Leveling Up: Resources and Strategies for Becoming Better At Your Craft

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The Iron Yard - St. Petersburg & Tampa

260 1st Ave South Suite 300 · Saint Petersburg, FL

How to find us

Entrance to the Iron Yard is facing 1st Avenue South. Take the Gold/Brass Elevator up to the 3rd Floor. Parking is FREE in Downtown St Pete on the Street after 6pm.

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WordPress has a double-edged sword when it comes to talent. On the one side, thanks to an amazing community and marketplace, it’s easy to get a professional looking site up and running quickly. On the other, WordPress is easy enough to get into that it attracts “professionals” that are looking to cut corners in pursuit of the quick buck. As both a developer and educator in the space, Chris Wiegman will break down some of the benefits and problems with getting started in an environment such as WordPress and we’ll discuss ways to both level up your own career as well as what to watch out for when you’re looking for someone to help with your business.

Guest Speaker: Chris Weigman is a developer for UF Health at the University of Florida who has been working on WordPress since 2008. Over the years Chris built one of the largest security plugins on WordPress.org (http://wordpress.org/) as well as numerous other plugins, themes and other solutions. When not coding Chris loves to teach and has presented at numerous WordCamps and other conferences as well as taught computer security for St. Edward’s University and other University courses ranging from computers to aviation.