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General Assembly Boston Downtown

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125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States

December 2018

HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE MANAGER

December 11 @ 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…

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Salary Negotiation

December 11 @ 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. Why it Matters Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what white men are…

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INTRODUCTION TO R

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

Data science is huge, and the ability to tackle analysis problems in a highly specialized and fast language will help people who are not engineers approach the topic. Using R, an open-source, dedicated statistical language will appeal to a broad audience from healthcare data analysts to software engineers looking to learn more high level statistical packages If you want to level-up your analysis skills and learn a new way to process, analyze and visualize data, join us in this introductory…

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Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever (morning event 8:30am-10:30am)

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

Join us for a thought provoking, interactive business growth workshop to help you grow revenue and increase profitability. You will learn a number of critical skills that will increase your personal performance as the leader of your business, and learn how to hold your employees more accountable which will improve their performance. These new skills will help you to operate a more successful business and accomplish more in 2019 than you ever thought possible.

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Intro to d3.js

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$60

D3.js is a powerful Javascript library used to create both static and interactive data visualizations. Developed and made popular by Mike Bostock, a computer scientist and former graphics editor for The New York Times, D3.js is widely considered the premier Javascript library for visualizing information on the web. In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of D3.js, including some helpful hints for working with large datasets that are often underlying D3 visualizations. Using that knowledge, together we’ll build several static…

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Ladies Lounge: Farewell 2018, Hello 2019

December 13 @ 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 is a monthly series curated by GA where we bring together influential women focused on a central theme. This month, we’re focusing on how to get a head start on the new year. 2018 is almost over, and as it comes to a close we should refocus our energy on to how we can make 2019 our best year yet. GA is bringing together inspiring women who will motivate us to get on track for a more productive…

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Sketch For Non-Designers

December 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$60

You must bring a Mac computer to this workshop. Sketch is Mac-only. 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…

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Intro To Project Management Bootcamp

December 15 @ 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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Presentation Skills & Public Speaking

December 15 @ 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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Python Programming Bootcamp

December 15 @ 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. Designed as a stand-alone introduction to the programming in Python, this class is also a recommended refresher for participants planning to enroll in General Assembly's upcoming Data Science workshop. 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…

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Design Thinking Crash Course

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$40

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 workshop.

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SEO Training For Startups Beginners

December 17 @ 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 workshop for: Entrepreneurs and Business Owners who would like to drive more traffic to their website Digital Marketers looking for strategies…

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How She Got There

December 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 an evening good conversation with a panel of female entrepreneurs spanning across different industries. These creative and inspirational women will share their stories on how they got to where they are today and share their insights into being a woman in business. Afterwards we will open up the floor for questions, followed by mingling with panelists and attendees.

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Storytelling For Personal Branding & Career Success

December 18 @ 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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Introduction to Adobe Indesign

December 19 @ 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 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.

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Social Media Strategy Mapping

December 19 @ 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.

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Agile & Scrum Fundamentals

December 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$60

Scrum is used extensively, but not exclusively, in web and software development. Everyone from developers to business execs are now expected to know how to work using Scrum, but few are taught it and many struggle along with misinformed ideas. This workshop will cover the main principles and ideas underpinning agile and why using Scrum is the best way to run certain projects. Through games, hands-on practice and project simulations, you’ll be armed with the knowledge of how to use…

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Excel Bootcamp

December 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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