8 SketchNotes From Expert Presentations at WordCamp Miami
And links to tons of great WordPress resources.
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— Raymmar Tirado (@RayTirado) June 2, 2015
This weekend I attended my first WordCamp in Miami Florida. In case you dont know, a WordCamp, as described by the WordCamp Central website is…
A conference that focuses on everything WordPress.
WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.
I have been using WordPress as a CMS for a almost 3 years now. As my blog gains momentum and I start to learn more about how take full advantage of the WordPress platform, I thought it was important to start getting more involved with the WordPress community itself. Not to mention a few of my local developer friends have recently been encouraging me to attend a WordCamp. So I went.
I would usually take notes at a conference like this in Evernote, but recently, I’ve been playing around with a concept called sketchnoting.
Sketchnoting is a visual form of note taking. But instead of simply writing everything down word for word, I sketch visual reminders and lay out the information in some sort of visual higherarchy based on what I think is relevant about whatever it is I am taking notes on. It’s like a super advanced form of doodling. And to be honest, it is an amazing way to remember the main talking points at a glance.
Anyway… instead of telling you about it, why don’t I just show you.
Presented by: Chris Lema
Chris Lema is a powerhouse in the world of WordPress. He is the CTO at Crowd Favorite — a WordPress development company. He is a prolific speaker, blogger and is even available by the minute for quick consultaionts on Clarity.fm. He is definitely a crowd favorite when it comes to anything WordPress.
Main Takeaway: Use your environment to find inspitations for the stories you tell. Ideas are all around you.
Presented by: Jeremy Pound
Jeremy Pound is the CEO of Juicy Results a internet marketing firm for the fortune 5 million. He is also the author of The Bootstrapper’s Guide to SEO which is a toolkit that is designed to help launch and manage your SEO initiatives.
Free tools – Sales Intelligence Sitemap Planner on Google Sheets
Main Takeaway: You should be using marketing automation and lead scoring to drive online sales
Presented by: Sarra Vasselov
Presented by: Becky Davis
Becky Davis is a WordPress developer and designer. Her talk was focused on the importance of sound information architechture and giving the user an easy path to get to the right information on your website.
Main Takeaway: Having a lot of information is only awesome if people can find what they are looking for.
WordCamp Miami was a blast and I recommend it for anyone who is using WordPress or even interested in learning more about it.
If there was one thing I took away from the entire weekend it is that the WordPress community is small but powerful and there is a lot of new innovation on its way.
Oh, and it is definitely not too late to get in on the action. You just have to be willing to learn and then take a little initiative.
I really enjoyed the way you perceived and presented others’ presentations.
Thanks for the love. I am pretty new to the world of Sketchnotes but I have had fun doing them.