Events & Appearances
Just wanted to let you all know that I will be speaking at the May WordPress User Group meeting on WordPress Security. Since WordPress enjoys the position of being one of the most widely used web platforms, it is also one of the most attacked. This has become particularly clear with the DNS and dictionary attack over the last month.
We will look at the basics of WP security touching on everything from file permissions and user accounts to preventing script injection and backup procedures to protect your blog from hacking or downtime.
The May meetup of the User Group will be held on May 14 at The Flagship on the corner of Calhoun and East Bay, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, and feature 2 presentations. For more information, visit the WordPress User Group of Charleston’s site.
I will be speaking at two different events over the next week here in Charleston. I will be at BarCamp Charleston on Saturday, and the Google Developer’s Group on Wednesday, November 14. The session on Saturday, if voted in that morning, will be an introduction to DotNetNuke. At the meeting Wednesday I will be delivering my presentation on what Google offers for non-profits. I have posted full details on our DesignTechWeb website.
So, if you are interested in DotNetNuke, Google, or would just like to heckle me, please come on down!
Are you interested in websites and content management? Maybe you have been hearing a lot about WordPress, Drupal, DotNetNuke or other CMS software and are having a touch time telling the difference between them all or deciding which one to use. Well, I just recently put forth a proposal to do an Intro to DotNetNuke session for the Charleston BarCamp conference in November. Please take a look and vote it up!
DotNetNuke is the leading open source content management system for the Windows Server platform. More importantly it is an extremely powerful and secure framework on which to build robust websites. And yes, the world of open source can exist and even thrive within the Microsoft environment. From the granular security model which allow system administrators to precisely define website permissions at the site, page or module level to the rich market of third party themes and add-ons, DNN offers a mature environment that rivals or surpasses those on other platforms.
In this session I will give an introduction to DNN and the way it operates. We’ll also look at a few demo sites and discuss their operation. Finally we will talk about DNN in comparison to other website tools like WordPress and Drupal and deal directly, honestly and rabidly with the differences between each and their relative strengths and weaknesses.
NTEN is a great organization for helping non-profits deal with technology in their missions. They have an annual conference which is, unfortunately, too far away for most of us to get to and pay for. This year though you can attend remotely! The Coastal Community Foundation along with The Palmetto Technology Hub are sponsoring remote attendance. Hit this link or the one below to check it out, but suffice it to say that the sessions are valuable, the cost is dirt cheap, and you can pop in and out as much as you like to just attend was is pertinent to your needs.