Learning Tech

Turn lemons into lemonade! Acquire a new tech skill or brush up on existing ones.


Ohana Scratch by Purple Mai’a
Scratch is an online programming language where users can create and share stories, games and animations (scratch.mit.edu). With Purple Mai’a, you will be delving into multiple projects every Thursday afternoon, which will culminate into a final Hōʻike day on April 30th.
* Starts 4/2 | 4/9 | 4/16 | 4/23 | 4/30

Creating an All-Star Linkedin Profile with Eric Heenan
*4/28, Tue | 2pm-3pm
Join Eric Heenan, President of Alaka’i Executive Search, in this complimentary webinar on strategies to make your LinkedIn profile stand out and get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers.

Entrepreneurs Sandbox Goes Live: Women in Tech Series
*5/6, Wed | 2pm-3pm
In our second installment of the Hawaii Women in Tech series, we will be speaking to Deena Tearney, founder and CEO of Pacific Point, Hawaii’s only certified Salesforce consulting company.

Most of the courses here are free or accessible with a nominal fee.

 — Data / Machine Learning / AI

Interested in data and data visualization? Get 90 days of free eLearning with code “2020elearning”
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Introduction to Machine Learning
Taught by Dr. Andrew Ng, ML/AI expert, co-founder of Google Brain, this course is one of Coursera’s most popular courses
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— Programming

Harvard University’s Introduction to Computer Science, edX
Learn how to think algorithmically, solve programming problems efficiently, and become familiar with a number of languages including CSS, HTML, and PHP. (Level: Basic)
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Introduction to Programming in Java, MIT OpenCourseWare
Gain experience in developing high-quality, working software that solves real problems. The course is designed for students for some programming experience but if you have none and are motivated, you will do fine. (Level: Intermediate)
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University of Michigan’s Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python), Coursera
Python is used by data scientists. Suitable even if you have no programming experience. Designed to be a first coding class and avoids all but the simplest mathematics. (Level: Beginner)
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— Design
Great skills to have if you are going into digital marketing, e-commerce, UX/UI, or other design-centric tech roles

Adobe Photoshop
Software starts from $9.99 / month but worth the investment.
Adobe Tutorials
Photoshop Essentials
Free Courses on Udemy

Adobe Illustrator
Free Courses on Udemy

Practise your design skills using Canva. Creating an account is free (with limited graphic options) but still a good platform to get creative.
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— Digital Marketing
Social media marketing, email marketing, SEO or marketing analytics – the options for being a tech-based marketer is endless!

Social Media 101 by Buffer
Learn the basics of social media in just 2 minutes a day with Buffer’s week-long email class. Understand what means by “establishing a tone” for your social media posts to online marketing analytics.
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Fundamentals of Email Marketing by Hubspot
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Learn Advanced SEO from Scratch (Udemy)
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Google Analytics by Google
No better place to learn analytics than from Google itself.
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University of Berkeley’s Marketing Analytics: Marketing Measurement Strategy, edX
Learn best approaches and practices for marketing measurement, including how to use metrics to measure success.
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— Soft Skills

Communicating Strategically, edX
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University of Michigan’s Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies & Skills, Coursera
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