WordPress as a Marketing Portal
Simon Ellington (above left) from Brand Unify has been using WordPress for about 5 years. Simon is 9 parts designer 1 part web designer so chose WordPress because of how accessible it was for someone non-technical.
Brand Unify uses WordPress as a framework to build marketing portals which help organisations control and streamline their marketing activities which can become challenging for multi-location organisations.
Simon will give a demonstration of a marketing portal and talk about how WordPress has risen to the challenge without the need to be a php whizz.
You can find (and follow) Simon Ellington here:
Chris O'Dell (above right) from Foxdell Codesmiths has been developing software using the Microsoft technology stack for over 20 years to build web, windows and back-end systems.
For the past 8 years he has also been using WordPress, building sites and plugins for a wide variety of side projects.
Chris' philosophy regarding WordPress is that it makes a great platform for getting a minimum viable product up and running and in front of those it matters to most, your potential customers.
In this talk he will go through why he thinks WordPress makes a great starting point, and how it can be used as a software foundation to get your product up and running.
You can find (and follow) Chris O'Dell here:
This meeting is sponsored by Twin Dots (http://www.twindots.com/) the leading branding, design and development agency in Newmarket. Twin Dots has clients like Cambridge Marketing College, 450 GSM, Racing Welfare, and Devam the jewellers.
The usual format:
18:45: Roll up for a couple of beers in the foyer, & chat, mingle etc.
19:15 start: Everyone introduces themselves: 20 seconds max, mainly describing their involvement with WordPress.
2. Up to 3 * 3 minute pitches. Share discoveries, useful tips, requests for help with charitable projects.
3: WordPress News with our star reporter Ben Attenborough.
4. Presentation Local Development
5. Clinic: Bring along a problem, and the audience will offer advice. If we can't, maybe we'll have a solution by next meeting.
Kinda aiming to finish the formal part by about 21:00, depending on everyone's enthusiasm to chat & discuss.
6. Beer & networking: We should leave by about 21:45 at the latest.