Daylong event offers tips on popular WordPress Internet publishing platform
Watkins will host the debut WordCamp Nashville on Saturday, April 21, a day-long workshop exploring WordPress, the free online publishing platform. Presented by the WordPress Foundation and local WordPress users, WordCamp Nashville will address issues for beginners, such as setting up their first site, and advanced users, such as using WordPress for e-commerce.
The timing is ideal: Watkins this semester enrolled its first students in a new Graphic Design, Web Design Concentration, complementing the college’s existing Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. The Web Design Concentration provides an opportunity for students to develop competence and skill as web designers and web developers, as well as acquire knowledge of graphic design essentials such as typography, graphic design theory and illustration.
WordPress powers more than 35 million websites, including many that belong to big, household names, major brands, country music stars and professional athletes. WordPress is open-source software, meaning it is free, and users don’t need to write code to work with it, making it among the most popular and powerful tools available for bloggers as well as companies wanting to make maximum advantage of their online presence.
WordCamp Nashville is one of a series of WordCamps held by fans of the software throughout the world. Speakers at WordCamp Nashville 2012 will address issues for beginners, such as setting up their first site, and advanced users, such as using WordPress for e-commerce.
Tickets are $20 and attendance is limited to 250. Tickets are available through the official WordCamp Nashville website: 2012.nashville.wordcamp.org/tickets/.