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January 2020

EXCEL AT EXCEL: GETTING DOWN TO THE BASICS

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$60

The Excel at Excel workshop is designed for students who are relatively familiar with other office productivity software, for example Microsoft Word. (The students who succeed the most are comfortable using a computer and navigating around desktop programs on their own). It introduces a range of Excel topics giving students a taste of the potential that can be achieved with Excel. It touches briefly on everything from navigation and layout to using functions and charts. This workshop was not designed…

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HOW TO BE A SIDE-HUSTLER: A DEFINITIVE GUIDE

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

Having a job with great pay and solid benefits is rewarding, but there's one thing that's even more meaningful: working for yourself! But, we all have bills to pay and responsibilities we've made, so most of us don't have the luxury of immediately quitting our day jobs to pursue our own self-employed dream careers. So, how do you make your aspirations of becoming your own boss come to life? Enter the side hustle. Come join our lineup of speakers as…

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT BOOTCAMP

January 29 @ 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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ANALYTICS & E-COMMERCE: UNDERSTANDING THE DATA

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

Data-driven solutions help everyday businesses achieve their objectives. From profitability to tracking customer leads and retention, data can give us deeper insights into how our business is doing.A lot of entrepreneurs and startups are fascinated with e-commerce. While it seems fairly simple to set-up an e-commerce website on easy to use platforms like Shopify, running an e-commerce business is a different game altogether.Whether you are looking for data-driven solutions for your own e-commerce business, are new to the realm of…

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HOW TO BECOME A CONFIDENT COMMUNICATOR

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$45

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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ADULTING 101

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

This Month's Theme: Money Matters Overview: Financial stability - something that every working adult strives for today. With the excess of bills needed to be paid and things needed to be purchased, finding a balance can often be a struggle. However, there are tactics and techniques that will can help save more money in your pocket. Join us for this workshop as part of our Adulting 101 series. Learn how to budget, manage your funds properly, and end up on top. When…

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SQL BOOTCAMP: LEARNING THE LANGUAGE

January 31 @ 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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February 2020

DESIGN YOUR DATA: TABLEAU BOOTCAMP

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$199

Participants will learn how powerful a tool like Tableau can be to showcase data in a visually insightful manner. The major difference between the workshop and this bootcamp is the accelerated level of functionalities that will be taught. Participants will sign up for a free trial of Tableau Desktop and be given a large data set for hands on trainings throughout the bootcamp. We will be walking through the analytics workflow with a real world case study using Tableau to…

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MINDFUL MONDAY

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Join GA for our monthly Mindful Monday event series! Come for an evening of mindfulness activities - such as meditation and yoga. Start your week off right, clear your headspace, and recharge for the rest of your work week!

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BRAND STRATEGY WORKSHOP

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$50

Today’s hyperconnected world requires brands to be more and more interactive—gone are the days when simply a logo and catch phrase will do. With a click of a button, customers can easily facilitate a dialogue—whether positive or negative, in 140 characters or more—with companies both large and small. This comprehensive workshop dissects the key components of building a successful brand strategy and its application including: brand definition, origins and evolution types of branding; Consumer, Corporate, Place, Personal understanding your audience,…

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AAUW WORK SMART | SALARY NEGOTIATION WORKSHOP

February 4 @ 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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INTRO TO ADOBE INDESIGN

February 4 @ 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 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 three hours. The focus will be on step-by-step instruction leading students through the most important tools and concepts…

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PROGRAMMING FOR NON-PROGRAMMERS – THE BASICS

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

Are you a creative or entrepreneur that wishes you could speak tech with your web development team? Maybe you wish you could code a bit yourself? Programming for Non-Programmers is workshop series at General Assembly designed to help non-programmers communicate more efficiently with developers or to help aspiring developers get started.

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DATA-DRIVEN: THE FUTURE OF FINANCE

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

Data and analytics are fundamentally reshaping the financial services industry. New entrants and institutions alike are capitalizing on the combination of powerful new technologies and troves of untapped data to address rapidly evolving customer expectations in an increasingly competitive market.

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EXCEL BOOTCAMP

February 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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INSTAGRAM FOR ENTREPRENEURS WORKSHOP

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

Learn how to create an Instagram strategy that turns your audience into customers. Instagram is not just for influencers and people who have a physical product. In this workshop, you'll walk away with the necessary steps to create an Instagram plan that will grow your audience and turn your audience into customers - even if you're selling a service.Who is this course for? Entrepreneurs and Business Owners who would like to build their audience and sell products or services via…

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INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON BOOTCAMP

February 8 @ 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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USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN BOOTCAMP

February 8 @ 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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FASHION + FITNESS FOR THE NEW YEAR

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

In 2020, let’s crush all of our resolutions in style! This February, we are highlighting individuals who are dominating the fashion/ activewear industry here in Boston.

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SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY MAPPING

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$65

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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BUILDING BETTER PRODUCTS WITH CUSTOMER VALIDATION

February 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$55

In today's competitive world, there’s tremendous pressure to deliver high-quality, frictionless products that exceed customer expectations and stand out from the competition. In this class, you'll learn the importance of collecting customer feedback during pre-release testing and learn how the best brands in the world plan, execute, and leverage their Alpha, Beta, and Field Tests to build and launch world-class products. Whether you're working on an existing product and you want to make it better, this class will help you…

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MEET & HIRE: SOFTWARE ENGINEERS

February 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Join us to discuss your company’s career opportunities in a reverse job fair format. We invite recruiters and hiring managers to meet GA's expert-trained, job-ready candidates. This event showcases full-stack software engineers skilled in Git, Javascript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, Ruby, Rails, Node, Express, React.js, MongoDB, SQL, problem-solving, planning, modeling, and maintaining applications with client-API architectures as well as software engineering principles including design patterns, sorting algorithms, big O notation, recursion, and data structures from linked lists to binary trees. These engineers have…

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT BOOTCAMP

February 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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EXCEL AT EXCEL: GETTING DOWN TO THE BASICS

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

The Excel at Excel workshop is designed for students who are relatively familiar with other office productivity software, for example Microsoft Word. (The students who succeed the most are comfortable using a computer and navigating around desktop programs on their own). It introduces a range of Excel topics giving students a taste of the potential that can be achieved with Excel. It touches briefly on everything from navigation and layout to using functions and charts. This workshop was not designed…

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LADIES LOUNGE | THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, FALL IN LOVE WITH YOURSELF

February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Valentine's day is approaching, and we all know that pressure of the flowers, the candies, and finding someone special to be with. While devoting time to all of that is wonderful, sometimes devoting time to yourself is more important. No matter what your relationship status, spend this Valentine’s Day celebrating you!Self-love is essential to our success in life, but it’s not always easy to feel. For a lot of women, self-doubt can get in the way of happiness. Join us…

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GOOGLE ANALYTICS BOOTCAMP

February 14 @ 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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INTRO TO SEO BOOTCAMP

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$199

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. Students 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 analyse and…

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SQL BOOTCAMP: LEARNING THE LANGUAGE

February 15 @ 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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CUSTOMER JOURNEY MAPPING

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$65

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 introductory workshop will teach you a multidisciplinary approach to…

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DATA VISUALIZATION AND INTRO TO TABLEAU

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

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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DESIGN THINKING BOOTCAMP

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

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.

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PRESENTATION SKILLS AND PUBLIC SPEAKING

February 20 @ 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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AGILE & SCRUM FUNDAMENTALS

February 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 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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INTRODUCTION TO SKETCH APP

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

Sketch is an outstanding UX/UI and Visual Design tool that is fast, easy to use and a great alternative to adobe applications. This design program is cutting edge and empowers users in Visual Design, UX, Vector Graphics and more. This bootcamp will help designers with little or no experience be effective and resourceful users of Sketch.Together we will learn the basics of the Sketch 4 program, how to work with the key tools and work flows for UX and visual…

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INTRO TO THE BOSTON STARTUP COMMUNITY

February 20 @ 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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INTERMEDIATE SQL BOOTCAMP

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$199

This workshop will build upon the skills developed in the SQL Bootcamp. The program uses a combination of lecture and in-class exercises to ensure that participants leave with a working grasp of the SQL skills covered in class. Participants will immediately be able to apply their skills at work. Important Note: Prior to class, you must have PostgreSQL and PGadmin installed. To do so, please follow these instructions for installation.

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GAME NIGHT

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

Take a break from your busy week and join General Assembly for game night! From board games, card games, charades, chess, checkers, and more, take some time out of your schedule and hang out at GA with alumni, staff, and members of the Boston community.

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FACEBOOK ADVERTISING BOOTCAMP

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$199

To become a great Facebook Marketer, you have to truly master the nuances of the platform, and leverage industry vetted best practices. In this hands on Bootcamp, you'll discover how to go beyond just boosting posts by leveraging Custom Audiences and advanced Bidding Strategies. You’ll also learn how to properly measure and optimize your campaigns using both the Facebook pixel and other measurement platforms. In addition, you’ll learn how to achieve your business objectives by integrating Facebook with other Marketing…

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DIGITAL MARKETING BOOTCAMP

February 22 @ 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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AGILE AND SCRUM BOOTCAMP

February 22 @ 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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INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE ANALYTICS

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$60

Google Analytics is an incredibly robust, free tool for measuring web traffic data. In this class, you’ll get to know the basics of using Google Analytics to track and evaluate performance and draw insights to improve your business. Starting with basic terminology and key metrics, you’ll build a foundation of knowledge before diving deeper into more complex analytics techniques, including advertising tracking and custom segments. You’ll walk away with a fundamental understanding of Google Analytics’ role in running and operating…

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HOW TO BECOME A CONFIDENT COMMUNICATOR

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$45

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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BUSINESS METRICS FUNDAMENTALS

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$45

Whether you’re a CEO, CFO, COO, product manager, investor, or marketer, having a strong grasp of analytics and metrics is an essential tool to have at your disposal. In this class, you’ll learn how to use the right analytics to grow your business, motivate your team, and communicate a coherent story to stakeholders using hard numbers. You’ll learn about revenue modeling, analytics tool evaluations, marketing unit economics, metrics-driven activity prioritization, and stakeholder communication using metrics.

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EXCEL BOOTCAMP

February 26 @ 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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DESIGN THINKING WORKSHOP

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$50

Design Thinking stresses the importance of cultivating empathy for end users, interpreting and framing problems they experience, creative solution generation, and continuous prototyping and testing. Embedded within Design Thinking is the assumption that we must think “outside ourselves.” Great design doesn’t happen within the four walls of a studio or office. It happens in the real world.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…

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TECH AND DIVERSITY

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

Diversity is a topic of conversation when mentioning many of today's flourishing tech companies. From leadership positions to employees overall, we'll explore where diversity stands today and where it is headed.Join the discussion along with GA and a panel of trailblazers in tech. We'll learn their stories and hear what they're doing about diversity in the industry.

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CONDUCTING USER RESEARCH BOOTCAMP

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$199

Explore the vital role of user research!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 bootcamp will teach you how create an effective research plan, manage the logistics, recruit the right participants, craft research questions that unearth meaningful insights, and more. After this class, students will be able to immediately apply their skills to a variety of research…

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EMAIL MARKETING ESSENTIALS

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$45

Email is one of the highest performing digital marketing channels, requiring its own unique set of content, marketing, and design considerations. However, with the tens of hundreds of emails people receive every day, you must learn how to distinguish your email from the rest. In this session, you’ll learn how to develop and drive email strategy, best practices and principles for getting users to take action, simple strategies and A/B tests to maximize conversions, and what to measure and track.

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CRAFTING STORIES WITH DATA

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$75

Data visualisations can enable us to compress data and encode them in ways to aid perceptual, cognitive and emotional capacity required to comprehend, retain and make decisions using this data. It is often cited that we are trying to tell stories through them. Is that really the case? How do we ensure that the audience is able to retain, recall and retell our data-driven stories?‘Storytelling with data’ is a cross disciplinary activity that requires us to operate at the intersection…

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ADULTING 101

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

Join General Assembly for our monthly Adulting 101 event series!Adulting can be hard, from managing work, finances, a social life, to dating - things can add up and finding time to fit everything into a busy schedule can be challenging. Let GA help you at this evening discussion. Leave with questions answered, tips learned, and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

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SQL BOOTCAMP: LEARNING THE LANGUAGE

February 28 @ 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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ADOBE INDESIGN BOOTCAMP

February 29 @ 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 participants through the most important tools and concepts…

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT BOOTCAMP

February 29 @ 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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March 2020

MINDFUL MONDAY

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Free

Join GA for our monthly Mindful Monday event series! Come for an evening of mindfulness activities - such as meditation and yoga. Start your week off right, clear your headspace, and recharge for the rest of your work week!

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LADIES LOUNGE: WOMEN CONQUERING THE WORLD OF TECH

March 4 @ 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 March with industry experts to help us navigate the world of tech and take charge of our careers.An equal world is an enabled world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world. Let's…

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BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$55

Experimenting with your personal brand? Thinking about reinventing yourself? Looking to get to the next level? In this bootcamp you'll get your brand into tip top shape so that you become confident wherever you go, stand out during interviews, make networking easy, and set yourself up to become influential in your field.Personal Branding is how you package yourself and communicate your unique skills and the value you bring to an organisation. Strategically building your brand and taking control of it…

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AAUW WORK SMART | SALARY NEGOTIATION WORKSHOP

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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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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AUGMENTED & VIRTUAL REALITY EXPO

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Join us at GA to see innovative and exciting local AR & VR technology demos, presented by startup founders and industry experts. Network with 100+ attendees from the Boston-area startup/tech community.

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YOUR CAREER IS YOUR BUSINESS: TAKE CHARGE OF IT

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Many professionals take a reactive approach to career management, thinking only about what’s next when faced with a critical decision point. In doing so, they lose the opportunity to be strategic and intentional about their career paths. Whether or not you’re actively seeking your next role, now is the time to start driving your career.As valuable as it is to have the support of managers and mentors, nobody cares about your career more than you do. Whether you’re looking to…

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FUTURE OF FOOD

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Our food system is rapidly changing and these innovators are staying ahead of the game. Join us for lightning talks exploring the future of the food industry as it intersects with technology and changing consumer behaviors. We'll delve into the rising trends around food tech as it applies to on demand delivery, access to healthy meal plans, culinary media, food waste management, and consumer experiences. Hear straight from experts in the space to small business food entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing…

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FIVERR X GA PRESENTS: HOW TO BECOME A DIGITAL NOMAD

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Fiverr & GA are joining forces to give you the inspiration, and tools to help you become a digital nomad.Keen to dip your toe into the increasingly attractive Digital Nomad lifestyle? Join us for a panel that will teach you how to work anywhere, all while earning a solid income. If you're dreaming about a different lifestyle from the 9-5, unlimited annual leave or being your own boss, you'll definitely need to attend this session! You'll walk away with vital…

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TALK DATA TO ME: IMPACTING BUSINESS THROUGH ANALYTICS

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Data can be one of the most valuable assets to a business--if that business knows how to use it. Utilizing data to understand customers and meet business goals can be a daunting task, and requires hands-on collaboration between across organizational functions. Join General Assembly for an evening panel discussion. Learn from leaders in the Boston business landscape, across multiple organizations and roles, who are utilizing data in their day to day roles. Discover some tips and techniques on how to…

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EFFECTIVE DESIGN FOR MARKETING CAMPAIGNS

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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Design is one of the most important marketing tools for crafting your brand’s personality, establishing your credibility, and expanding and engaging your audience - especially in highly evocative industries of today. When it comes to marketing strategy, the way in which your content captures the attention of the consumer and conveys the message of your brand is crucial to the success of your organization.Join GA for a panel discussion on effective design for marketing campaigns. Come hear from local marketing…

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NEGOTIATION & THE INTERVIEW: EXPLORING FIT & LANDING THE JOB

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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To succeed in a job interview, you have to understand what is important to the decision maker, demonstrate that you are a fit, and be ready to negotiate compensation. What does the decision maker care about beyond the job description? How do you show that you fit what they need? What if salary comes up—do you name a number if they ask? If so, what number? Preparation and sound negotiation tools will help you answer all of these questions to…

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HOW TO BE A PRODUCTIVITY NINJA

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

Staying on top of everything in our busy, digitally-driven lives is a huge challenge for most of us. How do we balance fielding work demands, being attached to our smartphones, and staying on top of wellness, all while trying to excel in our careers?It’s no longer enough to focus simply on “time management”. We all need to think about how we manage our attention and focus, our projects and actions, our choices and habits. Join GA for this evening event…

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HOW TO LAND A JOB IN A STARTUP

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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There's no question about it, fast-growing startups are an increasingly attractive place to work. But breaking into the world of tech is intimidating!In this thought-provoking and inspiring panel, you'll get the insider tips on how to launch your career in a startup. You'll learn what startups look for, where to find the best jobs, and how to stand out from the crowd. You'll walk away feeling confident about taking that next step in your own career journey in 2020!

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MEET & HIRE: UX DESIGNERS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERS, AND DATA SCIENTISTS

March 31 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
General Assembly Boston Downtown, 125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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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.

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