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Tech Boot Camp For Bosses
Learn how to design and launch your website with an integrated marketing system.


Tech Boot Camp
For Bosses

DEC 2-3, Los Angeles CA

Learn how to design and launch your website with an integrated marketing system.

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Stop Struggling; Launch Your Online Business Once and For All.

Get personal instruction to launch your website & learn the secrets of using email and digital marketing to gain new customers.

Learn how to design, develop and maintain a successful online business in an intimate Los Angeles workshop. Here you will join other creative, entrepreneurial professionals and learn from instructors who have been in your shoes! Stop wasting your time trying to learn website design in isolation. We’ve designed thousands of websites and marketing campaigns, and remember the challenges we faced while learning the secrets to success. In this intense, hands-on bootcamp we filter down knowledge derived from 20 years of experience to teach you the most important skills you need to build a flourishing business online.

Professional Website

You will leave with a beautiful website built to convert customers & sell products bringing your business to the next level.leo.

Personalized Email Setup

We will help you create a personalized email that will look something like this. yourname@example.com

Social Media & Marketing Strategy

We will work with you to develop a personalized social media marketing strategy that works specifically for your business.

Personalized Domain Name

We will help you to research and purchase the best domain name for your business. www.example.com

Professional Headshot

Our extremely talented on-site photographer will capture your best looks to place on your website.

Email Marketing List Setup

We will help you setup a mailchimp account for email marketing and customer list building and integrate into your website.

WP, Theme & Plugin Installation

Your website will be built on the WordPress platform, the best open source content management system on the internet.

Hosting & Security Setup

Your website will be outfitted with the high levels of security and we will make sure your host is setup accordingly.

Digital Dame WP Certification

You will receive a level 1 WordPress design & development certification including setup, design, customization & maintenance.

Wordpress Customization

You will learn how to customize your website including: pages, menus, plugins, content types, layouts, colors, fonts, typography, photos, galleries and forms.

Digital Marketing Best Practices

You will learn how to effectively promote your company via social media networks, email marketing and paid advertising. We will share with you the most effective and economical marketing tools on the internet.

Best Practices In Website Maintenance & Security

We will share with you the best ways to keep your website up to date and secure so that you can rely on yourself to manage your website on an ongoing basis.

A few examples of websites designed by your Tech Boot Camp instructors.

About Digital Dames

Jaclyn Hawtin and Mani O’Brien are Strategic Technology Consultants, passionate about empowering creative entrepreneurs to use technology to power their businesses. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, this dynamic duo met at the age of 12. Jaclyn and Mani have been using technology to build online business since they were teenagers and understand the challenges associated with running an online business. As founder of the San Francisco based full-service digital agency Tech Love, Jaclyn serves multiple clients and organizations, specializing in technology strategy for start-up ventures, international multilateral organizations and NGOs. Mani is the founder of fashion-focused marketing agency Social Media Republic based in Los Angeles specializing in brand journalism and social media marketing. Together, they’ve partnered up to create Digital Dames, a tech boot camp for bosses interested in bringing their online business to the next level.

A few examples of what your site can look like…

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DAYS

20

YEARS COMBINED EXPERIENCE

500

HOURS OF KNOWLEDGE DISTILLED INTO 2 DAYS OF HANDS ON LEARNING

25

SEATS AVAILABLE

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Instructors

Meet your team.

Jaclyn Hawtin
Jaclyn Hawtin

Cofounder, Entrepreneur, Developer, UX/UI Expert

San Francisco-based Founder of Tech Love and award winning entrepreneur with extensive experience advising start-up ventures. Her unique methodological approach developed through years of academic research and experimentation on making ‘right technology’ decisions in the workplace has proven invaluable to Tech Love’s client base. She also currently serves as a mentor to entrepreneurs at House of Genius and advises a number of international nonprofits and NGO’s on best practices for applying technology in international development.

Bachelors Of Science, Systems Biology – Arizona State University
Masters Of Science, Technology & International Development – Arizona State University

Mani O'Brien
Mani O'Brien

Co-Founder, Entrepreneur, Brand Storyteller

Los Angeles-based digital strategist, web designer and brand storyteller specializing in the fashion industry. She helps brands tell better stories to grow their business or promote their mission. She’s especially passionate about helping small businesses and charitable organizations feel empowered to create meaningful digital experiences to attract their tribe of customers and supporters. She’s the former Associate Director of Marketing for FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, and founder of Social Media Republic and online magazine Second Glance.

Associate of Arts, Graphic Design – F.I.D.M.
Bachelor of Arts, Print Journalism – Arizona State University

Previous Partners & Guest Speakers

Mandy Martini
Mandy Martini

Wellness Expert, Teacher and Entrepreneur
@MandyMartini

Mandy Martini is a Los Angeles-based yoga teacher, writer, blogger, personal trainer, traveler and founder of a 21 Day Online Course/E-book on The Science of Letting GoMandy will be leading an intention-setting discussion and guided meditation to help our bosses make the most of the day’s schedule. Learn more about Mandy’s background and course here.

Shane Mooney
Shane Mooney

Entrepreneur, Professional Athlete Management
@ShaneMooney9

Learn social media tips from influencer and soccer agent Shane Mooney. Shane will be sharing his tips for how grow a social media following during a panel discussion, and working with Digital Dames to launch a website of his own.

Luci Petlack
Luci Petlack

Lifestyle Blogger & PhD
@LucisMorsels

Luci Petlack is a women’s lifestyle blogger of fashion, food, and travel based in Los Angeles. She teaches blogging and social media for businesses at the Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing and offers one-on-one Instagram coaching for small business owners. Luci will be discussing social media best practices for business during our panel discussion. Learn more about Luci and her work on her blog Luci’s Morsels.

More Great Faces

Lean In
Lean In

Featured Attendee
@LeaninLosAngeles

Founded by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In is an international network with the mission to empower women to achieve their ambitions. The Lean In Los Angeles chapter is a community for trailblazing women of the greater Los Angeles area to come together and discuss issues related to life, career, and leadership. Learn more about Lean In LA here.

Photographer Mike Taing
Photographer Mike Taing

Camp Photographer
@Mike_is_Hungry

Mike Taing is a talented Los Angeles film & television Unit Stills photographer who hails originally from North Carolina. He’ll be capturing headshots for each individual attendee to use on their website. See more of Mike’s work here.

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Schedule

Saturday
2017-12-02
Sunday
2017-12-03
09:00 - 10:00
Event Check-in, Breakfast & Boot Camp Introductions

Get to know your instructors and fellow classmates. Includes an overview of the Boot Camp agenda with Q&A session.

Mani O’brien
Founder Social Media Republic, Brand Journalist/Social Media Marketer
10:00 - 11:00
Presentation: Basics Of Using Digital Effectively To Run Your Business

A discussion about how to think about technology as a central component to your business. Led by UX/UI expert Jaclyn Hawtin.

Jaclyn Hawtin
Founder Tech Love, Developer, UX/UI Expert
11:00 - 12:00
Hands-on Training: Tech Setup

We’ll get hands-on with everyone to get you set up for success. Step-by-step instruction to point your domain pointed to a hosting account, setup your professional email addresses and forwarding options using your custom domain, get WordPress installed on your server, log into WordPress for the first time and install your template, plugin essentials – install our recommended plugins for security, SEO and more and setup permalinks.

Mani O’brien
Founder Social Media Republic, Brand Journalist/Social Media Marketer
Jaclyn Hawtin
Founder Tech Love, Developer, UX/UI Expert
12:00 - 01:30
Lunch & Learn

Presentation: Email Marketing Best Practices

Mani O’brien
Founder Social Media Republic, Brand Journalist/Social Media Marketer
13:30 - 14:30
Hands-on Training: Setting Up Your Homepage

Header/banner customization, main homepage layout & content

Jaclyn Hawtin
Founder Tech Love, Developer, UX/UI Expert
14:30 - 15:30
Hands-on Training: Learning the Customizer

Header and footer content Website background Website dimensions Website colors Uploading your logo and favicon Linking to your social media and Mailchimp account

Mani O’brien
Founder Social Media Republic, Brand Journalist/Social Media Marketer
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00
Open Session for Guided Assistance, Questions, and Homework Overview
Jaclyn Hawtin
Founder Tech Love, Developer, UX/UI Expert
Mani O’brien
Founder Social Media Republic, Brand Journalist/Social Media Marketer
17:00 - 18:30
Networking Happy Hour!
09:00 - 10:00
Breakfast and Presentation: How to Convert Web Visitors into Email Subscribers
Mani O’brien
Founder Social Media Republic, Brand Journalist/Social Media Marketer
10:00 - 12:30
Headshots Session

Look fierce by using a professional headshot as your bio pic on your new website.

10:00 - 12:30
Hands-on Training: Additional Pages

Navigation menu, Visual Composer tutorial, Widgets, Adding plugins, Photo and video galleries, Embedding videos/trailers, Fullscreen and parallax images

Jaclyn Hawtin
Founder Tech Love, Developer, UX/UI Expert
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch & Learn (Social Media)

Social Media Strategy & Trends 2017. How to use your time effectively on social media and strategize which platforms to focus on for your brand.

Mani O’brien
Founder Social Media Republic, Brand Journalist/Social Media Marketer
14:00 - 15:00
Guided Assistance for All Pages
Jaclyn Hawtin
Founder Tech Love, Developer, UX/UI Expert
Mani O’brien
Founder Social Media Republic, Brand Journalist/Social Media Marketer
15:01 - 15:30
Website Security & Best Practices

Backing up, Plugins, SSL Certificates

Jaclyn Hawtin
Founder Tech Love, Developer, UX/UI Expert
15:30 - 16:30
Guided Assistance for All Pages – Finalize Sites
Jaclyn Hawtin
Founder Tech Love, Developer, UX/UI Expert
Mani O’brien
Founder Social Media Republic, Brand Journalist/Social Media Marketer
16:30 - 17:30
Final Presentations! All Participants to Unveil Sites for the First Time

Goal-setting, peer support group formation, participant website unveiling.

Jaclyn Hawtin
Founder Tech Love, Developer, UX/UI Expert
Mani O’brien
Founder Social Media Republic, Brand Journalist/Social Media Marketer
17:30 - 19:00
Networking Happy Hour and After-Party

Bring your business cards!

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You’ll also get a copy of our ebook The Ultimate Guide to Launching Your Website.

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Event tickets

Once your payment is received, you will receive an email to book your personal pre-camp strategy session with one of our knowledgeable instructors.

Early Bird Boss

$1,399
  • $349 deposit to hold your seat
    Must register by October 31 and includes
    Pre-Camp Strategy Session
    Responsive Wordpress Theme
    Theme Developer Support (1 year)
    Headshot
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Snacks
    Best Practices Worksheets
  • SOLD OUT

Diva Boss

$1,599
  • Pre-registration required
    Preferred Seating
    Pre-Camp Strategy Session
    Premium, Responsive Wordpress Theme
    Headshot
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Snacks
    Best Practices Worksheets

Fierce Boss

$1,799
  • Pre-registration required
    Preferred Seating
    Pre-Camp Strategy Session
    Premium, Responsive Wordpress Theme
    Headshot
    Breakfast
    Lunch
    Snacks
    Best Practices Worksheets
    3 Private Post-Camp Q&A Sessions

Can’t afford your ticket?

Don’t worry, we have payment plans available. Please email us at info@digitaldamecollective.com to inquire about monthly payment plans.

Your time and cost investment for Digital Dames Camp compared.

CLICK TO ENLARGE: Your time and money investment for Digital Dames Boot Camp compared with other ways to build and maintain your website.

TESTIMONIALS

THANK YOU. I’ve been trying to get my site launched for more than a year because I felt like I COULD NOT make any decisions about which platform to use. And, I learned a ton that I didn’t even know that I needed to know. So worth it.

This course was great... got all my questions answered and now I feel like I can ask the right questions when I hire a web designer. Or, maybe even design my own website. Thanks!

Mani and Jaclyn are informative and entertaining instructors! I’ve attended both their online webinars and live workshops and can attest to how much can be learned just from spending a short amount of time with them. Their strategy has informed how I operate my online business, May Day Glow, which is hosted on Wordpress. Thanks for the great inspo, as always.

TESTIMONIALS

THANK YOU. I’ve been trying to get my site launched for more than a year because I felt like I COULD NOT make any decisions about which platform to use. And, I learned a ton that I didn’t even know that I needed to know. So worth it.

This course was great... got all my questions answered and now I feel like I can ask the right questions when I hire a web designer. Or, maybe even design my own website. Thanks!

Mani and Jaclyn are informative and entertaining instructors! I’ve attended both their online webinars and live workshops and can attest to how much can be learned just from spending a short amount of time with them. Their strategy has informed how I operate my online business, May Day Glow, which is hosted on Wordpress. Thanks for the great inspo, as always.

Your Purchase Has a Positive Social Impact

A portion of your ticket proceeds is used to support charitable organizations.

Everyone deserves a great web presence, especially those making a social impact. We reserve 20% of our boot camp seats to non-profit organizations who might not otherwise be able to attend.

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Invest in Yourself & Your Business

Take the initiative to invest in yourself and take your business to the next level; we have the tools to help you succeed! We will make sure that you leave our boot camp with a fully-functioning website that looks amazing, converts customers and best of all, is within your creative control.

Directions to Pamplona 89 in DTLA
Directions to Pamplona 89 in DTLA
Pamplona 89 Co-Working Space

Join us in the bustling, creative hub of downtown Los Angeles at stunning co-working space:

Pamplona 89

229 West 31st Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90007

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Contact Jaclyn & Mani

What questions do you have? We are here to help! Complete the form here and we will get back to you within 2 business days. Otherwise, you can live-chat with us directly using the blue Live Chat icon. Thank you so much for your interest in Digital Dames!

Sincerely,

Digital Dame Bosses
info[at]digitaldamecollective.com | (323) 285-0538

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Top FAQs

How much previous coding or technical knowledge is required to attend?

There is no previous coding knowledge required for our bootcamp– just a willingness to learn! We will walk you through step-by-step, hands-on instruction to help you launch your online business and digital marketing tools.

Why is WordPress is the right choice for me?

There are many platforms available for building websites. It’s “never been easier” to manage your own website, and yet learning a new platform can be overwhelming. We are here to help. We believe that WordPress is the most secure and comprehensive platform available that allows you the most options to grow your website along with your business.

What do I need to bring to the workshop?

+A functioning laptop and charger

+Your Pre-Camp Worksheet which should include all of your usernames for your own quick reference, including:

++Your domain’s hosting account login

++Your WordPress theme files

++Your Mailchimp account login

++Your social media links

++All writing for your website’s pages – Homepage, About Page, Contact Page

++All photography that you’d like to use on your site

++Your company’s logo

We take your pre-camp preparation seriously, and you should, too. Together we are packing a TON of hands-on work into two days, so we do everything we can to prepare and get to know you pre-camp.

Do I have homework before I come?

Yes. Each participant gets the benefit of working directly with one of the Digital Dames instructors for a 30-minute strategy session during which you will get personalized instruction and guidance which helps you and your instructors prepare for the boot camp. Your homework includes our comprehensive pre-camp Q&A, and to purchase your domain, theme, images and to pre-write your website copy prior to attending.

What does the cost of the ticket include?

  • Professional headshots
  • Hands-on training. You’ll leave your bootcamp with a fully functioning website!
  • Copies of all of the presentations from the bootcamp about digital marketing strategies and best practices
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks

I already have a domain and website started. Is this a problem?

Not a problem and good for you for being so proactive. Once you register, we will send you a personalized Pre-Camp Q&A to help us understand your digital marketing needs. We will send personalized instructions for anyone who many need extra homework ahead of time.

What makes this event different from other WordPress camps? Is this for me?

While other bootcamps are focused on the technical aspects of WordPress, this bootcamp is focused on your business. This bootcamp is for bosses, not coders. We distill the most relevant information into just what you need to manage your own online business.

What if I want to cancel my reservation?

In order to reserve your seat, we ask you to place a non-refundable deposit of $350 which includes your one-on-one strategy phone call with your Digital Dames instructors and helps us plan for catering, venue space and more. The remaining ticket cost is refundable at any time.

Do you offer discounts for referring a friend?

YES! You will receive $100 off of your registration for each friend that registers and attends the same workshop with you. The discount will be taken off of your final payment. Only one discount per 2 people. Email us at info@digitaldamecollective.com.

Thanks to our Friends & Sponsors

Gold Sponsor 4933 Productions
Gold Sponsor 4933 Productions
Total Wordpress Theme
Premium Wordpress Theme TOTAL.
Creative assets marketplace Envato
Creative assets marketplace Envato.
Premium printing & branding services.
Premium printing & branding services.