Stuck in early 2000 web experience. Need 2010 web training in Chicago
September 24, 2010 11:14 AM Subscribe
Need to get up to par in 2010 web training--social media, mobile devices, SEO/SEM...where in Chicago can I get this minus a degree?
posted by stormpooper to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I've been stuck in late 90s/early 2000s web experience--copywriting, project management, basic HTML. I know key terms, what needs to be done but anything 2010 such as SEM, mobile apps, and social media...I have no formal experience. I successfully SEOed my DH's business site (and other sites) But no one cared. I know FB, Twitter, Digg, etc. and their value, but since I haven't formally done it here at this company (earlier proposals were rejected by gun-shy co.) then no one cared. And mobile apps--I don't know anything beyond popular devices. But the ins and outs and implementing apps? Nope.
So the short of it is I have been pigeon-holed into a late 90s/early 2000 job experience so no moving up or out for me. And I don't want to go back as a full-time copywriter. I really, really love the variety of my job but it seems this job only exists here.
I want that to change.
I need recommendations on where to get training in Chicago (I'll probably have to fund it myself).
Do I need a degree? (by god I have a BA/MA and not looking forward to school, even if co pays 90%. I don't have the extra 10% to fund).
In general, how do I keep up with trends and getting experience if where I work won't move forward until 5+ years too late?