On February 21, learn to “Hack your elevator pitch” at a workshop in Palo Alto. This 2.5 hour night session covers how to put a 5 minute pitch presentation together, guidance and feedback on delivery skills, and overcoming nerves to speak effectively. Come with specific presentations to work on and a good understanding of what other needs should be addressed to make a difference. For more info and to register, click here.
On February 26, Blackbox offers “Web Development 101 for business co-founders”, an all-day class on Saturday to guide you from a web-application user to a web-application developer. We’ll focus on the real-world implementation and prototyping of simple web applications that involve all major aspects of a modern web enterprise: HTML/CSS design, programming fundamentals, MVC (and MVP), databases, AJAX, and more. We’ll also look at some of the trade-offs between various development approaches and frameworks, and when they’re appropriate. For more info and to register, click here.

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