In The Community


We are proud of our recognition and work in the community.  To that end we try to work with community organizations and clubs to share our gifts.  Also we are proud supporters of …


Upcoming Speaking Engagements

January 24, 2012 – Digital Photos from Your Camera to Your Website.  Amanda will be presenting this session for the Palmetto Technology Hub.  More information including signup details can be found on PATH’s site.


Michael’s Presentations & Speaking Engagements

WordPress Setup and Security  December 13, 2011, Charleston, SC. Present for the WordPress User Group of Charleston. Description and slides for the presentation are available on the group’s site.

Tech Tips for Non-Profits November 8, 2011, Charleston, SC. Presented for the Charleston County Library’s Non-Profit and Small Business Lunch and Learn series.

DIY Social Media Class – Session 1: Facebook November 16, 2010, Charleston, SC. A half-day class to get attendees up and running on FaceBook with fan pages and custom landing pages.

Podcasting 101 November 13, 2010. BarCampCHS, Charleston, SC. This talk covered what it takes to create a basic podcast, encode it correctly, publish it to the web, and get it listed in the iTunes directory. We discussed recording equipment, editing software for the Mac and Windows, the workflow to produce a podcast, and what you need to make your podcast compatible with the widest variety of playback devices. A brief discussion of this talk was published by Yahoo on their developer’s blog.

WordPress Setup and Configuration November 13, 2010. BarCampCHS, Charleston, SC. This talk covered how to do an installation of the WordPress software to your own server, set the basic settings, and how to add security against spammers and hacking. This session was aimed at people who have basic computer knowledge, a desire to have their own WordPress installations, but who are not PHP or WebDesign professionals.

Building Blocks of Better Blogs September 25, 2010. Type-A Mom Conference, Asheville, NC. This talk covered the basics of the different blogging platforms such as WordPress, Blogger and Moveable Type. I also spent time discussing security and backup measures to protect your blog from hacking or downtime.

Tools To Manage Twitter and Other Social Media Streams April 13, 2010. Charleston County Library’s networking lunch. This was covered by the local CBS affiliate and you can see the story online.

Social Media – Using Social Media To Stay In Touch With and Grow Your Congregation March 20, 2010. The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center advisers workshop.

Technology Outlook – The More Things Change, The More Fun It Gets! February 26, 2010. Institute of Management Accountants regional meeting.

Social Media for the Tourism Industry February 2, 2010. Panel discussion with Bing Pan, Ph.d., at the College of Charleston.

For More Information

Check out Michael’s Presentations and Publications page.

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