WordPress 102 Session

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the WPWaterCooler broadcast on Monday, March 23, 2015 where the topic was “Teaching WordPress”. A big thanks to the organizers for having me on the show!

While most of us agreed on the majority of the content for WordPress 101, the content for a 102 session varied greatly. Some of the instructors got into theme development and others would talk about more of the administrative functions. Some would include the later as part of their “101” sessions, especially if it was a full day course.

I do a lot of WordPress 101 talks, not full courses and my question for everyone is: What would you like to see in MY WordPress 102 session? I really would appreciate the feedback, especially for those that have seen my WordPress 101 talks at Haltech, WordCamp Chicago (video), WordCamp New York, Women In ITM (WITM) and others.

Here’s the video from the WPWaterCooler (EP. 128):


WordPress 101 for Women In Information Technology Management

Here’s the first part of the presentation that I gave last night to Women in Information Technology Management at Ryerson University. The second half was more of demo that I’m hoping to document a little better and turn into a full course. Thanks to those who attended and supported the event. Awesome time!

WordCamp Tour 2015

As many of you know, I spoke at seven WordCamps last year and had an amazing time. Unfortunately, this doesn’t come cheap.  If you’re interested in donating to my trip this year, I’ve started a campaign on Tilt. I would appreciate donations of any size. It costs about $1000 per trip and my job doesn’t cover it. If you think I’ve done a good job, Please, consider donating to my campaign.

WordPress in Chalk

WordPress in Chalk

Commuter tells man to f*ck himself, then turns up for job interview with him

Commuter tells man to f*ck himself, then turns up for job interview with him

Source: Mashable

Be careful who you deal with out there. You never know who they might be or what they can do.

Commuter tells man to f*ck himself, then turns up for job interview with him.

Content Theft – What to Do — Support — WordPress.com

Great post by WordPress.com on Content Theft. Will be great content for my students!

Content Theft – What to Do — Support — WordPress.com.

Slides from Haltech Presentation on WordPress

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

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.

WordPress in Chalk

WordPress in Chalk

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

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!

Social Media for Startups Presentation for Entrepreneurship Fair 2014 at the McMaster Innovation Park

I had the pleasure of presenting alongside Jim Rudnick of KKT Interactive this past week at the Entrepreneurship Fair in the McMaster Innovation Park. These slides should be posted to their website soon enough. Enjoy!

WordCamp Tour 2014 Gallery #WordCampTour14

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!

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