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August 2015

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About This WorkshopIf you are looking to get started in programming for the first time, getting involved in the Python community will put you on the fast track to honing your skills.In this class, you’ll learn all about Python - including how to get started, what advantages and disadvantages Python...
About This EventLooking for smart, hungry developers to join your team? Come meet the graduates from our Web Development Immersive program! Over a 12-week program taught by industry experts and thought leaders, our graduates have covered a wide range of technologies - including Ruby, Rails,...
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Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell show-case style presentations. And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them....
WHAT is PowerPoint Karaoke?PowerPoint Karaoke is a community improv game where experienced and novice startup enthusiasts are put on the spot to test their creative and nonsensical presentation skills. It’s the ultimate presentation of innovation- pitch a concept that is not your own/does not exist...
About This EventRole models are important. This series is all about presenting them to young black professionals. Join Boston Young Black Professionals at General Assembly for a conversation with Frederick Townes to take a deeper dive into his challenges, successes, and overall story as a black...
About This ClassPlease note this class meets for 2 evening sessions:Tuesday August 4 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.Thursday August 6 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.So you’re dangerous enough to build things using JavaScript. You’ve created some apps, big or small - enough to be feeling good. But every time you make a...
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Blood, sweat, and tears were just the beginning. Now, you have to tell your story and sell someone on your startup.You only have a few minutes to get an investor’s attention and convey the essence of your business concisely and convincingly. Don’t let a few words (or lengthy ones) trip you up. Join...
As a B2B marketer, you must excel across all areas: from getting your message out, to generating demand, to enabling sales teams. You must become fluent with technologies that did not exist a few years ago. And everything you do must tightly align with strategy, so you don’t automate bad marketing...
Many believe Boston can't do consumer tech startups. TripAdvisor proves them wrong.TripAdvisor users have written 225M reviews for the service—compare that to Yelp's community which has only generated 77M reviews. Over 190M people have downloaded one of TripAdvisor's apps and nearly 50% of...
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Steve Davis is a business growth and sales channel expert – as the Founder of The CXO Advisory Group, provides part-time COO and Chief Revenue Officer services. Steve works with businesses, entrepreneurs and service providers who want to accelerate revenue growth to the next level and seize the...
Marketing and Branding Bring your marketing and brand questions for a one-on-one consult where Jodi-Tatiana Charles will give feedback and brainstorm ideas with you. • Mentoring Topics • Marketing/Branding Strategy • Media/Customer Acquisition • Business Model Development/Strategy Biography Jodi...
As an entrepreneur and educator, Jacquie works globally and locally, advising businesses, leaders, and organizations in planning and managing innovation, ventures and projects. She was founder/president of a successful international development firm for 35 years. In 2012, she started up the Sun...
For the last 20 years Joe Caruso has served has been an “Advocate for entrepreneurs” as a mentor, coach, and personal advisor to CEO’s and entrepreneurs. In recent years, he has served an investor, advisor and active director with dozens of companies, public and private. He also maintains an...
Marty Sack has mentored more than 200 start-ups over the last two years as a volunteer for SCORE. He brings with him the mentoring resources of more than forty additional successful executives, CPAs, small business owners, and other experts in diverse areas of business and non-profits--all...
Betaspring is talking to founders about RevUp, the first accelerator for companies where growth through revenue is the primary goal. Having launched 89 companies since 2009, they very much enjoy talking to startups where their experience and network can add value.
Join us on August 6th as 12 of Boston's best agency teams pitch their creative campaigns to launch 12 of Boston's hottest startups.DETAILSDate: Thursday, August 6th, 2015Location: The Revere Hotel200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116 AGENDA5:00PM - 5:30PM: Registration5:30PM - 7:30PM: Team...
TechSandBox: we gather several companies that have crowd funded, some successfully, some less so. We'll get a chance to hear their story and their pointers! (Barter IndieGoGo, RocketHub, and others)The speakers will be Peter Alberti (CEO and Founder of Petchance), Steve Schwartz (Director of...
The third annual Boston Data Festival brings together the data-centric community for an energetic week of events to learn, collaborate, and network. Specific goals are to: Showcase greater Boston as a data-centric region of talented individuals and innovative companies. Highlight the diversity of...
Join us for drinks, apps and conversation in the heart of the N2 Innovation Corridor for a casual night of networking.We’ll be gathering at the bar of the Residence Inn by Marriott Needham, immediately adjacent to the TripAdvisor's new global headquarters. Free admission. Complementary...
The Venture Café Foundation has partnered with EcoMotion to bring the Sustainability Collaborative to monthly Venture Café gatherings. This month's Sustainability Collaborative features the City of Cambridge: The City of Cambridge will spend the summer working with 15 high school students from...
About This EventWhat good and bad examples of UX come to mind of apps, websites, or other technologies you've used?We're teaming up with The UX Lab to bring in the pros and discuss their thoughts on the subject in an effort to teach others how to do more of what we love in UX/UI and to stop doing...
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Growth hacking is a trend in digital marketing that combines online marketing, analytics and product development to build a scalable marketing machine.It has become a hot topic in the digital marketing space because it works.  But, you cannot cut-and-paste growth hacking strategies from one...
Wearable devices that track calories burned, measure physiological values such as heart rate, and monitor sleep have become prevalent among the fitness-minded general public, but how will wearable technology advance the way disease is diagnosed and specialized health care is delivered? Joseph T....
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About This WorkshopYou’re full of ideas, but how do you know which are worth working on? In the first part of the workshop, you’ll learn how to use the MVP (Minimum Viable Product) philosophy to test and validate your ideas with the least amount of work required. The ultimate goal is to get to...
About This WorkshopAre 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...
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An out-of-the-box networking social. Come have a drink and a bite to eat. Exchange ideas and target networks! Showcasing series A investors, local media, CTO level web designers, social media masters, commercial real estate agents, CFO level accountants, and business vendors...
About This ClassSince the early days of the web, search has been the ubiquitous discovery tool for web users to find the answers to their questions and solutions to their needs. And since the wide adoption of search, organizations have vied for position in search results using a variety of...
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Experienced professional Chuck Goldstone will be holding office hours to discuss how you can make your startup memorable and engaging. Swing by WeWork at 51 Melcher St. with any questions you may have about how to make your business more successful.
 The Boston design community is a constantly changing and evolving collection of talent. The Boston MoGraph Meetup is a chance for motion designers to have some face to face time with peers to talk about things they are working on or just hang out. The hope is...
About This ClassIs your team looking for product concepts to capture a new market? Do you need to establish a long-term product strategy? Are you working to set a direction to drive roadmap decisions?This class will provide you with an approach for creating a long-term product vision that your team...
About This ClassPretty much everyone in business can set up a social media account, but very few can grow a loyal community of brand advocates. This class will teach you how to do just that.Learn the importance of look + feel, verbal tone, consistency and kindness. Translate these disciplines...
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Here we go again! It's fast approaching August and that means our second Foodie event of the year - Mass Innovation Nights Foodie 9. We are excited to be launching 18 Food and Food tech startups at the Lord Hobo Brewing Co in Woburn! Special thanks to our sponsor, Mercedes Benz of Burlington! ...
Take a break from your busy schedule and join the Localytics team for happy hour on Wednesday, August 12th at Dillon's on Boylston Street. Dillon's features an awesome patio where you can enjoy the weather and relax with your Boston-area peers over a few drinks and...
BERGDORF GOODMAN, CONVERSE, AND FRANK & OAKWhat do these companies all have in common? Beyond being some of the hottest international fashion lifestyle brands, they know how to turn customers into brand fanatics.  These major players design full sensory experiences for...
About This EventSome products enjoy the adoration of millions while others never find their audience. Learn what it takes to build a product people love from Boston's top product pros as they provide expert advice and honest feedback to startup product managers. We'll be inviting a few, brave...
About This ClassAs technology changes and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users. This class aims to demystify user experience by giving a practical and simple introduction to what UX is while also...
About This ClassInstagram is one of the hottest apps out there and just waiting for your business to take advantage — its user base is massive and highly motivated to buy. But how do you acquire followers? And how do you convert those followers into buyers?This intermediate to advanced class is...
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Office Hours are designed to facilitate networking opportunities between edtech entrepreneurs and industry experts. During these free, 30-minute sessions, entrepreneurs can get advice and feedback on their products or ideas.Eileen RuddenPartner, LearnLaunchMost recently, Eileen served as Chief...
WHAT is Startup Institute Boston's TalentExpo?Only one of the best events of the season! We've turned the traditional career fair on its head by putting our talented student body on display, demo-day style. Students with diverse backgrounds and skill sets will be given 60 seconds to pitch...
The wearable tech industry has really taken off in 2015. It seems as though the possibilities are endless. Tech in Motion Boston decided the best way to celebrate these possibilities would be to host a discussion on just where the future of this technology can take us! Join us at the Microsoft NERD...
Hear from Boston's Top Sales professionals about proven sales strategies and techniques! AmazonRue La La Experian
Stop by Global Learning Company, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), on Thursday, Aug 13th for our latest HMH tech meetup.Since announcing the launch of the HMH Developer Portal in May, we have had many signups in a short period of time, and hosted our first HMH Curious Codefest,...
About This ClassEmail powers many of today’s marketing efforts and is a critical component in lead generation, retention, e-commerce, event registration, and more. Chances are, you even heard about this workshop through a friendly email communication.While the subject lines, timing, and content of...
About This EventDo you want to learn how to code? Thinking about career in design or web development? Worried that you aren't 'technically-minded' or 'design-savvy'?Whether you’re looking to cross-over into a role that requires you to know web development or design, level up in your existing role,...
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About This ClassGet a taste of what the Ruby on Rails framework does and how it can help you to create web applications.Ruby On Rails is one of the hottest ways to develop the next big thing, as proven by Twitter, Hulu and Groupon. This class will provide an introduction to becoming a Ruby on Rails...
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About This ClassIn this workshop, aspiring and established e-commerce entrepreneurs will be given a walk-through of the strategies and tactics necessary to grow a successful e-commerce business. Topics covered include:What marketing channels to use for customer acquisitionDesign and development...
StayInDrops will soon launch  its crowdfunding campaign to bring to live the platform that helps you validate early products and ideas and acquire early customers.Join the event to learn more about it, get startups` perks and learn from successfull founders - "How they funded their company"....
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We've only got another month or so of summer left, and we're not wasting any time.  Join us for an evening extravaganza at WeWork Boston's South Station location as we indulge in a night of sea fare, tasty beverages, and as always, great company. Festivities will begin on the 8th floor at...
Is it really possible to produce as much energy as you consume, especially in the Northeast, without owning your home until your 200?Come find out!The speaker will be Carter Scott.His numerous projects have been written about in the SOLAR TODAY and Fine Homebuilding magazines and have appeared on...
About This WorkshopThere are many prototyping tools for the UX designer to consider. As a UX designer, you should strive to master Axure because of its robust versatility and its increasing demand within the UX domain. Yes it's complex, because it’s so powerful, but Axure can also be easy to use....
About This EventWhat are the trends and common traits behind the winners at the UX Awards, and where are they headed?Beverly May, Executive Director of the UX Awards, will present an overview of the UXies, showcase past winning work and case studies, and provide a quantitative and qualitative...
About This EventThis summer the Boston Public Library will open its doors to General Assembly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. We will host some of our most popular classes at the Central Library’s Commonwealth Salon - from Web Development to Digital Marketing - to give you the practical, hands-on...
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Join us Wednesday, August 19th for a CMO Breakfast with Akamai, where we'll hear from Brad Rinklin, SVP & CMO.DETAILS:Wednesday, August 19, 2015 8:30AM: Registration and Breakfast9:00AM: Presentation and Q&AMember Tickets: $55 Non-Member Tickets: $75 *Tickets are...
At Startup Institute, we believe in career love.Join Program Director Allan Telio on August 19th at our Boston campus to learn how Startup Institute can land you a job you’ll be passionate about. Our immersive curriculum, career mentorship, expert instruction, and targeted skills’ training have...
About This ClassFrom b2b to CPG (and everywhere in-between), brands across the globe are building and measuring integrated content marketing programs in totally new ways. Now that you’ve learned the fundamentals of content marketing, it’s time to apply that knowledge (and your strategic chops)...
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Office Hours are designed to facilitate networking opportunities between edtech entrepreneurs and industry experts. During these free, 30-minute sessions, entrepreneurs can get advice and feedback on their products or ideas.Michael Lemke is an entrepreneur/startup consultant and virtual CFO...
This limited-seat luncheon brings some of Boston’s most experienced attorneys to provide two hours of deep instruction to entrepreneurs struggling to understand the complexity of high growth investments. Sample terms sheets will be provided and analyzed.Working lunch programs are hosted...
Pivotal Labs: Product Office Hours*Launching in Boston* Start-ups in Boston can now sign up for a free hour of product consulting with Pivotal Labs.  Our Product Office Hours allow you to workshop your product with our experts and take away actionable advice....
Interested in being a founding sponsor of Influence(her)?Contact Kara Boudreau at kara@mitx.org or 617-871-2155 x702LOCATION: PayPal1 International Place, 6th FloorBoston, MADESCRIPTION: Our kick-off event launches this August. The idea behind Off the Record is to gather together a panel of...
Ready for another intense night of gaming? We are! Join us at WeWork Fort Point's Dugout lounge to participate in your favorite classic board games with all of our awesome members. Beer, pizza, and good company will be provided. This event is hosted by East Coast Product.
About This ClassFinding new customers is a challenge for every business, and getting started with AdWords as a customer acquisition channel can be confusing, expensive and time consuming. In this gentle introduction to AdWords, we will walk through the AdWords interface and explore campaign...
About This EventJoin local wellness tech startups for a panel discussion exploring how innovations in wearable technologies and apps are changing the way we manage stress and measure wellbeing. Our panel of experts will share insights on:how technology is providing alternative solutions within the...
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Northeast PHP is a community-driven conference, organized by volunteers from three user groups in the Northeast region:Boston PHPAtlantic Canada PHPVermont PHPWe host a range of talks about PHP, Web Development and UX.  We will be returning to the Microsoft NERD Center for our 4th year on...
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The 7th fall version of SPTechCon is part of the world’s premier independent SharePoint event series, with 1,000+ delegates and 40+ exhibitors!  It is for IT professionals, SharePoint power users and developers. Choose from more than 70 classes and tutorials presented by more than 40 expert...
About This ClassHTML 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...
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Discover how you can help high school entrepreneurs launch their first business! BUILD is selecting an elite group of entrepreneurs and professionals to mentor high school student business teams from some of the most underserved communities in the city. Learn how you can help BUILD the...
Join Bolt, FitBit and She Geeks Out on Tuesday, August 25th for a special night of networking, learning, eating and drinking. We’ll be hosting this event at Bolt offices in Downtown Crossing Boston.Please note that this is a women-only event that is welcoming...
With mobile penetration crossing over the 75% mark in 2015, everyone from marketers to employers are working to engage users via their devices. One new(ish) tool that companies are using are Bluetooth beacons. Set to fill the shoes that NFC never fully occupied, beacons are not only pushing...
Free event! Come learn about 7 innovative and exciting technology products and network with the Boston/Cambridge startup community!  Each presenter gets 5 minutes for product demonstration and 5 minutes for Q&A.  Please follow @BostonNewTech and use the #BNT56 hashtag...
About This WorkshopAgile methodologies are very popular in the world of web development, and for a good reason: they help teams work better together and deliver more in less time. By learning how to maximize your team’s workflow with agile, you’ll be able to bring projects in before their deadlines...
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NOTE THE LOCATION! WE WILL BE AT FORMLABS, NOT BOLT!Hello Hardwarians! We're mixing it up this month and will be doing the meetup at Formlabs in Somerville! They'll talk a bit about how they've scaled from prototype -> 100+ person company over the years and we'll also hear from Adam Craft...
About This WorkshopNothing is worse than launching a killer product or service and not being able to get people to care about it. Community management is often a hard concept to grasp — whether you need strategic or tactical help, this class will cover the breadth of conceptual topics, strategic...
We are into the Rapid Innovation era, with consumers and their buying patterns are rapidly changing. Dramocratization of information and technology has made consumer omnipotent. Organizations need to adapt new ways of developing their products and services, with highest degree of customer...
About This EventJoin Boston Rotaract at General Assembly to learn about the advantages of joining a group that creates social change in local and international communities.Boston Rotaract, part of the global Rotary family, is committed to connecting professional and community leaders, exchanging...
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Ladies Lounge is a monthly series hosted and organized by WeWork and General Assembly in the Fort Point Lounge where we bring together influential women entrepreneurs focused on a central theme. Join us for a night of celebration, cocktails, and connections.
About This ClassThe goal of visual design is to communicate a specific message to a targeted audience. This class will teach you the purpose of visual design and how it relates to UX design.We'll learn the basic elements of Visual Design (ie: layout, graphics, type, color) and review and critique...
About This ClassWith 332+ million users and a reported 95% of recruiters using it to actively search for candidates, LinkedIn is the ultimate job search tool. However, too many job seekers and career changers fall for the allure of The Sleeping Beauty Myth: create a profile, do nothing, and let the...
StayInDrops (www.stayindrops.com) organizes an event featuring founders and their stories of how they went from idea to product. How they found product-market fit, identified target customers and acquired first users. What are the hard lessons and how to avoid them. Presentations will be followed...
Guerrilla Marketing for StartupsTips and Tricks to Build Traction for LessThis month, Beacon Hill Partners is excited to host another exciting installment of Startup Stir.  On Augut 27th, we're hosting some of Boston's most innovative marketing experts to talk about gaining traction...
About This EventLadies Lounge is a monthly series curated by Just Us Gals and hosted by WeWork and General Assembly in the Fort Point Lounge where we bring together influential women entrepreneurs focused on a central theme.It's August, everyone is checked out of work mode to savor the last days of...
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About This WorkshopAs technology changes and more media outlets compete for customers’ time, providing an enjoyable experience is critical to both attracting and keeping users. This fun, interactive class aims to demystify the UX field by giving a practical and simple introduction to the core...
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R Programming course is about learning the fundamentals of R necessary for data analysis. You will learn to program in R and to use R for reading data, writing functions, making informative graphs, and applying modern statistical methods.
 
 
 
 
 

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