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HBCU Students can be Dynamic Content Creators
by William Jackson and Aida Correa
@wmjackson @latinapheonix

Speakers at WordCamp Miami March 2018
Attend WordCamps in 2018

HBCU Historically Black Colleges and University students are growing as
content creators and the need for training is increasing.
WordCamp conferences meet the needs of Bloggers, Micro-bloggers,
Podcasters and VBloggers. As speakers and participants of WordCamp
conferences Aida and I provide a few hints for HBCU students before
registering for WordCamp.

HBCU students should already have expectations for learning. Having
attended and spoken at several WordCamps in 2017 the benefits are
lasting. The potential for continued collaborations are endless and possibly
life changing starting careers in diverse areas of technology. The motivation
is that less than 1% of tech companies are owned by people of color.
There are different expectations for each person, there needs to be an
established plan that fits individual needs based on the session or track
that is available.

As a past professor at the historic Edward Waters College I regularly took
students that could attend with me to expose them to industry experts
and leaders.
Deciding what your goals are as a content creator and how you mesh or
combine your plan to learn, integration of technology that can aid your
business and personal growth, build a Brand and Market yourself. There is
more to gaining readers, viewers and engagement than a flashy web site,
dazzling coding and eye candy photos, it takes planning and engagement.
How you're marketing your Brand and integrating content as an engaging
and interactive developer makes a difference in achieving the goals you
have set as an entrepreneur and future professional.

Attending WordCamp assists in finding out what products, services and
resources can benefit you and your customers. Security updates, SEO
changes and coding tips and tricks and learning the language.
Make sure you have plenty of business cards, your appearance matches
your Brand, you have questions after or during sessions.

Building a Brand creates future opportunities for investments and expansion
outside of normal business lines. The benefits resulting from investing in
attending WordCamp may lead to internships, new career options or
second jobs.

As a content creator you represent your business so consider the potential
of building business relationships. Never judge a person by attire, color or
culture, gain insights during conversations and interactions.
Events like WordCamp provide opportunities to expose HBCU students to
applying social skills and learning business skills that are important in commerce,
finance and knowledge based careers.

HBCU students are establishing businesses and building awareness for their
contributions. Building relationships in business and the connections to future
careers starts with networking.

Intellectual design is key because knowledge based careers are expanding.
Knowledge is power when applied strategically and effectively. Building self-confidence,
self-awareness, self-determination and self-respect. WordCamps are in every state
and have after conference Meetups that provide additional learning and networking.
Technology contains and embraces diversity so students can gain opportunities.
WordCamp venues contain great potential to be an awesome experience. To build
life-long and generational intellectual learners. Access to wealth resources, intellectual
design, community activism through digital community engagement.

Building entrepreneurial vision that allows the embracing of adaptation, change and
growth. WordCamp is unique, engaging, interactive and empowering.

How To Be Dope On Social Media:
William Jackson, graduate of South Carolina State University,
Professor 2004 2017 Edward Waters College
teaching Educational Technology, Social Media and STEAM
WordPress TV - https://wordpress.tv/speakers/william-jackson/

Resources:
WordCamp Jacksonville - https://2018.jacksonville.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Atlanta - https://2018.atlanta.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Greenville - https://2018.greenville.wordcamp.org
WordCamp Miami - https://2018.miami.wordcamp.org/
WordCamp Central 2018 - https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/
Your complete listing nationally and globally.
Posted By: William Jackson
Monday, March 5th 2018 at 6:49PM
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