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A Tale of PixlFest Web & Programming Track 2013

Kickoff 2013!

The Web & Programming Track of Pixlfest kicked off with a presentation by Tim Priebe about Blogging for Business. Students looking to become web professionals need to understand how blogging can draw in customers and web traffic so they can recommend it to clients and use it themselves to gain clients.

Tim Priebe and Blogging

Tim Priebe and Blogging

 

Next, Bobby Rockers gave a rousing talk to inspire future web professionals about the promise this industry holds.

Bobby Rockers inspires web professionals!

Bobby Rockers inspires web professionals!

Next up was the Industry Panel, when students could ask any questions they wished. Students tell us every year that this is one of their favorite parts of Pixlfest!

Industry Panel answers student questions about web.

Industry Panel answers student questions about web.

Student asks the panelists a question.

Student asks the panelists a question.

Panelists sharing their experiences.

Panelists sharing their experiences.

After lunch, Stephanie Rasch, a current Francis Tuttle student now working at Chesapeake Energy, explained some concepts to help students understand site architecture and content issues.

Stephanie Rasch explains perplexing web terminology.

Stephanie Rasch explains perplexing web terminology.

Next, we heard some great advice from Chase Layman and James Hugo of Wheelhouse Creative about how to make the transition from Student to Professional. Students were intrigued by their vinyl toy business endeavor. Their message: do what you love.

Chase Layman and James Hugo advise students how they can set sail on their own creative adventures.

Chase Layman and James Hugo advise students how they can set sail on their own creative adventures.

Next, Luke Simkins of Goldfire Studios explained some of the potential of programming and HTML5. The web program here is looking forward to launching a new career major under the advice and guidance of Goldfire Studios in the future!

Luke Simkins introduces us to Goldfire Studios, a new game development company.

Luke Simkins introduces us to Goldfire Studios, a new game development company.

Next, Greg Starling gave a ton of great advice for improving the success of your websites. You might like to follow him on Twitter.

Greg Starling dishes lots of great tips for making sites better.

Greg Starling dishes lots of great tips for making sites better.

Finally, Neill Harmer gave us the details on the site designed for the first ever PixlFest Web War! We can’t wait to make the Web War an awesome competition next year.

Neill Harmer explains the Web War!

Neill Harmer explains the Web War!

What a great day for learning and getting inspired! Hope you can join us at PixlFest next year… 🙂

Special thanks to Sarah Sturgis for taking the photos used in this post!

 

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Sarah Sturgis

Nice re-cap of PixlFest 2013! Can’t wait to see how next year’s event goes!

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Kristen Harris

Sarah, thanks! And THANK YOU for all the great pictures you took! I need to edit the post to credit you for all the photos in it. I’ll do that now… 🙂

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