Robocop the project manager, Your frenemy knows your salary, My birthyear word is ‘Air Guitar’ & a Skillcrush coupon!

It’s almost 2014 y’all! And boy do we have lots we want to accomplish in 2014. I’m not one of those people that thinks New Year’s Resolutions are cheesy or pointless – quite the contrary! I LOVE THEM! It’s exciting to get a fresh start and set new goals. For me, these new goals include learning a new skill or leveling up on an existing one. What are your education goals in 2014? We want to support YOUR leveling up by offering you a $50 off coupon for our first course in 2014! Use the code ‘socialisfun’ to slash $50 bucks off the price of our 6-week January 10th Learn to Code class – you’ll learn marketable tech, research and project management skills – from HTML & CSS to Web Design, Interactive Project Management and User Experience – our course is a fun, hands on way to FINALLY get the skills everyone’s been talking about. PLUS, with our 1 on 1 office hours, master classes with people just like YOU making a living in the industry (no faux gurus or ninjas here!) you’ll learn how to take these skills and translate them into a successful career or use them to add supplemental income via a side hustle. If you’ve dreamed of making additional income, working from home or just plain finding a career that combines both your left and right brains – our class is for you.

We hope to see you in January!

And now….back to our regularly scheduled programming where we recap the best stuff on the internet from the past week.

Our Link Crushes of the week

1. CSS turned 17 last week! Learn more about how it came to be – http://bit.ly/1juVqWR 

2. This Startup Says Open Salaries Are Good for Culture (and published it’s employees’ salaries with permission this week) – http://bit.ly/1juVZjf 

3. Create your own hipster logo with this Hipster Logo Design Guide – http://bit.ly/JVQ2LZ 

4. What word originated in the year of your birth? This is tons of fun – unfortunately, my birth word was ‘air guitar’. What’s yours? – http://bit.ly/1bjbCjP 

5. What can Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Robocop teach you about Project Management? Check out these Insightful Project Management Lessons from Sci-Fi http://bit.ly/1e1td39 

Have a lovely end of 2013 everyone!

Deepina Kapila

Dee is a fun-loving instructor with diverse tech experience across Fortune 500 companies, early-stage start-ups, government agencies & non-profits. Dee works at mobile product design studio Funsize, in Austin Texas where she lives with her husband, 2 border collie mixes, & 2 cats.

In her spare time she enjoys playing video games, reading on her Kindle & scuba diving in her hometown (Curaçao - an island in the Caribbean!).