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May 2017

Educated Boston: The Future of Learning in the Hub

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Event Join SPARK Boston and GA for a Chief Chat with Boston’s first ever Chief of Education Rahn Dorsey, BPL President David Leonard, and New Urban Mechanics’ Civic Research Director Kim Lucas as we discuss the future of learning in Boston. Why It Matters? Boston has some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country (and there’s a few household names across the river, too). But our city is also home to many other educational opportunities…

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Web Development Immersive Info Session

May 31 @ 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 Web Development is connecting users around the world through information, entertainment, and the economy. Join us for this info session to see how you can become a developer yourself. During this info session, you'll: Have the opportunity to ask all of your most burning questions (i.e. “Which programming languages will I learn?,”, “What can I expect to walk away with after completing this course?”) Meet GA team members and potential classmates Discover how Web Development Immersive…

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$75

Data Visualization and Intro to Tableau

May 31 @ 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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June 2017

Info Session: Digital Marketing Part-Time Course

June 1 @ 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 marketing landscape has changed. The question is no longer about whether or not companies need to market themselves online, but how they can create the most impact by leveraging a range of digital marketing tools, tactics and techniques. Discover your digital marketing path in this info session. During this info session, you’ll: Have the opportunity to ask your most burning questions (i.e. "Which digital marketing skills will I learn?", "What can I expect to walk…

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$250

Code in On Day: HTML & CSS Crash Course

June 3 @ 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

Facebook Advertising Bootcamp

June 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 To become a great Facebook Marketer, you have to truly master the nuances of the platform, and leverage industry vetted best practices. In this hands on Bootcamp, you'll discover how to go beyond just boosting posts by leveraging Custom Audiences and advanced Bidding Strategies. You’ll also learn how to properly measure and optimize your campaigns using both the Facebook pixel and other measurement platforms. Takeaways Learn how to execute measurable and impactful Facebook campaigns which drive ROI…

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Design Thinking Bootcamp

June 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 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 principles…

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$75

Sketch for Non-Designers

June 5 @ 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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$75

Consumer Journey Mapping

June 5 @ 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 Consumer empathy. It’s the key to successful product strategy, design, and marketing. Through it, we find unanswered questions, unmet needs, and idea­ catalyzing behaviors. But building a business, product, or service around a point­-in-­time understanding of your consumer is a strategy destined to fail. To successfully create an offering that dramatically shifts behavior, organically generates habitual engagement, and promotes a profitable viral cycle, we must first understand the consumer journey. This workshop will teach you a multidisciplinary…

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Share Your Craft: Teach at General Assembly

June 5 @ 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 Spanning a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, General Assembly instructors are part of a worldwide network of thought leaders, field experts, and industry professionals who are committed to creating practical, hands-on learning experiences in a collaborative environment. We’re hosting an open house for prospective instructors and those who would like to learn more about teaching opportunities here at General Assembly. You’ll find out more about our course offerings, learn about the role of an instructor at…

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GA + Mozilla Developer Roadshow Present: Rust! Hack Without Fear

June 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 Systems programming has traditionally been a "high risk, high reward" endeavor. Languages like C and C++ are great for solving performance or memory bottlenecks, but even a small mistake can lead to crashes or -- worse -- security vulnerabilities. Rust is a language with a new vision of systems programming. It gives you low-level control and predictability but also provides the safety and ergonomics of much higher-level languages (like Ruby or Python). The secret sauce is Rust's…

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Intro to Data Analysis: A Free Class

June 6 @ 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 Learn how data drives better business. Step into the world of data analytics with General Assembly. During our introductory class, you’ll join the data conversation and see how analytics drives decision making across industries. Learn what it means to understand, analyze, and interpret data as you: Walk through the fundamentals of data analysis. How different functions/fields make use of data analytics. The stages of analyzing data. Tools used in data analysis. Learn more about GA's Data Analytics…

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$10

Intro to Product Management

June 6 @ 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 Learn the keys to driving product success. Step into the world of product management with General Assembly. During our introductory workshop, explore how product managers use leadership and versatility to launch products people love. Touch on key tools and techniques for testing, designing, and improving products. Plus: Discover the role and responsibilities of a product manager. Survey today’s product management landscape and its career opportunities. Walk through the fundamentals of the product management process including storyboarding, identifying…

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$75

Introduction to Google Analytics

June 7 @ 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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The Future of Boston: A Millennial Mixer

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hatch Fenway, 401 Park Drive
Boston, 02215 United States
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About This Event Future of Boston is a quarterly event designed to celebrate and connect millennials working across a number of industries over drinks, games, and (often throwback) music. IN JUNE.. Don't miss our fourth Future of Boston Millennial Mixer at Hatch Fenway. Join us as we network, learn about Boston's start up and entrepreneurial community and get inspired. Drinks and snacks are on us! Why it Matters? Meet awesome new people who live and/or work in Boston. Find out…

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Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers: Designing Our Financial Future

June 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 Event This inspiring panel event series invites key players in Boston's design community to offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and create. From branding to user experience to city planning, panelists will discuss how they approach projects from a design point of view, how design thinking methods help with problem-solving, and much more. Designing Our Financial Future In June we are welcoming Boston designers working to design our financial future. Meet the design teams at…

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Intro to UX Design: A Free Class

June 8 @ 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 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 user experience by giving a practical and simple introduction to UX through exploring some of its core concepts. 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 your perspective on the human-computer interaction…

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$250

Excel Bootcamp

June 10 @ 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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$250

User Exprience Design Bootcamp

June 10 @ 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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$180

Getting Started With WordPress

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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About This Class WordPress currently powers over 25% of the world’s websites, making it the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world and the most important to learn. WordPress offers an easy, user-friendly way to set up and maintain a website without the need to code! In this workshop, you will learn how create a custom WordPress website from scratch. We’ll walk through how to install WordPress, add pages and content, and create custom designs through the use…

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$75

Python Programming 101

June 12 @ 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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$75

Agile & Scrum Fundamentals

June 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 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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$75

Python Programming 201

June 14 @ 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

GA+Top Rep Boston|How to Grow Sales Team: A Recruiter’s Perspective

June 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 GA + Top Rep Boston are inviting talent executives from Boston's fastest growing startups to share what they look for in candidates and how to develop your sales team. Whether you are looking to break into sales, take the next step in your career, or build a talent pipeline for your company- our panel will cover it all.

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$250

SQL Bootcamp

June 17 @ 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

Product Management Bootcamp

June 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 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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$40

Design Thinking Crash Course

June 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 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 Bias Towards Action Show, Don't Tell Radical Collaboration Culture of Prototyping Mindful of Process We will touch on each of these during the crash…

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$75

Social Media Strategy Mapping

June 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 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

Presentation Skills and Public Speaking

June 21 @ 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 Everyone can master the art of public speaking and easily leverage the secrets the best speakers in the world to elevate your public speaking performance, forget the fear, and learn to love the spotlight. Public speaking is the most common #1 phobia in today's society, and at the same time, our abilities to strongly represent ourselves are becoming more and more of a priority. Whether we are job interviewing, pitching our startup, actively networking, or needing to…

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$75

Excel at Excel: Getting Down the Basics

June 22 @ 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

Ladies Lounge|Selling Like a Boss

June 22 @ 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 June featuring Boss Ladies that are behind the success of Boston's top growth companies. Why It Matters? Sales is a career field that takes a lot of self-motivation and ambition. But forget the smooth-talking door-to-door salesmen of the 1950's. Today, more and more women are taking leading sales roles at Boston's top companies. How are they using negotiating tactics to close huge…

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$250

Digital Marketing Bootcamp

June 24 @ 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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$180

Python for Data Science

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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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$75

Intro to SEO

June 26 @ 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 With over 1 trillion annual searches on Google, people turn to search engines to find information and to research products. By getting your website to rank on the first page of Google, you’ll be able to drive more website traffic and revenue. This class is perfect for people who are looking for a foundational understanding in SEO. We’ll also cover the basics of on-site optimization, technical optimization and link building, so that you can rank at the…

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$75

Introduction to User Interface Design (UI)

June 26 @ 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 In the new experience economy, the success of a digital interface is the product of human-centered design. A fundamental understanding how humans “see” the world gives visual and user experience designers the most valuable tool set they need to communicate effectively through visual design. At its core, understanding human biology and cognition are the underpinnings of user-centered design. Combine that understanding with modern UI concepts and you can create beautiful, useful and competitive experiences. Takeaways Dive into…

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$75

Intermediate/Advanced SEO

June 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 Businesses, from small to large, are spending more money each year on digital marketing services including SEO. With SEO spending estimated to reach $80 billion by 2020, each business needs people with advanced skills to help them grow their customer base. If you’re a solo entrepreneur or working with a small team of other SEOs, then this class provides you with an opportunity to sharpen your skills. Takeaways A website configured with Google Analytics and Google Search…

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Free

Optimize, Automate, and Outsource to Boost Your Business

June 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 Featured Expert: Ari Meisel is an international speaker and bestselling author of Less Doing, More Living: Make Everything in Life Easier. Nick Sonnenberg is a serial entrepreneur, expert in optimization, and the youngest person to graduate from Berkeley with a Master’s in financial engineering. Together, they launched the groundbreaking Outsourcing platform, Leverage. Overview: At this intimate event, discover useful automation tools from the entrepreneurs who launched a successful business in 24 hours, made $1 million in their…

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