iThemes creates premium WordPress themes, plugins and they host ‘BootCamps’ for their clients, and anyone else who wants to learn about how they can use the iThemes Builder WordPress theme framework to make awesome web sites.
But, let me backup a little bit here. . .
I had mentioned my trip to Austin for the SXSW Interactive conference that I attended in March. If you EVER get the chance to go, I highly recommend it. Each and every single time I attend SXSW, the networking and opportunities that you can find there are amazing! While there this year, I had the fortunate opportunity to spend some quality time with the great folks over at iThemes: Cory Miller, Matt, Danner, James Dalman and Brad Ulrich. These are a great group of guys and their passion for designing great web sites and giving users the tools to enable them to do it is contagious!
Check out the video interview I did with Cory Miller – it was a lot of fun!
So, I met up with them – had dinner with them and enjoyed a lot of shop talk. The end result ended up being a very gracious invitation to have me join them for their upcoming Builder Bootcamp in Oklahoma City April 23-24th, 2010. I couldn’t turn it down — so I’m very happy to announce that I will be joining their Builder Bootcamp, giving a little talk to their group about why using WordPress is such an awesome idea because it’s such a fantastic content management system.
We will also be giving away signed copies of my book WordPress For Dummies while I’m there and I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone who is attending. Here are a few of the great topics they will be covering during their 2-day event:
- The keys and benefits to using WordPress as a CMS
- How to install and optimize WordPress for search engine optimization and every day use
- The best tools to use for WordPress and Builder web design
- How to backup, restore and secure your WordPress sites
- What WordPress theme files do and how Builder works
- Graphic design tips and tricks to personalize your WP sites
- Tips for customizing Builder with Child Themes and CSS through Style Manager
- How to make your website a marketing hub for your clients and yourself
Tickets are still available – however, there are only 20 seats left, so if you are in the OKC area and are able to make it – go on over and register today (tell them I sent you over, that will make me feel all warm and fuzzy!)
As an aside – – I have some announcements coming over the next month (or so) about some exciting collaborations I am doing with the WebDesign.com team – headed up by iThemes founder, Cory Miller and WebDesign.com’s Vice-President, James Dalman. Exciting stuff coming in the near future, and I will announce as soon as I am able!
In the meantime, if you are able and/or interested in making it to Oklahoma City for the iThemes Builder Bootcamp and would like more information – drop me a comment in this post, and I’ll get you the info you need!
Big thanks to Cory Miller and the iThemes team for including me in their weekend of Bootcamp fun – I’m really looking forward to it!