May 17, 2015 — This presentation explores how to use design principles to organize and display elaborate user experiences like mega-menus, massive news sites, high-information catalog pages, and multi-level interactions.
May 16, 2015 — WordPress has achieved it’s mission to democratize publishing, so any blogger, writer, editor, or content manager has access to a powerful publishing platform on the Web. But, how do you put all of the awesome capabilities of WordPress to best use? Copywriting is just a beginning step in the production process for a content management system.
May 16, 2015 — Get a an overview of marketing ideas that can enhance your WordPress site. I am going to discuss the role of content, plugins and calls to action that can help create greater results. The session will also briefly touch on funnels, SEO, social and signups. Time will allow for questions and dialog between attendees.
May 14, 2015 — Could you recover your WordPress website if it was lost due to a hardware failure, hacked, or corrupted during an update or plugin install? Having reliable automated backups can make the difference between taking 10 minutes to restore your site, and needing to do a complete site rebuild that may take a week or more. This presentation will look at the many options and plugins for backing up your WordPress site including backing up to Amazon S3.
May 11, 2015 — Approach your site design as pure typography. This may sound weird at first, but if you think about it, everything from headlines and body copy, to buttons and quotes, almost all of it… is just plain text. It’s at the core of almost every single site you design. My talk discusses adding an initial step to your design process to help you knock out design work faster, easier, and more efficient by simply writing everything out first.
May 5, 2015 — People start new blogs all the time, only to abandon them with just a few entries written. Pam talks about how to
– give your blog focus
– get started on serial posts
– create an editorial calendar
– where to find inspiration
Pam wants to give bloggers the tools they need so they won’t want to give up after just a few posts.
April 28, 2015 — Only now are SEO specialists finally catching up to what most copywriters have known since the medium first hit the computer screen – content matters more than keyword loading. This talk is a discussion on the elements of high-quality content to generate organic search results and retain visitors. It also shows how this concept will make your social media posts more effective and drive LIKES and new followers to your content.
January 30, 2015 — Ramya Pandyan is your token ‘artsy’ type among the techies. She calls herself a techno-greek, which means technology is Greek to her. And yet, she is a digital story-teller, a job and identity only made possible because of the wonderful tools at her disposal. This presentation covers: Digitalia – the parallel universe, The roles we play in this universe, The big Cs – Content, Conversations, Community
November 14, 2014 — Lightning Talks: Inspiring Stories
Over the years of working closely with people often associated with WP — from budding bloggers, talented designers and developers, I’ve realized that being able to release your work to the world is loaded with fear and anxiety and perfectionism and want to share my story to inspire others to click Publish and ship their work — whatever that may be. I share the stories of success (and failure) that living this philosophy has produced in my life.