WordCamp Speakers

Oct 21, 2008

Wordcamp Speaker: Mitchell Dwyer

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Blogging in Education Because a teacher is often a single source of communication for a large number of recipients, education and blogging are an easy fit. Though there are a few landmines to consider, free or low-cost options for teachers interested in blogging abound. With careful attention to possible pitfalls, however, many educators discover that [...]


Oct 14, 2008

Wordcamp Panel: Why Blog? with Sid, Lindsea, Aaron, Christa, and Joe

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Why Blog? A panel discussion about why individuals as well as businesses should blog. Topics will include networking for individuals, branding, and customer relations for business. We'll also discuss blogging versus traditional media as a platform for reaching customers. We will also offer case studies, which will include personal examples, Google, Adobe, Twitter and more. [...]


Oct 13, 2008

WordCamp Schedule is Out(standing!)

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Here's the working WordCamp schedule. Note that this track of PodcampHawaii is pre-arranged. We wanted to make sure some specific topics were covered, and we did! w00t! Friday, Oct. 24 TimeTopicSpeaker(s) 8:00 - 9:15amRegistration & Networking 9:15 - 9:35amWelcome to PodCamp and WordCamp Hawai'i 9:45 - 10:45amWhy Blog?Sid, Lindsea, Aaron, Christie 11:00am - NoonEasily Create [...]


Oct 13, 2008

Wordcamp Speaker: Ryan Ozawa

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Making Personal Connections Before the Internet was a platform for big business, it was a platform for personal expression and exploration. Personal web pages and online journals sprouted up amongst the university course plans and technical manuals. The rest is history. Yet for all the focus on the online, it's when connections reach offline than [...]


Oct 10, 2008

Wordcamp Speaker: Shane Robinson

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How to setup a WordPress blog UPDATE: After going over the schedule we realized we didn't really have a basic WordPress Howto session. And because the original session I proposed, EASILY CREATE AND MANAGE UNLIMITED WEBSITES WITH WORDPRESS MU (MULTI-USER) is a bit more advanced, I decided to drop back to a more basic session [...]


Oct 10, 2008

Wordcamp Speaker: Ian Lind

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Don't try this at home: Avoiding wrecks on the bloggers' highway Blogging can be immensely rewarding. It can also be dangerous. I can say that with some authority because, according to several accounts, I was the first person who lost a job because of my blog. Learn how to spot and avoid some of the [...]


Oct 10, 2008

Wordcamp Speaker: Holly Hagen

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Standing out from the crowd: You, Your Brand, and Your WordPress Theme This session will teach you how you can strengthen your brand or identity by making some simple changes to your WordPress theme. Holly will touch on design theory, inspiration, theme implementation, and how she has used WP as a (lite)CMS. Holly's slides are [...]


Oct 10, 2008

Wordcamp Speaker: Charlene Amsden

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Making Things Personal I will talk about several points in making blogs personal, and encouraging visitor interaction with my site. A comment is not a bunch of words in a little box. It is a direct connection to another person. Treat it as such. (Respect.) Expose yourself! Share your hopes dreams, wishes, values, etc. Be [...]


Oct 9, 2008

Wordcamp Speaker: Bill Sodeman

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How to Blog Your Career Without Breaking Your Budgets Bill Sodeman uses WordPress to document and organize his teaching activities, academic writing and social media projects. His techniques are also helpful for graduate students, sole proprietors, small business owners, and anyone who wants to document their professional and academic activities. Entrepreneurs and university faculty are [...]


Oct 9, 2008

Wordcamp Speaker: Lorelle VanFossen

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Woopra: It Just Takes One Lots of us blog, or would like to write a blog. Most of us readily admit that we want people (friends, colleagues, business partners, strangers) to read our blogs. But how do we know if anyone is reading our posts, and what they like? Lorelle blogged about Woopra recently. In [...]