Slides from Haltech Presentation on WordPress
Posted by Shanta on January 16th, 2015
Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday do see my presentation on WordPress 101. Here are the slides, but please feel free to ask more questions here! It is certainly a long conversation, so let’s get it started!
WordPress 101 at Haltech RIC
Posted by Shanta on January 13th, 2015
Haltech is hosting me to do a WordPress 101 session this coming Thursday, January 15, 2014 at 9 am at the Burlington Hive. If you are interested, please sign up here: REGISTER.
You can take a look at my WordCamp Tour 2014 in my gallery.
Feel free to take a look at some presentations I gave in 2014 on various WordPress topics at WordCamps across North America:
WordCamp Ottawa – Content Architecture Workshop
WordCamp Chicago – WordPress 101 | Video
WordCamp Milwaukee – Content Architecture
WordCamp New York – WordPress 101
WordCamp Los Angeles – WordPress for Non-Profits
WordCamp Buffalo – Content Architecture
WordCamp Toronto – Content Architecture
CCT406 Capstone Project – Client Submission Form
Posted by Shanta on December 30th, 2014
This is the form to be completed if you are interested in becoming a client for the CCT406 course starting on January 6, 2014 at Sheridan College as part of the ICCIT Joint Program with the University of Toronto at Mississauga. We are looking to work directly with clients of any size, either for profit or not-for-profit. Ideally, these clients will be located in Mississauga, Oakville or Burlington, but we are open to suggestions.
We are doing the “discovery” part of the project at no cost. In April, groups will present their analysis and findings in the form of a proposal of what they are recommending to the client. They will present their discovery in front of their peers, their instructors/professors, a set of “Dragons” that will drill them and other invited guests, including the clients. Clients will receive a copy of the proposal. Clients will NOT receive the final product. Our hope is that clients will be so impressed that they will be willing to hire them to implement their recommendation. There is no obligation to do so, but we think you will like what you see.
Ideally, we would like our groups to be formed and select their clients on the first day. There is no guarantee that a client will be chosen, but everyone that submits will receive a response. Either I, or my co-instructor, may contact you for any clarification that might be needed. We will not divulge any of the information you give us to anyone outside of the project, unless we have your permission.
By submitting this form, you are expressing an interest. If you don’t wish to proceed, please contact me immediately, PRIOR to the start of the course so we can withdraw it from selection. If you require further information, please contact me directly. We look forward to working with you!
WordCamp Tour 2014 Gallery #WordCampTour14
Posted by Shanta on November 19th, 2014
If a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ve just written the WordCamp Tour Book 2014. Here are photos from WordCamps in Ottawa, New York City, Milwaukee, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto. Enjoy!
WordCamp Toronto 2014 – Content Architecture
Posted by Shanta on November 16th, 2014
Thanks to WordCamp Toronto for having me back for a third year to talk about Content Architecture! I’m really excited to finish my WordCamp Tour 2014 in my home town. I’ll update the photos to reflect it soon, but rather than write it out, here are my photos from the journey!
I welcome the feedback and hope you will enjoy. I presented a similar version at WordCamp Buffalo (2013 and 2014) and again at WordCamp Milwaukee 2014 and got great feedback from that one.
Crowdsourcing My Next Business Card Picture
Posted by Shanta on October 1st, 2014
Last year, if you may recall, l posted about my business card experiment. Thanks to everyone who read the post, participated and listened to my story. Most successful experiments have a great story. I’ve determined which photo did the best (in terms of getting traffic to my website), which ones were taken most often and which one didn’t do so well. l will post separately on my findings, but I need to find a new photo! I’m going to remove this photo:
Keeping in mind that these are the three photos that I’m keeping:
Which of these would you use? I’m still working out some issues with photos uploading/displaying properly in WordPress over the last few versions, so I apologize if you can’t see them all that properly. Would welcome any comments as well!
Click HERE to go to the POLL!
Posted by Shanta on September 15th, 2014
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!
WordCamp Buffalo 2014 – Content Architecture
Posted by Shanta on September 13th, 2014
Thanks to WordCamp Buffalo for having me back for a second time to talk about Content Architecture! I was glad to be chosen last year too, but I’ve got the new and improved slides here. I welcome the feedback and hope you will enjoy. I presented a similar version at WordCamp Milwaukee 2014 and got great feedback from that one.
WordPress for Non-Profits Talk at WordCamp Los Angeles 2014 #WCLAX
Posted by Shanta on September 6th, 2014
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.