Spreading your wings as a digital professional in Boston is surprisingly easy. From classes to hone skills and networking groups to meet like-minded professionals, this city has a strong digital ecosystem. Check out these 5 awesome ways to improve your digital savvy in Beantown.
Build your digital skill set at Intelligent.ly classes in the South End. Intelligent.ly hosts multiple classes a week where you’ll learn alongside startup newbies, seasoned pros, and everyone in between. Classes for the digitally-minded run the gamut from Google AdWords to social media for startups in the marketing track. Most of these one-time classes cost $25, but you’ll find deals on free classes frequently. Check the calendar to see what fits with your schedule.
Across the river from Intelligent.ly, you can build your marketing and technical skills at General Assembly, housed
in Kendall Square. GA offers everything from one-time classes to multi-day workshops, so you can dabble in lots of topics or dig deep into one track. With classes starting at as low as $10, you have no excuse not to sign up! Check out these upcoming classes that will take your digital prowess to the next level: Intro to Google Adwords and Web Development: Let’s Break It Down.
Young Women in Digital
This networking group brings together young, female professionals in the digital, social, experiential and online marketing world to network, learn from top speakers and share their expertise. YWD is the only group in Boston to connect women across these digital fields in one place. Our events feature influential, digitally-savvy young professionals from top brands, agencies, startups and nonprofits and have been known to include some sweet perks.
Here in Boston, we’re not quite Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass (heyo DUMBO!), but we’re surrounded by community of driven digital peers. Digital DUMBO originated in Brooklyn, but now has several branches around the world. Gather with the Boston group for casual monthly events to chat emerging trends, sip a new brew, and make connections across the city.
Trying to make a name for yourself online but need some expert hints? Or, already have a following and want to connect with other content creators? Check out Boston Bloggers - the quickest way to meet fellow bloggers in the city. The group hosts several events throughout the year, so stay tuned to learn more about the next meetup! With past events like a food summit (sign us up!) and holiday party, this group is one to watch if you count Wordpress among your most visited sites.
What other ways do you hone your digital skills in Boston?