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December 2016
$125

Adobe Illustrator Bootcamp

December 3 @ 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,…

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$95

Getting Started with WordPress

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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ABOUT THIS CLASS WordPress is the premier content management system for those seeking an easy, user-friendly way to set up and maintain a website. In this class, you’ll walk through the basics of getting your site live quickly, discuss website hosting options, and discover resources for free and premium templates and plugins that require little to no coding skills that will have your site looking professionally polished in no time. Once your site has gone live, you’ll learn how to…

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Free

Ladies Lounge: Galboss Holiday Mixer

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WeWork Fort Point, 51 Melcher Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Event Celebrate the holiday season with local business ladies, entrepreneurs, and go-getters. The evening will feature local women-owned businesses and resources for lady professionals. We'll also hear from the leaders of Boston's most buzzed-about networking groups including BOS Lady Project, She Geeks Out, and the National Association of Women MBAs. As always, Ladies Lounge is free - we know your holiday-weary wallets will appreciate a night off! All are welcome, so see you on December 6! Also, please…

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Free

Techgen + GA Present Intro To The Boston Innovation Economy

December 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 Intro to the Boston Innovation Economy is your chance as a student or newcomer to kickstart your career at an innovative tech company. We’re introducing you to the Boston's top recruiters to give you the skinny on being a star candidate. We are also inviting young professionals from some of the top companies in Boston to join us after the talk to mingle and share their journey into their current roles. About Our Partners TechGen TechGen is…

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$35

Storyboarding for Product Development

December 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 CLASS Storyboards are a natural, visual way to organize and communicate a customer’s journey before, during, and after they use your product. Creating a storyboard that shows how your customers will use your product is a powerful and effective way to approach product design. In this class, you’ll be introduced to the concept of “Hollywood Style” storyboarding, as applied to product development. By using battle-tested frameworks to break down customer problems and potential solutions, you’ll gain appreciation for…

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$60

Social Media Strategy Mapping

December 8 @ 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 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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$160

Introduction to JavaScript Bootcamp

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP Javascript is a dynamic programming language developed with functionality and web developers in mind. As the foundation of millions of web pages and frameworks constantly being built to compliment it, JavaScript is here to to stay! Come learn about the basics of Javascript and jQuery and find out how to these tools can help you update the appearance, function, and content of a web page. Through lecture and hands-on activity, participants will gain experience with the basics…

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$125

Google Analytics Bootcamp

December 10 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP Learn how to use your Google Analytics to get real insights into your website’s visitors, their behavior and any patterns and trends. You will learn the lean smart way to gain customer insights and then turn these into actions that will drive your business forward. TAKEAWAYS • In-depth understanding of how Google Analytics can improve the student’s web business. • Gain an in-depth understanding of how web analytics relates to business KPIs. • Learn how lean analytics…

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$175

Python for Data Science

December 10 @ 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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$35

Digital Marketing 101

December 12 @ 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 The digital landscape is moving at a lightning fast pace. Every industry has been affected by the advances in digital, from retailers to brands and agencies. Not sure if you can keep up or grasp your head around the technical jargon? Well, you can! Step into the world of digital marketing with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, learn how modern marketers drive successful campaigns using content, email, paid advertising channels, and more. Chart your own career…

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Free

Usability Speed Dating: An Introduction To Usability Testing

December 13 @ 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 Usability testing may sound like a buzz word to some- but the importance of it to a business is immeasurable. Have you ever abandoned your cart before completing your purchase? Was it because the page was loading too slowly? Or the form was too long?These small examples can have a huge impact on conversion if you aren't careful. Companies everyday are iterating off of their existing platforms to make them easier and more intuitive for their users.…

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$35

Personas – Where Product Meets User Needs

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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ABOUT THIS CLASS Great products address the real needs of real people. Many companies risk bringing products to life without hearing customers' needs because their design teams don't have a way to bring the customer "inside" where product development happens. UX designers use personas to represent real customers so the design process focuses on addressing real user needs. When design teams take advantage of personas, they see faster development times and better quality products. The entire team is on the…

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Free

Diversity In Design

December 14 @ 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 Advancements and innovations in design continue to transform everyday life. Unlike almost any other discipline, design has the power to permeate every product, moment, and solution in our lives. However, there is one area in which design as a profession is lagging: diversity. The truth is, approximately 86% of professional designers are Caucasian. Yet race is only part of the picture. Diversity in design means diversity of experience, perspective, and creativity—otherwise known as diversity of thought—and these…

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$45

Python Programming 101

December 15 @ 6:30 am - 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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$125

Product Management Bootcamp

December 16 @ 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 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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$125

Excel Bootcamp

December 16 @ 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 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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$495

Visual Design 3-Day Bootcamp

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - December 18 @ 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP SERIES This workshop will guide you through the entire design process, from research and creative direction, through the design of final layouts that are ready for web development. Using a sample design project, each student will create a finished project which will serve as the basis for discussing design theory as well as the fundamentals of producing design work. This class will cover the following while giving you opportunities to practice and integrate the skills you will…

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$125

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

December 17 @ 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 In this interactive bootcamp, you'll learn the fundamentals of a strong digital marketing strategy, and how to implement them effectively in order to drive more traffic, leads, and customers for your business. Through hands-on activities, you'll have the opportunity to master the concepts and make real progress toward improving your marketing skills as you progress through the bootcamp. Mastering digital marketing will help you grow your business, your skill set, and your career. The techniques you'll learn…

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$70

Design Thinking Bootcamp

December 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP In increasingly complex times, innovation and collaboration skills are becoming vital to businesses, and both principles are essential in Design Thinking. This hands-on workshop will lead you through the design thinking process, taught by design thinking professionals that live and breathe in this space. Together we'll explore how human-centered design can help develop innovative solutions for the complex challenges we face as businesspeople, non-profit leaders, entrepreneurs, and global citizens. TAKEAWAYS • Understand how to apply human-centered design…

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$250

Programming for Non-Programmers Bootcamp – 2-Day

December 17 @ 12:00 pm - December 18 @ 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP SERIES 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 workshop series at General Assembly designed to help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with developers or to help aspiring developers get started. This class will cover the following while giving you opportunities to practice and integrate the skills you will learn. Programming basics: • The major components…

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$35

Data Analytics 101

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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ABOUT THIS CLASS Data drives decisions; are you part of the conversation around data? Regardless of your industry or role, fluency in the language of data analytics will allow you to contribute to data driven decision making. This workshop will put you in the driver’s seat to understand, analyze, and interpret data so you can join the data conversation. In this hands-on introductory workshop, you’ll learn to ask the right questions of your data, while learning basic analytic functionality in…

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$40

Introduction to Paid Marketing

December 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 WORKSHOP Marketing has arguably changed more than any other industry in the past 20 years. Many companies now utilize social media marketing strategies without paying anything. But paid marketing — when done right — is still the best way to effectively promote your business. In this class, you’ll get an overview of the current paid digital advertising space and learn strategies and tactics to make paid marketing viable for your business. You’ll do a channel-by-channel breakdown of each…

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$35

Introduction to Lean Product Management

December 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 WORKSHOP Lean Startup is a methodology that helps businesses learn quicker and create new solutions more efficiently, saving time and money. Lean is increasingly embedded into the tech ecosystem whether through extreme programming, Lean UX or Customer Discovery. Having a fundamental understanding of lean is critical to successfully working in a high-growth tech company. This class is for anyone who: • is trying to get into tech and wants to understand how tech operates. • has heard of…

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$45

Design Thinking Crash Course

December 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 WORKSHOP Please Note: This class takes place at our brand new campus, 125 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110. Learn how to use the design thinking methods developed by David Kelly at the Stanford d.School, as well as how to make faster and better design decisions by putting the customer first. Design Thinking is based on a series of steps: • Empathy • Definition • Ideation • Prototyping • Testing And a set of Mindsets: • Human Centered •…

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