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University hosts WordPress conference

By Erica Learned

The internationally held WordCamp seminar comes to Texas A&M-San Antonio Oct. 22 offering a day-long techie event for beginners and experts to learn more about WordPress.

WordPress is a free software system, primarily used in the advancement of blogs and businesses. Since its creation in 2003, WordPress has been used in the creation of over 75 million websites internationally.

The low-cost, educational event invites everyone to network and share ideas while participating in a diverse selection of workshops and training sessions. WordCamp 2016 costs $20, which includes lunch, parking and a T-shirt. Register for the event here.

WordCamp 2016 promises to be an education drenched day, filled with lectures from various locally sourced minds on all things WordPress covering topics ranging from managing business growth on WordPress, to the impact of visuals on your website.

“All of our speakers are rock stars for donating their time to help the community learn,” said Wayne McWilliams,WordPress developer and lead instructor at a local web design firm WebTegrity. McWilliams is lead organizer of WordCamp San Antonio.

Guest lecturers will “speak on topics that might help people grow in whatever it is that they do with WordPress,” he added.

Topics include business growth, WordPress design, as well as beginner topics for WordPress users.

Between 200 to 300 attendees are expected to turn out for the this WordCamp event. Hosts hope to make WordPress an annual event.

All ticket purchases and answers to any further questions can be found on their website

“We want to help grow our WordPress community and help expand our little corner of tech in the San Antonio industry,” McWilliams said. “These events help people sharpen their coding skills, design skills, business skills, networking skills.”

About the Author

Erica Learned
Erica Learned is a senior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. She studies communications with an emphasis in journalism as well as political science. Erica has previously worked as a journalist for the South Texan at Texas A&M Kingsville, and as a sports reporter for KTSW radio at Texas State University. She also had the opportunity to work under Lynda Obst at Sony picture studios in Los Angeles, California as a production assistant as well as assisting Mrs. Obst with her personal autobiography. She aspires to work in the marketing field after graduation.

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