This summer the Boston Public Library and General Assembly, an educational institution that transforms thinkers into creators through education in technology, business and design are teaming up to provide you with the tools you need to jumpstart your entrepreneurial ventures. On the 4th Thursday of each month, General Assembly will host some of their most popular classes on site at the Central Library’s Commonwealth Salon. From Web Development to Social Media, they’ll give you the practical, hands-on training you need to pursue work you love.
Web Development: Let’s Break it Down
Thursday June 26, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Matt Brendzel, Web Development Immersive Producer, General Assembly
Thinking of learning to code, but getting lost in the alphabet soup (AJAX, PHP, CSS, etc)? Whether you’re interested in building your own web sites and applications, or looking to change careers, our class will introduce you to the world of web development and programming in general. We’ll take a dive into specific programming languages, tools and real life examples. We’ll also discuss what you need to get started as a web developer and breaking into this dynamic field.
Introduction to the Boston Startup Community
Thursday July 24, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Anand Chopra-McGowan, Business Development, General Assembly
This free class is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Boston. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, VCs, blogs, incubators, programs, hot issues, and more.
Get Social: A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media for Businesses
Thursday August 28 2014, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Steph Parker, Senior Social Strategist, Brand Content
Social media has evolved into a necessary element of any marketing plan. Consumers on social networks expect to be able to find and connect with you. In this class, you’ll learn about the role of key social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest and how to start engaging consumers on these platforms.