The StartUp Government Agency – A Case Study on Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

Dan Munz, Product Director at consumerfinance.gov, CFPB; Greg Boone, WordPress Developer at Excella Consulting & David Kennedy, Interactive Designer at Rock Creek Strategic Marketing present “The StartUp Government Agency – A Case Study on CFPB” at the recent WordPress in Government workshop.

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, consumerfinance.gov, was created a few years ago by the U.S. government, and they chose WordPress to run their popular consumer-facing site. The team explains the decisions they went through before choosing WordPress, how they use behavior-driven WordPress development, and the lessons they learned along the way.

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Two Cities, Two Launches: #MadeInNYC & #WhereTheWorldChanges

There is no greater rivalry than #TeamNYC vs. #TeamSanFran. Both cities have launched high-profile initiatives to highlight their technology and startup communities and while they’ll continue to angle for prominence in this all-important race to the top, there is one thing that they share… Both of their websites, Where The World Changes and WeAreMadeInNY are built on one of our newest products, WordPress.com Enterprise. Check them out and while you’re at it, check out WordPress.com Enterprise and we’ll even hook you up with a 1-month free trial. You can find out more here:

Where The World Changes

Where The World Changes   San Francisco

WeAreMadeInNY

 The City of New York

VentureBeat now on WordPress.com VIP

At the end of last week VentureBeat.com migrated to WordPress.com VIP hosting

Started by award-winning journalist Matt Marshall in 2006, VentureBeat has long been a WordPress showcase site. Today, nearly 30,000 articles have been published on VentureBeat, and the archives dates back to August, 2004. There is a lot of our tech industry history laid out in these articles, and insights throughout.

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While monitoring the import to WordPress.com, it was cool to see the team growth and the breadth of topics covered increase tenfold from its inception.

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Bloomington Indiana Startup Weekend Utilized Prologue

When we released the Prologue WordPress theme for group communication, we knew it would be used in innovative ways.

This past weekend we saw it utilized for a Startup Weekend, an event where you can “Build Community and a Company in a Weekend”:

Bloomington, Indiana was a proud host to Startup Weekend, which completed a 54-hour marathon weekend of design, planning and implementation of a new company. Although the organizational structure is still in progress, the consensus of the majority who stuck around for all three days of work is that this was a great experience. There is a strong desire to take our project to the next stage and release our work to the world.

The group used the WordPress Prologue theme to keep up to date with various updates and activities:

We tried to be as transparent as we could (until the legal team advised us to be selective), and evidence of the process is available on the official blog and in our Prologue stream.

You can see the “Prologue stream” from this past weekend in action here at talk.bloomingtonstartup.com .