Speaking Events

WordCamp Asheville 2019!

Hello from Janine, Project Manager here at Big Boom Design. Once again, I’m writing this from our office in West Asheville. The rain has made a quiet, productive atmosphere today, I’m hearing a lot of quiet clicking and key tapping. But the excitement is building. We’re only two days out from WordCamp Asheville 2019! We are so pleased to be Gold Sponsors of WordCamp Asheville for two years in a row. Boomer, a founding organizer, has been an avid supporter of the local WordPress community for many years and we’re happy to be involved in WordCamp at nearly every level. Some of us are volunteering at Precamp, the day-long WordPress bootcamp Boomer’s leading on Friday. I’m speaking Saturday afternoon about project management on the cheap. We’ll be hanging around the booth Saturday and Sunday, stop by and say hello or meet more of the team. Make sure you pick up some new swag or challenge us to a holodeck battle–er, vintage console video game. On the Theme It’s especially significant to me to be speaking at WordCamp this year because of the Star Trek theme. I’m a pretty casual fan myself, but my grandmother was an avid watcher of all the shows. She inducted all her kids and grandkids into not just science fiction television, but also scifi literature and a general interest in space, along with my engineer grandpa. Whenever I stayed over at their house, the evening’s activity...

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...

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

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

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

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:...