Webinar: Best Practices for Hybrid Events

Join us Friday, Jun 18, 2021 at 08:00 AM (Pacific Time) for a free 1-hour webinar on best practices for running hybrid events presented by Matthew Renze and Heather Wilde.

We just spent the past two weeks hosting three 2-day hybrid events for the US Air Force and Space Force. It was essentially a crash course in running hybrid events without any playbook to go by!

We took a very Lean/Agile approach to the hybrid events. We ran a bunch of experiments, we gathered feedback, we learned from our mistakes, and we pivoted each day based on what we learned. As a result, we’ve learned a ton about what works well and what doesn’t work well for hybrid events.

So, we were thinking it might be valuable to share this knowledge with the rest of our friends in the conference organizer community. We’re hoping that we might be able to save everyone a bunch of time, money, and stress by sharing what we learned from our successes and failures.

The webinar will be 30 minutes of presentation by followed by 30 minutes of Q&A and open discussion.

We’re specifically targeting technology conference organizers for this event. However, everyone is welcome to join.

Please help spread the word to other event organizers in your community.

You can watch the video of this webinar here:
https://youtu.be/Vj-WxG5QCu0

You can view the slides for this webinar here:
https://serenzeglobal.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Best-Practices-for-Hybrid-Events.pdf


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Webinar: The AI Developer’s Toolkit

Join us Friday, June 28 at 8:00am (Pacific Time) for a free 1-hour webinar on The AI Developer’s Toolkit presented by Matthew Renze.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about all of the tools in the modern AI developer’s toolkit. We’ll survey a wide variety of tools for performing automated tasks with tables, text, audio, images, video, and more.

You’ll learn how to use machine learning, deep learning, and reinforcement learning to solve a variety of real-world problems. In addition, you’ll learn how to compose these models together to build modular AI applications and cyber-physical systems.

If you’re looking for a quick survey of everything that you can currently do with state-of-the-art AI, without getting into all of the math, code, or vendor specifics, then this session is right for you!

You can view a recording of this webinar here:
https://youtu.be/DWn_VAgfSHs

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Webinar: Preparing Your Career for AI

Join us on Friday, Feb 26, 2021 at 08:00 AM (Pacific Time) for a 1-hour webinar on Preparing Your Career for AI presented by Matthew Renze.

In this webinar, you’ll learn the five things you should be doing today to prepare for the coming wave of AI-enabled automation:

1. Educate yourself about AI
2. Update your career for AI
3. Invest in an AI-first economy
4. Use AI ethically and responsibly
5. Adapt to what comes next

The future belongs to those who are willing to invest in AI now. Don’t get left behind!

You can view a recording of the webinar here:
https://youtu.be/OawaWzdV7nU

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Introducing the Class of 2021

We are very happy to introduce our Serenze Global Class of 2021!

Earlier this year, we announced our 2021 Technology Education Grant. Our goal was to help 100 people improve their lives, their careers, and their communities in 2021. We focused specifically on technology education because we feel that this is the best way to help our students achieve their goals.

As part of our mission, we focused on individuals who were under-represented in the IT industry. In addition, we also focused on helping those who have experience hardships as a result of the global pandemic. We were also looking for individuals who share our belief that we can make the world a better place through technology, education, and community.

So, we’d like to introduce you to the recipients of our Technology Education Grant this year — our Serenze Global Class of 2021.

First, in the chart below, we have our students by their final grant application status. We accepted over 80% of all of the applicants we received this year.

Next, let’s take a look at students by age. We have students ranging from teenagers to seniors, with the majority of our applicants in their 20s and 30s.

Third, we have students by their gender. We were hoping for more female applicants — in fact, almost all of our targeted marketing efforts were geared towards women. However, we’re going to work even harder next year to increase our gender diversity.

Fourth, we have students by race/ethnicity. We had a lot of applicants of Black or African origins followed by Asians and various other ethnicities. We were very happy to see such a diverse array of applicants from various backgrounds.

Fifth, we have students by education level. The majority of our students have 4-year degrees. However, we also have some high school graduates, 2-year degrees, and a few students with Master’s degrees and one with a Ph.D.

SIxth, we have students by country of residence. We have a large number of students from Nigeria this year. In fact, word of the grant spread very quickly in Nigeria. So, thank you to everyone who spread the word about this opportunity!

Just to show how wide-spread the word of this opportunity was in the country of Nigeria, here’s a chart of students by their city in Nigeria. As you can see, this was a country-wide initiative to spread the word to various communities. Once again, excellent work to everyone who helped spread the word about this grant.

Finally, here’s a map to help you better visualize the reach of our global initiative. As you can see, we have applicants from every continent in the world — except for Antarctica. Next year, we’re hoping to have this entire map filled with students. With your help, we believe that we can achieve this goal.

We wish our entire Class of 2021 all the best in achieving their educational and career goals this year!

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Announcing Our 2021 Technology Education Grant

Serenze Global is excited to announce our Technology Education Grant for 2021!

We’ve teamed up with Pluralsight One to provide technology-education grants to help 100 people enter the tech workforce in 2021.

This year, we are focusing primarily on helping individuals who are under-represented in the tech industry as well as those who are dealing with economic hardships as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Grant recipients will receive a free one-year subscription to Pluralsight’s entire catalog of online courses and learning resources. In addition, they will become part of our “Class of 2021” online-learning community.

To apply, please fill out the online application before Dec 31, 2020. We will contact you before Jan 15, 2021 to let you know if you’ve been selected to receive the grant.

Please help us spread the word (using the links below) to inform others in your community about this great educational opportunity!

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