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SEO Tips and Tricks

Speaker: Kane Kennedy
Prior to joining Creative Compass as an Associate Director, Kane worked in the design field for 3 years. Having run his own web design agency in the past, it’s safe to say that Kane knows how to impress an audience and achieve results with digital design.

When he’s not working hard on website and marketing tasks, Kane loves travelling the world and spending sunny days at the beach.

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10 things Not To Do With Your WordPress Site

Speaker: Ricky Blacker
Ricky is a self taught web professional who found and fell in love with WordPress, and the community behind it while looking for a CMS platform to build websites for clients.

He originally started his own web design business after being made redundant from a factory job in 2013, but now works for WP Engine as a Pre Sales Engineer, providing a Digital Experience Platform for WordPress user around the world.

He is a Co-Organizer for the Sunshine Coast & Brisbane WordPress Meetup Groups, as well as the Brisbane Web Design Meetup group, and was one of the amazing team who put together the Sunshine Coast WordCamp in 2016 and WordCamp Brisbane in 2017/2018, and has spoken at WordCamps in Australia and New Zealand.

Ricky is very passionate about building the WordPress community and helping others to learn how to use WordPress and what it can do.

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Target Audience
The talk this month is aimed at a general/business audience. They do not require any advanced or development (coding) knowledge of WordPress.

Please give up your RSVP if you cannot attend so that somebody else can come along.

On the night…
6:00 pm – Arrive, network with others & eat pizza
6:30 pm – Welcome & presentations
7:45 pm – General questions – don’t be afraid to ask anything – WordPress related of course 😛
8:00 pm – Finish & carry on conversations at a nearby pub – TBC

Venue Sponsor
Academy Xi ( teaches short, practical and skill-specific courses for people who want to upskill or companies wanting to upgrade their capabilities in design, innovation and digital transformation. We’ve delivered a number of custom team training programs in HCD, Digital Transformation, Agile, Product Management, Virtual and Augmented Realities and, soon, Blockchain.

Pizza Sponsor
WP Engine ( are sponsoring pizza for the CBD meetups this year.

WP Engine is the world’s leading WordPress digital experience platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and an award-winning team of WordPress experts are trusted by over 70,000 companies across 130 countries to provide counsel and support, helping brands create world-class digital experiences. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in San Francisco, California; San Antonio, Texas; London, England; Limerick, Ireland, and Brisbane, Australia.

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