MK is the Communications Advisor in the IT department at Carleton University. Back in 2009 she was brought in to help with the transition to CCMS, Carleton’s WordPress-based content Management system. As a web content specialist she designs and hosts Writing for the Web and Google Analytics workshops.
Mary-Kathryn is participating in the panel Building Your Business, Cause, or Brand using WordPress
|Why WordPress? Why do you like using WordPress?||From a business perspective: We needed a system that was customizable and user friendly. The community was a big win and not only from a support perspective. The tool is constantly improving and we’re able to stay current in our web offering.From a personal perspective: I blog using WordPress because it’s easy. I’m not a web developer. I’m a comms person and I love being able to focus on my content without being bogged down by the technology. It’s so easy to add widgets and to change the look of my blog.|
|Why did you decide to speak at WordCamp Ottawa?||It’s great to get out into the community and share stories and experiences.|
|What is your talk going to be about?||Building Your Business, Cause, or Brand using WordPress|
|What is your favourite WordPress plugin or theme? Why?||The Carleton CMS theme. I work with non-techy people who need to just be able to work with web content. The CCMS theme is clean, simple and (soon to be) responsive.|