Community Events

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  • Prepare for the COMPTIA A+ Exam with IT Support Specialist

    Jumpstart your tech career! Get training in entry level technical support and IT operational roles while you prepare for the industry CompTIA A+ certification exam. You will learn to install, configure and maintain PCs, mobile devices and software for end users; explore basics of networking and security forensics; properly and safely diagnose, resolve and document common hardware and software issues; and discuss basics of scripting, virtualization, desktop imaging and deployment. General topics include hardware and network troubleshooting,
    operating systems, operational procedures, security, virtualization and cloud computing, and software troubleshooting. (Cost of textbook, virtual lab and exam voucher included in course fee.)

    Prerequisite: IT Fundamentals (ITF+) or passing of an equivalency exam (https://www.laguardia.edu/ITStest). 

    Payment Plan Available. 

    Saturdays

    Dec 5,2020 - July 10,2021 (24 sessions/120 hours)
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm A05TIA002A

     

    https://www.laguardia.edu/ce/pages/career-skills-and-training/it-support-specialist-certificate-program/

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  • Your story matters. Telling it in a clear and cohesive way, in the written form, is extra important for your personal brand. It can be a hard decision knowing what to add in or what to leave out, how to use your voice so it shows your personality, and how to structure it in a way that leads the reader on a journey. In this workshop, you'll get a step-by-step game plan of how to put together your bio, from what to do to brainstorm what should be included and the best way to format it for your LinkedIn, Website, and more.

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    • How to use your personality and brand voice
    • What to include in your bio and what to leave out
    • The best structure to use for your bio
    • How to make it stand out

     

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  • December 2020 NY Tech Meetup

    • Tuesday, December 08, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    • Virtual

    Join us for the December 2020 NY Tech Meetup where we will be women founders in partnership with Retail X Series.

    Come early to network, enjoy the showcase of great tech and companies created by these phenomenal women, and then stay for some more networking.

    CALLING ALL WOMEN FOUNDERS! APPLY TO DEMO TODAY!

    Agenda:

    5:30 - 6:00 pm - Networking (on Airmeet)

    6:00 - 7:15 pm - Demos

    7:15 - 7:45 pm - More Networking (on Airmeet)!


    About Retail X Series
    Retail X Series is an ecosystem for retail startups in New York and around the US, featuring events, a podcast, Slack community, and resources for early-stage founders who are revolutionizing the future of retail. Retail X helps founders by providing content with experts giving tactical advice on topics ranging from customer acquisition to financial modeling to early-stage fundraising, targeted specifically to pre-seed and seed-stage retail founders.

    We work hard to keep these programs free thanks to your community support. Please make a small contribution today at https://www.nytech.org/support_nyta

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  • DeveloperWeek New York 2020

    DeveloperWeek New York (#DEVWEEKNYC) is the East Coast's largest developer and software engineering event with 3,000+ developers, engineers, architects, dev managers, IT professionals and tech execs. All will converge in New York City for a series of events covering the cutting-edge innovation in the developer technology industry: 10+ Conferences, Summits and Workshop Tracks, the 2-day Expo, the DeveloperWeek New York Hackathon, Hiring Mixer, and Partner Events.

    New York is a capital of worldwide enterprise app development, and DeveloperWeek New York is the East Coast's definitive conference for the developer community. DeveloperWeek New York continues our tradition in New York City, where we will be coming back for the 8th year!

    Date and Time: On Wednesday December 09, 2020 at 8:00 am (ends Thursday December 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm)

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  • Are you tired of struggling to get more website traffic in 2020? Learn the basics of digital marketing starting with search engine optimization and social media.

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  • It's that time of the year again! Although we can't meet in person, the holiday season is the perfect time to get together with friends and family. With that in mind, SMA welcomes everyone to join us online for our annual holiday party.

    In lieu of purchasing tickets, we will be collecting donations of any amount that will go to The INN, which is the largest soup kitchen on Long Island, based in Hempstead, NY. The Social Media Association will match donations from attendees to The INN up to $250. 

    The INN also provides emergency shelters, long-term housing, and a social services resource center, The center for Transformative Change, where guests can find support with finding housing / applying for benefits / booking medical appointments / collecting mail.

    During the COVID crisis The INN has remained opened 5 days a week and is providing over a 1,000 meals a day to those in need.

    Their website is https://the-inn.org/

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  • Any fans can agree, your playlist is gold and its recommended songs list doesn’t fall short either. But, despite how personalized it feels, it’s not your best friend pouring hours into this hyper-curated mixtape. It’s data science — algorithmically connecting the infinite data points between songs you like (and dislike), artists your friends like, and so on to forecast what you will like. With every skip, save, and share, more data is collected to make smarter recommendations — and keep you listening.

    In this webinar, you'll learn from industry experts who have mastered the art of using data to deliver an exciting and unique experience of music en masse. You'll walk away with a better understanding of where data is taking the future of music, how data is empowering artists as well as listeners, and how music uses data to give you a personalized online music experience.

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  • It can be a confusing feeling when you find yourself in a rut. There seems like there's a to-do list of things to do to get unstuck but you can't seem to rally behind any of those things and get started. In this workshop, we'll chat about how to understand the why behind your feelings, where to look when you need extra motivation and how to switch up your habits.

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    • What it means when you feel stuck
    • How to find motivation when you're lost
    • Ways to identify your habits and how to find new ones
    • How to pause procrastination and check things off your to-do list

     

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  • In the ever-changing landscape of technology, we are all designers. As designers, we are responsible for creating worlds of experiences, environments, services, and systems that impact millions of people – with lasting impacts.

    In the sophisticated world of technology where accessibility is critical to one’s experience, there is more to be done to elevate its power. What else can we do with UX & design to broaden technology’s reach and what are the design solutions we can build into our services and products to make them more consciously inclusive?

    Join GA and Product by Women for this discussion where design experts will discuss how we can make technology more inclusive for the blind, deaf and disabled users by designing & building products that level the playing field for all users.

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  • One out of five businesses fail in the first two years and one of the main reasons why is not having a clear system for running your business. Usually, most of us go into business to solve a problem or fill a need.

    We never anticipated we’d also have to be our own accountant, bookkeeper, human resources, insurance specialist, and personal assistant too! This workshop will help you set up your business to run like a machine.

    We’ll go deep on topics around cash flow, taxes, invoicing, loans, bank accounts, insurance, retirement, etc. You know, the fun stuff :)


    We were all hit hard by the pandemic, but Black-owned businesses were hit the hardest. 41% of Black owned businesses shut down at the beginning of the pandemic vs. 17% of White owned businesses. POC businesses overall have a harder time accessing capital (including those PPP loans), less savings reserves, and are more likely to have funding gaps. The pandemic exposed the racial wealth divide in all aspects of our economy, especially our small businesses. Small business owners are some of the most creative and resilient folks out there. You know because you’re one of them. Through a generous grant, Brunch & Budget has partnered with GA to offer a small business workshop series designed to help POC build financially resilient businesses that can weather the most uncertain times.

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