2012 State of iThemes Address: Make Waves

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2012 State of iThemes Address: Make Waves

  1. 1. State of iThemes AddressFeb. 29, 2012Cory Miller, Founder
  2. 2. State of iThemesThe Story of iThemesIntroducing the Make WavesThemeShare Team Specific Goals(What’s Coming Next)Announcing the Make WavesManifestoQuestion and Answer
  3. 3. The Story of iThemes Who We Are & Where We’ve Been
  4. 4. Our StoryStarted in January 2008Now with 25 team membersHeadquartered in Oklahoma CityNamed OKC’s 7th Fastest Growing Private CompanyOur Mission: Make People’s Lives AwesomeDo the work we love while we supporting our awesomecustomer community
  5. 5. iThemes Annual Retreat Feb. 14-15, 2012
  6. 6. We are pretty goofy sometimes!
  7. 7. ‘Make Waves’ Our 2012 Theme
  8. 8. Our MissionMaking People’sLives Awesome
  9. 9. How We Do That ...Making Web DesignFun and Easy (Easier)
  10. 10. Make Waves means ... Be Bold. Be Daring. Disrupt the Status Quo. Innovate. Make Better. For You.
  11. 11. Team Specific Goals Through Mid-Summer 2012
  12. 12. iThemes.comReleased Ecommerce Themes & several moreTotal Builder Child Themes: 63Working on BuddyPress ThemesNext is Events BlockMore Themes, Better Themes, More FeaturesChris is working on next big theme innovation projectfrom iThemes (Release scheduled for mid-Summer)
  13. 13. At iThemes Our goal is to make web design fun & easy by offering easy to use website builder tools with a complete design palette at your disposal
  14. 14. PluginBuddy.comReleased Slides & Frolic PluginsTotal Number of Pro Plugins Released: 18PluginBuddy Developer Suite is our Hottest Package &Best ValueBackupBuddy 3.0 in the works (late March release)March is BackupBuddy MonthNew BIG plugin project started after BackupBuddy 3.0
  15. 15. At PluginBuddy Our goal is to make web design fun & easy by letting you do more cool things with WordPress
  16. 16. WebDesign.comRoughly 340+ Hours of 24/7 Training in VaultHeld 2 live events in OKC this yearWorking on 2 more non-OKC live eventsAdding 15+ Hours of Fresh Content a MonthTalking to New Guest Experts to Add Value, TopicsPlanning a Kid’s Programming Camp this summer
  17. 17. WebDesign.comCovering these topics each month: Members Only Chat SEO BluePrint Basics BizDev PluginFocus Monthly Peek BluePrint Advanced Getting Started with WebDesign CSS Educating the jQuery Educators
  18. 18. At WebDesign.com Our goal is to make web design fun & easy by offering professional, cutting-edge training in WordPress web design
  19. 19. Our Other Projects Ebooks AllureThemes.com Friends of iThemes MadeByWheat.com Education Program BuildAWebsite.com iThemesTV TheDiv.org
  20. 20. Some of the People Behind the Scenes - Our Central Team
  21. 21. Introducing TheMake WavesManifestos
  22. 22. MakeWaves2012.com 6 ‘We Believe’ Statements
  23. 23. Our Goal For This Is ... To Make Meaning.
  24. 24. My Goal For You ... To Enlist You. To Rally the Fleet.
  25. 25. 1. We Believe .... Web Design Should Be Fun.
  26. 26. 1. Web Design Should Be Fun.Help 5,000 People Build Sites in WordPress.Help 2,000 People Get Started Learning Web Design.
  27. 27. 2. We Believe .... In Web Entrepreneurship.
  28. 28. 2. Web EntrepreneurshipHelp 200 Freelancers Get Their First Paid Gig.Help 10 Freelancer Go Full-Time.
  29. 29. 3. We Believe .... In WordPress.
  30. 30. 3. Give Back to WordPressEnlist & Equip 500 People to Contribute Back to WP.
  31. 31. 4. We Believe .... Every WordPress Site Should Be Safe & Secure.
  32. 32. 4.Safe & Secure WordPress Sites250,000 WordPress sites with good backup solution.
  33. 33. 5. We Believe .... In Investing in People.
  34. 34. 5. Investing in PeopleEnlist 200 People Committed to Learning & Growing.
  35. 35. 6. We Believe .... In Web Freedom.
  36. 36. 6. Web FreedomEnlist 500 People to Fight for Web Freedom
  37. 37. We Believe1 Web Design Should Be Fun2 Web Entrepreneurship3 WordPress4 Every WP Site Safe & Secure5 Investing in People6 Web Freedom
  38. 38. What ThisMeans for You
  39. 39. Join Us inMaking WavesThis Year
  40. 40. ‘If you want to go fast, go alone.If you want to go far, go together.’ -African Proverb
  41. 41. Pledge Now atMakeWaves2012.com Setting Sail March 2012
  42. 42. Questions & Input

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