September 15

HackerNest Classes

I’ve joined learn.HackerNest to offer some introductory classes! At this time, we are figuring out the venue, but I am open to suggestions! I teach in Oakville, live in Hamilton and in Toronto on a regular basis. Where would you like to have these? Please visit the link that suits you best!

Intro to HTML and CSS - HackerNest

Intro to HTML and CSS – HackerNest

Intro to WordPress - HackerNest

Intro to WordPress – HackerNest

September 6

WordPress for Non-Profits Talk at WordCamp Los Angeles 2014 #WCLAX

Thanks to everyone who came to my presentation on WordPress for Non-Profits at WordCamp Los Angeles. I encourage everyone to put in some of their own cases and keep the conversation going. I know I didn’t cover everything, but that was partly the intent. Please let me know what I can do to improve this session and what else you would like me to talk about in future.

 

August 2

WordCamp NYC – WordPress 101 Talk

The WPEngine T-shirt for WCNYC

The WPEngine T-shirt for WCNYC

Thanks to WordCamp NYC for letting me present WordPress 101 again. I love this topic and tag-teaming with Marc Benzakein presenting the WordPress Dashboard was even better. Here’s the slide deck from the presentation which has some more resources from when I presented it at WordCamp Chicago. If there are more questions, please ask!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 30

Teaching Technology at DevTO – Slide Deck

A big thanks to DevTO and the amazing people at Shopify for hosting our talk on Teaching Technology with Marc Lijour of Cisco. Here are my presentation slides from the event, but as those who attended will know, the conversation was much more than just the slides! I still welcome feedback on this topic and want to make sure we’re going in the right direction. Amazing time was had by all, and great job by my students that actually attended!

Here are three of my students that decided to come out and support me. Thanks to @JoshuaKYuh for the photo!

Here are three of my students that decided to come out and support me. Thanks to @JoshuaKYuh for the photo!

July 26

WordCamp Milwaukee 2014 – Content Architecture

Thanks to everyone who came out to my talk yesterday at WordCamp Milwaukee. It was a small group but a well knit one. Apologies again for the technical difficulties, but here are the slides in all their glory! I would really love to hear some feedback on this, so please feel free to let me know how I can improve the talk.

July 11

Teaching Tech and Tech For Learning – A #DevTO Presentation

Ginny and I at the anniversary party for DevTO

After attending almost every #DevTO event ever created, I’ve finally stepped up to the plate and decided to give my own DevTO Talk: Teaching Tech. I’ve teamed up with Marc Lijour of Cisco to present to you not only how Tech is delivered at Sheridan College (and many more places) but also how it is taught in the current system. We all know that none of this stuff is perfect, but my hope in delivering this talk is to start bridging the gaps. Are we as educators delivering the correct material to deliver to the working world the best we can? What are we missing? Are we on the right track? What are the biggest challenges?

Make sure you get on the list to attend, and I hope to see you there! I’m on record as being the first tech woman to attend, and that was only their second meetup, so I’m definitely a diehard!  A quick note that many of my students are filling up the list pretty quick, so I suggest doing it now!

Still not convinced? Check out the link to the event on DevTO.ca and then register here:

Teaching Tech & Tech for Learning

Monday, Jul 28, 2014, 7:00 PM

Shopify
80 Spadina Ave

128 Members Attending

Teaching Technology – Shanta NathwaniTechnology is changing fast, and so does teaching. Shanta will talk about an innovative program blending communication, design, and technology run at Sheridan College in partnership with the University of Toronto at Mississauga. They are taught to be the translators of business needs to technology solutions and…

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July 10

WordCamp NYC 2014: WordPress 101 – Beginner Track Announcement

WordCamp NYC

Our friends over at WordCamp NYC (#WCNYC) have just posted the announcement for the beginner track being presented on Saturday, August 2. And guess who’s doing WordPress 101? This gal…again! Thanks to the gang at WordCamp Chicago (#WCChi) for letting me present this topic last month.

Looking forward to a new set of attendees and with it new questions. Anything you want me to cover? Would appreciate some feedback from the last one as well as input for the next one. Constant improvement is what it’s all about!

Here’s the announcement for the Beginner Workshops at WordCamp New York City.

July 3

WordCamp Chicago 2014 Video

WordCamp Chicago 2014 Pilsner Glasses

Many thanks to WordCamp Chicago for letting me come and speak on WordPress 101 this year. I really had an amazing time. Here’s the video posted on WordPress.tv and I’ll be presenting this again at WordCamp New York City 2014.

One of the things I promised was some of the resources from my presentation:

Learning Code

Codecademy: http://codecademy.com

Lynda.com: http://lynda.com

Mozilla Webmaker: http://webmaker.org/ (I apologize for incorrectly calling it Web Kit in my talk).

You can view my slides on my previous post here. If there is anything else you would like me to add, please feel free to let me know! Would appreciate the feedback as well especially since I’m going to present it again.