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Just a quick note on two upcoming Shopify related events in April 2015. It’s a tale of two Yorks, the one in the UK and the New one in the USA!
I’ll be running a full day Shopify theme building workshop as part of the DotYork event in the beautiful city of York, UK. We’ll cover everything from all the basic Shopify fundamentals right through to building a custom theme. At the time of writing there are only a few spots left. Tickets are £39 and this includes lunch and refreshments.
We, as in Shopify Partners, have teamed up with the folks at General Assembly in New York and together will be hosting an hour long livestream event focused on building a successful ecommerce business.
The session will be hosted by Ross Beyeler, founder of the Boston-based agency Growth Spark. Ross has got a tonne of experience in ecommerce. In fact you might have heard us chat before on our podcast series “The Ecommerce Customer Lifecycle“.
It’s 100% free to register for the livestream. I hope you can join us. Once registered you’ll receive a link one hour prior to the event.
Over the last two and a half years I have run numerous technical workshops focusing on Shopify theme building. One of the most pleasing responses after the session has finished is always “it’s much easier than I thought it would be”.
It’s of course fair to say that learning any new platform/tool/”thing” involves sitting down and putting in a few hours to get started. It’s entirely natural to feel a little uncomfortable at first – especially when it comes to web design and code. Consequently it’s always nice to find out that somethings are easier than others.
One of the things that you need to learn when starting out with Shopify are a number of key concepts. These mainly centre around products and collections. Once you understand that everything revolves around a product and how you can categorise it everything begins to fall into place. Getting to grips with these key concepts will take between 30 mins to one hour.
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