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April 2019

Understanding Asia’s Edtech Markets: Opportunities for Impact and Growth

April 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
LearnLaunch, 281 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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$25

You don't have to go to ASU/GSV to learn about edtech growth in Asia! Join Mike Michalec, Founder & Managing Director of EdTech Asia Limited, and a delegation of edtech executives from Asia for this session on trends in Asian markets. Experts from Asia's edtech markets will share their insights into the opportunities and challenges faced with market entry and scaling impact and business. Panelists will provide a deeper understanding of the current strategies used in Asian markets to address core…

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French Edtech Night at the LearnLaunch Café

April 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LearnLaunch, 281 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Free

Join LearnLaunch and Cap Digital for a French-themed edtech night! This partnership is bringing 10 French Edtech startups from the Greater Paris region to Boston for a 1-week immersive bootcamp. Come mix, mingle, meet the founders behind these unique startups, and have some French-themed food & drinks! The companies presenting: Ludo Vic - Utilizing 3D Animations to earn the basics on any concept: a new language, safety procedures, and civil behavior. Skillogs - AI-powered Personal Learning Environment, Intelligent Training System, e-learning and Tutoring…

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HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE MANAGER

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$40

Due to the fast pace of change today, many managers face numerous new challenges and responsibilities and are constantly adapting to various personalities, levels of experience and knowledge bases. In this workshop, you’ll learn crucial skills and apply tools for goal setting, delegation, performance management, effective communication, leadership, motivating, and much more. You’ll walk out feeling prepared and more confident to guide your team to new levels of success.Interested in seeing this class held privately at your organization? Email us…

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USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN BOOTCAMP

April 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$250

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, participants will learn core UX concepts and terminology, practice conducting UX research, sketch interfaces, and build…

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VIP Lab of the Future Preview

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - April 18 @ 2:00 pm
Seaport Hotel, 1 Seaport Lane
Boston, 02210 United States
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Free

Stop by for a special one-on-one VIP Lab of the Future session with Elemental Machines at Bio-IT World to discuss next gen lab solutions! Our team looks forward to sharing next-generation solutions for the lab that leverage the powers of: Internet of Things (IoT) Machines Learning Predictive Analytics Additionally, visit  Elemental Machines Booth #539 to learn more about our current technologies that harness the power of data-driven insights to help customers improve laboratory operations, research, development, and manufacturing outcomes. **Bio-IT…

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She+ Geeks Out in Boston April Happy Hour sponsored by CarGurus

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CarGurus Offices, 2 Canal Park, Cambridge, MA 02141, 2 Canal Park
Cambridge, MA 02141 United States
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$10

Join She+ Geeks Out and CarGurus for a happy hour at their beautiful offices in Cambridge! Expect wonderful company, delicious food and drinks. We’re looking forward to seeing you for a casual and fun get together! Please note this event is welcoming of all genders. See you there! FAQs Can I get a refund? Yes, up to one week prior to the event! This helps us better manage our waitlist. We are not able to accommodate last minute cancellations since they are…

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SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY MAPPING

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$60

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.Interested in seeing this class…

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The Disruptive Power of Blockchain in Business

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

“Blockchain" is a controversial topic that’s presented by some as a world-changing technology and others as merely a buzzword that’s all hype and no substance. Find out why blockchain is more than hype and is here to stay. Nearly every day, new blockchain-based proofs of concept and case studies are being announced in industries including healthcare, insurance, finance, advertising, supply chain, education and IoT. Many people still equate “blockchain” with “Bitcoin”, though the application of blockchain technology is in fact, much…

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All Aboard! Shark Tank w/ European Life Science & Health Startups on The Clipper Ship!

April 17 @ 2:45 pm - 7:30 pm
The ‘Stad Amsterdam’ Clipper Ship, Fan Pier, Boston, 1 Marina Park Drive, (Walk to Harborwalk)
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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All aboard! Join The Capital Network, Global Scale-up & Health Holland aboard the historic Clipper ship ‘Stad Amsterdam’ a beautiful ship docked on Fan Pier at the Seaport in Boston! This will be an event featuring entrepreneurs and investors in the life science and health fields and give them the opportunity to connect and hear companies from Europe pitch local investors - Shark Tank Style! 2:45-5:00pm: Shark Tank! 6-8 European Health & Life Science startups will get the chance to pitch…

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GETTING STARTED WITH JAVASCRIPT & JQUERY

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$65

Javascript is the functional and dynamic programming language developed with functionality and web developers in mind, and it's here to stay.This class provides a full introduction of programming fundamentals using JavaScript and jQuery, the JavaScript library, to create rich web applications. Building on the foundations you learn, participants take a hands-on approach in learning JavaScript's relationship to HTML and CSS to create professional, relevant applications. Participants will gain experience with the basics of using Javascript and JQuery to update the…

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THE FUTURE OF MACHINE LEARNING & AI

April 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

For this event, we bring together experts in machine learning and AI to talk about the exciting new technologies and how they will impact our lives.

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Office Hours: Chuck Goldstone at Venture Cafe

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Venture Cafe at Cambridge Innovation Center, 5th floor, 1 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Free

It’s about the story..... and a clear and focused strategy. Startups often falter, not because their technologies aren’t good, but because the stories they tell about them aren’t. We’ll chat about both content and intent: Stepping back to find the right message for each audience (be it investor or market), making it clear and engaging, making it memorable (differentiating it from others competing for attention), and moving audiences to action. It will influence your narrative as well as your internal…

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LADIES LOUNGE: WOMEN CONQUERING THE WORLD OF TECH

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Ladies Lounge, a monthly event series hosted by GA, is spending April with industry experts to help us navigate the world of tech and take charge of our careers.

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FACEBOOK ADVERTISING 101: MAKING FACEBOOK ADVERTISING PAY

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$60

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 don’t waste your…

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EXCEL BOOTCAMP

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$250

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 participants in a position where Excel is no longer a chore, but a powerful tool…

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AGILE AND SCRUM BOOTCAMP

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$200

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 how to use…

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MASS AWIS: Speed Networking with STEM Professionals

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Picower Institute, 43 Vassar St.
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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$10 – $30

It’s that time of year again! We are hosting our flagship Speed Networking event, co-hosted with the Cambridge Science Fair Festival. This is a unique opportunity to connect with professionals from various backgrounds in STEM fields. During 12-minute rounds, you will talk with panelists and can inquire about their roles, responsibilities, companies, and anything else you've wanted to know about their field. Catered food will be provided. Check our website for the panelist biographies: http://www.massawis.org/event/network-april2019/

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Boston Innovation In Consumer Products

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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$10.00

Since 2008, The Grommet, a product discovery platform based in Somerville, has launched 3,000 innovative products from Makers, inventors and entrepreneurs, including companies that have become household names like FitBit, IdeaPaint, Lovepop, OtterBox, SimpliSafe, SodaStream, S’well and many others from around the world. As technology makes it easier than ever for entrepreneurs to develop and launch consumer products, Greater Boston has dozens of product companies rising up from our academia, science and tech communities—and new ideas are always bubbling up. Reporter Callum Borchers will speak…

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PYTHON FOR DATA SCIENCE

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$250

Arguably the most popular use of Python is for data analysis and data science. 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 courses. Probability, statistics, regression and classification will also be covered…

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ADOBE INDESIGN BOOTCAMP

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$200

Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe InDesign, the professional page layout standard, used by designers and production professionals to design, preflight, and publish a broad range of documents such as brochures, catalogs, magazines and books. InDesign allows you to lay out and design multiple page documents. This workshop is designed to get you up and running with Adobe InDesign in one day. The focus will be on step-by-step instruction leading students through the most important tools and concepts…

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