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The General Assembly Digital Buffet

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What if you could check out all of our best classes at once?

We've turned some of our favorites into a new project-based series of full-day workshops that will teach you everything you need to know about technology, business, and design in today's world.

Come hungry.

Evolutions in Social
Instructors include Elena Silenok, Jason Mitchell, Natan Edelsburg, Mae Karwowski
Monday, October 24th from 9:30 am to 5:45 pm.

The social web underpinned by the growth of broadband connectivity and international internet usage has fueled a fundamental shift the in way products are built and marketed on the internet. In this day-long session, students will receive an interactive introduction to the social web, starting with the foundations and building into case studies and specific examples of how corporations and startups alike are leveraging the social web specifically Twitter and Facebook to build powerful products and services.

Data and APIs
Instructors include Doug Rushkoff, Matthew LeMay, Chris Castiglione, Rob Spectre, and Akshay Patil
Tuesday, October 25th from 9:30 am to 5:45 pm.

APIs are changing the way business is done on the internet. This session will give students a practical introduction to APIs, including examples of successful APIs in the wild, examples of applications built on top of APIs, and mashups. In addition, the class will discuss the advantages and challenges of building an API for your business, including revenue model considerations and case studies drawn from throughout the web. Live API demos will be provided by representatives of Twilio and Foursquare.

Special introductory talk by Doug Rushkoff, author of Program or Be Programmed.

Digital Business Models
Instructors include Ryan Matzner and Rameet Chowla
Wednesday, October 26th from 9:30 am to 5:45 pm.

Evolutions in social media, data, and technology have created massive opportunities for new business models to disrupt industries and build large audiences and revenue streams. This session will address the top emerging B2B and B2C business models, with a special focus on the opportunities enabled by the growth of the mobile ecosystem. The day will conclude with facilitated breakout sessions to dive deeper into specific business models and concepts.

User Experience
Instructors include Dan Maccarone, Abby Covert, Josh Seiden, Robert Lenne
Thursday, October 27th from 9:30 am to 5:45 pm.

User experience is at the heart of building a successful company. In this day-long workshop, experts in experience principles and design will provide students with a meaningful introduction to the art and science of building great user experiences, including the current trends and practices of user experience professionals in startups as well as large organizations. The day will be introductory, intended for people with no formal background in user experience or design.

Evolutions in Technology
Instructors include Peter Bell and Daniel Doubrovkine
Friday, October 28th from 9:30 am to 5:45 pm.

The emergence of agile practices and web technologies has fundamentally changed how entrepreneurs and innovators are building iterative, scalable businesses. This workshop will provide an primer on the most pressing and revolutionary current issues in web technology, including the growth of the cloud, document databases and agile development. The day will conclude with a discussion on best-practice methodologies for evaluating and choosing technologies and facilitated discussion breakout sessions.

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