WordPress seminars in Davao from July 3-4

| June 30, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Heads up, Mindanao folks! There are two WordPress seminars coming to your area—Davao City, to be specific—this July. WordPress for Bloggers and WordPress as a CMS. Fees vary from Php150 (students) to Php450 per person. Here’s the sked:


Date: 3 July 2009 (Friday)
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Venue: Lane Systems conference room, Wheels n’ More Drive, J.P. Laurel Ave., Bajada, Davao City (in the compound where Urban Club & AutoShop are located)
Fee: ?450 per person
This seminar will tackle the fundamentals of the WordPress engine: the templating system; built-in PHP functions for delivering & manipulating content; design elements; introduction to theme & plugin design. Installation and maintenance best practices will also be included. Prerequisites: PHP, XHTML & CSS.


Date: 4 July 2009 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Venue: PhilNITS Lab, 5/F Mintrade Bldg, Monteverde cor. Sales Sts. (this is the building where DTI-11 is located; at the ground floor is PNB)
Fee: ?300 per person | Student rate: ?150
The seminar for bloggers will feature advanced coverage on WordPress deployment & utilization: how to make the most out of your self-hosted WordPress installation. Important topics: theme management; plugin management; SEO basics; introduction to the world of server hosting. Bonus topic: AdSense integration and optimization, c/o Lyle Santos.

Sign up here. How I wish there were something like this in the metro! We’ll have to be a little more patient for the upcoming WordCamp Philippines, then.

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  1. Dave Starr Said,

    Hi Sophia,

    Just came across your blog today courtesy of a Google News alert. On my blog, and another which I write for there’s a bit of discussion going on regarding opportunity in the Philippines. That’s why I was struck by your line “How I wish there were something like this in the metro!”

    I’ve been living and blogging in the Philippines for nearly three years now. Two things stand out .. the amazing number of ‘with it’ bloggers in Mindanao, especially the Davao area (as if the rest of the country were still waiting for Internet access before coming alive), and the lack of conferences, paid seminars and other training/organizing opportunities here in the NCR.

    Opportunity knocks. Seminars like the one you plugged are a tried and true moneymaker. Nobody up north here wants to make any (pera, that is)?

    I subscribed. keep writing, I’ll keep reading.

    Dave Starr´s last blog post: 12 Little Things — Rule 12

  2. Sophia Lucero Said,

    Hi Dave, thanks for dropping by!

    I think the culture of blogging events in up north is different. People expect events to be free, with food and freebies even. The offline bloggers scene is alive and kicking—we have events like iBlog, the Philippine Blog Awards, and WordCamp Philippines, all of which have been free. This year, however, WordCamp Philippines will have an entrance fee fo cover the expenses. I can also think of certain other specialized events like the internet marketing courses at AIM and the Digital Filipino club events that charge for access. So it’s pretty balanced, I guess, and really depends on the target audience. :)

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