Training? We’ve got your training!!

knowledge is powerAt Schipul, we think knowledge is power. Everything we learn, we want to share so we offer tons of free trainings on everything from Twitter to the Tendenci Software that powers some of our clients websites and we’re adding new trainings all the time.

What cool new trainings do we have up our sleeves?

  1. If the term “Analytics” makes you cringe, our trusty SEM is going to be breaking down Web Analytics on Friday, July 24. Join us in the Schipul office for all kinds of search engine goodness!
  2. Still don’t know the difference between a poke, a page and a group, the Intro to Facebook on August 25 course is for you!! The best part about it is that it’s a webinar so you can join in from the comfort of your very own desk!

Check them out and sign up before space runs out. We can’t wait to see you there!

And thank you flickr user sanjibm for the awesome photo!!

SchipulCon Contest Time! Who wants a Houston Zoo Membership?

Toby from the Houston ZooIf the answer is YOU then we’ve got your perfect contest. You have to do us a tiny favor to win though…. but it’s an easy one, we promise!

Tell us in the comments section what you are most excited about learning or doing at SchipulCon09 by THIS Friday at 12pm CST and you’re automatically entered to win a Supporting Level Houston Zoo Membership. That’s right…. we want YOU to tell us what YOU want to learn and then we’ll give YOU a prize! After all, it’s your conference, right?

HOLY MOLY But that’s not all folks. We’ll be giving a Toby doll away as a second place prize. Yep. You get to take away a toy version of Houston’s favorite Red Panda. What can we say…. We like to give prizes to our peeps!! And we really want to hear your comments.

So to recap, here’s how you win:

  1. Comment below and tell us what you want to learn at SchipulCon09
  2. Wait patiently till Friday at 12pm CST when we’ll draw a winner
  3. Check back here to see if you’ve won!

Easy as pie. But please don’t comment anonymously. We’ll have no way of getting your prize to you!!

Ready for Hurricane Season? We’ve got a Free Webinar for you!!

HurricanIkeHurricane Season is here and with Ike fresh on our minds, we want to make sure all of our Schipul friends are storm ready with a FREE Webinar on Hurrican Preparedness this Monday, July 13th from 2 -3 PM CST.

You’ll walk away with some great, actionable information to get you in the know and ready to go:

  • Basic disaster preparedness knowledge
  • How to create an emergency plan for your family
  • What supplies to be stockpiling before any storms strike
  • What you need to build a ‘go-bag’ for your family

Featured Webinar speakers are:

Gen. Honorè has dedicated his life post-military to creating a “Culture of Preparedness” here in America and he will be offering personal insights and stories during the Webinar. He cites a lack of a awareness to our personal responsibilty to prepare as one of the leading issues during a crises. He’ll remnd us the the besr first responder is YOU.

Sign up soon as space is limited and you don’t want to miss out on all the rockin’ brain candy these preparedness pros have to offer so register for this free webinar soon!!

Are you a Schipul Facebook Fan Yet? Become a fan and Win!!

Schipul Fan ManiaWe adore all of our Schipul Facebook Fans…. And we think they deserve some goodies on us (just for being awesome).

How do you get in on these goodies? All you’ve got to do is Fan us on Facebook!! Hurry though, to be eligible to win one of our awesome prizes, you’ve got to a Schipul Facebook Fan by Two PM CST TOMORROW!! Not that we’re counting down, but that is only 27 hours…

So what are we giving away anyway?

  1. Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Laptop‘Hate carting around a huge laptop just to log in to twitter now and then? We’ve got the laptop for you!   You pick the color, and we’ll ship it out to your place! With this little gal, you’ll always be able to update on the go.
  2. $100 Amazon gift card‘ Schipulites are book fiends, and we want to get you hooked too!
  3. $100 iTunes gift card‘ Can’t get enough music? Need another new app? Let us support your habit!

It’s easy as pie. All you’ve gotta do is become a Schipul Facebook Fan for a chance to win. Leave the rest up to us.

Friday Fun: Check out our SchipulCon Badges (and our giveaway too!!)

SchipulCon BadgeWe’ve got SchipulCon badges!! And now you can too.

Simply head over to our Conference Site, grab some code, and post one of our super neat SchipulCon Badges on your site, blog or twitter background to show your love.

That is not all though!! We want to give some of you a free pass to the conference.

Send us the URL (communications@schipul dot com) to your site showing some SchipulCon love and you could win a free pass to the conference! We’ll be giving away random free passes from now until day one of SchipulCom and it’s so easy to win one! Show some love + Win a free pass! That’s it.

Trend Tuesdays: Smart Phones just keep getting smarter!

alg_blackberryAll of the big cell phone companies are currently battling it out in the Smart Phone arena and we’re wondering who can get the smartest phone out the quickest (and which of them will actually be smart)….

  1. The Blackberry Tour 9630: This little girl supposedly has all of the best features from the Blackberry Bold, the Curve and the Storm PLUS a ton of other cool new things that will make her better than ever. It’s going to be available later this summer and (as a crackberry gal) I can’t wait!
  2. My Touch 3G by Google: supposedly thinner than the G1 and smaller than the Apple iPhone, this little one is anticipated to be the sexiest of the smart phones.
  3. The Nokia E75: I’ve already mentioned I’m a blackberry girl, so it’s probably no surprise as the Nokia E75 looks great to me because it’s smart and has a full QWERTY keyboard too. The downside? This little lady is expensive…. topping out at almost $600 (depending on your carrier)!
  4. The iPhone 3G S: The iPhone is already everyone’s favorite…. She needs no words.
  5. The New Palm Pre: Remember a few years ago when everyone had a Palm Pilot and they were the Queen Bee in the Smart Phone Kingdom? Everyone better watch out because Palm is back and better than ever. Some say the Pre is even better than the iPhone.

Which of these little ladies would you want in your corner?

Friday Fun: FotoFest Online Call for Artists!!

FotoFest HoustonCalling all Artists!! FotoFest needs you!!

They want to feature on of you web-savy artisits in their POKE exhibit this fall (September 10-October 24 to be exact) and they’ve issued on online open call to find you. What exactly are the looking for? Art that is content driven and inspired by contemporary life as lived through the filter of the interwebs.

If you’re using Facebook, YouTube, Flickr or twitter (or any of the other billion online tools) then this contest if for you!

So Ready. Set. Create!! You can submit up to ten images via email to exhibits @ fotofest dot org but to be eligible, you’ve got to have your submissions in no later than midnight on July 3.

For more info and the rest of the rules, check out their POKE! Facebook Fanpage!