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ProfDev: Productivity Tech Tips

Ever wonder how busy people get soo much done? Secrets revealed!

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training

Productivity Tech Tips on Monday, July 7, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.

Fee: $10 advance/$20 door - split with trainer
Limited space - register ahead of time:

Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space available).
Newcomers always welcomed!

Productivity Tech Tips
The tech world can be an overwhelming place. You know that there are 1001 great (and free) tools you can be using to live a more productive life, but you don't know where to start. Let us help you out! At this ProfDev we will go in depth to demonstrate many great tools you should be using everyday, including Rapportive (social media Gmail integration), Google docs and forms, Jing (video captures), Dropbox, a recently discovered "zero inbox" tool, and much more. Have a favorite productivity tech tool? Email it to robbie AT robbiesamuels DOT com.

Jess Samuels (@JessMSamuels) has been talking tech for over 20 years. Her very first computer (not counting her Atari) was a hand-me-down black and white Macintosh Classic. However, it was her Macintosh Performa that really made her fall in love with all of the possibilities that computers and the budding internet could bring into our lives. Since then she has developed an intense curiosity for new technology and how to make it useful in our day to day lives. Jess also has a strong interest in design, and tries to find ways to wed her love for graphics and tech (especially in designing infographics). 

Robbie Samuels (@RobbieSamuels) is often asked how he manages to do so much and still sleep. These tips are the answer. His non-stop schedule includes running 1-2 events a month for Socializing for Justice, 23 events a year for Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders and 1-4 trainings a month "on the side". No wonder Boston City Council named his birthday "Robbie Samuels Day" in 2011! His very first computer was a Commodore 64 when he was in 3rd grade and he was hooked. Some thought he'd "go into computers", but instead he uses technology to enhance his life, increase his productivity and engage with his community. Learn more about his trainings, including: "Art of the Schmooze" and "Fundraising: Getting Past the Fear of Asking" at

6:00-6:30 Socializing -  bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training and Q&A

DIRECTIONS - The NonProfit Center is located one block from South Station at 89 South Street. The Center is physically accessible through the main lobby.

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Socializing for Justice -
Since 2006, we've been building this great sandbox where we can bring progressives of all stripes together and try out new ideas in this "Movement Moment". Spaces like this are crucial as we start to reframe and build new visions for our movement(s).

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common values but may work on different issues. We host monthly socials that allow for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly ProfDev Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which provides access to affordable professional development to increase our individual capacity for movement building.

With 2500 members and almost 8 years of creating a diverse cross-issue community in Boston (180 events!), Socializing for Justice is the best place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, levels of ability/disability, activism and professions. We hope you see someone like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

Want to know more about SoJust? Check out our  Frequently Asked Questions and  past event photos!

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  • Jen

    Just set up an IFTTT because I suddenly need a wooden ladder and I suspect I'll find one -- easily, now! -- on Craigslist. Thanks for the tips!

    1 · July 21, 2014

  • Rachel

    Excellent event. I am really grateful that you two are willing to share your knowledge of tech tools!

    1 · July 11, 2014

  • LC

    Fantastic workshop - a must for those interested in working smarter!

    1 · July 8, 2014

  • Arturo

    Great, fun people, invaluable content, and fantastic presentation!
    I look forward to attending another event soon.

    1 · July 8, 2014

  • Robbie S.

    Not repeating this until next July, but you can check out the blog post and presentation slides at

    July 7, 2014

  • Michele G.

    Nicely done and good emphasis on the right tools to share

    1 · July 7, 2014

  • Neesi H.

    Far from my first ProfDev, but was my first about Productivity Tech. Learned a lot about add ons to Gmail (and I thought I knew a fair bit already). Lots of cool scheduling/calendar apps information was distributed, helpful for a wide array of people.

    2 · July 7, 2014

  • janet f.

    This is my 2nd (maybe 3rd!) time at this workshop & I always learn so many tech tips that I can use for work & personal stuff. Jess & Robbie are great presenters & I love Sojust to be with like minded progressives.

    1 · July 7, 2014

  • Cerridwen A.

    Not going to make it tonight. Please do again in September!

    July 7, 2014

  • David P.

    This is always a great event. Robbie and Jess know their stuff. Even if you consider yourself an expert in email, digital polling, and online media management, you will learn something.

    July 5, 2014

  • Rachel

    I'm really looking forward to this tech event. I'm most interested in tools for managing my email and have specific questions. I'm a performer-pianist and find that the new forms of communication have really interfered with my self-discipline and ability to organize my time.
    Very grateful for any help. And, yes, as an artist I do all tech stuff solo..........

    1 · July 5, 2014

  • Robbie S.

    Jess and I are having a great time updating our presentation for this Monday and finding a few new tips to manage your inbox as well! I'm at the coveted Zero Inbox - and you can be too.

    2 · July 5, 2014

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