UW to Offer Digital Publishing Continuing-Ed Program

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If you're interested in blogging professionally, self-publishing digitally, creating e-booksor your employer wishes you knew more about such things, look into the University of Washington's new certificate program in digital publishing. The nine-month-long course launches this fall, and it promises a good mix of hands-on training and theoretical insight about many of the legal, aesthetic and revenue challenges tied up in digital publishing. In fact, it aims to cover a somewhat overwhelming range of topics and skills, but no doubt it will become more refined with practice and insight from instructors. And I imagine it would be exciting for students to get in on the ground floor as it's all shaking out, so I highly recommend it.

Instructors haven't been selected for the courses yet, but I happen to know that the advisory board (which designed the curriculum objectives) is made up of local digital content strategists and publishers you want to know: Mark Briggs, Geraldine DeRuiter, Michelle Nicolosi, Chris Pirillo, Katherine Sears and several others (including yours truly, who mostly "advised" by taking notes while those other people spoke...you're welcome).

Applications aren't being accepted just yet. But stay tuned to the page linked above for more details.


Capital One Reimagines Banking With Its First Retail Locations in Seattle

Capital One Reimagines Banking With Its First Retail Locations in Seattle

The new Capital One Café brings banking and living together
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A rendering of the new Capital One Cafe

Sponsored by Capital One

Residents and workers in Bellevue and South Lake Union neighborhoods will soon be doing their banking Seattle-style—in a new community space, hanging out, drinking coffee and taking care of business—as Capital One brings its new Capital One Café concept to Seattle in 2017.

The Capital One Café is an entirely new approach to banking in the Seattle region, providing a space where individuals can recharge their bank accounts, devices and lives while learning new ways to manage their finances, try innovative digital and financial tools, and grab a great cup of coffee. The Café is intended to serve as a community hub and the open layout will have a range of lounge seating and work spaces. Throw in free Wi-Fi and the resulting mix invites people to relax, get some work done, host study groups or community meetings, learn about finances, or just hang out with friends.

“We know industries are being disrupted by bold technologies and banking is no exception,” said Ryan Laudenbach, Seattle Market Lead for Capital One Café. “Customers want a swift, convenient banking experience, and sometimes, they want a personal connection, too. Our Capital One Cafés blend these needs giving individuals the ability to bank on their own terms.”

The newly announced second Capital One Café location will open in South Lake Union (333 Westlake Ave.), home to a growing number of top technology and life science companies, giving workers an extension to their offices or just a place for that area’s mobile workforce to take a break.

The Bellevue Capital One Café, located at The Bellevue Collection in the Lincoln Square Expansion along Bellevue Way (418 Bellevue Way NE), will be approximately 7,800 square feet with four ATMs on premise, three nooks and two meeting rooms for customers, partners and community members to use for work space.

Capital One has partnered with Fuji Bakery to provide freshly baked goods with a Japanese artisanal touch delivered from Seattle’s Interbay and International Districts. Each Café will also serve Peet’s handcrafted espresso, coffee and tea beverages.

In addition to bringing the Café concept to Seattle, this October Capital One will host a live streamed #CapXTalk to look beyond the natural confines of ‘finances’ and explore how visionaries are reimagining the role that technology and money play in our day-to-day lives. The panel discussion will include personal finance experts, such as Jake Fuentes, co-founder and CEO of Level Money, Stefanie O’Connell, author of The Broke and Beautiful Life, and Erin Lowry of Broke Millennial. Be sure to watch the live stream at http://capxtalk.fora.tv and participate using #CapXTalk on Thursday, October 13 at 10 a.m. PT.