Search Results for ‘shanta

  • Shanta R. Nathwani: MasterPress Mystery Theatre

    WordCamp Santa Clarita 2021Speaker: Shanta R. Nathwani

    October 13, 2021 — With a humorous nod to the popular PBS Masterpiece Mystery TV show, this talk investigates the death of a website, ruminating in all manner of murder mystery deduction to consider possible suspects.

  • Shanta Nathwani: How I started my Business during the pandemic

    WordCamp India 2021Speaker: Shanta Nathwani

    March 22, 2021 — In February 2020, Shanta was laid off from her job after almost two years. She started looking for a new job, but a couple of weeks later, the global pandemic started. Job postings started drying up, and hiring came to a halt.

    The next logical thing to do – according to her, was to open her own business! In this talk, she will discuss all the motions and emotions that she went through from never wanting to have her own company to starting up her own web development business during a pandemic. She will cover some of the things she did right, where she went wrong, what (and who) helped, and what you need to consider before you do it yourself.

    This talk is designed for small business owners and is for all skill levels.

  • Shanta Nathwani: How I Started my Business During a Pandemic

    WordCamp Rochester 2020Speaker: Shanta Nathwani

    November 26, 2020 — In February 2020, I was laid off from my job after almost two years. I started looking for a new job, but a couple of weeks later, we were in a global pandemic. Job postings started drying up, and hiring came to a halt.

    The next logical thing to do is open my own business, right? In this talk, I’ll discuss all the motions and emotions that I went through from never wanting to have my own company to starting up my own web development business during a pandemic. We’ll look at some of the things I did right, what I did wrong, what (and who) helped and what you need to consider before you do it yourself.

    This talk is designed for small business owners and is for all skill levels.

  • Shanta R. Nathwani: How to Organize your Content Through Navigation and Wayfinding

    WordCamp Rochester 2019Speaker: Shanta R. Nathwani

    November 4, 2019 — There is so much confusion about what types of things should be put on a page and what should be in a post. Static vs. Dynamic content is the best way to tackle this. An “About Us” page would be just that… A PAGE. If you are talking about something that is more time sensitive, then you want to do a post. Connected to this would be Categories and Tags. What are they? When creating a website, you can edit a menu to include not only pages, but also category archives that can create a more complete experience for small businesses. This is not just how to do it but WHY you should do it. This gives an in depth look at the justification for placement of content on your website and way finding.

  • Shanta R. Nathwani (TantienHime): Gutenberg Templates, CPT’s and ACF’s

    WordCamp Hamilton 2019Speaker: Shanta R. Nathwani

    July 26, 2019 — In our last episode, dear campers, we learned about Custom Post Types (CPT’s) and Advanced Custom Fields (ACF’s) and why we need them. We had everything clear, right? Enter Gutenberg…
    Until Gutenberg, we had to copy over content from one old post to the new. The other option is to use CPT’s and ACF’s. What’s the difference? When should you use one or the other… or BOTH?
    In this session, we’ll take a quick review of CPT’s and ACF’s, then compare them to Gutenberg Blocks and Templates, and discuss when you should use each and why.

  • Shanta Nathwani: Create a 3-page Website in 30 Minutes

    WordCamp Buffalo 2019Speaker: Shanta R. Nathwani

    May 8, 2019 — With all the new changes to WordPress with Gutenberg, many people are confused.I’m going to show you how to create your home, about and contact pages in 30 minutes using Gutenberg blocks.

     

  • Shanta Nathwani: WTH are CPT’s and ACF’s?

    WordCamp Hamilton 2018Speaker: Shanta R. Nathwani

    June 4, 2018 — Ever wonder what a Custom Post Type is? Why would you want to use them? How do they work with Custom Fields? What’s the difference between CPT’s and Posts? Many of these questions will be answered in this beginner talk, meant to improve your knowledge of content architecture. A basic knowledge of pages, posts, tags and categories would be helpful.

  • Matt Graham and Shanta R. Nathwani: Creative Commons Scavenger Hunt

    WordCamp Buffalo 2018Speakers: Matt Graham, Shanta R. Nathwani

    May 29, 2018 — You’re building websites, have a grand ol’ time, then it hits you: a copyright takedown notice. What did you do wrong?
    The Creative Commons Scavenger Hunt aims to demystify copyright, fair use, and creative commons; what you can use on your website and when, be it images, videos, audio or text.
    Come for the knowledge, leave with a prize for the team that finds the most items on the Creative Commons Scavenger Hunt!

  • Shanta R. Nathwani and Matt Graham: Creative Commons Scavenger Hunt

    WordCamp Rochester 2017Speakers: Shanta R. Nathwani, Matt Graham

    December 1, 2017 — This is going to be an interactive session to teach people about using Creative Commons license, mostly images. Our goal is to give a challenge and see how many people are able to find open source and copyright free images. This will include some tips as to where to find them, as well as implications of not using proper credit.
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  • Michelle Ames, Christine Baker Marriage, Tracy Rotton, Shanta Nathwani, Miriam Goldman: Women in WordPress (Panel Discussion)

    WordCamp Rochester 2017Speakers: Michelle Ames, Christine Baker Marriage, Tracy Rotton, Miriam Goldman, Shanta R. Nathwani

    November 26, 2017 — A frank and honest discussion with women who have been involved for different amounts of time in WordPress – ranging from development to designer to marketer.
    Panelists include:

    Michelle Ames
    Christine Baker Marriage
    Tracy Rotton
    Shanta Nathwani
    Miriam Goldman