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WordCamp Asheville 2018!

WordCamp Asheville 2018!

Hello from Janine, Project Manager here at Big Boom Design. I’m writing this from our office in West Asheville. A couple miles away, Boomer’s in a room on the A-B Tech campus with all the folks who signed up for Pre-Camp, giving a crash course on building a WordPress website. We are so pleased to be Gold Sponsors of WordCamp Asheville this year. It means a lot to us that the WordPress community in Asheville is so vibrant–WordCamp Asheville is always a lot of fun on top of all the new things we learn about WordPress and websites every year. This year, make sure you stop by the Big Boom Design booth to try your hand at some vintage video games (did the WordCamp theme finally catch up with our fav booth activity??) and take a stab at winning a gift certificate to a local hotspot. We’ve also got a couple of our staff sharing their expertise in sessions on both Saturday and Sunday, myself included! There’s so much happening, and it’s sure to be quite a time. Anyway, I’ve got to wrap this up before my laptop dies–FYI we’ll have some chargers and charging cables available for you to use while you swing on 8-bit vines or challenge Boomer to a round of Smash Brothers. It’s going to be a great WordCamp and I hope I see you...
Meet Lead Developer Michael Hull

Meet Lead Developer Michael Hull

Career Swap Michael Hull came to Big Boom Design as a college mathematics instructor. He taught himself HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript in his free time. His forays into coding were strong motivation to make a permanent career shift. Michael has parlayed his mathematics knowledge into a powerful web development skill set. Foundational Maths Michael is fond of saying that his love and study of math prepped him, unaware, for a career in web development. At Big Boom Design, he’s led development on projects including member directories for local and state-wide associations, learning-management systems for continuing education providers, and digital recruitment systems for colleges and universities. Michael also heads up Big Boom’s WordPress plugin development team, which has released public plugins to the wordpress.org repository and developed custom plugins for individual Big Boom clients. More from Michael Michael gave two talks at the 2016 Asheville WordCamp and assisted WordPress newbies with Boomer at PreCamp. His two talks can be seen here: Pick A Post Type, Any Post Type Using Hooks (and Creating Your...
NC Blue Ridge Annual Meeting Presentation

NC Blue Ridge Annual Meeting Presentation

On November 1st 2016 at the Asheville Chamber of Commerce the North Carolina Blue Ridge Host Group had their annual meeting. Big Boom Design was asked to prepare a presentation that would cover Web Tracking Analytics, Google Adwords, and the Non-Profit Google Grant opportunities. During the presentation there were a number of resources discussed so this post is a follow up to that presentation with notes. If there was a tool or service mentioned during the talk that I have not included below, please feel free to reach out. A special thanks to Melinda and Pepper for inviting Big Boom Design to speak about these topics. Prezi Presentation Notes about Tools and Services Mentioned Custom Google Analytics Dashboard – https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/template?uid=grFISzS4RSyCT2lrg7y5ZQ Crazy Egg – https://www.crazyegg.com/ Google Analytics – https://www.google.com/analytics/ Google Adwords – https://adwords.google.com Google Grant Info – https://www.google.com/grants/ Google Webmaster Tools – https://www.google.com/webmasters...
Free Seminar – WordPress For Blogging – Small Business Center

Free Seminar – WordPress For Blogging – Small Business Center

Perhaps you have heard that WordPress is an easy way to post progressive dialogue about your business on the Internet…but how do you get started? Join Boomer Sassmann, owner of Big Boom Design, to learn how to get your content, photos, and voice onto the Internet. Using WordPress for blogging is a great platform that is constantly updated, produces new features, and integrates better ways to import photos, videos, and links. Questions? Sign up for the class! Class Registration Link...
Step By Step WordPress Site Build – PreCamp 2016

Step By Step WordPress Site Build – PreCamp 2016

On June 3rd 2016 I instructed 50 individuals on how to build a WordPress website from the ground up. This event is called PreCamp and happens the day before WordCamp here in Asheville. Multiple people have contacted me looking for the document that serves as a roadmap for the WordPress website build out. This 90 page PDF can be found here: Asheville PreCamp 2016 Step By Step Guide If you would like more information or if you missed your opportunity to attend, please feel to dig through the attached doc or reach out via the contact form at the bottom of the site. Thanks to all the PreCampers who made this years event...
A Look Behind the Curtain – WordCamp Presentation

A Look Behind the Curtain – WordCamp Presentation

I had a great time speaking this morning at the Asheville WordCamp. Thank you to everyone that came to the talk and asked such great questions. The talk was a very transparent look at how Big Boom Design has grown over the past 8 years. I hope that everyone that attended the talk was able to gain some knowledge. Direct Link:...