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July 2017

Social Media Strategy Mapping

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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Ladies Lounge: Style Made in Boston

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

About This Event Ladies Lounge, a monthly event series hosted by GA + Just Us Gals, is spending July featuring designers, stylists, and creative entrepreneurs for Style Made in Boston. Style Made in Boston Why it Matters? Over the past few years, Boston has been abuzz with style and beauty startups that are helping the city look it's best. Not only are these businesses bringing local flavor to our shopping carts, they're also streamlining an ethical supply chain and giving…

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Introduction to Python Bootcamp

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$250

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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Intro to Project Management Bootcamp

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$180

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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Intro to Email Marketing

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$40

About This Class Email is the highest performing digital marketing channel, and has recently been experiencing a renaissance. In this class, you’ll learn how to harness the power of email marketing to grow your business - from content development, to marketing strategies, design considerations, and more. Historically email has had a bad rap: it’s been declared dead, called spam, and been sidelined by marketers and creatives alike. But times have changed and many are turning to email as an inexpensive…

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August 2017

Excel at Excel: Getting Down the Basics

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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The Diversity Playbook With Resilient Coders

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

About This Event GA + Resilient Coders are teaming up again in August to leverage design thinking to understand the challenges employers are facing as they work to increase diversity in their organizations. At this event we are getting our hands dirty, defining the problems, setting meaningful goals, and making a commitment to change. Why it Matters? We have all recognized that the lack of diversity is a major problem in the tech community - not only in Boston, but…

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Talk Data to Me

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

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.  Launching A Career in Data In August we are inviting Boston experts working in data science and data analytics to share how they got started in the industry and give advice on how to break in. Why It Matters: We live in a world with seemingly infinite data, and if…

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Google Adwords Bootcamp

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$250

About This Workshop New customer acquisition is one of the important challenges for a digital business. Enter Google Adwords. Google AdWords is the leading online marketing advertising service that allows marketers to promote ads on top of and next to Google’s organic search results. It can be an excellent tool once you understand how to run a cost effective campaign with a strong ROI. This class is ideal for digital or traditional marketers looking to learn new skills, marketing managers…

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Code in One Day: HTML & CSS Crash Course

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$250

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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Design Thinking Bootcamp

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$125

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 to tackle complex…

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Python Programming 101

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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Product for New Technologists

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

About This Event You've got the basics of software development down, and you're excited about doing new projects. At work, someone else prioritizes the backlog. But when you're building a portfolio or doing your own projects, how do you prioritize what to build? In this this free two hour workshop you'll learn how to take your project from idea, scope out everything around it, and walk out with a concrete to do list. Takeaways Knowing how Product Management can help…

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Mornings Are For Marketing

August 9 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

About This Event 'Mornings Are For Marketing' is a new morning mastermind series created for the Boston Marketing Community to get together, share wisdom, and support one another. August Theme TBD Why It Matters? Marketing can be a grind. Boston is full of rockstar marketers that are constantly hustling for their clients and companies. This informal event series will give you an opportunity to build relationships with other marketers, discuss trends in the industry, and share ideas.

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Meet and Hire: Developers and UX Designers

August 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

About This Event Looking for developers or user experience designers to join your team this spring? General Assembly welcomes companies to meet candidates from our User Experience Design Immersive and Web Development Immersive programs. Join us to discuss your company’s career opportunities in a reverse job fair format. Shop all our candidates at one, high-impact event. General Assembly's candidates include: Full-stack Web Developers skilled in Git, Javascript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, Ruby, Rails, Node, Express, Ember, MongoDB, SQL, problem-solving, planning, modeling,…

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Presentation Skills and Public Speaking

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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Python Programming 201

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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Python Programming 201

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

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. August's Topic Will Be Announced Shortly What You’ll Take Away: Gain practical tips and insight from expert designers on how they’re solving…

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SQL Bootcamp

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$250

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 SQL…

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User Experience Design Bootcamp

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$250

About This Workshop The User Experience Designer (UXD) plays a critical role in today’s Experience Economy. With digital, human-centered products and services at the forefront of this economy, this workshop aims at understanding humans on a fundamental level as it applies to design, how to perform user research and testing as part of an iterative design cycle along with various design processes and who is involved. Additionally, students will learn core UX concepts and terminology, practice research, sketching and design…

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Design Thinking Crash Course

August 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$40

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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Intro to Adobe InDesign

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

About This Class Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe InDesign, the professional page layout software standard, used by designers and production professionals to design, preflight, and publish a broad range of documents such as books, brochures, catalogs, and magazines. This 3-hour workshop features step-by-step instruction, leading participants through the most important tools and concepts in InDesign to produce print ready files for any project type. Takeaways By the end of the workshop, participants will have learned the basics…

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Back to School: GA Course Expo

August 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

About This Event In today's digital economy, life-long learning is a huge driver of career growth + success. The General Assembly Boston team is inviting you to attend our upcoming Back to School Course Expo to connect with likeminded people and to learn how we can help you grow in your career (or start over and make a big change). Why it matters? A recent Gallup study on 'How Millennials Want to Work and Live' showed that 60% of employees ages 20-36…

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Introduction to User Interface Design

August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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Introduction to Google Adwords

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

About This Class Google AdWords is designed to help you reach potential customers at the exact right moment. This workshop will walk you through what you need to know to get started with this highly powerful, highly technical, advertising platform. Students will learn keyword audience targeting, how to design effective ad copy, and how to estimate you ad’s success. Takeaways Define key advantages to creating a Google ad campaign. Explain the difference in volume between low and high intent search…

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Tech And…The New Workforce

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

About This Event Ever wondered how the new workforce got to where it is today? The answer likely lies in tech! Overview: As a pioneer of tech education and training, General Assembly is committed to re-skilling and on-boarding employees in new economy, 21st century skills. Our approach to immersive and blended education enables companies to retain talent and boost their overall bench. Join us for an exclusive panel event, featuring thought-leaders from companies fueling the next generation of the workforce. They…

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Women in Tech Breakfast

August 18 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

About This Event We invite you to join us for this interactive breakfast for Women in Technology. We featuring great women in tech to give their insight on how they reached their level of success, advise on navigating the workplace, and how we can help the next generation of women in tech. Our esteemed panel of speakers are pioneers in their respective fields, representing many facets of the Boston and international tech industry. After the panel we will break into…

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Python for Data Science

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$180

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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Agile and Scrum Bootcamp

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$250

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 bootcamp 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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Intro to Sketch App

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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Closing the Wage Gap: Salary Negotiation with AAUW Work Smart Boston

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

About This Event General Assembly is teaming up with AAUW and the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement to offer free, monthly salary negotiation workshops for the women of Boston. Join us for a free two-hour salary negotiation workshop 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 United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what…

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Customer Journey Mapping

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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The Future of Boston: A Millennial Mixer

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

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 AUGUST.. Don't miss our fifth 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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Data Visualization and Intro to Tableau

August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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Digital Marketing Bootcamp

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$250

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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User Research Techniques

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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Introduction to User Interface Design

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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Social Media Strategy Mapping

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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