• 6:30: Networking & Pizza
• 7:00: Presentations
Presentation 1: Easy Steps for Social Integration with WordPress
Ed Perry -
Description: This presentation will discuss various options and techniques for the integration of social media into your WordPress websites. Most of the techniques discussed will leverage plugins and require very little coding knowledge. Topics covered include social share and following, social logins and comments, social broadcasting, social paywalls, and even how to create your own social network, all using WordPress.
President, The Beacon Agency
Ed is the President and Founder of the Beacon Agency, a digital agency in Houston, Texas that provides marketing, advertising, and technology products and services to small businesses across the country. Beacon specializes in helping local small businesses attract and service more leads. Beacon operates solely online with a distributed workforce, using cloud technologies and automation to operate with minimal overhead. This allows us to provide the same quality of service as much larger agencies, but in a more efficient and timely manner and at a cost that small businesses can afford.
Outside of Beacon, Ed also provides business and nonprofit consulting in the areas of business process, sales, marketing, and technology. He is an active outdoors man and can often be found fishing, kayaking, and camping in his spare time, which is never as often as he would like. He is a digital nomad, and travels around the US frequently for client visits, speaking engagements, WordCamps, and outdoor adventures. Ed is also a philanthropist and serves on the board of several nonprofits and associations He is a proud and active alumnus of the University of Miami and the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
** Postponed to next month**
XX Presentation 2: Growing by giving backXX
Jim Reevior -
Nine years ago, I was just starting out as a full-time developer when I heard about a brand new volunteer opportunity. New England GiveCamp set out to develop websites for charities over the course of one weekend. I volunteered to use my newfound skills to help non-profits, and I haven’t stopped since. In this talk, I’ll discuss the feedback loop of giving back — how volunteering has helped me grow as a developer, which in turn allows me to give even more.
Jim Reevior is a web developer for Boston University. To give back to open source and humanity, he is a co-organizer for the Boston WordPress Meetup, WordCamp Boston, and New England GiveCamp. Linux is his operating system of choice, vim is where he is most comfortable writing code. He can also speak Windows, macOS and even DOS as a party trick.