The Art Institute Of California — Sacramento degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.
Learn more at: www.artinstitutes.edu/sacramento
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Get To Know Treighton Mauldin
Treighton’s professional career started in construction management where he worked for a number of large General Contractors on a large variety of projects. After about eight years, he realized that his heart wasn’t in it, and decided to pursue a career in programming. He has now been in web development for about two years, working on projects ranging from simple static sites to more complex web applications with a variety of integrations. He is currently a web developer for Page Design Group in Sacramento, CA.
We’re thrilled Treighton will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on WordPress And Git!
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Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites.
This single plugin enables Photon (a global CDN for images), uptime monitoring, brute force protection, traffic-boosting tools, single sign on, multiple-site management, and automatic or bulk plugin updates. Additionally Jetpack includes several features that help you customize the look and feel of your site without installing other tools.
More information can be found at jetpack.com.
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This is the fifth post in a series to help you get to know our 2016 WordCamp Sacramento organizers a little better! You’ve already met Jose Castaneda, Bill Mead, John Locke, and 2016 Lead Jennifer Bourn, and today we’re introducing you to Jake Goldman.
Jake Goldman is the President & Founder of 10up, a web agency focused on outstanding content management experiences, with full time designers, engineers, strategists, and systems experts. Jake bootstrapped 10up from a 1 man show to a leading force in the WordPress market with over 120 employees, and customers like ESPN, Microsoft, Google, TED, Dropbox, and AARP — to name just a few — in 4 years. He has been building websites since the mid 90s, and his analyses have been quoted on publications like Fast Company and c|net. He is a core contributor to WordPress, and maintains some of the highest rated plug-ins on the official repository; cumulatively, they have been downloaded nearly 1 million times. He’s also a proud web community volunteer: he co-organized the first WordCamp Boston in 2010 while living in Rhode Island, started the Providence WordPress Meetup in late 2010, and rebooted the Sacramento WordPress Meetup in 2013.
Be sure to give Jake at shout out on Twitter and don’t forget to use our hashtag #wcsac.
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WordCamp Happiness Bar
The most popular, most highly-attended meetup nights hosted by the Sacramento WordPress Meetup is the hands-on co-working/help nights. We host the coworking/help nights 3-4 times a year where local WordPress community members of all experience and skill levels come together to offer each other hands-on help.
Our help night experience is coming to WordCamp!
In addition to everything else you’ll get to enjoy at WordCamp — 31 learning sessions, networking, snacks, a catered lunch, swag, an after party, and more — we’re also offering the same hands-on WordPress help that we offer through the meetup at the WordCamp Sacramento Happiness Bar.
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Get To Know James Hipkin
James is an accomplished, forward-thinking marketing professional with 25+ years of multi-disciplinary experience in marketing and marketing communications companies serving high-profile, global brands and B2C clients in consumer packaged goods, durables, transportation, telecommunications and financial services. He has been involved in digital for more than ten years, first as President of a direct marketing agency in San Francisco, where he led the evolution of the agency from traditional direct marketing to digital. Clients included Apple and Wells Fargo online bank. And then as the head of a mid sized agency’s interactive group, with Toyota as the main client. He joined Red8 Interactive, a long term vendor, as an owner and managing director, 5.5 years ago.
We’re thrilled James will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on Profitable Website Development: The Oreo Cookie Strategy!
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WordCamp Sacramento After Party
If you’ve been to a WordCamp before, you know that there is always an after party. If you came to WordCamp Sacramento last year, you know our after party was at the River City Saloon in Old Sacramento. If you’ve got a ticket for WordCamp Sacramento 2016, you’ve probably already heard some tidbits about this year’s after party.
Last year, we learned a pretty important lesson: If you leave time for dinner and have the After Party start late in the evening, fewer people will make the effort to attend, especially if it is in a different location.
So this year we decided to do things differently.
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Get To Know Sallie Goetsch
Sallie Goetsch (rhymes with ‘sketch’) first got online in 1985, via the mainframe at Brown University. She founded an online journal in 1993 and built her first HTML website in 1994. Since discovering WordPress in 2005, she hasn’t looked back. Sallie became the organizer of the East Bay WordPress Meetup in Oakland, California, in 2009.
Sallie has produced WordPress videos for Peachpit Press, taught introductory WordPress classes for Mediabistro, and acted as Technical Reviewer for O’Reilly’s WordPress: The Missing Manual. She runs her WP Fangirl consulting and development business from her home in Oakley, which she shares with her husband and two cats. She appears regularly on the WP-Tonic Live panel on Saturday mornings.
We’re thrilled Sallie will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on Falling In Love With Flexbox!
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Get To Know Michael Shores
In 2007, Michael Shores started blog. It was wildly unsuccessful. The ultimate take away from the experience, though, was that he loved building the graphics and managing the code of the site. So he picked up all his stuff and moved to Sacramento to study graphic design at CSUS. Three years of design school whirled by, and he became a User Experience designer at CalPERS working on web projects to help state employees manage their retire benefits online. That gave way to working in the private sector as Creative Director of IDMLOCO, a web firm in Sacramento. In 2015, I took the leap and became a freelance web designer and developer, and also accepted an invitation to teach web design at CSUS. I continue to design and build websites, and teach undergraduate design students.
We’re thrilled Michael will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on The Loop And WP_Query()!
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Get To Know Tirzah M. Johnson
Tirzah M. Johnson is a Sacramento based web designer and developer with a passion for both creative processes. Development allows her to use logic and analysis to determine the most efficient way to build a website. Design, in contrast, allows her the freedom to be creative and shake things up a bit. Often people believe you must choose one, but Tirzah believes websites should be equal in beauty and function.
She has been fortunate to have awesome mentors, teachers, and creatives to guide her as she grew into this craft. Raised to always pay-it-forward, she plans to use her experiences to create a non-profit program to teach youth in low-income areas to design and code websites for scholarships funds. Until then, you will find her volunteering as a mentor, researching posts for her upcoming blog, or drowning her brain in web design resources.
We’re thrilled Tirzah will be speaking at WordCamp Sacramento 2016 on Creating An Active Project Management Process!
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