Two great 1-evening classes coming up June 14 and 21. Register online at City of Santa Cruz Parks & Rec or call 831-420-5270. http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/index.aspx?page=540
- Get the Best Online “Local Search” Results! Tue, June 14, 6:30-9:30pm at NextSpace. $68 for one evening class. #14476
- Before You Hire Your Web Designer or Developer! Tue, June 21, 6:30-9:30pm at NextSpace. $68 for one evening class. #14475
|Get the Best Online “Local Search” Results! Tue June 14, 6:30-9:30pm at NextSpace, #14476 w/ Kathy Long.
Gone are the days of Yellow Page ads. Now everyone is searching online for local businesses. This class is designed for local businesses serving local clientele. Come learn how to position your local business above the competition in Google, and get an intro to other tools available. You’ll learn how to: Create and optimize your Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Facebook Place accounts so that you rise to the top; Show up in searches for multiple cities; Optimize your website so that Google Places favors you: Get an introduction to online marketing options available for local businesses such as Groupon, Facebook Deals, Google Burst, and mobile marketing. Kathy Long, local search expert will be our special guest instructor. Kathy’s passion is working with local businesses, getting them to #1 on Google. Visit http://katandmouse.com. Co-instructor Sara Isenberg helps clients plan and manage web, email marketing, and social media projects. Visit http://saraisenberg.com.
Register online or call 831-420-5270:
|Before You Hire Your Web Designer or Developer! Tue June 21, 6:30-9:30pm, at NextSpace, #14475.
We will explore how to get ready effectively for a website overhaul or new website-before you hire your web designer or developer. Topics include: design, brand, voice, navigation, information architecture, content, Content Management Systems (CMS), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), how to select a web designer/developer, and more. Instructor Sara Isenberg is a web consultant and project manager who helps clients plan and manage web, email marketing, and social media projects. Visit http://saraisenberg.com.
Register online or call 831-420-5270:
Questions? Contact me!
There are some great events coming up in Santa Cruz this week, Oct 2-6, 2010:
- Freelance Camp Santa Cruz is this Saturday, October 2, 2010 It’s a one-day unconference on how to run a better freelance or small service business. Learn more about Freelance Camps in general here: http://freelancecamp.org/ and Register for THIS Santa Cruz camp here: http://freelancecampsc2010.eventbrite.com/
- What’s Next Lectures is Tuesday, October 5th 7 PM at the Rio Theater in downtown Santa Cruz. This event will feature Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, and Sarah Lacy, award-winning author and columnist for TechCrunch. Details http://whatsnextlectures.com/. Purchase tickets here: http://researchanddevelopment.eventbrite.com/
- Santa Cruz New Tech Meetup is Wednesday, October 6th at 6:30 PM. Details are here: http://www.meetup.com/santacruznewtech/calendar/14772126/
See you there!
I love it when colleagues share their technical tips and resources! This is the beauty of the Geek List and the NextSpace List in action.
Chris Burbridge, friend and colleague at Nextspace, just shared the following tips and resources for improving MacBook Pro performance.
If your Mac has begun to slow…
I began to get frustrated … my 2 1/2 -year-old beloved MacBook Pro began to get slower and slower … Of course, since everything’s supposed to be so automatic on the Mac, it was a bit hard to get data on what was going on.
My Mac is back to normal! This definitely improves my professional life substantially. Makes a huge difference.
I had to share this.
Thanks for sharing, Chris!
I spent the day at Freelance Camp PRO at NextSpace in San Francisco yesterday. It’s 24 hours later and I still have the buzz.
For those that don’t know:
Freelance Camp is a place to discuss and explore the different approaches to running a successful freelance business / service company. We have based our events on the Barcamp format, which is a network of user generated participatory events whose content is fully provided by the participants. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join.
Was it worth the time? Yes. Why?
- It felt like an historic event — first <something> at NextSpace SF — and we were there!
- I enjoyed getting to know my NextSpace Santa Cruz comrades more than I already did, in a relaxed atmosphere, both in the carpool and in the camp. During a typical workday, I’m usually rushing or optimizing or focused. It was fun to be at this event without my laptop (I left that at home on purpose) and without my work so I could focus on people, topics, and reflect on work, not do work.
- I enjoyed that there were two kinds of people in the room: those I recognized and those I didn’t. I felt like I belonged — to my Santa Cruz NextSpace tribe, that is, those I recognized. Thanks for being there Eric, Jorie, Mike, Iris, Jermy (new name from Mike), other Sara, Shane, Peter, Chris, Chris, Vania, Pat, Paul, and others. I’m forgetting some names.
- It was great to meet the BarCamp newbies and see their eyes light up seeing the whole camp in process. These were strangers from SF and I recalled how pivotal the first Freelance Camp in Santa Cruz was for our community. Actually, that was historic.
- It was interesting to hear about other freelancers’ struggles and successes, tips and hints, wisdom. I’m sure I learned something, or several things, but mostly I felt inspired and grateful and entertained.
- Great freebies. That’s S.W.A.G. Not, Schwag.
- Yummy lunch in the restaurant downstairs.
Looking forward to Freelance Camp Santa Cruz on October 2, 2010!
One of my favorite lecture series continues in June…
What’s Next’s June 24, 2010 lecture will be about “The Future of Work.”
Panelists include best-selling author Rom Brafman, Joyce Shimizu, VP of Innovation at Plantronics, and Fabio Rosati, CEO of Elance (invited). Sandy Skees, CEO of Communications4Good will moderate.
For more info, go to http://whatsnextlectures.com/
To get your ticket go to http://whatsnextlectures-work.eventbrite.com/
See you there!
[One big bummer is that this event conflicts with Nina K. Simon's Santa Cruz workshop and lecture on design for participation which also takes place on the evening of June 24. So, some of you, go there. For more on that, see http://museumtwo.tumblr.com/post/56982357/presentations-and-conferences. To learn more about Nina, go to http://www.museumtwo.blogspot.com/]