Dunwoody presentation march 26 - 2014

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  • http://www.wagento.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=89055930WAGENTO:Fast growing ecommerce company specializing in web development on the Magento platform
  • http://www.wagento.comhttp://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=89055930WAGENTO:Fast growing ecommerce company specializing in web development on the Magento platformLOCATIONS:Golden Valley – recently movedSouth America – opened last yearSELF-INTROEducational background in Marketing and ComputersCareer: Online Marketing PPC (Adwords, Bing, AdRoll) Email Marketing Affiliate Marketing SEO and SMMAt Wagento I wear a lot of hats: Project Management Account Management Pre-Sale Process Development Partner Programs Internships/Talent AcquisitionNOT A PROGRAMMER
  • Audience Questions
  • http://tomrobertshaw.net/2013/03/feb-2013-ecommerce-survey/
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  •  as of 2013, 240 million websites and 2.1 million web servers are using PHP
  • PHP: Personal Home PageDeveloped by RasmusLerdorf in 1994 and released in 1994
  • Google TrendsRegardless of the current platform that is popular, your PHP skills will be transferable. PHP was 4th in 2013 for hiring companies’ searches on Stack Overflow, and 6th in terms of top listings.
  • You need to understand PHP to get Magento certification.Only 9 registered Certified Magento Developers in MN
  • You need to know HTMLPHPMySQLXMLMagento’s file structure
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  • Dunwoody presentation march 26 - 2014

    1. 1. Matt Harrington Marketing Lead at Wagento.com
    2. 2. Matt Harrington Marketing Lead at Wagento.com
    3. 3. Audience Introductions Name and What you do? Are you a student, developer or business owner? Why are you interested? Optional: One thing you hope to learn/gain tonight Don’t Worry! Intros will be brief and you can stay seated.
    4. 4. Knowledge of PHP is important for being able to develop on many of the most popular platforms eCommerce Platforms
    5. 5. Knowledge of PHP is important for being able to develop on many of the most popular platforms eCommerce Platforms
    6. 6. Knowledge of PHP is important for being able to develop on many of the most popular platforms eCommerce Platforms
    7. 7. Top Ecommerce Platforms Tom Robertshaw Survey of Alex Top 1 Million ecommerce sites:
    8. 8. Top Ecommerce Platforms Tom Robertshaw Survey of Alex Top 1 Million ecommerce sites: http://tomrobertshaw.net/2013/03/feb-2013-ecommerce-survey/
    9. 9. Non-Ecommerce Sites Use PHP
    10. 10. PHP is like Cranberries It finds its way into everything
    11. 11. Why is PHP so Popular?
    12. 12. PHP Has Been Around Awhile 1995 – Rasmus Lerdorf Community of Supporters Free – open source
    13. 13. PHP is Flexible Whether it is used to add a dynamic date to your website or is used to perform complex logic, it’s flexibility has cemented its place in development for websites. It is ubiquitous on web servers.
    14. 14. PHP is Flexible Whether it is used to add a dynamic date to your website or is used to perform complex logic, it’s flexibility has cemented its place in development for websites. It is ubiquitous on web servers. • You can use it to collect information, • interact with a SQL Database, • build product catalogue search features, • render graphics on the fly
    15. 15. PHP and eCommerce PHP is used on all of these platforms, regardless of their trend in popularity
    16. 16. MySQL and Magento
    17. 17. Key Takeaway PHP (and other programming languages) is a transferrable skill.
    18. 18. Magento
    19. 19. Magento Certifications What does certification mean?
    20. 20. Magento Admin Basics User Accounts (Administrative Users, Roles) Customer User Accounts Products Categories CMS Pages/Static Blocks Invoicing Promo Codes

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