Email Jitsu…It’s On!

Email jitsuMy “build-off” article in issue #211 of .net Magazine

A few months ago I designed a concept site for a fictional HTML email workshop as part of .net Magazine’s regular “build-off” feature. It was inspired by my favorite MailChimp guide, titled Email Jitsu which teaches “combat tips” for HTML email coding and design. For fun, I wrote a post for the MailChimp blog about the possibility of making the workshop a reality. Several people expressed interest, so I quietly signed myself up for one of the workshop slots at this year’s ConvergeSE conference on June 24th in Columbia, SC.

HTML Email design is something that I’ve learned a lot about since I started at MailChimp, but it’s a subject I’ve never attempted to teach before. For that reason I’ve been a little hesitant to promote the workshop. The more I prepare though, the more excited I get about the ancient secrets and bare-knuckle tactics I get to share. It’s sure to be a fun, informative workshop and it’s an honor to speak alongside some other really great designers and developers during the 2 day event. I’ve heard the conference is getting close to selling out already though, so if you’re interested in attending, be sure to register soon!

In the mean time, I’ll be giving a short overview version of my talk at this month’s Atlanta Web Design Group meetup. That talk is on May 26th and is only $10 (which includes pizza). It’s been great getting to know fellow Atlantan web nerds since I moved down here, but I’m always interested in making new friends. If you’re in the area, please come out and say hi!

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