UPDATE: Slides for this event can be downloaded ahead of time from my website: http://wp.me/p2Yit8-h4
Many of the WordCamps hold a session before the WordCamps for beginners that helps guide them through what they will see during the weekend as well as give them a start that will help them through the talks. I'd like to give my "WordPress 101" talk that I've delivered at WordCamp Chicago and NYC last year, WordCamp Milwaukee this year, as well as to Women in ITM at Ryerson University and Haltech. You don't have to attend WordCamp to attend this session, but priority will be given to those that are attending that weekend. -Shanta
Here's a description:
"This talk will introduce WordPress to people that have never touched the platform. People want to know what their getting into! What kind of commitment does this mean? What things can it do for me on social media? Time permitting, a quick look at the dashboard and take questions that people have. Why would people use WordPress? I’m happy to tailor it if there is something specific that I’ve missed. This talk assumes no prior knowledge and simply gives the "alphabet" to learn the "library" of WordPress."