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John Housholder's talk on the Future of WordPress in Nashville during WordCamp Nashville on April 21st.

John Housholder's talk on the Future of WordPress in Nashville during WordCamp Nashville on April 21st.

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  • 1. Future ofWordPress in John Housholder @ahsodesigns #wcn12
  • 2. Who am I?• E-Commerce with Foxycart and WordPress presenter• Emma Emarketing plugin• Owner of Ah So Designs, local WordPress shop• MeetUp organizer with Randy Hicks• Art Institute of TNinstructor Interactive Media Web and @ahsodesigns
  • 3. Why this talk, why now?Phone convo with Andrea (our organizer)
  • 4. Goal of this talkIncrease knowledge,accessibility, and accountabilityin the Nashville WordPresscommunity
  • 5. Automattic CreedI will never stop learning. I won’t just work onthings that are assigned to me. I know there’s nosuch thing as a status quo. I will build ourbusiness sustainably through passionate andloyal customers. I will never pass up anopportunity to help out a colleague, and I’llremember the days before I knew everything. I ammore motivated by impact than money, and Iknow that Open Source is one of the mostpowerful ideas of our generation. I willcommunicate as much as possible, because it’sthe oxygen of a distributed company. I am in amarathon, not a sprint, and no matter how faraway the goal is, the only way to get there is byputting one foot in front of another every day.Given time, there is no problem that’sinsurmountable.Matt Mullenweg viahttp://ma.tt/2011/09/automattic-creed/
  • 6. The Numbers303 members of the Nashville MeetupGroup282 people in Nashville mentionWordPress in their LinkedIn profiles44 Facebook members of WordPressNashville148 followers of @wpnashville onTwitter220 people registered for theWordCamp Nashville
  • 7. Breakdown of people here today: • 10% Advanced 10% • 20% Developers 35% • 32% Intermediate 21% • 34% Beginner 33% • 4% Margin of Error
  • 8. Let me show youWordPress Bingo !Taken from Jane Well’s presentation at WordCamp Birmingham : http://www.slideshare.net/janeforshort/wordpress-bingo-at-wordcamp-birmingham-2012
  • 9. MeetUp Difficulties Location Scheduling Parking MeetUp.com
  • 10. The Solution (some of it)GOAL:To connect Nashville WordPressdevelopers, designers, andcontent creators using an onlinefree resource
  • 11. You are a designer, you need a localdeveloper: two clicks : DONEYou are a developer who needs a design:two clicks: DONEYou are a business who needs WordPresstraining for your employees: two clicks:DONE
  • 12. HOW?WPNashville.com • portals with search • commenting system • badges
  • 13. What about.....MeetUpTwitterFacebookNewsletter • Meetups, projects, community events • Featured monthly • designers • developers • content creator
  • 14. What is the future ofWordPress inNashville......Better MeetupsMore collaboration
  • 15. What now?sign up at wpnashville.com
  • 16. Let’s start!• talk to those around you• commit to coming to the next Meetup • TUESDAY MAY 15th: Social about WordCamp• share contact info
  • 17. See everyone tonight