Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center http://www.bpl.org/kbl Lower Level, Johnson Building, Central Library, 617 536-5400, businessref@bpl.org Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:58:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Boston Public Library Web Development Academy Started September 12 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/09/12/boston-public-library-web-development-academy-starts-september-12/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/09/12/boston-public-library-web-development-academy-starts-september-12/#comments Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:30:09 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=10007 ryan-mitchell Ryan Mitchell, author of Web Scraping with Python: Collecting Data from the Modern Web and Instant Web Scraping with Java  is teaching basic web design from September 12 through November 7 in the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center’s training room, The Exchange. Twenty adults are learning how to create websites from scratch, using simple tools that are probably on their computers right now. Participants are learning about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; what they are, how they’re used, and how they work together to create every website on the Internet today. Along the way, students will work on projects of their choosing, and get expert help and advice, as well as help and feedback from other students.

 

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New Arrivals at the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/08/27/new-arrivals-at-the-kirstein-business-library-innovation-center-2/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/08/27/new-arrivals-at-the-kirstein-business-library-innovation-center-2/#comments Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:30:28 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9997 The new books have arrived,

 

so please check them out.

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September Programs http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/08/18/september-programs/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/08/18/september-programs/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:53:48 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9974 gekowWe have a great line-up of programs for September.  Gary Gekow, employment counselor,  returns on Tuesdays at 6 in the Exchange with the following programs: September 6: Interview Workshop,  September 13: Interview Workshop Part 2: Behavioral Interviewing, September 20: The Importance of LinkedIn, and September 27: Tell Me about Yourself.  On September 8, General Assembly returns with Digital Marketing Strategies at 6:30 in the Commonwealth Salon, and Thursday computer classes at 1 and 6 in the Exchange include Basics of 3D Printing, Navigating with Photoshop, and Create with Photoshop. SCORE small business mentors will be here on Saturday September 10 and Saturday September 24 from 1-4.  Registration is required for SCORE small business mentoring by calling 617 565-5591 or at https://scoreboston.org/KL .

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Web Development Academy Orientation September 7 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/08/08/web-development-academy-orientation-september-7/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/08/08/web-development-academy-orientation-september-7/#comments Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:26:12 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9946 webdesignRyan Mitchell, author of Web Scraping with Python: Collecting Data from the Modern Web and Instant Web Scraping with Java will teach basic web design at the Boston Public Library from September 12 through November 7 in the Exchange at the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. (excluding Columbus Day). An orientation session will be held on September 7 at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon. Attendance at the orientation is required to register for the course. Class size will be limited to 20.
The course will show attendees how to create websites from scratch, using simple tools that are probably on their computers right now. Participants will learn about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; what they are, how they’re used, and how they work together to create every website on the Internet today. Along the way, attendees will work on projects of their choosing, and get expert help and advice, as well as help and feedback from other students.

By the end of this eight-week course, attendees will have constructed an interactive website from the ground up, and have a solid foundation in web development that they can build upon to pursue a career or hobby in programming and web development.

Participants will need to have laptops that they can bring to class, and that they have access to outside of class in order to work on project assignments. They should anticipate spending 2-4 hours per week outside of class (6-8 hours per week, with classes) to be successful.

Although attendees aren’t expected to have any programming or web development experience, they should be proficient at using the Internet, both for browsing and looking up information. They should know how to create and save files and folders on a computer, install software, and use a text editor.
Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/web-development-academy-orient…

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Glasses Free Cinema 3D http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/07/29/glasses-free-cinema-3d/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/07/29/glasses-free-cinema-3d/#comments Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:16:19 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9933 A team of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has found a way to view 3D movies without glasses.

The team’s prototype isn’t yet ready for market since it requires 50 sets of mirrors and lenses, but it has been demonstrated in an auditorium, where all viewers saw 3D images of a consistently high resolution.

 

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How Much Money Do Entrepreneurs Need to Launch, and Where do they Get It? http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/07/20/how-much-money-do-entrepreneurs-need-to-launch-and-where-do-they-get-it/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/07/20/how-much-money-do-entrepreneurs-need-to-launch-and-where-do-they-get-it/#comments Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:53:46 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9905 global entrepreneurship

 

According to a recent Babson report, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ,  U.S. entrepreneurs required a median of $17,500 in funding to launch their companies – 57 percent of which was funded by themselves. Women also reported requiring $10,000 – half as much funding as men reported – to start a company.

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SCORE Small Business Mentoring Returns on July 23 from 1-4 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/07/11/score-small-business-mentoring-returns-on-july-23-from-1-4/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/07/11/score-small-business-mentoring-returns-on-july-23-from-1-4/#comments Mon, 11 Jul 2016 21:11:05 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9886 SCOREAttend a free 1-hour business mentoring sessions for small business owners or people considering starting a small business. Register by calling 617-565-5591 or online at https://scoreboston.org/KL/ .

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LinkedIn Top Attractors http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/21/linkedin-top-attractors/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/21/linkedin-top-attractors/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:21:36 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9845  

LinkedIn

Yesterday, LinkedIn released several lists of companies who attract and keep talented employees. LinkedIn’s researchers assembled a global list and lists of companies in select countries:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • France
  • India
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

You can read more about the data collection and selection methodology here.

If you are thinking about shaking up your career, don’t forget to look at our guide for Job Seekers (and Internship Seekers too!).

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New Arrivals at Kirstein http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/09/new-arrivals-at-kirstein-3/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/09/new-arrivals-at-kirstein-3/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2016 20:08:17 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9829 The new books keep coming into Kirstein,

 

so please check them out.

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Using Prezi for Presentations http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/03/using-prezi-for-presentations/ http://www.bpl.org/kbl/2016/06/03/using-prezi-for-presentations/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2016 18:31:48 +0000 http://www.bpl.org/kbl/?p=9816 Have you tried Prezi yet?  Prezi is a fun and easy way to make your presentations more dynamic.   Check out this Prezi for a quick overview on accessing our Business Electronic Resources.

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redcheckNeed help on learning how to build your own Prezi? Check out Lynda.com’s Prezi Essential Training webinar.

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