Speakers: James Tryon

  • James Tryon: What’s a Wapuu?

    WordCamp Jacksonville 2019Speaker: James Tryon

    June 7, 2020 — Mascots play a key role in the community! A talk about how our unofficial mascot helps our community grow, plus some tips on making your own Wapuu.

  • James Tryon: Watch Edit Repeat: Today’s Story of User Tracking

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: James Tryon

    December 10, 2017 — Do you really know how your users are using your site? Do you know where they are coming from? Do you have any idea on what marketing paths are working best that you are currently using?

    In this talk, we will go over real world examples and tools we use on a daily basis to improve our client’s user experiences by removing roadblocks and increasing conversions.

    Buzzwords: Heat Maps, Screen Recording, Analytics, Link Tracking, and Effort

  • James Tryon: Understanding Your Project Before You Start

    WordCamp Miami 2015Speaker: James Tryon

    June 29, 2015 — Let’s take a step back and think about our project. We need to understand the project, the company we are building the site for, and all the goals associated with the project.

    So many people rush in. Sometimes we are too eager to get started, or we are too worried about how it will look or a specific due date. This leads to upset clients, under quoting your work or the very worst – project failure. Let’s fix that.

    After this talk, you should know things like:

    – Planning/breaking down entire projects

    – Defining the problems you are trying to fix.

    – Defining and setting goals.

    – Defining your target audience and learning to view things through their eyes.

    – Creating a site map.

    – Defining all the custom Post types and Taxonomies.

    – Planning an order of attach.

    – Setting timelines

    – The importance of communication.

    – Understanding how Project Management is just as important as anything else.

    Anyone that built or is thinking about starting a website would benefit from this talk. Even advanced developers could get a lot out of a talk like this.

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  • Panel Discussion: Running An Agency

    WordCamp Orlando 2014Speakers: Scott Mann, Karim Marucchi, James Tryon, Michelle Schulp

    March 30, 2015 — A discussion with four agency owners in a moderated panel. Learn what makes them tick.

  • James Tryon: Research and Discovery Phase

    WordCamp Tampa 2014Speaker: James Tryon

    October 18, 2014 — Making a website is more then making pretty picture and some sales jargon. You have to fully understand the project, your audience, current traffic trends and the even more important – the business goals before every writing a line of code.

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