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UX Design for Developers

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 19:00
Interested in adding UX design to your professional tool kit? In this course, Billy Hollis provides developers with an entry point to the principles and process of UX design for typical business apps. Billy begins by going over the state of business applications today, as well as what a well-designed business app looks like. Next, he digs into design principles, discussing how to leverage the human visual system to help users intuitively see what they need. He also goes over the visual and cognitive problems with crowded screens, presenting alternatives that can help you deal with cluttered interfaces. Plus, learn how to refine your ideas using storyboarding. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll be ready to start creating your own intuitive, elegant UX designs that delight users.

SharePoint and Digital Transformation: Sites for Collaboration and Communication

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 19:00
In contrast with the classic team sites, modern SharePoint sites offer users the ability to create either collaboration or communication sites. In this course, learn the difference between the two, how to determine whether a collaboration or communication SharePoint site is best for your situation, and how to build both of these modern sites. Instructor Gini von Courter begins by discussing how to create and modify modern SharePoint sites, including how to customize the site theme and add web parts. She then steps through how to plan and create both communication sites and team sites.

AWS for Developers: AWS AppSync with GraphQL

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 19:00
As mobile apps mature, users have grown to expect data to be available across devices—even offline—as well as real-time updates. AWS AppSync helps with both of these while also using GraphQL for the API. In this course, discover how to leverage AWS AppSync and GraphQL in your mobile app development workflow. Instructor Bear Cahill takes you through the creation of an online GraphQL API from an existing DynamoDB table, and vice versa. He shows how to define the schema; generate the mobile app code via Amplify; and develop an app with a user login, online data with offline availability, and real-time updates.

Drawing Vector Graphics Laboratory

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:00
Sometimes you need to experiment to grow as an artist. What better place to try out new design ideas than the Drawing Vector Graphics Laboratory? Every Wednesday, Von Glitschka introduces a new method, tool, or resource to stretch your creative muscle and explore a new artistic style. Each lesson pulls back the curtain on Von's design process—the good, the bad, and the ugly—to give beginners the self-confidence they need to start drawing and provide experts an inside look at a fellow professional's workflow.

AI Accountability Essential Training

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:00
Artificial intelligence (AI) offers businesses the potential for a dramatic increase in functionality and profitability, but it can also spark an array of complex ethical, legal, and social challenges. In this nontechnical, conceptually oriented course, Barton Poulson digs into the hazards of AI, offering potential solutions to key concerns. Barton explores the ethical issues posed by AI, including competing concepts of fairness and moral reasoning. He also goes over social concerns and safety challenges for AI, such as potential life-and-death scenarios in autonomous driving. Barton concludes with recommendations tailored to developers, executives, PR professionals, regulators, and consumers to help them reap the potential of AI in a manner that's worthy of trust and profitable to all.

Leading in Government

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:00
Many people feel that leading in government is a puzzle. While it certainly has its challenges, serving the public can help you make a lasting, positive impact in the community you serve. In this course, Adelle Dantzler helps to equip you with the critical knowledge and skills needed to excel in a government leadership role. After detailing what makes leading in government different from leading anywhere else, Adelle shares practical tips for using strategic thinking to handle common public leadership situations. Next, she covers how to connect your objectives with operational plans in state, local, or federal government; create and manage a budget; motivate your employees; prepare presentations; develop innovative solutions; and more. Throughout the course, Adelle shares real-life examples that help to shine a spotlight on how these leadership tactics actually work in the field.

Leading Inclusive Teams

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:00
High-performing teams are comprised of employees who feel empowered, valued, and accepted. By taking steps to establish an inclusive team dynamic, you can positively impact both your team's morale and your bottom line. In this course, learn how to create a shared understanding of why inclusion is important for your team, as well as revamp your own leadership and communication practices to ensure that your diverse team continues to thrive. Instructor Daisy Lovelace shows how to give everyone a chance to participate in these efforts, and create an environment that makes everyone feel comfortable bringing their true self to the office—without ever feeling like an outsider. Learn how to model open communication, discover implicit associations, delegate work equitably, and more.

Learning Mobile Device Security

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 19:00
Mobile devices have become critical to the way we work and live. That's what makes them such an attractive target to hackers and cybercriminals. This course provides a practical, hands-on approach to securing your mobile device and protecting your hardware, apps, and data from theft and intrusion. Mobile device management expert Ryan Spence provides an overview of the risks and general security best practices, such as choosing and properly disposing of a mobile device and using password protection. He then covers specifics on Android and iOS security, including enrolling in a mobile device management program such as Apple Business Manager and Android Enterprise. Finally, learn how to secure the hardware itself: the camera, microphones, sensors, and radios.

Revit: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 19:00
In this series, we have a little something for every Revit designer—beginners and seasoned users alike! Each video focuses on a specific tip, trick, or troubleshooting technique for the most recent version of Revit. Do you import CAD files and want to achieve consistency? Want to get more from your dimensions? Need to check all of the views in a project and see if the settings are correct? Want to consistently configure crop boxes across the entire project? What about getting all the parameters in your family content in just the right order? These are just some of the topics in store. With a new video every week, you are sure to find something useful to add to your growing arsenal of Revit tools and techniques.

NOTE: The exercise files for this course can only be opened in the most recent version of Revit (Revit 2017). (Author: Paul F. Aubin)

Siemens NX: Design for Injection Molding

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 19:00
Injection molding requires a special approach to design. You need to take into account the behavior of the plastic as it is injected and as it cools. You also need to think about how your part will be removed from the mold. Siemens NX has special features for making this process easier. In this course, you can learn how to use NX to create and prepare designs for manufacturing with injection molding. Learn how to set your tooling direction, parting surface, and other parameters up front, and design the mold off these critical inputs. Instructor Steven Marjieh—CEO of Class A Surfacing—explains how to create the B side of the mold, adjust wall thickness, add ribs for stability, insert bosses for screws and locators, and finish your final part so the fit, finish, and assembly are perfect.

Excel Tips Weekly

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 19:00
This tips-based course will show Excel users productivity-boosting tricks, cool hidden features, need-to-know functions, and advanced content on subjects such as using PivotTables for data analysis. Tune in every Tuesday for a new tip from expert Dennis Taylor. Each tutorial is a short, self-contained lesson guaranteed to give you new insights into Excel.

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

Linux Tips Weekly

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 19:00
Linux is the operating system of choice for enterprises that need a stable, agile, and open-source platform, and it's only getting more popular. Qualified system administrators are in demand. If you've been anticipating a transition to Linux for your company or your career, or thinking about using Linux at home, this series presents a great opportunity to explore it—one tip at a time. Instructor covers a wide range of topics relevant to anyone interested in broadening their knowledge of Linux core concepts, including virtualization, the Linux file system, file management, file transfer, process management, multitasking, networking, and security. Plus, learn about compatible hardware and the Linux desktop experience. Tune in each week to get a new tip, and keep learning Linux all year long.

Note: Because this is an ongoing series, there is no certificate of completion available for this course. (Author: Scott Simpson)

Scaling Your Startup

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 19:00
Take your business to the next level. Many entrepreneurs and small business owners find it difficult to make the transition from startup to mature company. But if you want to make your big idea even bigger, it's critical to shift your mindset. You need to define what you do best, communicate it to customers, and outsource any nonessential tasks. In this course, John Jantsch explains how to scale a startup into a successful business that is prepared for future growth. Learn why it's important to understand and periodically re-evaluate who your customers are and why they value your product or service. Discover how to communicate your unique brand promise, use the most potent marketing channels, and collaborate with strategic, implementation, and co-marketing partners. John also helps you delegate tasks and turn your focus to what matters: demonstrating leadership and innovation. Plus, get valuable tips on measuring your success and hiring the right people.

AWS for Developers: AWS Amplify

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 19:00
Developing mobile apps is challenging enough without needing to learn and develop the back end on the server. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides many of the services you need—but navigating AWS can be overwhelming. AWS Amplify brings the work to you, the developer, in the Amplify command-line interface (CLI), which uses intelligent defaults and does the heavy lifting for you. In this course, Bear Cahill details how to leverage AWS Amplify to simplify your app development workflow. Bear provides an overview of Amplify and then details how to use it in the development of a React web app and iOS mobile app, including how to easily add analytics to your app using Amplify. Plus, he discusses how to approach user authentication with Amplify, create a GraphQL API with AppSync and Amplify, and store files online.

Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4 Essential Training 2018

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 19:00
Learn how to edit video and create polished, professional-looking projects with Final Cut Pro X 10.4.4, the flagship nonlinear video editing software from Apple. Instructor Nick Harauz covers all phases of post-production—from ingest and organization to editing and refining clips in the timeline, correcting audio, managing media, and delivering the final project. He also covers primary and secondary color correction, and shows how to use effects to change the look and feel of video, audio, and graphics. Each stage of the post-production workflow is explained thoroughly and concisely, using real-world examples and projects. By the end of the course, you should be able to navigate the Final Cut Pro interface with speed and ease, and use its toolset to breathe new life into your productions.

Managing and Working with a Technical Team for Nontechnical Professionals

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 19:00
As a project, product, or general manager, your role may involve working with a team of experts who are highly skilled in a technology you don't fully understand. How do you speak their language and get things done? In this course, Phil Gold helps you identify the best way to approach and work with others whose expertise is more technical. Phil goes over how to move past your initial uncertainty as a nontechnical person, quickly get up to speed with your team's work, and communicate effectively with your more technically inclined colleagues. Discover how to successfully manage a technical team, including how to enforce business processes. Plus, Phil goes over the role of the leader of a technical team, explaining how to clarify goals and provide a supportive working environment.

Monday Productivity Pointers

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 19:00
In this weekly series on being productive with technology, authors Jess Stratton, Garrick Chow, and Nick Brazzi introduce tools and tips to help make today's software and devices work more efficiently and powerfully for you. With everything from pointers on using Microsoft Office and Google platforms to learning social networking skills and discovering the most useful apps for your iPhone or Android device, there's something for everyone.

Microsoft Project Server: Administration

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 19:00
Effective project and resource management requires an enterprise system for storing, sharing, and publishing project data. Enter Microsoft Project Server. Here John Riopel shows you how to configure Project Server to suit the needs of your organization—from setting up security to customizing the look and feel of the interface—and how to manage the way this robust tool captures data, manages tasks, displays views, and creates workflows. By the end of this course, network administrators, even those with minimal SharePoint or database programming experience, will be able to set up project and portfolio management with Microsoft Project Server.

Qlik Sense Essential Training

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 19:00
Qlik Sense is a cloud-based data analytics solution that helps businesses gain valuable insights into their data. In this course, learn how to analyze and display data using this powerful platform. Instructor Curt Frye shows how to install or connect to Qlik Sense, import and summarize data, create an app from a data source, and create and manage tables. He also steps through how to manage Qlik Sense sheets, which provide a canvas you can fill with data, charts, and other visualizations. Plus, learn how to create and manipulate a variety of data visualizations, from bar charts to histogram charts; create PivotTables and reports; sort and filter data; and combine your app's sheets with objects, text, and images to create a story that clearly conveys your message.

Practical UX Weekly

Sun, 01/06/2019 - 19:00
Ever wondered how other UX designers troubleshoot problems and juggle conflicting priorities? In this weekly series, Drew Bridewell—a user experience designer and leader of the digital transformation team at InVision—shares his hard-earned knowledge and shows how to apply basic UX design principles to real-world projects. Drew discusses his daily workflow, shares tips and tricks for presenting your work and collaborating with others, introduces valuable tools, and walks you through a day in the life of a product designer. Tune in and start looking at your own design projects in a new light.

To continue the conversation started in this course, with Drew and other user experience professionals, join Drew's Practical UX: Lessons from the Trenches LinkedIn group.