Learn to Hack from Scratch: WordPress for Non-Geeks

Nate Westheimer (AnyClip), Jonathan Berger (Pivotal Labs)
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Please note: to attend, your registration must include Workshops.
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(2.17, 6 ratings)

Take your hacking skills “from zero to hero” by learning to install
and modify WordPress, a simple yet powerful blogging tool which
underlies nearly 80% of blogs. This hands-on workshop will teach you not
only WordPress basics to get you up and running with a blog or website of
your own, it will also provide an essential web technology orientation
for non-geeks. (Bring a laptop!) So whether you’re looking to start a
blog or hoping to be more conversant with the web developers in
your organization, this workshop is for you.

Participants will be a given a free year of hosting for the blogs they create during the session,
and they’ll learn:

  • How to install Wordpress
  • How to install and assess Wordpress plugins
  • How to install and modify themes
  • The basic concepts of the server
  • The basic concepts of the database
  • The basic concepts behind HTML, CSS, and PHP (the code behind Wordpress)
  • Where you can go from here!
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Nate Westheimer


Nate Westheimer is the Co-Founder and EVP of Product & Technology at AnyClip.com, a company indexing every moment from every film. Formerly, Nate was the Entrepreneur at Rose Tech Ventures, Founder of BricaBox.com, and the Technology Strategist for National Public Media. Nate blogs at innonate.com and guest writes for Silicon Alley Insider, among other outlets. Currently, Nate also serves as the Executive Director of the NY Tech Meetup, a 12,000 member organization of technologists in the New York City area.

Jonathan Berger

Pivotal Labs

Jonathan Berger practices Agile software development with Pivotal
, and is the Co-Founder of Market Publique, an online vintage
fashion marketplace. Jonathan has a long history of organizing within
the NY Tech community, currently or formerly helping organize
IgniteNYC, Startup Weekend, FashionCamp, and Barcamp.

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Michael Krupit
09/29/2010 8:54am EDT

Had lots of potential, but got dragged down by all the setup of a hands-on workshop despite their best intentions to be prepared.

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Nate Westheimer
08/24/2010 11:12am EDT

Hey Everyone! I’m excited about hosting this session. Please let me know if you have ideas about what you’re expecting or what to learn so we make sure and cover it!

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