A Tale of PixlFest Web & Programming Track 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.
Next, Bobby Rockers gave a rousing talk to inspire future web professionals about the promise this industry holds.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Next, Greg Starling gave a ton of great advice for improving the success of your websites. You might like to follow him on Twitter.
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.
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!