This was the opening talk from Reboot Workshop April 2012, an unconference organized by Nate in New York City.

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Upcoming Classes

Nate’s always got classes coming up in New York City and online on topics like WordPress, Web basics and Blogging + Social Media. Check out his upcoming classes in the classes section:

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Spanning topics from technology to marketing to social trends and business strategy, Why You Should Be Blogging takes a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of blogging.

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Nate has been blogging since 2005 and building websites since 1997 but his passion is for people, not technology. Whether by attending a class about blogging or Wordpress or scheduling time to work with Nate One on One, the emphasis is on the conversation. Schedule and appointment or check out upcoming classes

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Testimonials

“Nate is very user friendly. By that I mean open to questions at all times. He also asks what you would like out of the class which helps ensure that all or most needs are met. Very personable. I highly recommend this class to anyone who needs to create a blog or web site. ”

 G. Brewster Smith attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

“This is a fantastic introduction to web-site building. Nate has really great analogies that make it much easier to understand how everything works and works together. I whole heartedly recommend taking this class.”

Michelle Fix attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

 

“I really enjoyed this class. It was very quaint and allowed for great conversation amongst the attendees as well as the instructor (Nate). In addition, Nate was very informative. He provided a wealth of information regarding the subject, tools etc. I wish the class was longer. Looking forward to attending another one of Nate’s classes soon. Thank you!”


Christina Morillo attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

“Nate gave a fantastic outline of the common basic problems early businesses run into and how to solve these challenges. I’ve been out of school for 2 years and REALLY wish I had taken a course like this while still in college. Excellent Job!”

Ryan Adamiak attended Starting a Business Right After Graduation

 

“Nate was an amazing teacher. I really enjoyed hearing his about trajectory and learning about social enterprise. The class was very interactive and it was great getting to meet the other participants who were all entrepreneurial-minded. ”

Brian Levin attended Starting a Business Right After Graduation

 

“Nate answered all my questions and created a positive community of learners!”

Sadia Kalam attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

 

“Highly recommend this course. Nate explains website creation in an easily digestible format. Would recommend and have already recommended this to friends. Worth the money.”

Kara S. attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

 

“Fantastic session … great balance of structured materials and group discussion.”

James Slezak attended Speak the Language of Your Web-App Co-founder *Special Guest!

“Great teacher. The class had various levels of understanding of the topic and everyone left with a lot more knowledge than they came with. Well worth it.”

Chris Vacek attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

 

 

“Nate’s session was eye-opening and thorough. It helped me to better focus efforts where needed on social media networks. I look forward to future classes taught.”


George Mixco attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It (Webinar)

 

“Nate is a terrific teacher! He knows his stuff. I would take another course by him with great confidence.”

Robin L. attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

 

“Nate Cooper is an outstanding communicator and teacher. I highly recommend his “Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals” for those who aspire to enhance their web presence and blogging acumen. This is time very well spent acquiring practical skills and brainstorming ideas. In my experience, it is a learning opportunity not to be missed via Skillshare. Dr. Colette Mazzucelp, Chair, Academic Advisory Council @ TechChange.org”

Colette Mazzucelp attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

 

“This is the second class I attended of Nate’s. I am again satisfeid with what I can learn in an hour and a half . I always leave with clarification, and empowerment. He makes computer usage easy to understand and fun! ”

Barbara Calvano attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

“Very knowledgeable about subject matter and clear presentation. Thanks!”

George Hayward attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

 

“Nate was so personable and such a great resource! I look forward to taking more classes with Nate!”

Deborah Check attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

 

“Nate was clear and concise. Organized. He made the topic fun and exciting. I was left with a better understanding of the workings of WordPress. I felt empowered to further develop my present website and create more webistes. I definitely would recommend his class to anyone with pttle or no knowledge of WordPress. You’ll leave with a foundation and roadmap to get going!”

Barbara Calvano attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

“Nate is a fine teacher who knows his stuff. I felt like the questions I had going into the class were answered. Thanks!”

Jared Hansen attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

 

“Nate packed a lot of information into a very well-paced 45 minutes. He was clear, concise and left time for questions at the end. And he didn’t try to pretend he knows everything about everything so if there was a more complex or off-topic query, he would give web resources that might help the person. Great session!”

Michelle Fix attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

 

“Nate was great! He was friendly, informative and had answers to everyone’s questions. ”

Joe Schiappa attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

 

“Good information! Great to get the whole picture view to see how all the technology fits together. And, since Nate is a “connector”, it might even be worth attending just for that alone.”

Steve Ingkavet attended Speak the Language of Your Web-App Co-founder 

 

“Nate is a really knowledgeable teacher (particularly in WordPress) and gives a fun, easy to follow intro to some complex topics. I really endorse Nate.”

John Harrington attended Speak the Language of Your Web-App Co-founder 

 

“Nate’s class was well structured and served as an excellent primer into creating a website for those with pttle to no experience in coding and HTML/CSS. Nate explained the simppcity of web site design today, with an emphasis on onpne tools like WordPress. He also demonstrated how a basic understanding of HTML can inform and troubleshoot your site, providing many resources for suggested editor programs and further onpne tutorials.”

James Fattu attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

 

“Very knowledgeable and explains concepts well”

Ross Rocklin attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

“Nate is a natural speaker, and he is also one of those teachers that leaves lots of room for questions and discussion, which ensures that each student takes away some personapzed piece of information. His class is a great start for entrepreneurs looking to understand how, where and why to look for a technical co-founder.”

Erica Swallow attended Speak the Language of Your Web-App Co-founder *Special Guest!

“Great class! I definitely feel better about diving into my WordPress blog. Learned some very constructive tools and received a great follow-up doc so that I didn’t have to rely on my memory.”

Alicia Powers attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

“Nate taught a really clear and pointed class. He had a lot to fit in but was open to questions throughout. Recommended teacher!”

RJ Delnicki attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

“I learned so much in 3 hours with Nate! I highly recommend this class. ~ jackie murphy creative director”

Jackie Murphy attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

“It was an informative session. Nate was well prepared with presentation material. He used ‘pve’ onpne examples that were very relevant to the topic. He had anecdotal info that added to the discussions. He answered specific questions that some presenters would have avoided. Cheers to Nate! ”

Dominick Curatola attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

 

“Nate had a very straightforward approach making the content not only accessible, but turning it into an enjoyable experience. If one thing holds true, it is that you really do end up leaving with (at least) having learned one thing. I was really motivated to get started on my new website after bootcamp!”

Kelvin X Dume attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

Boris Veselov  attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals Endorses Nate as a teacher

Jon K. attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals Endorses Nate as a teacher

AnnaBizzle Lee attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals Endorses Nate as a teacher

 

 

Steven Huang attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It Endorses Nate as a teacher

 

Robert Jewell attended Blogging & Branding Master Course: WordPress, Social Media & SEO Endorses Nate as a teacher

 

Steven Huang attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals Endorses Nate as a teacher

 

Steven Huang attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It Endorses Nate as a teacher

 

Steven Huang attended Blogging & Branding Master Course: WordPress, Social Media & SEO Endorses Nate as a teacher

 

Sora Vernikoff attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress Endorses Nate as a teacher

“Nate was pretty awesome. I like to think of myself as a seasoned web dabbler and Nate showed me a thing or two to make my life a whole lot easier. He’s down to earth, speaks in a common vernacular, has fun presentation slides, and makes the subject matter easy to learn. Time well spent. Thnx Nate!”

Lynn Del Sol attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

 

“If you like boring classes, lame teachers and throwing your money down the drain, do not take Nate’s class. He is an engaging and enthusiastic teacher and this class exceeded all my expectations. He answers every question, explains things thoroughly and clearly, and makes technology feel totally do-able and fun. Thanks Nate!”

Taren Sterry attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

 

“Awesome class! Nate goes over several different social media platforms and explained everything really well. He also took the time to answer any questions throughout the class. ”

Dennissa Karnjanaprakorn attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

 

“This class was very informative, even though it’s described as an introductory level, it provided a lot of in depth information. I left the class motivated and ready to start building my website with Word Press. ”

Rudayna Charrouf attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

“Nate’s awesome! He made everything SO easy to understand. Great class and super informative. Looking forward to taking another one.”

pz Weber attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress Endorses Nate as a teacher

 

“The class was very good for me as a beginner in WordPress. Nate explained everything in details and made it all perfectly clear. I definitely recommend this class to those who need to understand the basics of WordPress.”

Boris Veselov attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

 

 

“The new 2-part series is da’ bomb! Plus the in-class test drive of WordPress is priceless! A great format for learning website building that “sticks” with you. Strongly recommend his class.”


Lamonda Willams attended Blogging & Branding Master Course: WordPress, Social Media & SEO

 

“Nate is a terrific teacher, with loads of information to expand your skills. He is a multi-faceted fountain of info, actually. As the second class I’ve taken with him, I am very glad I found him. Thank you!”

Gayle Goodman attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

 

“Nate is an excellent teacher. I walked away with so much and a desire to learn more. I now feel confident that I can start using WordPress. He was patient and open to questions. I highly recommend any class that Nate is giving.”

Jasmine Briggs attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

 

“Nate is a great teacher. He is able to present complex information in an accessible and intuitive way. As well, he is great at setting an atmosphere conducive to learning and is able to answer questions effectively and clearly. I wholly recommend Nate and look forward to taking more classes with him.”


 James Connolly attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

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“Nate is a fantastic teacher, both very personable and professional. His Blogging and Branding two-part class was just what I needed to get started. The content was thorough, but well-organized and comfortably paced so there was no chance of information overload. Nate also provided us with solid review materials and tons of resources for future learning. I especially appreciated his knowledge of the wordpress community. Thumbs up! ”

“Nate was extremely patient and answered all of our questions in a clear manner. I am very happy I took this class!”

Shir Genish attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

 

“Great class and excellent teacher. Well thought out and explained. I’m glad I took this class.”

Delphine Lee attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

“Nate is a fantastic teacher. In his Website Bootcamp he depvered everything promised and more! I am looking forward to taking more classes from him.”

Jupa Roche attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

“Left many steps ahead after Nate’s class in WordPress.com vs. org. Great presentation, and very good skills at imparting knowledge. Prepared, interested in everyone’s questions and specific situations, just a great class. Thanks!”

Gayle Goodman attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

 

“Nate was very helpful – no question was “dumb” and he followed up with a pst of suggested resources. I used to think of handpng WordPress as a big chore, but now I’m actually looking forward to updating my blog layout.”

Reb Carlson attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

 

“Great class and great instructor! Nate served up a huge dish of information and in a concise and clear serving. I am looking forward to taking more classes taught by Nate.”

psa Staples attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

 

“Nate is a great guy. Knowledgeable and approachable which are great attributes in an instructor. You will not waste your time taking a class with him. ”

John Sladek attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

“Wonderful presentation. Hype-organized and articulate. Answers questions fully and really pstens first. Highly endorse Nate and his Bootcamp class.”

Dominick Curatola attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

“Bravo! Nate created a relaxed and entertaining, yet challenging and stimulating 3 hours! It all came clear…, finally – THANK YOU Nate!”

Cynthia Dickason-Scott attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

“Great baseline start to building a site. Go from ground zero of not knowing what ‘HTML’ stands for … to walking out having learned the basics. Worthwhile investment of time & $!”

Lamonda Williams attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

“played well to the general interests, knowledge level and pace of grasping information of the students. nice job explaining the broad world of web development/design as well as demoing detailed coding examples. two opposable thumbs up.”

Jonathan Schwartz attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

Endorses Nate as a teacher

“This was a very informative and good class. Lot of technical stuff also but Nate explained it in a way that even a designer can understand it. Very useful information and lots of good resources. All the questions I had got answered. I’m excited to use the knowledge I learned in this class.”

Herta Kriegner attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

“Nate is great! I’ve hired him to help me with my site!”

Chrissie Lam attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

Augusto Garcia attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It Endorses Nate as a teacher

 

 

Amy Jackson attended Blogging & Branding Master Course: WordPress, Social Media & SEO Endorses Nate as a teacher

 

Rasha B. attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress Endorses Nate as a teacher

 

Ryan Adamiak attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress Endorses Nate as a teacher

 

 

 

 

Kai Brinker attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

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Shaun Gilboy attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals Endorses Nate as a teacher

Ju An Song attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals Endorses Nate as a teacher

Michele Palmer attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

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Apx Boulud attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

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Chris Sparks attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

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Becca Lewis attended WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: Getting Started with WordPress

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Nico Guillermo attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

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Nina Bastian attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

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Jocelyn Joson attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

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Apson Shilpngton attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

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Natasha Panda attended Why You Should Be Blogging & How To Do It

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Monica Pereira attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals Endorses Nate as a teacher

Mandy Floyd attended Website Bootcamp for Creative Professionals

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