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Lightroom Classic CC: Presets Bundle

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 20:00
Adding a cool new effect to your photos is easy with Lightroom presets. Presets can give you a vintage look, transform a color photo into black and white, and create beautiful, glowing portraits—in just one click. Jan Kabili shares over 80 free custom presets—effects you can't get anywhere else—and shows how to install and use them in Lightroom Classic CC to achieve quick and great-looking results.

Marketing Tips

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 20:00
The marketing world moves fast. Stay up to date with the latest tools and techniques in this weekly series from expert Brad Batesole. Every week you get a new, actionable tip to help you build community, start conversations with customers, boost sales, track engagement, measure analytics, and leverage social media tools to grow your brand. You can also learn a few tricks to make your work a little bit easier and a little more creative, too. In addition to sharing from his bank of experience, Brad will answer questions submitted by members. Submit your question using our feedback button and you might just see it in a future episode! Tune in every week to keep your marketing efforts fresh.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.

Help Yourself: Tech Tips Weekly

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 20:00
For basic IT issues, most users prefer to help themselves. If you are interested in troubleshooting your own computer issues, this weekly series is the answer. The tips are equally useful to end users, small businesses that perform their own IT, and enterprise IT help desks that want to reduce Level 1 service tickets. Instructor Dan Gookin focuses on the Windows PC, covering topics related to hardware, networking, security, and the operating system itself. No pre-existing knowledge is required.

Agile Challenges Weekly Tips

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 20:00
There are many resources for getting started with agile, but few for troubleshooting when agile goes wrong. This weekly series helps you identify and resolve common issues that project teams face when practicing agile. Certified ScrumMaster and agile coach Kelly O'Connell covers challenges such as team dysfunction, siloed activity, misaligned sprint commitments, and lack of training. Her tips address the problems that aren't covered in most agile courses, and give you innovative solutions to help lead your agile team through challenges on the way to success.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion. (Author: Kelley O'Connell)

Digital Marketing Trends

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 20:00
Stay up to date on the latest trends in digital marketing. In this biweekly series, marketing and social media expert Martin Waxman explores the newest tools and techniques that marketers are using to reach their customers. Find out what's new, how it will affect your business, and what other companies are doing to adapt. Every two weeks you can explore a new topic, including mobile, voice search, video and live streaming, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, the evolution of social media, and regulations like GDPR. The course is an effective way to understand what's happening in the world of marketing and how you can leverage these trends to help make your business more successful.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, viewers will not receive a certificate of completion.

Consulting Foundations: Client Management and Relationships

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 20:00
Client relationships are the foundation of your consulting business. Whether you work for a big firm or are going solo as an independent consultant, the principles of client management are the same. It's all about building rapport, communicating effectively, and establishing trust. In this course, Lisa Earle McLeod and Elizabeth McLeod teach you how to position yourself for success, keep communication lines open during implementation of your project, and create connections that are the foundation for lasting relationships that lead to repeat business. Plus, get tips for leveraging client relationships to sell to the entire organization.

R for Data Science: Lunchbreak Lessons

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 20:00
Programming is learned in small bits. You build on basic concepts. You transfer the knowledge you already have to the next language. Lunch Break Lessons teaches R—one of the most popular programming languages for data analysis and reporting—in short lessons that expand on what existing programmers already know.

The five minutes you spend each week will provide you with a building block you can use in the next two hours at work. Review language basics, discover methods to improve existing R code, explore new and interesting features, and learn about useful development tools and libraries that will make your time programming with R that much more productive.

All series code samples can be downloaded at https://github.com/mnr/five-minutes-of-R. (Author: Mark Niemann-Ross)

iOS 12 Development Essential Training: 1 Fundamentals, UI, and Architecture

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 20:00
Learn the basics you need to become an iOS developer and build apps for the iPhone and iPad. This course is the first of a two-part Essential Training series for new iOS developers. Instructor Todd Perkins has spent the last ten years developing iOS applications. Here he shares his experience and knowledge with you. He explains how to install Xcode and create your first project. He helps you build a user interface (UI) and connect UI objects like buttons to code, so you can respond to user input and events. Todd reviews the layout and preview modes and shows how to build a responsive UI—which adapts to different screen sizes and orientations automatically—with Auto Layout and constraints. He also covers table views, which allow you to display data in tabular form, and covers the testing and debugging workflow, so you can make sure your app is ready for users.

InDesign CC 2019 Essential Training

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 20:00
Adobe InDesign is an essential tool for design firms, ad agencies, magazines, newspapers, print and ebook publishers, and freelance designers around the world. InDesign CC Essential Training presents a thorough explanation of the core features and techniques that make this powerful page-layout application so fun and easy to use, providing a foundation upon which advanced skills and workflows can be built. Instructor David Blatner shows how to navigate and customize the workspace, manage documents and pages, work with text frames and graphics, export and print finished documents, create interactive documents and forms, and much more. Take the entire course, or focus on just the features you need to learn. If you're pressed for time, skip straight to chapter one, which teaches the very basics of InDesign in less than 30 minutes.

DJ Patil: Ask Me Anything

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 20:00
DJ Patil—the former US chief data scientist—boasts a unique perspective on the future, risks, and all-around power of data. In addition to shaping policies at the White House, he's authored influential academic papers and served as head of data products at LinkedIn, where he helped to coin the term "data scientist." In this weekly series, DJ tackles questions posed by LinkedIn members, diving into topics ranging from data security to the future of data science. Tune in every Wednesday for a fresh set of answers.

Responsive Layout

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 20:00
Responsive design demands that websites adapt to the device they are displayed on. Responsive layout is key, and HTML and CSS now offer features that make it easier than ever to create layouts that will work well on a wide range of devices and screen sizes. In this course, Clarissa Peterson covers the basics of designing responsive website layouts with the latest standards, including CSS Flexbox and Grid. Review the basics, such as working with the position and float properties to adjust the location of elements on screen, and discover how to use media queries to proactively update your layout. Then dive into CSS Grid, including aligning and ordering items within the grid, and find out to work flexbox containers. Finally, learn to build a 12-column design that combines Grid and Flexbox in one layout.

Adobe Captivate 2018 Essential Training

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:00
Captivate is a leading elearning authoring tool from Adobe that allows for the rapid creation of interactive learning content. In this course, David Rivers helps you get acquainted with the 2019 version of Adobe Captivate. David demonstrates how to create new elearning projects, add assets and interaction, work with audio and video, set up quizzes, and publish your elearning content in HTML5 to ensure that learners can view it on their mobile devices. Plus, David highlights features in Captivate 2019 that can help enhance the workflow of users who are familiar with Captivate, but have yet to work with this version of the software.

iOS Development Tips Weekly

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:00
What if it only took a few minutes a week to become a better iOS developer? This series is designed to provide small, smart hacks that can improve the way you code with Xcode and Swift. Tune in every Tuesday for another short video, on topics such as version control with Git, MapKit, iPad Playgrounds, and iPhone X development. Create faster, more reliable, and better-looking apps for iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch. Steven Lipton will help you take your iOS (and watchOS) projects to the next level, one week at a time.

Managing Employee Performance Problems

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:00
Having a productive, talented workforce is the key to accomplishing your business goals and your vision. Yet there are times when a small number of employees can undermine the success of fellow team members, departments, and company profits. That's why managing employee performance problems is a critical capability for every manager and leader. This course is designed to add knowledge, tactical actions, and communication strategies to your management toolkit, so you can proactively manage employee performance. Leadership coach JoAnn R. Corley-Schwarzkopf explains how to create coaching solutions that work, conduct difficult conversations, make hard decisions, and turn performance management into an ongoing activity at your organization.

Google Cloud Platform for Machine Learning Essential Training

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:00
Machine learning can make your applications faster and more intelligent. You can analyze customer data such as voice and text input, images, and video, and take action without human intervention. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers a competitive set of machine learning services for nearly every type of architecture, including serverless computing, containers, and virtual machines. Learn how to design your own machine learning solutions using GCP, in this introductory course with instructor Lynn Langit. Lynn shows how to identify your requirements and map them to services such as the GCP machine learning APIs—Cloud Vision, Cloud Speech-to-Text, Cloud Video Intelligence, and more—and GCP AutoML, which puts the same APIs behind an easy-to-use interface. Then get an overview of the custom ML models and deep neural networks that are possible in Google Cloud ML Engine. Finally, review five different practical examples of GCP machine learning, including a chat bot, an image search application, and an on-device Internet of Things application.

Agile Analysis Weekly Tips

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:00
As a business analyst (BA) or product owner (PO) on an agile team, you're tasked with analyzing backlog items, customer experience, and other business processes to ensure that your team remains in tune with the overall project vision—and delivers products that customers adore. This series provides weekly tips that can help you grasp how to best apply agile and collaborate with your team. Instructor Angela Wick goes over different models of how BAs and POs can work together to tackle agile analysis roles and tasks. She also shares strategies that can help you create a healthy and prioritized backlog, bring great testing practices to agile projects, and more.

Squarespace Essential Training: Ecommerce

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:00
Interested in selling your products online? In this course, Jen Kramer helps you get started by stepping through how to configure ecommerce on your Squarespace site. Jen shows how to create a website for physical products that need shipping and digital products that need downloading. She also shares how to create a site for service products that require in-person or virtual attendance at an event, how to create variants for a service product, and how to list a service product in a calendar listing. Plus, learn how to configure payments and emails for your physical, digital, or service products, how to offer gift cards, and more. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll be ready to get your own ecommerce site up and running using this popular online authoring platform.

Product Marketing Foundations

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:00
If a product doesn't align with your customers' wants and needs, then even the most clever ads and blog posts can't help it take off. Product marketing—the sum of all the efforts necessary to research, message, position, promote, and support a product—is concerned with making sure that you create and launch a product that matters. In this course, Brad Batesole goes over the foundations of product marketing, explaining what it actually involves and how to excel at it. Learn about the different stages of the product lifecycle—from launch to decline—and what to focus on in product marketing in each stage. Explore the steps necessary to achieve product market fit, review messaging best practices, see how to use a Lean Canvas to efficiently manage your product marketing, and more.

Learning Security Frameworks

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:00
Security frameworks are designed to help organizations boost their security posture. Such frameworks provide security practitioners—and their business partners—with a common set of practices to follow, as well as a baseline that makes it easier to report on improvements. In this course, join Mandy Huth as she covers the top four frameworks available, goes over how the frameworks compare, and shares how you can actually map your security controls across multiple frameworks. Mandy also shows how to determine your core security set, stepping through how to define what you'll do and how you'll measure it, and then prove that you did what you sought out to do. Throughout the course, she shares best practices that can help you start leveraging a security framework in your own company.

Supply Chain and Operations Management Weekly Tips

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 20:00
Supply chain and operations management is a profession that evolves quickly. Investing in your professional development will pay for itself in time and money. This weekly series helps you review the latest in supply chain and operations management in bite-sized chunks. Logistics expert Daniel Stanton covers one new topic each week to improve your knowledge in operations and supply chain management. Learn about adopting strategic sourcing, enforcing supply chain security, minimizing the Bullwhip Effect, and more. You should leave each video knowing how to immediately apply your newfound knowledge to your role in operations-and directly increase the value you deliver to the customer. Tune in every Tuesday for a new tutorial.

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