Classes, Talks and Drop-in Hours

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  • Small group workshops
  • Tech talks
  • Free drop-in hours

Fall 2017

Drop-in Hours

Monday: September 28 
10:30 a.m. – noon
5028 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 100 – (Hera Hub co-working space)

Have a quick tech question? Want to learn more about our services? Drop by! Free and open to the public.

Note: Please check back here or call Hera Hub (202) 803-2821 before dropping by just in case unforeseen circumstances require us to cancel.


Workshop: Google Photos 

Wednesday, September 20
10:00 a.m. – Noon
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 (Hera Hub)

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 All About Managing Google Photos

Looking for a place to store or back-up your photos? Trying to organize your photos in one spot for eay access and ability to create albums? Google Photos is a perfect spot to organize, store and backup photos to a reliable cloud server. After uploading your photos, you can have peace of mind that your files are safe in another location.

In this workshop, you will learn the ins and outs of Google Photos to securely and safely store, manage and edit your photos.

Topics Include:

  • Back-up and store your photos with Google Photos.
  • Finds tips for optimum storage while using the application and explore settings within the app.
  • Learn how to upload, create albums, and edit in Google Photos.
  • Explore features like Faces, Animation and Collage.
  • Make sharing photos easy by uploading and allowing access to friends and family.
  • Create Photo books directly from the application.

In order to begin working with Google Photos, students are asked to have a Google Account set-up prior to class. If you want to begin uploading photos, please bring the photos (on a zipdrive, hard drive, or on your device) to upload on site. You can also upload and back up photos from your iPhone to Google Photos.


Tech Talk: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook: What’s Right for Your Business

Wednesday, September 27
12:15-1:30 p.m.

The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce
7910 Woodmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: What’s Right for Your Business?

Wondering if you have the right social media for your business? Considering whether social media is worth the time and effort to promote your business? Are your social media accounts gathering dust?

Come join Pam Holland, President of TechMoxie who will share valuable information to unlock the mysteries of social media so that you can make intelligent decisions about using social media to grow your business. Some of what we will cover:

  • How Facebook’s algorithms dictate what your Page followers see, or more importantly, don’t see.
  • How Facebook may create a page for your business even if you don’t.
  • The changing demographics of Instagram users.
  • Demystifying #hashtags.
  • How consumers are using each of the big social media sites to research businesses and get better customer service
  • What you should know if you choose not to have an active social media presence.
  • Tips for creating a social media plan that works for your business, budget and time.

Free and open to the public

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Workshop: Learn Google Drive

Thursday September 28 and October 5
10:00 a.m. – Noon
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 (Hera Hub)

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Learn how to use Google Drive and its related apps: Docs, Sheets, and Slides for storing, creating documents, sharing and collaborating.
Two Thursdays, September 28 and October 5, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. – noon

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is an online storage tool that allows you to store documents, pdf files, videos, photos…pretty much any kind of file. You can use Google Drive to get files off of your hard drive if you are low on space, or you can keep the files on your hard drive as well so that you can access them while not connected to the internet.

Google gives you 15GB of free online storage (which is quite a lot, actually). Additional storage can be purchased (Google Drive is a great tool for work

What Else Can You Do with Google Drive?

  • Create documents, spreadsheets and presentations: Google has great software/apps that you can use directly from Google Drive on your computer, or through separate Apps on your smartphone or Tablet. The Apps “Docs,” “Sheets,” and “Slides” are modeled after Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Collaboration: The documents, spreadsheets and presentations created in Google can be worked on by multiple people on different computers at the same time. Very cool. Plus, Google keeps older versions available so you can go back to an earlier version if needed.
  • File Sharing: Any file stored in Google Drive can be shared with others. Files can be grouped into folders. You can share only one file or entire folders while keeping your personal files private.
  • Photos: Google drive stores your photos separately for easy retrieval.

 

How Do You Access Google Drive?

Google Drive can be accessed from any web browser and downloaded on your laptop/computer to integrate with your existing file system. From a tablet or smartphone, you will need to download the Google Drive App. The other functions (Docs, Sheets, Slides and Photos) are accessed by downloading the app for each onto your device.

What do I need for class?

Bring a laptop or tablet (or a smartphone – though less ideal for class due to size). We ask that prior to class you set up a Google account if you don’t have one already. If using a tablet or smartphone, please also download Google Drive and the apps you are likely to use. We will send further instructions prior to class

Workshop: Instagram for Business

Thursday, October 12
10:00 AM – Noon
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 (Hera Hub)

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Thinking about using Instagram for business?

Join this workshop to learn how to:

  • Set up your Instagram Account Profile so that customers will know you and can find you
  • Help create posts to show what you do in a creative way
  • Try Instagram Stories to illustrate current projects/events
  • Take your audience behind the scenes with what you do
  • Expand your reach with hashtags
  • Collaborate and mention others using @

Prior to class please create your Instagram business account. Bring your smartphone or tablet with access to your account. Important: Instagram only allows upload of photos from a smartphone photos cannot be uploaded from a laptop.


Workshop: Facebook – Getting Started for Business

Thursday, October 19
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 (Hera Hub)

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Thinking about starting using Facebook for business?

Join us to learn how to get started:

  • Considerations in using a Page vs. your personal account
  • Setting up your Facebook Page: including email, links to your website, a contact form and more.
  • Maintaining privacy on your personal page
  • Understanding how Facebook algorithms supress Page views (and what to do about it!)
  • Creating Page posts
  • Boosting Page posts (using paid advertising)
  • Joining Facebook Groups as a way to engage your business

Note: You must have a personal Facebook account to create a Business Page. Bring your Laptop or Tablet with access to your personal page. (You will be able to keep your personal page separate from your business page)


Workshop: iPhone Camera: Taking, Editing and Sharing Great Photos 

Friday, October 20
10:00 a.m. – Noon
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 (Hera Hub)

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Learn tips and tricks to take, edit and share great photos from your iPhone Camera.

  • Class topics include:
  • adjusting focus focus, zoom, using the timer (so you can be in that large group shot!),
  • how to change the lighting right from the viewfinder
  • tips for a taking a good “selfie”
  • editing options that can be used for artistry or to simply to improve the color or clarity.
  • review of additional camera options such as video, slow motion, time lapse, panorama.
  • And last but not least, we will cover the many ways you can share photos with family and friends. FAQs
  • Can I take the class with an iPad? Yes, but some of the iPhone’s camera features may not be available on your iPad.

Workshop: All About Twitter

Thursday, October 26
10:00 AM – Noon
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 100 (Hera Hub)

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Thinking about starting using Facebook for business?

Thinking about starting using Twitter for business, work, politics, or pleasure?

Join us to learn how to get started with Twitter. We will cover…

  • Overview of Twitter
  • Privacy options
  • Creating Tweets
  • How to find and use hashtags
  • Creating lists of Twitter accounts you would like to follow to make Twitter more manageable
  • Research on Twitter – how to find breaking news, subject matter experts and more.
  • Direct Messaging using Twitter for private conversations.

Please set up a Twitter account prior to class. Bring your laptop, or smartphone or tablet with your Twitter account loaded and ready to go.


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