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October 2020

Women in Tech Mentor Program Info Session (Fall 2020 Cohort)

October 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Attend the Women in Tech Mentor Program Info Session to learn more about the program and how it can positively impact your career OverviewTech Collective’s Women in Tech Mentor Program was designed to connect women to create a mutually beneficial relationship geared toward professional and leadership development. The Mentor Program matches experienced and up-and-coming professional women to share best practices, answer questions, offer advice and leadership, and provide support in the tech industry. This session is for both the mentee…

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Stop Building the Wrong Things Faster…Reversing the Curse of Agile

October 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Leveraging the cadence of Agile to build the right products and features through a continuous flow between product discovery and delivery. Only 20% of software product features have the positive impact initially intended, 60% have little to no impact while the remaining 20% are a complete failure, their release set the product back.* Product Agility leverages the cadence of Agile to reverse this trend, enabling you to build the right things through a continuous flow between product discovery and delivery.…

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COVID19: Review of Common HR Issues

October 21, 2020 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

This presentation will review a discussion of FFCRA, face coverings for employees and customers, workplace safety with COVID This presentation will review a discussion of FFCRA, face coverings for employees and customers, workplace safety with COVID, Medical Screening and COVID exposures. We will disscuss :Discussion of FFCRA and time available to employees provided by the Federal GovernmentDiscussion of face coverings, who needs to where them and handling employees or customers who refuse to wear themReturning to work? Ensuring workplace safetyMedical…

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November 2020

Open Source Security Tools

November 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Open Source Security Tool Training This presentation is about my experiences finding vulnerabilities on client pentests which were typically not found by vulnerability scanners and other pentesters, or were not remediated from previous assessments due to a lack of understanding the potential impact. Some Important additional Details:Our Open Source Security Tool Series is taking place on GoToMeeting . The link for the event will be sent out before the event. If you have not received the link ; please email…

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The Power of Microsoft Teams and Secure Collaboration

November 10, 2020 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EST

The power of Microsoft Teams and Secure Collaboration Come to an interactive demo where you will learn about the power of Microsoft Teams. Learn how to collaborate more effectively and how your whole day including telephony can be incorporated into one platform. Microsoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations and content—along with the tools that teams need—so they can easily collaborate to achieve more. Microsoft Teams changes how people and teams get work done. In…

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2020 Tech10 Awards

November 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST

Register Here Agenda Networking and celebrating: 4:00pm Awards Ceremony: 4:30pm Networking and celebrating: 5:00pm The 2020 Tech10 Awards recognize the individuals and companies driving innovation and growth across Rhode Island’s technology ecosystem. These are the innovators,  the software developers, engineers, technicians, tech leaders and the ones inspiring the next tech generation. The ones with the vision and leadership to bring leading technologies into common place use. Our annual Tech10 Awards celebrate 10 individuals who are making an impact in the Rhode Island technology community. The…

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How Purposeful Play leads to Innovation

November 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

  Register Here Details Jill Callinan and Michelle Broadbent will walk us through a guided LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® activity to showcase and share how engaging in purposeful play is invaluable for innovation. Get ready to bring an open mind, trust the process, and see beings come to life. Where will I get LEGO bricks? You can join in with some LEGOs you may have lying around at home all you need is a dozen LEGO bricks and maybe some eyes/google…

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December 2020

Standards Matter. Optimizing your telecommunications infrastructure

December 8, 2020 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EST

Standards Matter. Optimizing your telecommunications infrastructure with certified structured cabling in a post pandemic world Overview: In a post pandemic world, now more than ever, connecting to each other matters. How we connect to each other is steadily moving from in-person to remote presence. Having a solid telecommunications infrastructure supports the low voltage technology system solutions that allow us to safely connect. This presentation will review the standards to follow when designing and installing structured cabling so your low voltage…

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January 2021

The Power of Microsoft Teams and Secure Collaboration

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 pm EST

The Power of Microsoft Teams and Secure Collaborations Come to an interactive demo where you will learn about the power of Microsoft Teams. Learn how to collaborate more effectively and how your whole day including telephony can be incorporated into one platform.In the second session we will go over the new features of Microsoftteams, how to have an effective team in Teams as well as the applications of forms, planner, and Onenote. About the presenter:Abby Hanson is a Microsoft Teams…

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Microsoft’s no-code Power Automate can Streamline Business Process

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EST

Go with the Flow. Understanding how Microsoft’s no-code Power Automate can streamline business processes. In this introductory session, we will explore the benefits of no-code automation using Microsoft’s Power Automate. Power Automate is an Office 365 tool that permits business users to create no-code workflows called flows. Flows automate repetitive tasks and processes resulting in efficiencies and standardization. Flows enable businesses to do more with what they have. What participants can expect to gain Participants will gain an understanding of…

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Getting Started with AI

January 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Free

REGISTER HERE Looking to get started with AI and not sure how? Dial into this talk to learn how you can start leveraging AI/ML in your organization: common use cases, approaches (buy, build), who and what you will need, best practices, and more. A lot has been written about the promise of AI, from “killer apps for your business” to apps that will kill your job. But little is being said about how to get started. Most organizations do not…

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CompTIA Security+ Certification Training

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - February 26 @ 4:00 pm EST

CompTIA Security+ Certification Training About your presentation: This interactive training will prepare participants to take CompTIA’s SYO-501 Security+ certification test. Participants must purchase the ExamCram CompTIA Security + SYO-501 book on their own. It's $35.48 on Amazon. Purchase of the book includes a 10% discount voucher on the $339 CompTIA exam from Pearson. The cost of this class is for instruction only. Each week we will cover a different security objective that will be included on the exam:· Threats, Attacks,…

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Accelerate Impact: Aim Your Strengths Towards Your Goals

January 27 @ 10:00 am - February 10 @ 11:30 am EST

Accelerate Impact: Aim Your Strengths Toward Your Goals Pricing:Members: $350 per person /Nonmembers: $450 per person(Multi person discount of $50 per person available for organizations. Contact Monica.Kwarta@tech-collective.org for more information)Price includes : personalized Clifton Strengths report, two 90 minute strength coaching sessions, pre, mid and post session guidance.As you look ahead to 2021, what matters most to you? What are your professional aspirations? The short- and long-term goals you are eying? The career gains you most want to achieve?Did you…

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Let’s Build some Flows and Get Stuff Done with Power Automate

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm EST

Let’s Build some Flows and Get Stuff Done with Power Automate About your presentation: Power Automate allows business uses to create automated workflows between their favorite applications and services. In this session, we will explore using Microsoft’s Power Automate Tool to create three basic workflows. 1) an automated Flow to Save email attachments into a document library 2) an instant Flow to Request Approval for a selected item 3) a scheduled Flow to Send an email report of outstanding items…

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Customer Service Virtual Training

January 28 @ 10:00 am - March 18 @ 12:00 pm EST

Customer Service Virtual Training The cost of this training is only $400 for Tech Collective members. Please contact Monica.Kwarta@tech-collective.org for promo codeDates of Training: Thursdays 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 2/11, 3/18Time: 10 am -12 pmRequired: students will require a good internet connection, a computer with a microphone, speakers, and a camera Training provided in partnership with New England Institute of TechnologySean Trainor of NEIT has provided this highly rated interactive training for the Tech Collective on several occasions.…

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February 2021

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

February 24 @ 9:00 pm - February 26 @ 5:00 am EST

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Pricing- nonmember:$1400, member $1,100 About your presentation: The Certified Scrum Master (CSM) class is geared toward students who have little to no prior experience with Agile Development and/or the Scrum framework. In this class we focus on the skills that the student will need to handle the basic needs of a Scrum team. There is an online exam, administered by the Scrum Alliance and taken by the student after the class is complete; this exam must…

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June 2021

ITIL 4®Foundation Training, Simulation, and Certification Course​

June 1 @ 8:30 am - June 3 @ 4:30 pm EDT

ITIL 4®Foundation Training, Simulation, and Certification Course​About this Event Certificate: ITIL ® Foundation with Simulation Duration: 4 Day Course Delivery: Delivery: 3 days virtual instruction June 1-3 , 1 day in person simulation TBD, Exam on your own virtually Language: English Credits: 2 Credits to ITIL Expert PMI® PDUs: 18 Course Description: This exciting and dynamic 4-day course, fully updated for ITIL 2021, introduces learners to the lifecycle of managing IT services to deliver to business expectations. As well as…

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Advanced Excel Concepts: Connecting, Transforming and Leveraging Data

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Advanced Excel Concepts: Connecting, Transforming and Leveraging Data from Diverse Sources In this Advanced Excel session, we will learn how to use Power Query to import and transform data from diverse sources into Excel. We will use the data with Pivot Tables and Conditional Formatting to create useful reports. What participants can expect to gain? Participants will gain an understanding of how and when to use Power Query to connect to diverse data sources including text or csv files, SQL…

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Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Remote work can be a stressful time. Come to this session to learn some tips and tricks as well as the security behind what keeps us safe. We will cover how Microsoft can enable you to work remotely and securely while protecting sensitive information in the remote workplace. You will gain knowledge about the features Teams provides to engage your workforce and/or audience. After the presentation you will be able to understand the following: What…

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The Application of Data Analytics Where the Data Source is Not Available

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

The Application of Data Analytics Where the Data Source is Not Readily Available If you’ve been looking for an introductory look at Power BI and Data Analytics, or if you have been searching for a way to present on the value of data to your management team, this session is for you. Sometimes the data we want to analyze isn’t easily accessible. You may not have access to the underlying database, or maybe the application you need to pull from…

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