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Mark Your Calendar: Design-Centric Hackathon

We’ll take a good hackathon over a brainstorming session any day, and M-RGE is cooking up a design-centric version. The New York-based community for hackers and designers, which has already attracted some 200 members with a two-month run of free workspace and classes at startup farm AlleyNYC, will hold a weekend hackfest on October 13 and 14. The design-minded twist? Designers will pitch developers, and not vice-versa. “In addition, design will be as important in winning as technology,” add the organizers, who promise abundant “food, shwag, and prizes.” Click here for details.

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Online Production for Writers and Editors

Online Production for Writers and EditorsStarting October 30, learn how translate your written work into multi-dimensional and editorially relevant digital content! In this course you'll learn how to navigate a CMS, crop, resize, and optimize photos, create graphics, enhance static text through HTML/CSS, and measure the effectiveness of your content using analytics. Register now!