Lincoln, NE (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
Jason Petersen, founder and CEO of Lincoln-based digital marketing firm Turbine Interactive, told attendees at WordCamp Kansas City earlier this month not to underestimate the capabilities of the open source software.
"Many users think of WordPress only as a blogging platform and basic content management system (CMS)," Petersen said, "but it has the capability to function as a robust, enterprise-level CMS with great front-end user experiences on mobile platforms and even responsive design applications."
WordCamp is a locally organized conference that covers everything related to WordPress, the open source personal publishing software used by more than 25 million web and blog sites worldwide. In his session on “Word Press as a Dynamic Platform,” Petersen said that WordPress has become his platform of choice.
“I’ve worked with 1,300 organizations and built more than 1,000 websites over the past 15 years and even created my own website development platform,” Petersen said, “but today we use WordPress for most of our projects. We can’t match the resources, the dynamic development community and the customer satisfaction.”
Petersen said that WordPress has been a leader in meeting the design challenges associated with new mobile devices by constantly providing new plugins and updates.
“WordPress has shown support for more progressive applications including responsive design,” he said. “This unique community of untrained, self-taught, hard core and hybrid developers creates a synergy I have not seen in any other CMS to date.”
This was the second year for the Kansas City WordCamp event and the second year that Petersen was invited to speak. The event is intended to be relaxed and supportive for all levels of WordPress users, organizer Josepha Haden said on the event's website. More than 200 WordCamps have been held in 116 cities in 38 countries.
About Turbine Interactive
Turbine Interactive is a digital marketing firm that helps businesses power websites by energizing their unique online brands. Turbine creates the tools and shows its clients how to leverage interactive technology, such as websites, social media and mobile phone applications to fuel profitable strategic marketing plans. Turbine Interactive is headquartered in Lincoln, NE, and offers more than 40 years of combined experience to clients nationwide. The company is led by Jason Petersen. For more information, call 402.817.1224 or visit http://thisisturbine.com