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PPL 2: White-Boarding Session – Problem Solving Under Pressure
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PPL 2: White-Boarding Session – Problem Solving Under Pressure


with Yazmin Herrera

Calendar Mar 22, 2019 at 4 pm

Companies test your coding knowledge and problem solving skills by making you solve coding challenges in front of them, typically on a whiteboard, as part of the interview process. It can be an intimidating experience, especially if you haven’t done it before. Get some training and practice with us so that you can nail your next interview!

PPL: Design Thinking


with Yazmin Herrera

Calendar Jul 8, 2019 at 2:30 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Do you want to be able to solve any problem you come across? Learn how to use a framework and intentional process to be able to design solutions for everyday problems like constantly forgetting things you have to do or constantly getting late to school. We will also use it to explore solving a complex problem in our Watsonville community. Companies like IDEO use it to solve problems like designing a future where food is never wasted!

Ever wonder how to create something that is truly impactful? Everyone is a creator, whether you like to make memes or food, design websites or games, coordinate events or meetings, create videos or photos... you name it! Go from being a creator to a designer by using a framework and intentional process meant to take your creations to the next level!

Additional Information: 

No experience necessary


PPL: Forming 7 Habits of Highly Effective People


with Pete Cullen

Calendar Jun 24, 2019 , runs for 7 weeks

There's a lot of people out there telling you how to be successful. Sometimes, things go in one ear and out the other, or it's a case of "easier said than done". We try to make things as accessible as possible and build systems with you that will make taking the advice you learn easier to do in your professional and personal life. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of those books people always reference. Let's learn it together and see what all the hype it about.

Additional Information:

This is for advanced members nominated by CFA leads.


WIT: bizzNEST Prep


with Monica Gutierrez

Calendar Jun 17, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 9 weeks

If you are on the path to join bizzNEST by Fall and need support to strengthen your portfolio or  certain Web Development skill bizzNEST prep will help you. In bizzNEST prep we will practice on real projects to build the technical or design skill gap, build your portfolio and prepare for the bizzNEST interview.  Get the support you need to build the confidence and skills to work with real clients on a professional level. If you have more than one skills you want to improve we will create a skill development plan so you practice both skills.

Additional Information:

BizzNEST prep are for members that are on the path to join bizzNEST in the fall. The prerequisites are WIT 1: Intro to Web & Information Tech,  Web 1: Web Design for beginners, Web 2a: Design Group, and Web 2b: Wordpress development. Tools and projects will be provided by the Monica Gutierrez and determined based on the web skill you want to improve, those could be: Illustrator wireframe, Adobe XD prototype, Wordpress, Responsive Design,  HTML/CSS basic or customization on Wordpress, PHP for Wordpress, and databases.

The class time and date can be organized around group or person's availability.  

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