My Quest To Teach

April 28, 2018

Have You Registered for WordCamp Yet?

Filed under: #Business,#WordCamp,Blacks In Technology,Marketing and Branding — William Jackson @ 11:45 am


Have You Registered for WordCamp Yet
by William Jackson, M.Ed. #MyQuestToTeach
WordCamp Speaker, Organizer, Blogger,
Sponsor and Advocate

The growth in WordCamp conferences shows an increased
interest for the web based development platform of
WordPress, covering over 30% of web page development
globally.

The importance of understanding the dynamics of Branding,
Marketing, Perception, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise
Learning, Networking, Strategic Social Media Planning
and the evolution of Digital Innovators are required to
have a successful business that integrates
Social Media and web design.

WordPress allows for digital innovation, creative diversity
and coding to integrate development to a whole new level
that includes social engagement and digital activism.
Speaking at WordCamp conferences, promoting WordCamp and
the engagement of diversity, sponsoring and even blogging
about the value base of attending WordCamp conferences
provides a mental picture.

So important is the potential of the platform to influence
the web children, youth, teens and young adults are getting
involved to market themselves and their businesses.
As a blogger of color and a business owner in digital
media, WordPress the web platform provides a dynamic
platform that literally anyone of any age, race, gender,
lifestyle, nationality, culture and intellectual ability
can create a site that represents their Brand, has a
platform to Market their services, products and share
and expand their intellectual abilities.

So engaging is WordPress that children, youth, teens
and young adults can create a business and use the
available resources to run a business on a dynamic
platform that can travel with them and
be updated on the fly.

Attending WordCamp conferences means having a mind
open to learning, exploring how to build a Brand and
Market it efficiently and strategically. Seeing the
digital world for more than just money, sharing ideas
to be agents of change and stir intellectual and
community activism.

Incorporating SoLoMoCo strategies that allow for
digital exposure and physical involvement in the
community and act as a activist with a solid
platform to share content.

Social Engagement combined with Local Involvement helps
Brands to be seen not just on a digital environment, it
allows for engagement with people. The invitation to
collaborate on a higher level.
Mobility is the new norm as digital creatives move from
meetings, events, conferences, and incorporates activism
on a level never before seen. Where information is real
time. Community Awareness is magnified and collaboration
is instant and efficient.

The cost of NOT attending a WordCamp is seen as falling
behind in an era where knowledge cannot be powerful unless
it is strategically applied. Being in the “know” means
understanding that consistent blogging and incorporating
Microblogging, Vblogging and using other technologies can
the minds of hundreds or thousands.
Why not attend a WordCamp is what I asked my Educational
Technology and Social Media students in my college courses.
I would take students that showed an interest on a “field
trip” to expose them to new opportunities, new ways to
integrate tech and excite their passions for being
entrepreneurs and business owners.

“Have You Registerd for WordCamp Yet?” is becoming
a standard question for those in fields of web development,
cyber-security, graphics design, STEM and STEAM fields
and increased number of African nations are providing
conferences in South Africa, Nigeria, Nairobi, and
more conferences are growing globally.

Sponsoring teachers to attend WordCamp Nairobi was a
humbling experience for me, to be able to reach across the
world to help fellow educators expand their knowledge
and skill set related to this dynamic platform.
The expansion and integration of web development on
the African continent is expanding tremendously.
One day it will surpass other nations and change the
direction of e-commerce and global investments and
business relationships digitally.

Journalism, community activism, digital blogging and
web development will never be the same….

Resources:
WordCamp Miami Florida
https://2018.miami.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Miami 2016
https://youtu.be/53j2sNK3a0s
WordCamp Jacksonville
https://2018.jacksonville.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Atlanta 2018
https://2018.atlanta.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Miami 2018 Unofficial Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAf6cETcnHc
WordCamp Atlanta 2018 Unofficial Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUovnw-dImI

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WordCamp Miami 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAf6cETcnHc&t=6s

WordCamp Atlanta 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUovnw-dImI

William Jackson – My Quest To Teach
#MyQuestToTeach
Aida Correa – LoveBuiltLife
#LoveBuiltLife

Email for more information
williamderekjackson@gmail.com

WordCamp Jacksonville 2018
International Speaker from Nigeria, Africa
Aida Correa – LoveBuilt Life
Catherine Egwali – Nigeria
William Jackson- My Quest To Teach
Mrs. Egwali is from Nigeria
a blogger, content creator and business woman
a 3 time Amazon best selling author
http://switemtech.com/

For more information access WordCamp Central
https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/

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April 9, 2018

Getting Children Involved in Business with Kids Camp and WordCamp Conferences

Kids Camp
Kids Camp Miami 2018

Getting Children Involved in Business with Kids
Camp and WordCamp Conferences
by William Jackson #MyQuestToTeach

A reflection on WordCamp Miami and its Kids Camp.
The recent WordCamp Miami conference and the
upcoming WordCamp Jacksonville (Saturday,
April 7th and 8th) that have Kids Camp
involved for youth, teens and young adults
from 7 years to teens has shown that youth,
teens and young adults are using Social Media
for more than social engagement, they are
involved in building their Brands, business
transactions, marketing strategies, and other
activities that are entrepreneurial in nature.

The development of new technologies geared to
youth, teens and even young adults are allowing
more to be engaged in online environments through
apps that allow increased communication,
collaboration and children’s business ventures.
Youth, teens and young adults need training at
an early age to teach how to develop a business
relationship and networking.

The numbers of youth attending Kids Camps are
growing. The recent WordCamp Miami had an
attendance over 900 and the Kids Camp had
over approximately 100 participating.

Social Media platforms are allowing those
under 18 to communicate on platforms which
offer no training with online behaviors and do
not address ethics and morals that are important
in business. Because of the potential for
inappropriate actions that could have a high
impact on youths presence and can influence
educational opportunities, employment, and
even relationships in the future, it is key
that youth are trained and mentored.

Many young people ages 13 to 19 struggle with
building stable relationships, often due to
peer pressure, media advertisements and other factors.
Business relationships are different on so many
levels and if parents are not knowledgeable and
involved in some type of business they may not
know how to guide their children in an online
business, e-commerce or building a Brand and
how to Market that Brand correctly.

Parents are increasingly challenged with raising
children in a digital age and incorporating
building online relationships, transferring
online and offline behaviors and the influences
of peer pressure.
As an elementary teacher I regularity have students
from 3rd to 5th grade tell me about Game of Thrones,
Empire, and other content that has adult content,
language and situations.
Kids Camp a component of WordCamp provides exposure
to educators, CEO’s, web developers, coders,
business owners, e-commerce experts and leading
developers that understand how business is conducted
online and being aware of harmful and even dangerous
situations.

As an advocate for parents to be proactive and set
expectations for behaviors online. Have open and
honest discussions with your children about the
potential hazards and encourage them to speak to
if they sense potential dangers.
Parents and their children can be involved in
local Meetups, WordCamp and Kids Camp conferences,
Bar Camp technology Meetups and promote the
entrepreneurial spirit that youth, teens and young
adults have when it comes to creating a Brand and
starting a business.

Empower, Educate, Engage, and Employ youth, teens and
young adults now so they will be the business owners of
the future. Support Kids Camp by allowing more
children to attend and learn.

WCM

Resources:
WordCamp Miami – Kids Camp
https://2018.miami.wordcamp.org/kids/

WordCamp Jacksonville – Kids Camp
https://2018.jacksonville.wordcamp.org/

William Jackson is a past Professor at Edward Waters College,
where he designed a curriculum that embraced Educational
Technology, Social Media and STEAM.
He is a WordCamp organizer, blogger, volunteer, speaker and digital
community activist for TEDxFSCJ, Social Media Manager for
Jacksonville Sister Cities Association and New Town Success Zone.
He blogs about his life experiences as he travels speaking to
youth, teens and young adults and is a member of the body of
Christ with Northside Church of Christ in
Jacksonville, Florida.
William is a national and internationanl blogger and manages
My Quest To Teach https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/
He has 28 years as a public school educator in
Physical Education and Technology Instruction

William Jackson My Quest To Teach

March 7, 2018

HBCU Students can be Dynamic Content Creators 

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HBCU Students can be Dynamic Content Creators 
by William Jackson and Aida Correa
@wmjackson @latinapheonix

Speakers at WordCamp Miami March 2018
Attend WordCamps in 2018
HBCU – Historically Black Colleges and University students are
growing as content creators and the need for training is increasing.
WordCamp conferences meet the needs of Bloggers, Micro-bloggers,
Podcasters and VBloggers. As speakers and participants of WordCamp
conferences Aida and I provide a few hints for HBCU students before
registering for WordCamp.

HBCU students should already have expectations for learning.
Having attended and spoken at several WordCamps in 2017 the
benefits are lasting. The potential for continued collaborations
are endless and possibly life changing starting careers in diverse
areas of technology.
The motivation is that less than 1% of tech companies are owned
by people of color.
There are different expectations for each person, there needs to be
an established plan that fits individual needs based on the session
or track that is available.

As a past professor at the historic Edward Waters College I regularly
took students that could attend with me to expose them to industry
experts and leaders.
Deciding what your goals are as a content creator and how you mesh
or combine your plan to learn, integration of technology that can
aid your business and personal growth, build a Brand and Market
yourself. There is more to gaining readers, viewers and engagement
than a flashy web site, dazzling coding and eye candy photos, it
takes planning and engagement.
How you’re marketing your Brand and integrating content as an
engaging and interactive developer makes a difference in achieving
the goals you have set as an entrepreneur and future professional.

Attending WordCamp assists in finding out what products, services
and resources can benefit you and your customers. Security updates,
SEO changes and coding tips and tricks and learning the language.
Make sure you have plenty of business cards, your appearance
matches your Brand, you have questions after or during sessions.
Building a Brand creates future opportunities for investments
and expansion outside of normal business lines. The benefits
resulting from investing in attending WordCamp may lead to
internships, new career options or second jobs.

As a content creator you represent your business so consider
the potential of building business relationships. Never judge
a person by attire, color or culture, gain insights during
conversations and interactions.
Events like WordCamp provide opportunities to expose HBCU
students to applying social skills and learning business skills
that are important in commerce, finance and knowledge
based careers.
HBCU students are establishing businesses and building
awareness for their contributions. Building relationships
in business and the connections to
future careers starts with networking.

Intellectual design is key because knowledge based careers
are expanding.
Knowledge is power when applied strategically and effectively.
Building self-confidence, self-awareness, self-determination
and self-respect. WordCamps are in every state
and have after conference Meetups that provide additional
learning and networking.

Technology contains and embraces diversity so students can
gain opportunities. WordCamp venues contain great potential
to be an awesome experience. To build life-long and generational
intellectual learners. Access to wealth resources, intellectual
design, community activism throughdigital community
engagement.
Building entrepreneurial vision that allows the embracing
of adaptation, change and growth. WordCamp is unique,
engaging, interactive and empowering.

How To Be Dope On Social Media:

William Jackson, graduate of South Carolina State University,
Professor 2004 – 2017 Edward Waters College
teaching Educational Technology, Social Media and STEAM
WordPress TV – https://wordpress.tv/speakers/william-jackson

Resources:
WordCamp Jacksonville – https://2018.jacksonville.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Atlanta – https://2018.atlanta.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Greenville – https://2018.greenville.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Miami – https://2018.miami.wordcamp.org/
WordCamp Central 2018 – https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/
Your complete listing nationally and globally.

 

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