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August 2019

DATA VISUALIZATION AND INTRO TO TABLEAU

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$60

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 how data viz…

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CONTENT MARKETING 101: BUILD YOUR BRAND, SITE TRAFFIC, & GET MORE CUSTOMERS

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Content marketing is now an essential element of the digital marketing mix. Content including videos, blog posts, whitepapers, podcasts, etc. give organizations the ability to differentiate from competitors, position the brand and its executives as thought leaders, drive website traffic and inbound links, optimize for search engines, generate leads and build loyalty among existing customers.In this panel discussion, learn from marketing leaders as they discuss the powerful tool that is content marketing. Learn some tips and techniques to help drive…

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DESIGN YOUR FUTURE: MAKING THE TRANSITION TO DIGITAL

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Are you a graphic designer looking for a new challenge? Do you want to explore the digital frontier and keep your design skills current?Join us for a panel event where you will hear from digital designers who had their start working in graphic design. Find out what it takes to make the career switch - what skills are sought after by employers, what are the different design roles that exist, what's the day-to-day of working in a digital design team,…

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INTRO TO PYTHON

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Explore the intersection of coding and data with General Assembly. During our Python-focused intro class, you’ll learn you’ll learn all about Python - including how to get started, advantages and disadvantages of Python, essentials of programming in Python, and tools available to build applications in Python.

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LEVERAGING MACHINE LEARNING TO IMPROVE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

In this event, we're diving into the world of machine learning and exploring how one organization is leveraging it to improve educational outcomes. We'll provide an overview of the product they're working on, talk through how machine learning is being applied to the particular product, and discuss potential future applications of machine learning in the education space. The discussion will be followed by Q&A where audience members will be able to ask additional questions to the speakers.The event is meant…

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AGILE AND SCRUM BOOTCAMP

August 30 @ 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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September 2019

THE WHAT & WHY OF APIS

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

From Twitter to Facebook to smartphones and cash machines, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) power our digital lives. In this talk, you'll learn the basics of APIs: what they are, how they work, and why they matter.We'll look at the APIs that power several popular services and discuss the ways that businesses have used these APIs to their advantage. Even if you’ve never heard the term “API” before, you will walk away with a better understanding of the secret language spoken…

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INTRO TO GOOGLE ADS

September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$55

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.

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ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BOOTCAMP

September 5 @ 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 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 participants through the most important tools and concepts in Illustrator.

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ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR BOOTCAMP

September 5 @ 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 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 participants through the most important tools and concepts in Illustrator.

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MASTERING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE TO DRIVE GROWTH (Inbound)

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Good customer experience is critical to business success, especially for small and mid-sized companies. Yet, SMBs fall short on keeping their customers happy and engaged. They often forget to walk in their customers' shoes and communicate with clients – as a company grows and becomes profitable.You are not alone. No one gets customer experience right the first time. In fact, 80 percent of customer experience programs fail, according to a survey. And there are many reasons for that – from programs…

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HOW TO BECOME A CONFIDENT COMMUNICATOR

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$35

Being a confident communicator is not just the way you act, talk, and look. It’s a habitual way of thinking and reacting to various life situations.In this class, you'll learn how to become an engaging and influential leader and learn the communication tools you need to effectively share your ideas. You'll learn how to break down the barriers, misconceptions, and fears that prevent people from being fully heard. You'll develop the ability to make small changes to your words, tone,…

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SOCIAL MEDIA MONITORING AND ANALYTICS: HOW, WHAT, AND WHY

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$65

Understanding metrics, stats and social analytics is key to creating, monitoring and adjusting social strategy and goals. With this in mind, digital marketers must know what they are looking for, which stats impact their previously set goals and how they can use analytics to fine-tune their content, engage with users and enhance their social presence. This class will cover the basics of understanding social metrics, their importance and how to use them to make stand out social presences, topnotch campaigns…

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ADOBE INDESIGN BOOTCAMP

September 6 @ 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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INTRO TO SEO BOOTCAMP

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$200

Search engine optimization (SEO) is often thought of as a complex and long-term process for marketers. But there are many quick and easy steps you can take to improve your website traffic and start the beginnings of a successful SEO campaign. Participants will walk away with a solid base to create a search engine optimized web presence, plus a customized comprehensive plan to continue their efforts.In this bootcamp on “human-centered SEO,” you’ll learn the basics of how to analyze and…

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EXCEL BOOTCAMP

September 7 @ 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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USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN BOOTCAMP

September 7 @ 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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INTRODUCTION TO JAVASCRIPT BOOTCAMP

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$200

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 of using Javascript to…

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SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY MAPPING

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$55

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.

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TECH CAREERS FOR NON-ENGINEERS

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Intimidated by the job hunt? Thinking of transitioning to tech, but worried you don't have enough technical experience? Taking charge of your career is hard and knowing what to do next is even harder. Join us for a discussion on navigating the tech landscape, featuring HubSpot employees! We'll discuss careers ranging from Product, Sales, Marketing, and Design, highlighting how various departments and roles interact with one another within one company. You will walk away with a better understanding of what…

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INTRODUCTION TO SKETCH APP

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$60

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 interface. You’ll be…

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BACK TO SCHOOL @ THE BPL: INTRO TO VISUAL DESIGN

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Free

This class is for anyone looking to get a better idea of visual design. It's perfect for User Experience Designers looking to get more of a background on Visual Design or Digital Marketers interested in learning visual design essentials to create own ads and marketing collateral.Chart your own career path. Pick up where this workshop leaves off. Level up on the job in our on-campus Visual Design Course course. Or, become a job-ready UX designer with our 10-week, full-time User Experience Design Immersive program.

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INTRODUCTION TO SEO

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is about improving the visibility of a site in a search engine’s “organic” (or unpaid) results. If you’re interested in getting a practical introduction to SEO, including what it is and find out how you can make the most of it, this class will give you a great start. You’ll learn what search engines are trying to achieve and why, how they’ve developed over time, what’s in store in their future, what elements have traditionally been…

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MEET & HIRE: DATA SCIENTISTS AND SOFTWARE ENGINEERS

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Are your data and engineering teams growing? Find your next hire at General Assembly.Hiring from GA is a great ROI. Skip the tedious resume screenings and connect with multiple candidates in one event. GA candidates can bring diverse professional experience to your team. Many of them are looking for junior-level roles aligned with the skills they just developed at GA, while others are suited for mid-career, management-level opportunities. Meet the Tech Talent This event features two types of candidates: Data…

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EXCEL AT EXCEL: GETTING DOWN TO THE BASICS

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$60

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 use on the…

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COFFEE CHAT: BECOME A SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Morning)

September 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Enjoy some coffee while chatting with the GA Boston team about your goals, and see whether our Software Engineering Immersive program is a good fit for you! Drop-in anytime between 8:30 and 10:30 AM to learn about the path to becoming a full-time software engineer and how General Assembly can help you get there.Coffee and pastry on us!

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT BOOTCAMP

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$200

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 management for folks…

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SQL BOOTCAMP

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
GA Boston Downtown, 125 Summer St
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$299

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 participants leave with a working grasp of SQL fundamentals.

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CODE IN ONE DAY: HTML & CSS CRASH COURSE

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$250

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 up with live…

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PRODUCT MANAGEMENT BOOTCAMP

September 14 @ 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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INSIDE THE MINDS OF BOSTON’S DESIGNERS

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

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. Meet the Boston Design Community Join us for a discussion with some of Boston's design leaders and get acquainted with the Boston ecosystem. We will…

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SEO TRAINING FOR STARTUPS & BEGINNERS

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

Learn how to rank your website at the top of search engines, like Google. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is more important than ever if you’re interested in driving targeted traffic to your website. We’ll share the strategies for creating an effective SEO campaign that improves your online visibility and brings potential customers to your company website. Who is this course for: Entrepreneurs and Business Owners who would like to drive more traffic to their website Digital Marketers looking for strategies…

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INTRO TO THE BOSTON STARTUP COMMUNITY

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Join us for a panel discussion with Boston's top community organizers and get an exclusive inside look into the startup culture that’s rapidly growing in the city. Why it Matters? In Boston, new tech solutions are emerging every day to improve our lives, spanning industries from biotech and real estate to wellness-tech and social impact. This has opened up countless opportunities for jobs and career development in the city, but breaking in is not always easy.

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INTRODUCTION TO INCLUSIVE DESIGN

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$55

The keyboard that you type on, Siri, email, audio books, captions on Facebook videos, remote controls – these were all originally designed for people with disabilities, yet they significantly changed everyone's world.Often, as designers we get so caught up in accessible legal standards and the WCAG that we don’t realize just how powerful designing for disability can be – if done right. Why does designing for disability work? As humans, we are always wanting more – to go further, see…

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GETTING STARTED WITH JAVASCRIPT & JQUERY

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$55

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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AAUW WORK SMART | SALARY NEGOTIATION WORKSHOP

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

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.

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INTRO TO CONTENT STRATEGY

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

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…

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INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

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

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 three hours. The focus will be on step-by-step instruction leading participants through the most important tools and concepts in Illustrator.

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EMPATHY & PSYCHOLOGY IN DESIGN

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Designing meaningful experiences involves multiple steps in the design process. Understanding what your audience is thinking, how they make decisions, and what drives them towards making them is all part of design strategy. Being able to empathize with your customers and recognizing the psychology behind their decisions is one of the most important aspects of design.

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CUSTOMER JOURNEY MAPPING

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$60

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 approach to consumer…

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ADVANCED EXCEL: BEYOND THE BASICS

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$60

In this class, we will move beyond the basics of spreadsheet creation. Topics will include data manipulation/troubleshooting and advanced functions to summarize and analyze data having multiple attributes. We will also introduce using slicers with PivotTables, creating interactive charts and dashboards, and writing basic macros. Class exercises will be utilized to facilitate understanding.

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GOOGLE ANALYTICS BOOTCAMP

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$150

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.

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DESIGN THINKING BOOTCAMP

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

Creativity and collaboration have become essential skills in businesses that seek to grow through innovation. Fortunately, these are not inborn traits — to organizations or individuals — but skills that can be taught. Together, they form the cornerstone of Design Thinking (a.k.a. Human-Centered Design).This hands-on bootcamp will lead you through the design thinking process. The class will explore how design thinking can be used to develop innovative solutions for the problems we face as businesspeople, non-profit leaders, entrepreneurs, and global…

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PRESENTATION SKILLS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$125

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 lead a presentation…

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INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON BOOTCAMP

September 21 @ 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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EXCEL BOOTCAMP

September 21 @ 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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EMBRACING ZERO: HOW TO NAVIGATE A CAREER TRANSITION

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

Leaving a role or career can be deeply unsettling at first. Many of us struggle to find a way to be of service in the world that fits our values closely. In order to move forward toward something more fulfilling and satisfying, we have to let go.In partnership with Work Wonders Careers and Together Digital Boston, this workshop will walk you through a streamlined process designed to reduce over-thinking and stress, while optimizing your strengths, skills and values to help…

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INTRODUCTION TO BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$55

You may have heard of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and "blockchain technology," but do you know what they are and what they're being used for? Have you heard that blockchain technology is being compared to the Internet in the 1990s? Are you curious as a programmer how you may be able experiment with this technology, and how development in this space is still open for brand new business models?In this workshop, you'll learn the basics of digital currency transactions such as bitcoin,…

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BLOCKCHAIN 101

September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

The last decade has seen blockchain technology grow from an anarchic financial experiment to a global engine for organizational and societal revolution. During this panel, we will: Explore the history of blockchains Explain the technology that make blockchains possible Examine exciting new decentralized applications that use blockchain technology to change the world. Whether you are a developer building for the future of the Internet or a curious enthusiast making sense of the hype, this session will help you understand why…

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THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE UGLY – HIRING EDITION (Morning Event)

September 25 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

The job search--exciting and promising, but also nerve wracking and daunting. Although the feat of going through the job search can seem intimidating, the way in which you approach it, through the right resources and techniques, can help make it a more smooth and welcoming process. Join us for a special hiring edition of “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” Hear from some experienced recruiters as they share their best and worst interview moments to date and the tips…

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR GOOD

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Artificial Intelligence is leading the way in technology as a forefront in innovation, creativity, and advancement. Every day, new inventions are being created that are paving the way for technological advancement in today's world.Join us for a conversation as we discuss these new inventions and how they are helping create a better world for tomorrow. Learn from our panelists as we delve deeper into the topic of artificial intelligence, how further innovation is helping create a better world, and what…

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DATA VISUALIZATION AND INTRO TO TABLEAU

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$60

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 how data viz…

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INTRODUCTION TO USER RESEARCH

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$55

Despite what many might think, getting to the heart of user experiences isn’t easy. It’s a cerebral adventure that requires preparation, innovative methods, artful interviewing skills, sharp analysis, and empathy. This workshop will teach you how create an effective research plan and craft research questions that unearth meaningful insights for your products and services. After this class, students will be able to immediately apply their skills on their next research project. We've heard it's also very helpful to evaluate whether…

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LADIES LOUNGE: WOMEN CONQUERING THE WORLD OF TECH

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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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. Why it matters? Technology today impacts every part of our lives, from the smartphones we are attached to, to the way that business is run. A once male-dominated industry, technology today is seeing a shift with many women at the forefront, serving as innovators, inventors, and creators of some of today’s…

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HOW TO USE STORYTELLING FOR PERSONAL BRANDING AND CAREER SUCCESS

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$40

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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BOOTCAMP: REACT FUNDAMENTALS

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$200

React has quickly become the most popular front-end library in the world of web development, and a very marketable skill for any modern front-end or full-stack web developer. This one day bootcamp will get you started with building single page apps with React. You will dive head first into the new ES6 and JSX syntax and skill up with live coding exercises by creating your own React components. By the end of the day you'll walk away with a good…

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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP BOOTCAMP

September 27 @ 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 Photoshop, the professional digital imaging standard, used by photographers and designers who want to perfect their digital images. Photoshop allows you to create powerful images and designs. This workshop is designed to get you up and running with Adobe Photoshop in just one day. The focus will be on step-by-step instruction leading participants through the most important tools and concepts in Photoshop.

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT BOOTCAMP

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$200

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 management for folks…

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SOCIAL MEDIA BOOTCAMP

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$200

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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DIGITAL MARKETING BOOTCAMP

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$200

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 participants and professionals interested in…

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BRAND STRATEGY WORKSHOP

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

What is a brand? What makes one brand better or stronger than another? How and why does branding work? This workshop starts to answer those questions by providing an overview of brand strategy (brand positioning, architecture, naming, and logo design). After the workshop, you’ll understand some of the concepts, strategies, and tactics that brand strategists use to build strong and valuable brands. You’ll know what it takes to build your own brand and have deeper insight into what other brands are…

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