Category Archive: Conferences

November 25, 2017 • Written by

WordCamp US – In Nashville!

In less than one week, WordPress enthusiasts from all over the globe will converge on Nashville, TN for WordCamp US - the annual pilgrimage to celebrate, learn about, and meet others interested in WordPress. Nashville's been my home for over 10 years now, and has a very strong WordPress community here. I've been very privileged…

October 11, 2017 • Written by

High Ed Web 2017: A Hart(ford) for Higher Ed

[caption id="attachment_4232" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Some super awesome presenter talking about Docker at HighEdWeb. Man does that guy look handsome ;) photo credit HighEdWeb.[/caption] I've only been home for a few hours, but the lessons and memories of HighEdWeb 2017 are still fresh on my mind.  I feel like one of the few people on earth that…

July 17, 2017 • Written by

Level Up Your WordPress Security

I had an amazing time speaking and networking at the #WPCampus Event in Buffalo this past weekend.  I was fortunate to be able to share some insight on the realm of Security, and make it (hopefully) more than a fruitless, confusion quest. First of all, here are my slides: https://www.slideshare.net/studionashvegas/level-up-your-wordpress-security And now, the caveats/prologues: I…

July 15, 2017 • Written by

WPCampus

I got a crash course in the world of "higher education" when I joined the amazing team at the Vanderbilt Web Communications department. Higher-Ed was a brand new world to me, and while a lot of the same issues carry over from "normal" web design, there's a whole different set of things to worry about.…

March 27, 2017 • Written by

Upcoming Conferences to Consider

I love conferences. There is a certain vibe you can only get from being in a room with people who are just as excited as you about a subject.  And not just because there's great speakers: some of my favorite times at a conference come from the "hallway track" - getting out of the session…

January 9, 2014 • Written by

A Light in Sin City: A New Media Expo (NMX) Recap

New Media Expo

Do you ever have one of those experiences that, even a few days after, still has you thinking?  Maybe it's a meeting with a friend, and they said just what needed to be said to get you motivated.  Or maybe it's knowing that there's a group of people that are going through the same things…

January 10, 2013 • Written by

New Media Expo: A Recap

For the past few days, I've been in beautiful Las Vegas for the 2013 New Media Expo.  You may know this event previously as "BlogWorld", but this year NMX took Vegas by storm.  It backed up to #CES, and there was a lot of overlap with events and some attendees sticking around to attend both.…

January 6, 2013 • Written by

New Media Expo: The Introduction

[caption id="attachment_2409" align="alignleft" width="201"] Thanks to @wpbeginner for taking this photo - and for the amazing shirt ;)[/caption] If you know me, you know that New Media Expo (formerly BlogWorld) is my absolute favorite event to attend during the year.  I average about six conferences a year (between the various WordCamps, PodCamps, and other camps),…

August 20, 2012 • Written by

NCDevCon

I know, I know. I haven't posted in a long time here, but I promise I'm working up some new stuff. It takes time, and that's something I haven't had a lot of lately. To tide you over, here's some fantastic news for anyone who's in NC: I'll be speaking at NCDevCon, one of North…

May 25, 2012 • Written by

BlogWorldExpo Interactive Map

I've recently found Google Map's "Map Builder", and realized that with BlogWorld nearing the 2 week warning it would be handy to visualize where I'd be going, staying, travelling to, etc.  So, here's a Google Map to help myself (and anyone who can use it) out. Click here to view the map by itself The…