The first three workshops, on October 3, 10, and 24, are led by Susan Fowler, Netpreneur, usability expert, software designer, college professor, and owner of Fast Smart Web Design (http://fastsmartwebdesign.com). The Tech Doctor sessions on November 7 are one-to-one consultations with tech gurus.
The series gives artists, entrepreneurs, and non-profits the vocabulary and skills needed to create and maintain a personal or professional website. One attendee wins a free website, which is built during the first three sessions using a no-fee website-building platform. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops and follow along.
The workshops are free, but space is limited and an RSVP is required—people interested in participating should call 718-414-6904. The workshops are held at the West Brighton Community Local Development Corporation offices, 705 Forest Avenue, (second floor rear).
The line-up is:
Wednesday, October 3, 7:00-8:30 pm: How Much Do You Have to Pay for a Website? Is free good? Why free is often the right choice for a start-up. Win a free website.
Wednesday, October 10, 7:00-8:30 pm: The Surprising Secrets of Effective Design. Why what you know about print doesn't work online. The four “I am’s” and how they guarantee a good design. Strange color facts.
Wednesday, October 24, 7:00-8:30 pm: SEO—What's your Story and How Do You Tell People? How to provide information about yourself and your products without engaging in shameless self-promotion.
Wednesday, November 7, 4-9 pm: One-on-one Tech Doctor's Hours, by appointment only.
The Tech Doctor sessions are for anyone who can’t figure out what plug-ins are; who isn’t getting the most out of social media; who’s considering making a mobile app; who has an email list stuck in Excel and want to learn about email marketing programs, and so on. Attendees are invited to bring their technology issues for a free 90-minute session with a tech guru.
Space is limited, so an RSVP is required. Participants can sign up during the first three workshops or by calling 718-414-6904.
This workshop series is a collaboration of COAHSI (http://statenislandarts.org), WBCLDC/BOC of Staten Island (http://westbrightonldc.com), and Netprenuers (http://www.meetup.com/
The West Brighton Community Local Development Corporation (WBCLDC) is the New York City Business Outreach Center of Staten Island. The Netprenuers is a peer-to-peer business group, hosted and co-sponsored by WBCLDC.
The Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI) cultivates a sustainable and diverse cultural community for the people of Staten Island. Funding for all professional development seminars is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts; JP Morgan Chase Foundation; and the Staten Island Foundation. COAHSI also receives support from New York City Council members James Oddo and Debi Rose, and our artist, individual, family, and business members.