I was going to write this last night, but after I got home from TechCamp Memphis, propped up my feet and plopped down on the couch with a glass of wine, I realized my brain was far too tired to write a cogent post.
Each one of these events I’m involved with I think is the best yet. But this one really was. Not only was attendance 50 percent higher than we’ve ever had, the level of engagement and interest was much higher. I presented twice and both audiences were attentive, engaged and eager to learn.
My first session was in the 101 track, Website Basics. It was a 10,000-foot overview of online presence strategies, and things to consider when planning a site. Here’s the presentation.
My second session was Getting Started with WordPress, an introduction for those just getting started with the platform. The slides for this presentation were my Plan B; Plan A was working on a live site I had installed just for the talk, which we were able to do until the wifi became somewhat unreliable. Since the slides for this talk were a backup, they’re not super exciting, but here they are anyway.
It was a great day, with lots of new faces. Major thanks and a hat tip to my friends Liz Jostes of Eli Rose Social Media, Tom Logue of Message Factors and, of course, Dave Barger of LunaWeb for their hard work in organizing TechCamp.