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Schipul - The Web Marketing Company Proud to Sponsor SpaceUp Houston

Explore the Solar System One Participant at a Time at the 2nd Annual SpaceUp Houston Unconference

SpaceUp Houston UnconferenceHouston, TX - January 12, 2012 – Schipul - The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading Web marketing, social media consulting and Web design company, today announced it has joined the growing list o sponsors for SpaceUp Houston (http://spaceuphouston.org), a community outreach organization focused on education and innovation in the aerospace sciences. SpaceUp Houston recently began selling tickets for the second annual SpaceUp Houston Unconference. The event is scheduled for February 25th and 26th, 2012 and will be held at The Lunar & Planetary Institute (LPI) near Johnson Space Center.
 
A private reception will be held Saturday evening, February 25th, followed by the Explore the Solar System Panel where aerospace experts discuss manned and unmanned missions and plans for the future. Seating is limited for this exclusive evening presentation.
 
Tickets to participate in the 2nd Annual SpaceUp Houston Unconference are $25 for adults. Students ages eight to 18 are free with adult registration. Breakfast, lunch, soft drinks and snacks are included. Admission to the private reception on February 25th is $10 per person. Those wishing to attend the Explore the Solar System Panel without participating in the full unconference can do so for $10 per person.
 
More details and tickets are available at http://spaceuphouston.org.
 
About the Unconference
 
The SpaceUp Houston 2012 Unconference will feature spontaneous sessions created by attendees.  Participants will decide the topics, schedule and structure of the event. An unconference is also known as a user-generated conference or BarCamp.  Learn more about the unconference format at http://spaceuphouston.org/spaceup-2012-unconference/.
 
About SpaceUP Houston
 
SpaceUp Houston, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2010, brings the Houston-Clear Lake community together in sharing and discussing the possibilities for space exploration covering NASA programs, hobbyist projects, start-up companies, research, and the arts. SpaceUp events are designed as catalysts for future science, technology, engineering, and mathematics development.  SpaceUp Houston is made possible because of generous sponsors including The Boeing Company, Thinkgeek, and HGK Asset Management.   Our supporting partners include NASA, Lunar & Planetary Institute,Schipul – The Web Marketing Company, and Yuri’s Night. The official SpaceUp Houston Twitter stream can be found athttp://twitter.com/spaceuphou.  For more information visit the SpaceUp Houston website at http://spaceuphouston.org.  Questions can be directed via email to SpaceUp Houston at press@spaceuphouston.org


Tendenci® 5 Powers Upgraded Website for North American Brain Injury Society

Website helps to advance mission of moving brain injury science into practice

The new NABIS website built on Tendenci 5HOUSTON, December 20, 2011 – Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading Web marketing, social media consulting and Web design company, today announced the launch of a new upgraded website for the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS). The website, www.nabis.org, is powered by Tendenci 5 (www.tendenci.com) membership management software. Schipul designed the new NABIS website. 

Through its website, NABIS provides the community of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to brain injury with education programs, publications, scientific updates and a platform for communication and professional exchange. Tendenci 5’s content management system (CMS) makes it easy for NABIS to add and edit content, manage membership applications and renewals, promote and manage events, and keep members updated on the latest news.  

“We have members only come together once a year from throughout North America, so it is imperative that we have an easy-to-use, intuitive site that serves as a platform for educational exchange for members,” said Margaret Roberts, Executive Director, Administration with NABIS. “Tendenci’s membership management features are a significant improvement and have made us more efficient and better positioned to add value to our members.”

Tendenci’s membership management tools give NABIS and other associations the ability to customize membership types, membership applications, reminders and renewal notices. Association administrators can control the content members can access and update, and what price they pay for events, directories, and job board postings. Tendenci also includes all the tools needed to accept online payments, create professional-looking invoices, organize online financial transactions and generate accurate reports.

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company 

 Schipul – The Web Marketing Company developed and builds on the Tendenci Web marketing application, a powerful online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, and provides marketing services on the Internet to more than 300 organizations from a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s clients include the Houston Zoo, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Tony Chachere's® Creole Foods, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com.


SchipulCon Viral Video Showcases Open Source Celebrity Smackdown

Drupal and Wordpress Founders Debate Their Open Source ProductsHOUSTON, October 20, 2011 – Responding to requests from the open source community, Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading Web marketing and Web design firm, has quickly published video of the first joint appearance by Drupal founder Dries Buytaert and WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. The video from SchipulCon 2011, posted at www.schipulcon.com/dries-matt/, features a frank discussion about the similarities and differences of the two leading open source platforms and where they are headed in the future. 

SchipulCon 2011 (www.schipulcon.com), with the theme, “Create. Profit. Reach,” was a marketing, technology and business conference for Houston’s business-savvy and tech-curious crowd. The event attracted more than 200 participants, 40 presenters covering a broad array of subjects including the future of social, search engines, space exploration, robots and open source. 

“The on-stage mashup of the founders of Drupal and WordPress was a great illustration of what we set out to accomplish: make the world a better place through extraordinary thinking, smart technology and cross-industry creativity,” said organizer Katie Laird.

During their joint appearance, Buytaert credited Mullenweg for his early decision to start a company and his focus on usability. Mullenweg said he has been a Drupal developer for eight years and envies Drupal’s third party developer community. He also noted for the SchipulCon audience that WordPress has its roots in Houston – the result of seeking refuge from the city’s long, hot summers.

Schipul’s development team works with both Drupal and WordPress, creating highly capable websites for hundreds of nonprofit, businesses and government organizations. Schipul also develops and markets Tendenci® online management software, a powerful Software-as-a-Service tool with more than a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. 

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company 

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company, headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, provides marketing services on the Internet to more than 300 organizations from a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. In addition to developing and building on the Tendenci Web marketing application, Schipul’s services include Web design, search engine marketing and social media consulting. Schipul’s clients include the Houston Zoo, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Tony Chachere's® Creole Foods, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com.


Tendenci Custom Design Services for Large Organizations and Corporations

Tendenci is Perfect for Your Sized Organization

Tendenci Membership Management Software offers any sized organization the tools you need in a website.  Your Tendenci website lets you easily: 

Tendenci Gives You Exactly What You Want

We think our Tendenci Themes are beautiful, and we hope you do too.  If you have something else in mind – tell us what you want your Tendenci website to look like.  It won’t hurt our feelings, we promise!  Customize your design and incorporate your organization’s Brand, Mission, and Vision with your Tendenci website to attract and engage your site visitors.

Our talented and creative design team is available to design a professional, user friendly website that generates new sales and revenue for your organization or business.  We can’t help but brag a little about our award-winning team with over 20 years of experience building custom websites for our clients. 

Order A la Carte and Ask Us if What You Want isn’t on the Menu

We offer a variety of additional services for the truly selective – if you don’t see a feature or service listed then we encourage you to ask.  Contact us to find out how to customize your Tendenci website.  We can discuss the project you have in mind, tell you what it will cost, and give you the website you’ve always dreamed of having.  Just some of the customization options you can inquire about:

  • Website Design
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  • Ecommerce and Shopping Cart Integration
  • Integrations with 3rd Party Software
  • Email Newsletters and Email Marketing Services
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  • Content Development for your website
  • You tell us what you want

Tell us what you want to do with your Tendenci website.  Contact our Sales team to find out your options to getting exactly the Tendenci website you want.


Schipul – The Web Marketing Company Uses New Capabilities in Tendenci® 5 to Give Web Users What They Want

Dynamic, relational content delivers information specific to the user’s interests


Tendenci 5 Provides Flexibility in Designing Sites that Deliver AnswersHOUSTON, March 24, 2011
 – Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading Web marketing and Web design company, is hoping the launch of its newly upgraded website puts the final nail in the coffin of old school “brochure” websites. Powered by Tendenci 5, the latest release of the powerful online management software (www.tendenci.com), the new Schipul website features leading edge capabilities designed to cater to the interests of the user.

“Static, one dimensional websites served a purpose 15 years ago, but the needs and expectations of Web users are vastly different today,” said President and CEO Ed Schipul. “Every person who lands at a website is seeking answers and they’ll click away in a heartbeat if they don’t immediately find specifically what they are looking for.”

Schipul has updated Tendenci 5 to work on the Django open source framework, providing greater flexibility with custom Django application integration and greater integration with social media and video sites. In addition to Schipul’s new website, Tendenci 5 powers websites for Houston Technology Center (www.houstontech.org), Discovery Green (www.discoverygreen.com), Tendenci and YMCA Houston (www.ymcahouston.org). 

Tendenci 5, which is developed in Houston by Schipul’s programming team, headed by Programming Director and Schipul Partner Jennifer Ulmer, dynamically pulls content – including photos, videos, links to case studies, blog posts and staff bios – from throughout the website that align with the subject matter the Web user is seeking.

“The thinking used to be if you build a website, they will come,” said Schipul. “These leading edge capabilities flip that philosophy around -- so when users come, the website will build a customized page specific to their interests.”

The upgraded Schipul website includes a number of unexpected elements. Large images dominate the home page that play-up the work their clients do. Feeds from the Schipul Blog (www.blog.schipul.com) and the SEM Blog (www.thesemblog.com) are prominently featured. And each time the home page is refreshed, a different Schipul staffer is featured along with a different inspirational quote.

“Our mantra is to deliver fresh, relevant, valuable content to meet the needs of Web users and keep them coming back,” said Schipul. “The technology is interesting, but it is secondary to telling great stories.”

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company developed and builds on the Tendenci Web marketing application, a powerful online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is headquartered in Houston with an office in Silicon Valley, and provides marketing services on the Internet to more than 300 organizations from a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s clients include the Houston Zoo, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Plasma Cars, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com. 


Tendenci® Software Powers New Interactive Website for Federal Flight Deck Officers Association

The ability to rapidly exchange information and ideas is essential for securing commercial airliners. With the help of the Houston-based software programmers who developed Tendenci (www.tendenci.com) association management software, the Web is playing a major role in enabling greater collaboration and making our skies safer. The Federal Flight Deck Officers Association (FFDOA) has selected Tendenci to power its new interactive Web site, www.ffdoa.org.  

Federal Flight Deck Officers (FFDOs) are pilots who have volunteered to be deputized Federal Law Enforcement Officers. They play a vital role in securing commercial airliners – and in particular the cockpit – from terrorist and criminal assault. The nature of the FFDO’s mission is so sensitive that much of the organization’s Web site is restricted to members only and the members are required to keep their identities secret. Communication between members was a challenge and this secure forum allows FFDOs to exchange mission critical information providing a crucial benefit for the flying public, commerce and the national transportation infrastructure.

“We selected Tendenci as the platform for our Web site because it delivered the comprehensive security we needed, while still providing ease-of-use for collaboration and membership management,” said the Director of Communication with the FFDOA whose name must remain confidential. “We have members spread around the country, so it is hard to communicate while keeping our identities confidential.  The Tendenci package is an essential component in enhancing our ability to protect the national air transportation system.”

Tendenci is developed by Schipul – The Web Marketing Company (www.schipul.com), a leading provider of Web-based solutions for membership organizations. Schipul also designed FFDOA’s Web site, which features an extensive member’s area with forums for pilots and instructors, instructions for handling emergencies, information about insurance and an online store. 

Tendenci association management software is a comprehensive Web site solution that helps associations improve their operations online, increase visibility through search engines, attract members and get them involved.

About Schipul - The Web Marketing Company

Schipul – The Web Marketing Company developed and builds on the Tendenci association management application, a powerful online tool with over a half million people logging in during the past year and millions of users overall. Schipul is based in Houston, and provides marketing services on the Internet to nearly 400 organizations from a variety of service industries in local, national and international markets. Schipul’s association clients include the American Association of Dental Office Managers, Air Conditioning Contractors of America and the Hispanic Public Relations Association, among many others. Additional information about Schipul is available at www.schipul.com and www.tendenci.com. 


Online Trends discussed on Business Maker's Radio Show

After a recent trip to the Austin SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive)festival, Schipul's Katie Laird joined fellow technology advocate Kelsey Ruger on the Business Maker's Radio Show to discuss her experience at the event (click here to listen).


The importance of the Web user was an exceptionally important concept in this year's SXSWi event.  Whether through simplified and 'user-friendly' interfaces and design or via useful tools such as Flickr and Shadows, it has never been more important for technology developers and users to focus their efforts on connecting humans to data and humans to other humans.

This socially-focused online world is a far cry from the 'read only' Web 1.0 of days gone by.  Users are empowered with tools like del.icio.us to not only manage and organize their bookmarks (or favorite Web pages and content), but to share their findings with other users, discover new online content and join online communities that have similar interests.

With other technologies like blogging, podcasting and wikis, users are given active voices in the Internet community.   A Web site is no longer just a company brochure or static group of pages, it is a place to post your opinions, to comment and connect with strangers from around the globe, to collaborate with friends and co-workers in different physical locations and to find a wealth of information with a touch of humanity.

Click here to listen to a podcast of Katie Laird and Kelsey Ruger's interview with the Business Maker's Radio program.


Schipul web development growth documented in Houston Business Journal

Schipul - The Web Marketing Company ranked #5 in the Houston Business Journal's 'Largest Web Design and Development Companies' list by total revenue in 2005.

With the release of 79 Web sites in 2005, Schipul also ranked #13 in the 'Number of Unique Web Sites Created in 2005' listing and #4 in the 'Total Number of Employee' listing.  The Web site company lists were compiled by the Houston Business Journal to document the changes within the Houston Web Development community.

With ongoing updates to Schipul's Tendenci Association Management Software and a rapidly growing Search Engine Marketing team, we look forward to 2006 as an even stronger year for client satisfaction and growth.  Many thanks to our wonderful Schipul web marketing, web design and search engine clients who make all of this possible!


Houston NetSquared Group to Align Local Web 2.0 and Non Profit Communities

The national TechSoup NetSquared initiative is coming to Houston to advance non-profit organizations' effectiveness through Web-based social tools. The first Houston Netsquared group meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14th, 2006, at Rockfish Grill ( 11805 Westheimer Rd.) at 7 p.m.

UPDATE: We are very excited to have David Geilhufe joining us from the Katrina PeopleFinder Project to speak with the NetSquared Houston group about the massive challenges technologists faced responding to Hurricane Katrina.

From meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com/Net2Houston/events/4876300/

The Houston NetSquared April 2006 Meetup

  • Apr 11, 2006 · 7:00 PM

This will be the second Meetup for The Houston NetSquared group! We'll use this meeting time to get to know each other, discuss current online technology trends and the future of non-profit technology adoption.

This month we’ll dive into some local programs that have helped Houston residents connect with online technologies, in the hopes of advancing education, job searches and quality of life initiatives.

Jim Forrest, of the Technology for All organization, will be joining our non profit technology conversation as he discusses various Houston technology outreach programs and the potential for technological growth in the non profit sector. From low-income community wireless Internet access projects to Community Technology Centers across the city (and in the Astrodome for hurricane evacuees), TFA has long been an active advocate of closing the digital divide for all members of society.

This will be a great meeting to dive into some of the work that has already been started in the Houston area – and a great time to brainstorm for new ideas and projects. Look forward to seeing you there! The Stag's Head Pub (www.stagsheadpub.com) will be a great meeting place for us with a nice back area for us to chat, great food and drink and, most importantly, WIFI!! So feel free to bring your laptop - visualization is good!

For more information, see http://www.netsquared.org/


Tendenci-driven sites' job boards display upturn in Houston ad and PR business

An article in the March 24-30, 2006 Houston Business Journal entitled 'Flood of ad, PR jobs indicate positive business barometer' discussed the successes of two Schipul clients' online job boards, Houston Ad Federation (www.haf.org) and PRSA Houston (www.prsahouston.org).

Looking back at 2005, online job postings and views of those online postings have increased substantially indicating a positive growth in the city's economy as a whole.

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Schipul's Membership Management Software, Tendenci, enables clients to easily post job listings and also gives organizations' members the option of posting resumes online as well.  

These listings can be a great source of revenue for an organization, draw traffic to their Web sites thanks to built-in search engine marketing utilities within the job posting module and add fantastic benefits for an organization's membership.

Read more about Tendenci's job board software here.


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