Our Workshops

The Speakers

Alecia Orsini Lebeda

Alecia Orsini

CEO | Good Natured Dog Productions

Alecia Orsini is a selfie-queen and an award winning multi-media professional. As CEO of Good Natured Dog Productions she brings the world of filmmaking to her diverse clients, in a wide array of industries. Alecia loves to geek out and does so as Geek Girl #26, traveling the country teaching video production, social media, and personal branding at Geek Girl TechCon.

Alison Caron

Alison Caron

Creative Director | Alison Caron Design

Alison Caron is the founder and creative director of Alison Caron Design, a Hyannis-based firm specializing in advertising, branding, and publishing. With a BFA in graphic design from UMass Dartmouth and more than 12 years of experience in publishing and advertising—including as creative director of Cape Cod Magazine and its sister publications.

Amy CQ

Amy CQ

Digital Brand Specialist & WordPress Wrangler

Amy is on a mission…a mission to play it big while staying small. A mission to help other solopreneurs, like herself, to learn how to use big business strategy on branding, design, and website optimization on a micro business level. A mission to be HUGEish.

Amy Dowd

Amy Dowd

Chief Geek | Coastal Marketing Solutions

A born marketing geek, Amy has over 25 years experience helping local businesses develop their marketing strategy. Her genuine personality and quick wit coupled with her experience in marketing management makes her a sought after marketing coach.

Catherine Weber

Catherine Weber

Social Media Strategist | Aquent

Catherine Weber, also known as Geek Girl #12, has been teaching digital and social media marketing from the very beginning of the Geek Girl conferences. She is passionate and experienced in designing and implementing digital marketing programs for the likes of the National Park Service, Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, and Boston Medical Center.

Jody Paterson

Jody Paterson

Bookkeeping Manager | Fogged In Bookkeeping

Jody Paterson has been working with small business entrepreneurs for the past 9 years helping them with an array of accounting and payroll challenges. She enjoys working with business owners to zero in on their pain points and find practical solutions to their business and accounting hurdles.

Jean Kourafas

Jean M. Kourafas

Owner | Basimos Digital Marketing

Jean has been an organizing member of Geek Girl Camp since its inception and is the owner of Basimos Digital Marketing. Since the mid 90’s, she has been designing, marketing, and managing corporate websites.

Kathy Zagzebski

Kathy Zagzebski

Executive Director | National Marine Life Center

Kathy is the President and Executive Director of the National Marine Life Center, a non-profit marine animal hospital and science and education center in Buzzards Bay. Previously, she worked at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in Brunswick, Georgia.

Meghan Blair

Meghan Blair-Valero

Owner | Fogged In Bookkeeping

Meghan Blair-Valero is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, and a member of the Association of Independent Professional Bookkeepers. A lover of technology and supporter or women’s causes she is a proud Geek Girl. Having taught bookkeeping, accounting, QuickBooks, and children’s art classes she is quite happy at the front of a classroom.

Lynette Young

Lynette Young

Director | Marketing Technologies

Lynette is a marketing technology strategist and published author with focus on digital marketing and implementation services. She has been a highly sought after expert in social media marketing technology since 2006. She is also Hubspot Inbound Certified and heads up the ClaimWizard digital marketing products and team.

Nicole Noll

Nicole Noll

Co-founder | Women's Coding Collective

Nicole Noll is a social psychologist, teacher, and researcher. She is a founding member and organizer of the Women's Coding Collective, a collaborative learning community for women working and learning at the intersection of web development and entrepreneurship. With 10+ years of teaching experience, Nicole currently teaches and does research in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.

Susan Buck

Susan Buck

Co-founder | Women's Coding Collective

Susan Buck is a programmer, designer, and educator with over 15 years of web development experience, starting with her education in digital media at NYU's Interactive Telecommunication Program and UNC Asheville's Multimedia Arts and Sciences program.Currently, Susan is a lab instructor in Computer Science at Wellesley College and also teaches Dynamic Web Applications at the Harvard Extension School.

Bridget Ayers

Bridget Ayers

Founder | Get Smart Web

Bridget Ayers is the Head Geek and Founder of Get Smart Web & Co-Creator of Get Smart WorkSpaces. Bridget has been a tech obsessed, sales savvy, bottom-line managing, data-driven, innovation seeking, behavior watching entrepreneur for 14 years.

Deborah Bisnette

Deborah Bisnette

Technology Specialist | Bourne Public Schools

Deborah Bisnette is a technology specialist based on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She is self-taught in most areas of her field and keeps up with it's rapid changes easily. Using Google Apps for Education, she became a GAFE Individual Instructor and introduced it to the rest of her school district, teaching its uses to both students and educators.

Katie Clancy

Katie Clancy

Chief House Hawker | The Cape House

Katie Clancy is Chief House Hawker at the top-producing The Cape House Team at William Raveis. Within 6 months of starting her real estate career, the country entered a recession and she found out (surprise!) she was pregnant with her fourth child. With almost no budget she figured out quickly how to leverage the power of digital marketing and social media to build one of the highest producing real estate brands on Cape Cod.

Melinda Baker

Melinda Baker

Digital Sales Manager | Cape Cod Broadcasting

Melinda Baker is the Digital Sales Manager at Cape Cod Broadcasting. She is a Traditional and New Media Marketing expert with a proven ability to achieve market share growth through multi-platform advertising. Using a unique mix of strategic and creative skills she develops customized marketing plans to leverage brand equity and cultivate new relationships.

Gene Curry

Gene Curry

Principal | Law Office of Eugene R. Curry

Gene Curry is the principal of the Law Office of Eugene R. Curry. The firm provides corporate, regulatory, and intellectual property solutions to the business, arts, and non-profit communities and estate planning and administration services to individuals. His clients range from start-ups to multi-national corporations.

Heather Jackson

Heather Jackson

Director of Regional Development | Constant Contact

Heather “Action” Jackson is the Director of Regional Development in New England for Constant Contact. She has over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing, with a specialty in digital and email marketing, and has owned 2 small businesses of her own. A California native, she loves authentic Mexican food, so be sure to tell her about your favorite burrito spot.

Mark Ameres

Mark Ameres

Director| Ameres Consulting

Mark Ameres is a senior adviser to financial, non-profit, and manufacturing companies in technology, project management, quality assurance, risk management, infrastructure, and product development. He assists small businesses and startups on Cape Cod and advises larger companies including banks managing customer data and a public utility company on the deployment of smart grid.

Peter Karlson

Peter Karlson

Founder/CEO | NeuEon Inc.

Peter is the founder/CEO of the technology consultancy NeuEon Inc. NeuEon specializes in providing strategic guidance and advice to entrepreneurs and established organizations looking to create and use technology more effectively.

Tricia White

Tricia White

VP of Creative Marketing | FUN Enterprises, Inc.

As VP of Creative Marketing for FUN Enterprises, Inc., Tricia is responsible for growing the corporate brand across numerous marketing channels from website and social engagement to traditional marketing and networking. Tricia is also a passionate food blogger with Friends Food Family. She uses the blog to teach strategies for storytelling, social engagement and brand awareness.

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Conference Timeline

  • 8:00am - 9:00am Welcome, Registration and Marketplace

    Get registered and settled in for a great day of learning.

  • 9:00am - 10:00am Opening Remarks and Introductions
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch, Marketplace, HelpDesk

    Enjoy lunch, check out the Marketplace.

  • 5:30pm Conclusion of the Conference Wrapup

Content Marketing

  • 10:00am - 11:00am Speaking Their Language: Writing R.A.D. Marketing Conten
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Not Your Mother's Marketing Strategy
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Cupcakes to Consulting: Choose the Right Social Tool for your Business
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Digital Footprint
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Content Creation for Scaredy Cats
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Marketing 101 – Get a plan!

Blogging, Photography, Video, And Podcasting

  • 10:00am - 11:00am BEGINstagram - Your beginner class for Instagram
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Instagram Part Deux: Video & Selfies Too!
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Bizstagram
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Podcasting 101
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Podcasting 102
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Video Marketing

Social Media

  • 10:00am - 11:00am Beginning with LinkedIn
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm When to Pay to Play | Social Media Ads
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm It's not the Network it's the Content | Beating the News Feed
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Tech that Works Best | Digital Marketing Tech Tools

Programming

  • 10:00am - 11:00am Building web pages with HTML
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Styling web pages with CSS
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Kids Learn to Code
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm CSS and web page layouts
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Making web pages interactive with JavaScript & jQuery
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Enhancing Your LinkedIn Profile

Email Marketing

  • 10:00am - 11:00am Tech Hacks for Life
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Look Good in the Inbox: The 7 Don’ts of Email Design
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Thinking of starting a company? Think Lean!
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Grow Your Email List: Quick, easy ideas to expand your reach
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Blogging for Business (How to Stop Ignoring That Thing on Your Website Called a Blog.)
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm The Power of the Inbox: Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing

Photoshop, InDesign, and WordPress

  • 10:00am - 11:00am Photoshop: Basic Training
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm AMAA - Ask Me Almost Anything About WordPress
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Photoshop: Survival Guide
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm WordPress Housekeeping and Maintenance
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm InDesign
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Hey Website? You’re hired. (A Solopreneurs Guide to Hiring Your Website as Your First Employee)

QuickBooks and Business Tools

  • 10:00am - 11:00am Google Drive - Using Cloud-Based Storage, Collaboration & Sharing
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm Google Analytics - Uncover The Secrets of Google Analytics to Make the Best Content Ever
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm 2 More Weeks of Vacation a Year: Automation and Organization of Your Financial Documents with Hubdoc
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Quintessential QuickBooks
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Automation and Integration with your Financial Software

Non-Profit and Legal

  • 10:00am - 11:00am Legal Essentials for Non-Profits
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm E-Mail Marketing for Non-Profits and Small Businesses
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents … Oh My!
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm Managing Social Media in a Small Business or Non-Profit using HootSuite
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm Try to Stump the Computer Expert
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Legal Essentials for Entrepreneurs

Extra, Extra, Extra

  • 10:00am - 11:00am Empowered Networking to Power Your Business
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm The Basics of Paid Digital Media-Know Enough to be Dangerous
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm Marketing 101 - Get a plan!
  • 3:00pm - 4:00pm The Basics of Paid Digital Media-Know Enough to be Dangerous
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm Kids Learn to Code

This year's TechCon is located at Monomoy Regional High School

Monomoy Regional High School is a regional high school located in Harwich, Massachusetts. Located at: 75 Oak St, Harwich, MA 02645, USA

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