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State of the Word at WordCamp

WordCamp

This year at WordCamp SF, Matt Mullenweg (the founder of the WordPress project), delivered the State of the Word – a compilation of 33,000 survey responses. We live tweeted part of it here. Some highlights of The State of the Word : over 23% of the web is powered by WordPress nearly 25% of respondents …

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Hacktivating for the Homeless

Hacktivating

This weekend, Arrow Root Media (that’s us) sponsored Reallocate’s Hacktivation – a hackathon for the homeless population in San Francisco. For more info on that, check out our last blog post. What follows below is a summary of what our working group of 6 volunteer hackers did. THE NEED Market Street for the Masses Coalition …

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HACKtivation, San Francisco

This weekend, Arrow Root Media’s very own Kyle Stewart will be holding this year’s HACKtivation hackathon in San Francisco, where several non-profit and other socially aware groups will get together to collaborate on projects for their causes, focusing on homelessness this year. The event serves as a time for the community to get together and …

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Upcoming WordPress Classes

Wordpress classes

We’re excited to announce that in less than one week, we’ll be leading a WordPress Workshop in Berkeley.   Here’s a little bit about the course, which is geared towards folks getting started : We’ll go over the basics, talk about hosting, review a few popular WordPress features, and get started on creating content. We’ll …

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Dance on Camera 2014- Thoughts on This Year’s Festival

As the weekend is about to commence, so is Dance Films Association’s yearly festival Dance on Camera. It’s a cultural deep dive into movement, experimental collaborations and as noted on DFA’s website a “recognition that dance thrives best in the bosom of a creative community”. The perk of interdisciplinary nature of our clients often is …

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Supporting Dance Films

We’re big fans of the arts (which is why we work with so many clients in the arts). This year, we’re supporting Dance Films Association by hosting and maintaining their WordPress site year round. Make sure to check out their 2014 Dance Films Festival lineup and catch the trailer for the festival below. Hope to …

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New Video for Arrow Root Media

We’ve been hard at work here at Arrow Root Media, the last few months hiring new staff and producing awesome experiences for our clients. I’m really excited by the direction we’ve been going, and people are noticing. Personally, I’m particularly excited about the reviews we’ve been getting on Yelp. We’ve received so much positive feedback …

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Congratulations to Coppersea Distilling

A little over a year ago, we launched a New Responsive Website for Coppersea Distilling (http://coppersea.com), a craft distillery based in New York’s Hudson Valley. Today, they announced their partnership with Wilson Daniels, a premium wine importer & marketing agency based in Napa Valley. From the press release : Coppersea Distilling is a Heritage-Methods farm …

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Gallery at TV of Tomorrow Conference

This past June, we participated at the TV of Tomorrow Conference by showing a few of our interactive sculptures. Eleas Kostis, the sculptor and lead artist, worked on the form while I handled the interactive bits. The pieces were previously shown at Maker Faire and Freespace. We’re honored to have participated with all the other …

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WordPress Security Tips and Tricks

WordPress Security

This past June, I gave a presentation at the San Francisco WordPress Meetup on the topic of WordPress Security. When I started, I posted a question to the room. 1. Who has had their WordPress site hacked? 2. Who has “unhacked” someone else’s WordPress site? Everyone in the room raised their hand. This is why …

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Making websites faster, more reliable

Making websites faster

We recently had a client come to us and say “Our WordPress site is slow. Can you help?” The answer, of course was “Yes!” In fact, we improved the site’s performance by a factor of 7.5. In other words, the sites is 7.5 times faster than it was before we started working on it. The …

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Maker Faire Bay Area – 2013

Maker Faire

We typically write about WordPress and all things web. But the past few weeks, we’ve been working on a very special week. And this coming weekend, I’ll be showing this project with my collaborator, Eleas Kostis – artist extraordinaire – and owner of Praxis Design at Maker Faire! Woohoo!     Below is some initial …

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Building a Film Festival Website

Film Festival

We’re proud supporters of the Dance on Camera Festival happening February 1st. We’ll be at the Festival the whole way through – come visit us and say hello! Last year, we helped Dance Films Association (DFA) revamp their whole site. DFA has been putting together their annual Dance on Camera film festival for over 40 …

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