Weekend Course Gets Women ‘Hands On’ With Social Media

Hands On, this Saturday

Hands On, this Saturday

It’s an exciting week for social media in Little Rock. There’s tonight’s #LRTweetup, taking place beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Capital Hotel Bar & Grill.

And on Saturday, Kirtsy — a Digg-like social bookmarking site aimed at women — and Microsoft Office Live are sponsoring a free “Hands on Social Media” event, also at the Capital Hotel. The event is billed as “a two-hour crash course for women that is all about taking advantage of social media, software and services to improve their tech knowledge and get ahead in today’s 2.0 society.”

There are four sessions at the event, which will take place twice on Saturday two sessions in the seminar, and the seminar will offered twice — once at 10 a.m. and again at 2 p.m.* They focus on online sharing services, software for creating documents and presentations, as well as social media and networking tools.

And helping lead those sessions is one of Little Rock’s own family bloggers/Twitterers, Kyran Pittman, who writes the Notes to Self blog and is a contributing editor to Good Housekeeping magazine. And don’t worry guys, we’re welcome too, Pittman says. But the focus of the instruction is women.

And again, it’s free! You can click here to see who’s RSVP’d so far. Already up to attend: Renee Presler of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management; Megan Knight, marketing director and search engine marketing guru at FLEX360; and Little Rock Family Editor Jennifer Pyron.

Here’s hoping this weekend’s event will inspire some new bloggers and social media mavens in Arkansas.

More from Kyran on the event here. And still more from Amy Bradley-Hole at The Bee Dot.

(* See Kyran’s comment below.)

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2 Responses

  1. you had me till the microsoft live thing.

  2. Lance, thanks for the mention! One correction: it is two offerings of the same, two-hour session. We’ll cover twitter, kirtsy, facebook (learn to use those lists!), and maybe some blogging basics, flickr, and del.icio.us if everyone’s feeling adventurous!

    Also, please note that we’re postponing the evening cocktail gathering for a later date (tba), and encouraging registrants to come meet me and get a gander at who’s who in Little Rock social media at tonight’s tweetup. I have promised no one will bite newbies.

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