GGTP #62: Blogging Workshop
Sunday 29th May 2016, MadLab, 2pm-4pm
Following on from our blogging event in January, we are taking a closer look at some of the more technical aspects of blogging. Our speakers will compare different platforms, show you how some features of the different blogging platforms work, and discuss the wide range of possible blog topics available to you.
After breaking for tea and cake we will have a workshop session, where you can have a go at writing your own blog post, create a Medium account, help create a review of the event for our website, try out some themes and design, find out about sourcing copyright-free images and content for your blog posts, and get more advice from our speakers.
The line-up will be as follows:
- Olivia Pennelle will talk about using Weebly for her blog/website Liv's Recovery Kitchen, and reviewing the recent blogging conference "Blog On"
- Katie Steckles @stecks will talk us through the basics of Wordpress, showing how we add content to the Manchester Girl Geeks website.
- Natalie-C Liberty (@natcliberty) will talk us through Blogger, and demonstrate how she uses PicMonkey to design and decorate pictures on her blog "Engineer with Unique Style"
- Karen Pudner @kpudner will take a look at the bewildering range of blogs and blog topics that exist and getting you to think about subjects you could blog on.
What to bring
Please being a laptop/tablet if you wish to do some work on your own blog or start a blog during the workshop. However, there will also be small group activities which will not require your own laptop.
There will be cake and biscuits available, but please feel free to bring your own creations. Perhaps we could start a blog on geeky cake recipes? :)
The event will be on the ground floor of Madlab, which is wheelchair accessible. if you have any other access needs, please get in touch.
When & Where
Manchester Girl Geeks
Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
While our events are aimed at girls and women of all ages, we are happy to welcome boys and men - though it would be great if you could bring a girl geek along! Please note that children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.