Shropgeek Launches Workshops for Web and Tech Industry Creatives

WordPress Expert Rachel McCollin to Lead Inaugural Workshop

Shropgeek, a Midlands-based company dedicated to creating practical educational events for self-styled geeks, is to host a series of exclusive training workshops for web and tech industry creatives in response to a growing demand for high quality affordable and accessible digital learning opportunities outside of London.

The first two workshops will concentrate on WordPress - now one of the most popular CMS and blogging platforms available on the web. The full day workshops aimed at web and tech creatives working across the Midlands, North West and North Wales will be delivered by some of the UK’s leading practitioners in creative and digital technologies.

Rachel McColllin, author of WordPress – Pushing the Limits, will launch the series with two separate day long workshops focusing on WordPress. The first, WordPress for Website Designers or Developers takes place on Tuesday 27th May, 10-4pm (£185). Suitable for front end website designers with a working knowledge of php and code it is designed to give delegates a better understanding of WordPress themes, their architecture and how they work.

Use and Manage WordPress takes place on Tuesday 10th June, 10-4pm (£95) and is pitched at an introductory level. Again led by Rachel McCollin, this workshop is suitable for junior digital and creative agency staff, aspiring bloggers and anyone with a growing web content management remit. 

Shropgeek has teamed up with the Shropshire Conference Centre at RHS Shrewsbury to stage the workshops at its purpose built state-of-the-art conference and training venue. Both events include lunch and refreshments and delegates will need to bring their own laptops.

Each WordPress workshop is strictly limited to 10 delegates only to ensure attendees are afforded maximum support from the course tutor over the day. “Really close support from awesome professionals at the top of their game to guide our delegates’ learning is our key point of difference,” said Shropgeek co-founder Kirsty Burgoine.

“Shropshire’s excellent road and rail links to all major centres across the Midlands, the North West and into Wales, allied to the excellent facilities at the Shropshire Conference Centre and its dedicated free car parking for delegates makes Shrewsbury the perfect location for Shropgeek’s new high quality, competitively priced training events.

“Shropgeek has rapidly gained a reputation for bringing some of the most dynamic web professionals in the UK and beyond into Shropshire, as evidenced by our hugely successful (R)Evolution conferences in recent years.

“The Shropgeek Workshops are a natural extension of that success. We are responding to a clear demand for digital learning from web and tech professionals who tell us they are hacked off with the time and expense involved in attending training events in the capital. Simple solution, Shropgeek is bringing that best in class training to Shropshire.”

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