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***This is a ticketed class. To purchase tickets, visit https://generalassemb.ly/education/getting-started-with-wordpress/denver/66724 WordPress is the premier content management system for those seeking an easy, user-friendly way to set up and maintain a website. In this class, you’ll walk through the basics of getting your site live quickly and discover various free templates as well as premium resources that require little to no coding skills and will have your site looking polished and professional. Once your site has gone live, you’ll learn how to update and maintain it using the WordPress dashboard, as well as common problems and pitfalls to avoid. Plus you’ll find out how to customize your site to get the exact look you’re going for. Takeaways -Learn the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org (self-hosted site) -Create and update content (pages, blog entries, photos etc) in WordPress quickly and efficiently -Discover different themes, what they are, where to get them, and how to customize them -Master plugins, widgets and settings
***To RSVP, click here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/how-technical-does-a-product-manager-need-to-be/denver/63176 There are various levels of technicality required at companies and within product management roles. Whether you are in a non-technical product role or a tech-heavy product role, join Colorado Product & General Assembly on Wednesday, January 23rd as our panelists discuss: -The difference between a product manager, a technical product manager, and the space in between -Growth opportunities to become a more technical-focused product manager -Tech trends and how they impact your roadmap and drive innovation -A product manager’s role in understanding and addressing technical challenges -The benefits and pitfalls of a technical product manager -Influencing your development team without a technical background Agenda: 6:00-6:30 Arrive and connect with fellow product managers 6:30-7:30 Panel 7:30-8:00 Network and discuss panel
***This is a paid workshop. To purchase tickets, click here: https://generalassemb.ly/education/branding-workshop/denver/65713 In today’s marketplace, brand is king. Regardless of the nature and size of your organization, it’s important to invest in building a strong brand to define your niche in the marketplace and help you stand out from the crowd. By answering the most important questions about your brand, audience and competitive landscape, you can then build on this to drive product development, customer acquisition, employee engagement and strategic partnerships. In this workshop we will talk through the creative & strategic elements of branding including: -The importance of branding -Intentional vs unintentional branding -Brand concept vs. brand identity -Creating and audience persona -How to tell a brand story -Competitors & differentiation -Visual design, tone words, color -Choosing iconography, photography & visual elements This workshop will cover how to develop a strong brand using the strategies above, with a particular focus on how to build a powerful and impressive online presence.
***This is a paid class. To purchase tickets, visit https://generalassemb.ly/education/data-visualization-and-intro-to-tableau/denver/64321 Fascinated by data visualization but don't have any experience beyond charts in Excel or Powerpoint? Data visualizations are a critical business tool. This class serves as an introduction to the visual techniques that are often employed when describing, analyzing, and communicating data in a business setting. We’ll start by explaining the role of data visualization in a business setting, and then dive into basic visual methodology. We will cover the basic principles of data visualization, look at how data viz can be used to convey a message, and walk through the process of creating complex, dynamic visualizations. Come and learn the basics, and get the skills you need to own that next staff meeting, marketing presentation, or business pitch! Takeaways: -Describe the business value in visualizing data -Identify different types of data visualizations and how to use them effectively -Learn how to use Tableau to create different data visualizations