of what it would be like to take GA’s User Experience Design…

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$75

Facebook Advertising 101: Making Facebook Advertising Pay

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop Facebook Advertising is the hottest area of paid advertising available on the internet today. With targeting abilities that rival any other advertising platform, there exists no better way to get the word out about your business then with Facebook Advertising. This cutting edge course will teach you the secrets the pros use to make Facebook Advertising pay. You’ll learn why Facebook advertising is so valuable and the most important things you need to know so that you…

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Free

Ladies Lounge | Becoming A Social Media Influencer

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Event Ladies Lounge, a monthly event series hosted by GA + Just Us Gals, is spending April featuring Boston's top Social Media Influencers. Why It Matters? Forbes predicts that Influencer Marketing will explode in 2017. Truth be told, we are living in a whole new era of marketing. Banner ads and TV commercials are not reaching millennials. That means that marketers have to engage this new generation of consumers in a more organic way. People want peer recommendations.…

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$180

Intro to Project Management Bootcamp

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop Project management has become one of the hottest jobs in the market today. Many growing organizations have come to recognize the need for project managers in the wake of expanding operations and project teams. It’s not uncommon for designers, developers, and entrepreneurs to find themselves cast in the role of project manager, even if many of these responsibilities fall well outside their job description. This is also a good time to “break into” the profession of project…

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$180

Python for Data Science

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop Python is a versatile and widely-used programming language with many applications. This workshop explores Python's place in the scientific ecosystem, and how the language, with several readily-available open-source libraries, can serve as a powerful tool for data analysis. Designed as a stand-alone introduction to the data science aspects of Python, this class is also a recommended preparatory workshop for students planning to enroll in General Assembly's Data Science course. By the end of the workshop, students will…

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May 2017
$75

Data Visualization and Intro to Tableau

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Class Fascinated by data visualization but don't have any experience beyond charts in Excel or Powerpoint? Data visualizations are a critical business tool. This class serves as an introduction to the visual techniques that are often employed when describing, analyzing, and communicating data in a business setting. We’ll start by explaining the role of data visualization in a business setting, and then dive into basic visual methodology. We will cover the basic principles of data visualization, look at…

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$75

Intro to Sketch App

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop Have an idea for an app or website, but been frustrated trying to communicate it to others? Enter Sketch. Unlike the bloated tools it replaces (see: Photoshop, Illustrator), Sketch is a simple, powerful design tool made specifically for those who design for screens. It has taken the UI/UX design world by storm and designers worldwide have already made the switch. Why should you, the non-designer, care? Sketch lets you express your product ideas visually, with its intuitive…

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Free

Design in Boston: Creating a More Connected City

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Event In celebration of ArtWeek, General Assembly and the City of Boston are pairing up to bring together designers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers who are helping to define and redesign what makes for a better urban lifestyle in Boston. Why it Matters? We will be discussing everything from third spaces and urban planning to food delivery and mobile apps - we'll discuss what it means to be a Bostonian today and what living in Boston will look like…

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$250

Product Management Bootcamp

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop You’re full of ideas, but how do you know which are worth working on? The start of the class will review the role of Product Management within various types of organizations and how to apply foundational skills. You’ll learn how to get to the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) so you can validate your ideas with the least amount of work required. The ultimate goal is to get to product/market fit. You will learn how to get to…

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$250

Programming for Non-Programmers

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Maybe you wish you could code a bit yourself? Programming for Non-Programmers is a bootcamp at General Assembly designed to help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with developers or to help aspiring developers get started. Schedule You will be introduced to a broad overview of programming and learn the following along the way: What is programming? What can you build with…

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$75

Agile & Scrum Fundamentals

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop Scrum is used extensively, but not exclusively, in web and software development. Everyone from developers to business execs are now expected to know how to work using Scrum, but few are taught it and many struggle along with misinformed ideas. This workshop will cover the main principles and ideas underpinning agile and why using Scrum is the best way to run certain projects. Through games, hands-on practice and project simulations, you’ll be armed with the knowledge of…

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$40

Design Your Ideal Life: How to Achieve Real Success

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Workshop Your life is a long time. You should really love the one you have! Do you ever feel like everyone else but you have it all together or figured out? Does it look or seem like people are so happy and hitting their life goals but you’re feeling stuck and spinning your wheels? Or maybe you’re doing ok but there’s something in you that wants something more, different or better? You’re not alone. Most people share the…

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