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January 2020

SQL BOOTCAMP: LEARNING THE LANGUAGE

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$299

SQL is a powerful language, and tool, for data analysis and data handling. In this bootcamp, you’ll dive deep into SQL syntax and database structures, while applying your new SQL skills to address business problems. This bootcamp will take absolute beginners through the basics of SQL to an ability to write queries with confidence.

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PRODUCT MANAGEMENT BOOTCAMP

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$200

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 the right metrics…

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SOCIAL MEDIA BOOTCAMP

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$180

This bootcamp introduces participants to the current social media landscape and explores how it can be used for maximum results (for brands as well as agencies). Participants will leave with a detailed understanding of both the current social media landscape and how to evaluate which tools or social platforms are the best fit for their organization's strategic goals.Topics to be covered will include: an overview of social media platforms, current social media trends and their implications, how to tailor social…

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USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN BOOTCAMP

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 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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StartupGrind presents On Pitching with Dan Rossignol (Octane Venture Labs)

January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brandeis University, 415 South St.
Waltham, MA 02453 United States
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$10

As a startup leader and entrepreneur within the technology sector, Dan Rossignol has a proven track record with over a decade of experience building, restructuring, and exponentially growing multiple technology companies within the FinTech, PropTech, SaaS, Enterprise Software, BioTech, and Marketplace sector. Having worked as an early employee, advisor, and investor with over 15 tech companies across more than 6 different countries, Dan continually seeks to identify new opportunities to share his experience, network, and access to capital with underestimated,…

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FUTURE DESIGN: THE NEXT 35 YEARS IN AN EVOLVING INDUSTRY

January 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$15

Expand the future potential of your career! Design will impact the future of our products, our work, and our lives. At the start of this new year, let’s take a few minutes to examine current trends, predict the next big thing, and forecast the future of design. AIGA Boston is celebrating 35 years of design and community at General Assembly. As we look back, we are also looking forward to what lies ahead in the next few decades. Join us…

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INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON BOOTCAMP

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$299

Python is a versatile and widely-used programming language with many applications. This workshop explores basic programming concepts in Python and discusses real world applications across multiple industries. The workshop is hands-on and exercise based, so participants will get plenty of practice. This class is aimed at new programmers, or those who are looking to brush up on the basics and get a hands-on introduction to the Python programming language.

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SBIR – America’s Largest Seed Fund

January 22 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Venture Development Center, UMASS, Wheatley Hall, Third Floor, 100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393 United States
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Free – $35

Join us for our annual SBIR lunch event. At this lunch-and-learn, a panel of SBIR experts and successful grant awardees will deconstruct the application process and the major challenges and roadblocks, as well as speak to what this non-dilutive funding means to them, their companies, and their investors. Learn from their successes and mistakes; hear concrete advice about what really helped their application stand out from the rest! To boost U.S. technological innovation and commercialization, our federal government has invested…

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BUILDING YOUR INFLUENCE

January 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$45

We all need to influence others, but most people have only a limited range of strategies and aren’t effective in certain situations or with certain people. Participants will learn how to gain commitment from others, foster collaboration, and acquire the competencies, behaviors, and attitudes to influence without relying on the use of authority. The program uses actual organizational challenges submitted by the participants, who work on them individually, in pairs and teams. This approach means in addition learning new tools…

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Going Beyond the Gut: The Future of Microbiome Therapeutics

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, 415 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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$5 – $45

The microbiome market is one of the hottest areas for innovation in the life sciences space.  We are seeing an uptick in both research and venture capital dollars going into the microbiome industry—both in humans and plants.  As a result, the global microbiome market is expected to grow from $235.8 million in 2018 to $521.23 million by 2022. Please join us for a panel discussion led by some of Boston’s most innovative companies in the space to learn about the…

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Going Beyond the Gut: The Future of Microbiome Therapeutics

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Broad Institute, 415 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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The microbiome market is one of the hottest areas for innovation in the life sciences space.  We are seeing an uptick in both research and venture capital dollars going into the microbiome industry—both in humans and plants.  As a result, the global microbiome market is expected to grow from $235.8 million in 2018 to $521.23 million by 2022. Please join us for a panel discussion led by some of Boston’s most innovative companies in the space to learn about the…

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INTRO TO CONTENT STRATEGY

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$65

The most meaningful brand communications put people first. They understand the platform where their content is being consumed. They make a person feel differently about a brand. It’s not intrusive or and interruption, it’s an augmentation of the experience the person is already having.A good content strategy for marketers takes a brand’s business and communications goals and transforms them from ads (intrusive) to stories (interactive) to connect with people in a meaningful way. In this class we'll learn how to…

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DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS OF 2020

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Because the digital marketing landscape is so vast it is hard to predict what trend is going to rule the upcoming year. What one aspect of your marketing strategy do you need to make a priority? What one marketing tactic is crucial for your brand to incorporate?Let our experts help you cut through the noise in order to spot the impactful new strategies. Join us to hear from a panel of Digital Marketers. They will predict trends and give us…

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AGILE AND SCRUM BOOTCAMP

January 23 @ 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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Office Hours: Chuck Goldstone at Venture Cafe

January 23 @ 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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HOW TO USE STORYTELLING FOR PERSONAL BRANDING AND CAREER SUCCESS

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$50

Understanding who you are and what stories you tell the world dramatically affects the way that you present yourself at work and at home. Whether you're interviewing for a job, leading a meeting, giving a speech, or you want to communicate more effectively with friends and family, aligning your unique personality with your goals is the first step on the path to confident self-expression. This workshop will explore the difference between story and narrative, the many ways by which we…

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BUILDING THINGS YOU CAN HOLD

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$20

Take a peek at some of the exciting and innovative products being developed in the Boston area! Product management for physical products shares similarities with and unique challenges from software product management. A growing number of companies in Boston tap into the region’s expertise to build physical products for consumers and businesses, often with embedded software and frequently connected to the web.

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DATA ANALYTICS BOOTCAMP

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$200

This intensive bootcamp will run through the analytical workflow -- from collecting, cleaning, analyzing and presenting insights from small and big data sets.Goals: Introduce concepts and practice using and managing data Transform data for predictive analytics and business intelligence decision-making Develop compelling visualizations that articulate the value of data assets

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Build a Cap Table and Understand the Dilution Impact of Early-Stage Investment

January 24 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Free – $35

In today’s difficult investment climate, entrepreneurs should have a clear understanding of the impact of proposed financing – before they talk to investors. This session will both explain terms and show you the exact numerical consequences of these difficult negotiating points: pre-money fully diluted equity option pool percentage ownership weighted average anti-dilution full ratchet anti-dilution per share price During the workshop, you will also learn how to build your own capitalization table in a simple, but powerful spreadsheet. So make sure you BYOL –…

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VISUAL DESIGN BOOTCAMP: BRING YOUR IDEAS TO LIFE

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$199

Are you visual thinker looking to understand more about the world of digital design? Have you been wanting to learn some of the fundamental programs and techniques that designers currently use to bring their ideas to life? The digital world is open for business, and this bootcamp will cover the essential aspects of visual design, leaving you with a deeper understanding of how effective designs are actually created, from research to final mockup. Good "design" is larger than any single…

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