workshops

GPCW is committed to serving our community of freelance and independent workers. In accordance with that mission, we offer ongoing classes and workshops. We are committed to the highest level of education and partner with professionals who excel in their respective field. Class sizes are kept to a minimum to encourage discussion and collaboration.

If you’d like to be notified about a new section of one of the workshops that has filled up or past, please send us an email and be sure to specify which workshop you’re interested in.

Our current workshops include:
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NEW CLASS: Thinking Like A Programmer – Coding For People Who’ve Never Coded,
July 22, 12-6pm

About this Class
Anyone and everyone can write their own programs! If you’ve ever cooked following a recipe, you can program. If you’ve ever solved a puzzle, you can program. If you’ve ever played a game – you can program! Learn the basic concepts of computers, information processing, and modern programming languages from a pro and empower yourself with a set of problem solving tools you can apply to any situation. Students at all skill levels are welcome, though beginners will benefit most from this study. No experience is required other than a strong desire to learn how to program.

Students will walk out of this workshop having learned many of the fundamental concepts of modern programming languages. They will gain a basic working knowledge of the Python programming language, and will take with them the mental framework needed to approach problems logically and atomically. Please note that this workshop is not about “building web sites” or using HTML or other markup languages or any other form of “front end design”; Python is best described as a “back end” technology and is all about how technology works “under the hood”.

Prerequisites
MacBooks with Mac OS 10.4 or greater or a Unix based computer are recommended, because they already come pre-installed with all the tools you need to get started programming immediately. Instructions for Windows PCs will be provided to students prior to workshop.

Mike’s Credentials
Mike has been programming since 1985, when he wrote his first text adventures in BASIC on a Commodore 64. He has a BS in Computer Science from WPI in Worcester, MA and has been a software and firmware engineer since 1997. Mike has written programs in many languages and has worked for the biggest companies in the world solving their problems with software.

Testimonial
“The best class for beginners who want to learn to program. Mike uses really good analogies to make you understand new concepts. This class is worth more than what he’s charging to any beginner with no programming experience.”                      - Suyash Ramineni

Date/Times
Sunday, July 22, 12:00-6:00pm

Cost:
$135 (with discount code below – typically $199, super special deal for GPCW!!!)

 

Sign up link:
http://skl.sh/LdHmMk
Discount code: GPCW2633

(Discount code will reduce the price to $135)

Contact Mike:
mik3cap@gmail.com
@mik3cap

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Testimonials:

I attended a workshop at Greenpoint Coworking and LOVED it! I try to attend events and take workshops pretty regularly, but this one is definitely my favorite so far. It reminded me of the Margaret Mead quote that small groups of ‘thoughtful, committed people can change the world” because it’s really how it felt. The small size and focused attention was comparable to getting one-on-one coaching, except from more than one person. An incredible amount of sharing and collaborating went on. I received invaluable tips, information, and feedback. I will definitely be back for more!
- Adina Grigore, Sprout Wellness

I am always looking for ways to make my networking and professional development efficient. It is hard for me to take time away from my business (especially when I am already neglecting my personal life), so I need to feel I am getting a lot of “bang for my buck.” That is exactly what I got in the Branding workshop. I went to support a friend and to learn more about her business. I expected to learn something while I was there, but I didn’t realize how much I would get. I gained clarity, focus, inspiration, and connection to a community that truly understands the give-and-take. It’s so nice to be in a group that wants your success as much as you do and is willing to help in any way the members can. I look forward to attending another workshop in the future and meeting more of this group. This is where real and good work occurs.
- Nance Schick, Esq.

The Branding Workshop at GPCW had a very friendly and open atmosphere. I was provided with information and advice that I will take wholeheartedly. I would certainly look into more workshops for small businesses at GPCW.
- Peri, Dewey Decimal Crafts
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Past workshops:

Social Media: Promoting Your Business &
Protecting Your Online Presence

Thursday, July 7th, 7-9pm
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Building a Company You
Want to Work For

Thursday, July 14th, 7-9pm
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Composting 101

Thursday, June 9th, 7-8pm
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Freelancer’s Rights: Negotiating Contracts

Thursday, April 21st, 7-9pm

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QuickBooks: Demystifying the Mess

Thursday, March 3rd, 7-9pm
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Branding for Small Businesses:
Beyond The Logo

Thursday, March 10th, 7-10pm
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WordPress: The Easy Way

2 Sessions: Mondays, March 21st + March 28th, 7-10pm
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Two part Web Development Series: HTML/CSS:

(a) Intro to HTML: Websites 101

Saturday, March 26th, 1-3:00pm

(b) Intro to CSS:
Adding Style to Your Websites

Saturday, April 2nd, 1-3:30p
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Intro to Content Management: Drupal Basics

2 Sessions: Saturdays, March 26th + April 2nd, 5-8pm
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Photoshop: The Basics

Saturday, April 9th, 1-4pm

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