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Class: Project Management Boot Camp Nov. 19th

Project Management Boot Camp for Web Developers, November 19, 2011 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

It doesn’t matter how well you sell, or how talented you are at web development — if you can’t manage projects you’ll struggle to make a profit and have satisfied customers.

This fast-paced 3 hour workshop is lead by a veteran software developer with over two decades of experience in consulting and technical project management. Here you will learn how to manage web development projects so they stay on time and on budget.

This Project Management Boot Camp will quickly skim the academic side of project management, and then focus on the practical and tactical skilled required to develop websites with modern open source tools. You will learn how to bid projects, develop project workflows, and get customer signoffs on finished projects. Learn to identify and resolve problems before they take your project hopelessly off track.

Topics include:

  • Project Management Basics
  • Process Flow for Developing A Website
  • Bids, Contracts & Getting Paid
  • Staying On Schedule and On Budget
  • Project Management Advice from the Trenches
  • Managing Multiple Simultaneous Projects

About the Presenter:

Terrell Sanders is the president of Main Street Enterprises, an Edmond based firm that develops WordPress websites and provides subcontract support to developers across the nation. He has been managing software development projects since 1984. Past projects range from development of international accounting software systems to network installations for the US Air Force. Current projects range from small websites for first time authors, to highly customized WordPress sites for newspapers and large religious organizations. Terrell can be reached at


Class: Presentation Tips For Developers Oct. 11th

Mark Morris from will be teaching a class October 11th from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. on “Presentation Tips for Developers.”

Mark has years of experience working in theater companies and speaking in front of groups. He is going to share his expertise for those of us more acquainted with looking at computers and not crowds of people.

He will go over some tips and tricks on how to present to a group and get your point across crystal clear. This is a great class for anyone considering coming to Show and Tell, but nervous about the presentation!

This class is sponsored by iThemes. They are providing slim chickens and drinks for lunch.

Class: Money Management Oct. 14th

Christin Baker will take us through this Money Management Seminar at noon on Friday, October 14th. She is a Business Development Officer at Allegiance Credit Union where she has worked since May of 2009. She serves on the Women’s Network Council of the Edmond Chamber of Commerce and is an Ambassador of the Edmond Young Professionals. Over the past two years she has been presenting financial education seminars to various businesses, schools, and organizations throughout the Oklahoma City metro. We are so happy to have her in The Div to teach this wonderful class!

This is a good intro level course to managing your money. Figure out what your financial goals are and how you can go about achieving them through organization and awareness of spending. You will also learn how to build a budget, pay yourself first, and how to monitor your own credit for free.

Here are the objectives you can expect to learn about in the Money Management Seminar:

  • Setting Financial Goals
  • Getting Organized
  • Cutting Spending Waste
  • Building Your Budget
  • Saving Made Easy
  • Monitoring Your Credit

Brought to us by Allegiance Credit Union who is going to provide free lunch from Jason’s Deli.


Class: Podcasting 101 October 4th

This class is taught by Darrell Darnell, co-host of The Fringe Podcast, the 2010 winner of the Best Entertainment Podcast.  This class will teach you what a podcast is and help you get started in podcasting.

Topics covered include: How to choose a podcast host, choosing the right equipment, setting up an RSS feed, installing the proper podcast plug-ins on your WordPress site, getting your podcast submitted to iTunes & podcast production tips.

If you want to know what podcasting is and how to get started this is the class for you!



Newbie Tuesdays Start October 4th

Starting October 4, 2011 we will be hosting “Newbie Tuesdays.”

We understand many of the people who visit us are at the start of their journey into web-based technology so we are starting a new series. EVERY Tuesday at 11 a.m. iThemes design instructor Justin Seeley and others from the team will be teaching a class strictly created for all the newbies in their community and they are sharing them with us at The Div.

Newbie Tuesdays are all about helping you get started on the journey into web design.

Here is how the schedule will work:

First Tuesday — Getting Started with Builder
Second Tuesday — WordPress 101
Third Tuesday — Getting Started with BackupBuddy
Fourth Tuesday — How to Build a Website

This same schedule will repeat every month through the end of the year. One of our goals is to continuously recruit beginners to learn the basics of web-based technology and create a passion for learning more and we hope Newbie Tuesdays help accomplish this goal.


Join us!

Class: Podcasting with Justin Sept 28th

Join instructor Justin Seeley from as he teaches you how to take your passion and turn it into something that you can share with millions all over the world using the power of podcasting! Justin will show you the basics of starting a podcast and take you step-by-step through the process he used to take his podcast from a small-time production to one of the most popular podcasts on the iTunes store.



Class: How To Build A Website Oct 29th

I just want to take a minute and say how great the class was this weekend. We had 10 people come to The Div on a Saturday morning to learn how to build a website with WordPress by Carlos Moreno (@chimchim237). He walked everyone through all the steps of building a site. He talked about domains, hosting and even showed how to deploy a site on WordPress and did it all live!

These classes are truly one of a kind. You cannot learn go anywhere else but The Div and learn how to build a website for free. We are going to be teaching these classes often because they are so popular.

The next “How To Build A Website” class is:

  • October 29th 1-2:30 p.m. with Carlos Moreno

These classes will be excellent for a small business or a personal blogger wanting to learn to build a site for free!

You can RSVP below.

New World Branding Experiences

We are so lucky to have Angela Allmond from Allographics & Design coming to The Div for a class on “New World Branding Experiences.”

September 20th, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

She is going to cover the following concepts in her hour long training:

  • Is social branding a new concept?
  • The shift: promotion based marketing versus relationship marketing tools via social branding.
  • Redefining community, engagement, interaction, relationships, transparency, and accountability.
  • Is social branding the new “business casual”?
  • Old tools are the new tools of the moment.

She will also be doing a follow-up class October 19th, so keep your eye out for more great trainings from Angela!


How To Build A Website-September 17th

Carlos Moreno, from Auryn Creative, will be traveling all the way from Tulsa to teach this beginners class on “How To Build A Website”, Saturday, September 17th, from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

He will cover the basics like domain registration, options for email service, and hosting. Then he will dig deeper with setting up what you need in terms of a database, etc. to install WordPress, and then cover very basic HTML so you can learn to edit a little on your own.

This is a great class to go from the beginnings of building a website!



Designing For The Social Web

Wednesday, September 14th from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Justin Seeley of will be teaching “Designing For The Social Web.”

With so many social networks out there that allow for profile customization/website integration, it’s hard to keep it all straight. However with some strategic branding concepts and design ideas, you can create a social media campaign that broadcasts an intriguing and unified message across all spaces.


– Mapping out your Social Strategy and deciding what your target networks will be
– Creating a unified design to be used on those networks
– Putting the plan into action: Twitter
– Putting the plan into action: Facebook
– The importance of “Social Cross Pollination”
– Integrating your social presence into your website/blog