Speaking at WordCamp and Fighting Impostor Syndrome

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by Aida Correa

Speaking at WordCamp and Fighting Impostor Syndrome
William Jackson, M.Ed. My Quest To Teach

2020 Speaker
William Jackson
WordCamp Miami – WordCamp Atlanta – WordCamp Santa Clarita
Aida Correa
WordCamp Greenville – WordCamp Atlanta – WordCamp Santa Clarita
WordCamp Jacksonville –

Aida and William
Aida and William

Does the thought of speaking at a WordCamp conference
inspire you? Does the idea of sharing your knowledge,
experiences excite you? Then you should apply to be a
speaker at WordCamp conferences locally, nationally and
internationally and be engaged at local meetups.

I love to share that if a PE teacher from Jacksonville, Florida
can do it anyone can, that is not to say PE teachers are not
good speakers, on the contrary our community of Physical
and Health educators is based on motivating youth, teens
and young adults to be the best they can be each and
every day.

The same zeal, zest, smiles and enthusiasm I use in
teaching at school, teaching in bible study in ministry,
community events and mentoring kids for me is applied
at WordCamp and KidsCamp conferences.

WC Jax
WC Jax WordCamp Jacksonville 


WordCamp conferences are for anyone not just experts,
anyone with a passion to share their knowledge and to
empower others is welcomed to attend, volunteer and
contribute. You do not have to be an expert, because you
have knowledge in your brain that others need to learn
from (paraphrasing Steve Schwartz , a respected
speaker and advocate on Cyber-Security
Steve Schwartz Twitter – @AVT_Steve

Not only is WordCamp a great opportunity to network, to build
your personal and professional learning community and network,
as an African American blogger, educator and digital advocate,
I encourage underrepresented groups who are thinking about
speaking at WordCamp conferences to do it and gain valuable
skills in public speaking and sharing technical content.

The communities that are indigenous are encouraged to register
to attend and even register their children to attend KidsCamp to
build digital skills that open multiple doors for future careers as
thought leaders, digital innovators and entrepreneurs. Indigenous
youth, teens and young adults should be taking “seats at the
tables” of companies and corporations to create positive
changes for their communities. If there is not voice they will
continue to be ignored and not have the necessary influence to
help build their communities.

The recent blog
“2020 The Need for Indigenous Youth to Attend Global Tech
Conferences” shares that in order to obtain careers of leadership,
influence and create dynamic change conferences need to be
attended and speaker opportunities taken advantage of.

Do not allow “Impostor Syndrome” to stop you from participating
and sharing what you know. WordPress Meetups and WordCamp
conferences are phenomenal venues to receive support, develop
growth strategies to improve presentation skills, build skill-sets,
witness that representation of color and culture does matter and
that all shades of people of color and culture are involved in many
areas of tech.

Listen to Nathan Ingram in this awesome Podcast about IS

As a graduate of an HBCU – Historically Black College and
University, South Carolina State University I passionately
encourage HBCU students and instructors to get involved
and engaged in the WordPress community. HBCU students
are welcomed and encouraged to attend and participate in
volunteering and gaining skills to be speakers not just at
WordCamp, but use those skills in other venues.

Think of what is stopping you from sharing your knowledge
and throw it to the winds. Contemplate how to move beyond
your fears, cast away your self-doubts and talk on.  Boost your
speaking confidence with the understanding that the more you
speak the better you get and take your content creation to
another level in your local environment, on national stages and
even international levels of engagement.

Les Brown stated that “fear kills dreams, fear kills passions”
Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BjFo4skppw
WordCamp conferences and KidsCamp are safe places because
no one is judged by their gender, generation, color, culture or age.
Knowledge is what is sought out, engaging the audience to move
their skills-sets higher in their quest to continue to build a more
inclusive knowledge community and grow into thought leadership

Impostor Syndrome should not keep anyone from growth, “IS”
should not be a roadblock to developing and enhancing anyone’s
voice. The voice is a powerful vehicle of information sharing and
potential collaboration. In our world of information sharing, being
able to collaborate is more valuable than competing against each

The WordPress community’s foundation is based on democratizing
the web to open the web to diversity, inclusivity, generational
growth and community that is local, national and global. Helping
others achieve their goals and expanding their influence. Why
should anyone be fearful knowing this?

Educational professionals would do well to participate
because students are so connected, that digital resources
are affecting and influencing the learning designs of students.
Students do not just read books anymore, they are connected to
content that is engaging, interactive, busy, and provides immediate

A “Knowledge Society” is changing the direction of instruction
and the placement of students as they pass through the
educational curriculum’s from elementary to middle to high
school. KidsCamp is embracing youth, teens and young
adults in STEAM experiences and exposure that can be seen
by Sandi Batik is a WordPress trainer and Annika Akinmusuru
a  youth participating as a KidsCamp teacher at WordCamp
San Antonio

KidsCamp are growing in Central America in Costa Rica,
Nicaragua, and in Mexico to the North. The potential to advance
global engagement is unlimited. KidsCamp starts the process of
developing future volunteers, speakers and organizers. Inspiring
these  youth now is key because once they get over potential
fears they will take WordCamp, KidsCamp and other venues to
the next level.
Aida and I have been teachers for 2 years at WordCampCR in
Costa Rica this continues to open our eyes the building of
communities outside of the US.

WordCampCR KidsCamp 2018
WordCampCR KidsCamp 2018


WordCampCR in Costa Rica Central America
WordCampCR in Costa Rica Central America 2019

Allowing IS stop dreams from achieving will kill the digital
creativity and innovation that is lying dormant in so many people.
When you allow IS to win you are denying others the knowledge
that you have and preventing learning that can be shared locally,
nationally and globally.

The Wiki def. is:
Impostor syndrome. … Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor
phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience)
is a psychological pattern in which one doubts one’s accomplishments
and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud”.

Don’t allow  your destiny to be determined by a definition from the
Internet, embrace your talents, skills, abilities and knowledge to be
the change you want to create and to grow.

Aida and William KidsCampJax2019
Aida and William KidsCampJax2019

To see where WordCamps are check out the site WordCamp
Central.. https://central.wordcamp.org/
Videos on fighting IS https://wordpress.tv/?s=impostor+syndrome

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Part 2 2020 WordCamp Sustainable Development Goals for Content Creators

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Part 2 2020 WordCamp Sustainable Development Goals for
Content Creators

by William Jackson, M.Ed. My Quest To Teach #MyQuestToTeach

Speaking at
WordCamp Miami
WordCamp Jacksonville
WordCamp Atlanta

WordCamp YYC in Calgary Canada

My Quest To Teach
My Quest To Teach

1. Understand that authentic content is more important
than quantity. Anyone can quote statistics and data, but
how do you apply that information to real world experiences
to give your readers a real world experience?
2. Video blogging maybe the tech trend, but understanding how
to strategically apply it is valuable in promoting your Brand.
3. Be adaptable in applying tools and using platforms in
providing services. Flexibility is important as well because
everyone’s situation and circumstances are different. Each has
unique challenges, objectives and goals.
4. Content will always be King, but engagement is Queen.
You can catch more bees with honey than vinegar.
5. Don’t trust your Brand just to SEO, at some point you and
your business have to get out and meet people and talk to them.
6. Content must inspire mental agility and cognitive engagement.
Inviting the viewers and readers to contemplate, consider and
then consecrate by applying information to their lives.
Information is not powerful unless it is shared and distributed.
7. Sometimes it is better to collaborate with others and not
compete. We are in a global society of thought leadership and
intellectual influence. Competition is phasing out while
collaborations are growing.
8. Do not fool with foolish folks that distract you from
creating authentic content. You cannot allow all trends that
only last for minutes or hours influence your decision making
for the long haul.
9. Your content should always contain your passion, it is
representative of who you are and the direction you are
going with your Brand and influence.
10. Have a scalable, adaptable, living mission and vision
statement. It should be able to grow and adapt as you grow
and adapt.
11. Be cautious of new technologies, not all tech will enhance
your Brand nor Market you in the right direction.
12. Embrace the diversity of life experiences and people use
this information to broaden and strengthen your Brand and
its influence. Use each to add value to your content through
relationship building.
13. Volunteer, teach and mentor; make yourself accessible to
share your knowledge to youth, teens and young adults. They
will be your future customers, employees and Venture
14. Have defined goals related to your content creation.
15. Create content with a goal in mind. If your grandmother
would be uncomfortable maybe you should not post it.

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Digital Jobs Globally

16. Take advantage of networking, have business cards ready
and your “elevator pitch” memorized with zeal and enthusiasm.
17. Your content will not be successful on all platforms,
conduct a Social Media audit and diversify.
18. Your Brand should be the same across diverse platforms
with the same colors, font, graphics and videos have the
same feel and inspiration.
19. Understand the dynamics of your readers, viewers and
You are influencing them more than you know. Use multiple
languages that apply linguistical nuances and cultural
20. Check out your competition and see the changes they
make to adjust to the fluctuation in markets and trends.
21. As a content creator you should have the mindset of
a life-long learner. Knowledge is not powerful unless
applied correctly.
22. Integration is strategically planned. New technology,
new ideology, new widgets all need strategic ways to
integrate into your content development.
21. Understand the vision of yourself, “never have a
grasshopper mentality.”
Minister Thoran Brown – Westside Church of
Christ, Jacksonville, Florida
22. If developing a team make sure they all share and
embrace your vision, mission and passion. It only takes
one to cause confusion and lower your passions.
23. Choose a host that will work with you, has wonderful
customer service and knows how to problem solve. Good
hosting services will send you a card on your birthday
and traditional holidays and remember special occasions
in life.
24. See the value of thought leadership. Everyone cannot
lead intellectually.
25. Everyone on your team should understand their
accountability and responsibility as content creators
and their influence.
26. Be engaged in community activism, community service
and volunteering.
27. Don’t put down and demean youth, teens and young
adults mentality and ability to work. You maybe put
in the position of managing people with a disability
or a challenge in some way.
28. Make sure accessing your content is accessibly
compliant. Think about the visually, auditory and
cognitively challenged. They had a right to learn
from you.
29. Offer internships when possible.
30. Be sure all your photos and videos represent your
Brand and your Mission statement.

Type Writer
Type Writer

Each opportunity to support a WordCamp should be
taken, either by sponsoring, promoting, or volunteering.
WordCamp and even KidsCamp conferences are unique and
vital chances to grow and be in the know in a growing
and dynamic industry that is global.
Look at the expansion of Central America and Africa,
our nation (America) are missing opportunities to tap
into the new avenues of global collaboration and
business ventures that allow cooperation and market
sharing of information and resources.

Parents What Face Are Your Kids Putting Online

William Jackson of My Quest top Teach

Parents What Face Are Your Kids Putting Online
William Jackson, M.Ed.

William Jackson Hero Panel PHX
William Jackson Hero Panel PHX

The development of new digital technologies designed
to inspire youth, teens and young adults in creating
content are allowing increased digital environmental
growth through Apps that allow increased communication
and content sharing across platforms.

New kids Apps and similar platforms are allowing those
under 18 to communicate on platforms that offer no
training in online behaviors for developing ethics
and morals for behaviors. This could be detrimental
because of the potential for Cyberbullying, Sexting
and inappropriate behaviors that could influence
educational opportunities, future employment, credit
scores and even future personal relationships.

Young people ages 13 to 25 still struggle with
building stable relationships, combined with
peer pressure, advertisement and other social factors.
Young people building relationships are challenged
even without technology. Rational thinking is
sometimes lost because of the levels of maturity
and lack of parental guidance.

Parents are challenged increasingly with raising
children in a digital age that is wide open and
offers no training that incorporates building an
online relationship, transferring online and offline
behaviors and the influences of peer pressure and
media advertisements. The highest engaged sites are
sexual in nature and many do not provide filters
so kids now see unrealistic photos enhanced with
digital tools, videos of sexual exploration and
experimentation and sexual situations on television
that may rival the Internet.

As a parent, and experiences as a Social Media
advocate, blogger and speaker on preventing bullying,
cyberbullying and sexting understand that
younger children and even teens are not ready for
social media accounts and the online engagements that
develop. Having taught about digital life skills and
being digitally engaged and smart for youth it is
a challenge because of the maturity levels and personal
exposure to content. Lack of exposure is a different
challenge than over exposure to sex, violence and other
content that influences behaviors.

Parents must have respectful conversations with their
kids based on love and support. Parents are also the
roll models for their kids and a parent should never
think their kids are not watching them.

In a recent letter sent to Facebook (Facebook child
messenger) by child advocacy groups asking for the App
to be stopped met with a reply that, “Messenger Kids is
a messaging app that helps parents and children to chat
in a safer way, with parents always in control of their
child’s contacts and interactions.” So parents cannot
always rely and depend on help from international
companies to monitor their children.

Parents are the first role models, the first educators,
the first mentors and teachers for their children. So
parents need to remember if they are not teaching
their children, somebody else will outside of their,
the parents influence and knowledge.

“What Face Are Your Kids Putting Online” will have
unknown consequences that will follow them throughout
their lifetime and maybe even their children and
grandchildren. Parents should be proactive as much as
possible and set realistic expectations for behaviors
online, have open and honest discussions with their kids
about the potential hazards, dangers and to speak to
parents if there are potential dangers like digital
stalking and threats of human trafficking.

There have been and will continue to be children, youth,
teens and young adults that are assaulted and even
killed because of their ignorance to the dangers of online
friendships. Catfishing and other deceptions are online
and should be discussed by families. The Internet is a
representation of life, there is good, bad, evil and
places where youth, teens and young adults should not go,
they are not mentally prepared and emotionally prepared
for that content that may require them to think and
rationalize at levels they are to ready for yet.

Parents talk to your children the life you save maybe your
child or someone else’s children. Knowledge is not powerful
unless it is applied by the kids in your life.

KidsCamp Jacksonville 2019
KidsCamp Jacksonville 2019

KidsCamp Jacksonville 2020

2020 WordCamp Sustainable Development Goals for Content Creators


2020 WordCamp Sustainable Development Goals for Content Creators
by William Jackson, M.Ed. My Quest To Teach #MyQuestToTeach

Prof Jackson and Students
Prof Jackson and Students at Edward Waters College

As a professional educator of 32 years there is
always the  desire to take information and place it in
categories of measurable data and applied strategic
placement in learning objectives. The practice is an
educational necessity to make sure data is applied
the correct way and there are measurable
assessments available to make sure there is
learning and the objectives are met.

Businesses perform similar evaluations of their
data and match it with employee performance,
scalability of knowledge, productivity data points,
applicable skill-sets from training and other analytical
properties. Everyone is always evaluated,
it may not be equal, but it there are metrics in place.

In education processes are done with what have
you learned and from that learning can you apply to
actual performance standards. The challenge is that
not all assessments mean anything really. A test
cannot assess the passion people have, a test cannot
assess the willingness to help other people, a test
cannot assess why someone would spend hundreds
of their personal finances to volunteer and share their
years of knowledge and experiences with strangers.

I have attend WordCamp conferences for several years
and after attending a WordCamp conference evaluating
the learning experience into integrating new concepts
to teach youth, teens and young adults is fun and
necessary. I apply conversations I have with people to
my personal growth and “pay it forward” to others as
can be seen on Twitter, Slack and other places where
information is shared. There is  sustainable development
ongoing constantly. Intellectual  property is a valuable
asset that helps other grow and contribute to the overall
success of business and education.

There is a learning curve and an adaptation to moving
forward in an ever changing digital environment. How
can new learning about technology help you to grow?
A measure of WordCamp success and engagement
after attending needs to be strategic and planned.
There should be a plan to what sessions to attend,
what questions to ask at the Happiness Bar, when
talking in the hallways and even bathrooms of
conferences what is the priority of the day that
needs solving or if the priority is to help as many
people as possible. Personal growth can also be
the personal growth to and of others.

Hospitality at YYC
Hospitality at YYC Calgary Canada

The humorous thing about WordCamp is that a 5
minute exchange of information in a bathroom can
motivate others to new levels of wanting to learn
more. Side conversations around the refreshments
area can create new friendship, fellowship and even
sharing Bible scripture as I have heard on several
occasions. There have been information shared in
conversations that I have when I teach in
Bible Study that I share at my church.

Self sacrifice is an important part of being human
and the growth of humanity and you see this at all
WordCamp and KidsCamp conferences. Helping
others to reach their potential and share that
knowledge even more. Youth, teens and young
adults are looking at the adults and seeing how
adults apply tech, share their knowledge and
grow personally and professionally.


Attending WordCamp Phoenix I was inspired by
17 year old Steven and his energy and passion for
WordCamp conferences. Hearing his story and
journey should inspire others especially youth and
their parents attending KidsCamp.
Conversations like Steven are important because
knowledge is only powerful if it is applied and given
freely and joyfully. Steven shows that when supported
as he is with family that anything
is possible and obtainable.

Things I have learn since 2012 are fluid and scalable,
the perspectives, incites, relational data points, applied
objectives and even using differential instruction when
speaking to diverse audiences are considered to help
other grow beyond where they are.

Sustainable development are not just fancy words for
content creators, but living, breathing, measurable
goals that can be used in multiple professions.
Networking is key to sharing information. When I
taught at Edward Waters College from 2004 to 2017
I tried to teach my students that they cannot afford
to be shy, complacent, have feelings of entitlement,
not think they are owed anything in life. What you
give is what you will get in return.

Aida Correa and William Jackson
Aida Correa and William Jackson
WordCamp Phoenix
WordCamp Phoenix

The WordCamp and WordPress community is always
giving, sharing, inspiring, encouraging, elevating.
Content creators of all types, genders, lifestyles,
abilities, generations, colors and cultures thrive.

Our travels for 2020
WordCamp Jacksonville will be happening
March 28th and 28th in Jacksonville, Florida

WordCamp Miami will be happening
February 28, 29 and March 1

WordCamp Atlanta will be happening
April 18, 19

WordCamp Greenville will be happening
March 7th

WordCamp YYC will be happening
May 29, 30

2020 WPJax & WPJaxKids MeetUps – Building Digital Business Owners for

Kids working on their web sites

2020 WPJax & WPJaxKids MeetUps – Building Digital Business Owners for the Future
Elisha Taylor, III and William Jackson, M.Ed.
“I want to do really big things in life and for me to change the world
I must encourage others to stop the repeating of destructive habits
and behaviors.” Elisha Taylor, III

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KidsCamp Jacksonville https://2020.jacksonville.wordcamp.org/kidscamp/

The New Year 2020 is an opportunity for more WordPress
events to include youth, teens and young adults to participate
and provide mentors that may have positive and transformative
effects on behaviors that youth may have. The directions of their
lives may be changed by proving opportunities to envision new
career opportunities and even to be business owners at an early

Youth, teens and young adults are involved in the growing
WordPress  (WP) community as bloggers, content creators,
micro-bloggers, speakers and even developing organizers that
plan and run WordCamp conferences.  These young people are
beginning entrepreneurs through  exposure to technology,
involved in workshops and speaking at conferences.

The future is now for learning and applying tech in everyday life.
Elisha a high school junior, Elizabeth and Esther middle school
students, are web site designers,  they are learning by participating
in the free WPJax Kids Meetup and attending  KidsCamp associated
with WordCamp Jax conference.

The next WCJax conference March 2020 in Jacksonville, Fl
WC conferences and KidsCamp  are developing influential  speakers,
organizers, digital business owners as well as teaching skills that will
aid in achieving career dreams.  The inclusivity of these Meetups are
vitally important so  youth from 7 years to young adults are exposed
to tech in areas of their interest that lead to career ideas that inspire
and encourage growth.

Opportunities like WPJaxKids help kids learn web development and
elements of STEAM Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics.
Elizabeth and Esther have participated in several meetups and
WordCamp conferences. Elisha has stated that being involved in groups
like WPJaxKids Meetup, TEDxFSCJ  Salons and WordCamp conferences
is preparing  him for real world experiences in potential technology
careers and increasing his chances for entering into higher education
after graduating from high school.

Sisters Elizabeth and Esther are eagerly preparing to enter the career
of fashion design after high school that demand digital skills. They  are
preparing early for this very competitive career choice. Elementary
students like Janae, already a skilled animator get the chance to share
and build on her natural talents and learn how to apply her knowledge
in an environment that encourages innovation and creativity. Many
times girls do not have supportive places to create, share, and talk
about their interests in the Arts, Blogging, Video and Animation.

Community WP

Events like WordPress Meetups are the perfect place for adults and
kids because adults have past experiences being the same kids that
may not have been supported or encouraged. Now with Meetups
they can share their talents, skills, abilities and even dreams.

STEAM and tech experiences will help youth, teens and young adults
with learning valuable skills and be better prepared for real world
experiences and opportunities.

More information can be found about WPJaxMeetUp for these
free workshops for adults and youth, teens and young adults in
Jacksonville and surrounding communities.

Why We Started WPJax Kids MeetUP

What will you find going on at WPJaxKids Meetup

WC Jax
WC Jax March 28 and 29 2020