AITP Pgh March Meetup – Build a WordPress website in an hour

AITP March Meeting – Web Development – How to build a WordPress website for free without having to learn any coding

Date & Time:   Monday March 27th  at 5:30pm
Where:           Birmingham Bridge Tavern, upstairs room.
Address:        2901 Sarah St, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15203
Parking:         Available all along Sarah St
Cost:             Only what you eat and drink.

RSVP to aitp.pgh@gmail.com.   Include: Name, Company, Email Address

Presentation Details

Build a Website in One Hour Using WordPress

This presentation is a follow-up to last month’s presentation to building a website in an hour using Wix, an AI tool, as presented by Phil Svesnik. But this month’s presentation is stand-alone and does not build upon last month’s presentation.

So what is WordPress (WP)? What started off as a blogging tool, it is now a complete website builder with unlimited customization thanks to its open architecture and approximately 40,000 plugins and 4,ooo themes. There are tens of thousands of developers worldwide. There is a wide array of education for WP including WordCamps, online education, user groups (including one in Pittsburgh), Facebook groups and pages and more.

WP now powers 40% of all websites (let that sink in for a minute).

You can build anything from a simple free hosted blog to a very complex e-commerce site.

Join us as we build a website using this powerful and free tool.

Here is a link to Harvey’s presentation, http://www.aitp-pgh.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/WordPress-Presentation.pdf.

BIO

Harvey Schoenman has been in the IT field since 1968, retiring in 2006. He started his IT career with Burroughs Corp (now Unisys) supporting system software on Burroughs’ medium-scale and large-scale computers, supporting mainly large national corporations such as US Steel, Westinghouse, PPG and Koppers. Harvey switched to technical management after going to Financial Accounting Services (now FiServ) which was a leading service bureau for small-to-medium Savings & Loan associations in the 1970s and 1980s. Harvey left FAS as a Vice President and after a short stint at the now defunct First Federal of Pittsburgh joined PNC Bank where he worked for 15 years before retiring as an IT Vice President in 2006. While at PNC, Harvey managed support for branch technology and desktop technology at the Pittsburgh HQ location centers. He also was instrumental in selecting the latest technology platforms used in the branches today.

Since 2012 Harvey has been a volunteer instructor for Oasis, a lifelong learning non-profit for seniors, He teaches the Oasis computer technology classes at Castle Shannon Community Library.

Harvey is also very active with AITP, serving on the Pittsburgh chapter board and currently also serving as Region 18 Past President and the chapter’s Region Director; the Pittsburgh Mobile Technology Club, currently serving as Webmaster and more; the American Legion as Finance Officer for Mt Lebanon Post 156; and as the manager emeritus for the “American Legion” group on LinkedIn.

RSVP to aitp.pgh@gmail.com.   Include: Name, Company, Email Address