Here’s a sample of press and mentions of the Websmith brand from our clients, community and media. The Websmith team greatly appreciates the shoutouts, awards, press and mentions.

Ladies Learning Code (2016)

Kishau Rogers speaks with Ladies Learning Code on her career lessons as a woman in STEM and business. “The Power of Confidence”

White House Hackathon for Foster Care (2016)

Websmith Founder, Kishau Rogers, was honored to be a part of planning committee for the first-ever White House Foster Care & Technology Hackathon in May 2016. Official White House Statement

OSCON (2016)

Websmith Founder, Kishau Rogers, present’s “Open Sourcing the Lean Startup Method” at OSCON 2016. http://conferences.oreilly.com/oscon/oscon-tx-2016/public/schedule/detail/48615

The Hanselminutes Podcast : Fresh Air for Developers (2016)

The Hanselminutes episode featuring Kishau Rogers was noted by the host, Scott Hanselman, as one of the series’ top downloaded shows.  “Systems Thinking: Less Coding, More Thinking”

Richmond Magazine (2016)

Websmith Founder, Kishau Rogers, was featured in the Richmond Magazine 2016 Sourcebook. “First Things First” 

Websmith Group hosts popup shop Viva La Local for UCI 2015

The 2015 UCI Road World Cycling Championships, was held in Richmond, Virginia, USA September 18-27. In addition to various Fan Zones put in place by Richmond 2015, the organizer of the UCI Road World Championships, several businesses put together viewing areas. Tyler Snidow of Viva-la-Local is sub-leasing the 3,400-square-foot space at 318 W. Broad St. The location is normally the headquarters for software firm Websmith Group, but during the bike race visitors will find art, jewelry, apparel and other Virginia-made goods for sale. The space was covered in Richmond Times Dispatch and Richmond Bizsense.

Podcast with Scott Hanselman on: "Systems Thinking: Less Coding, More Thinking"

Websmith Group’s CEO, Kishau Rogers, was honored to be invited to speak on Scott Hanselman‘s “The Hanselminutes Podcast” series. Hanselman is a well-known programmer, teacher, and speaker.

On the “Systems Thinking: Less Coding, More Thinking” podcast, Kishau talks to Scott about the importance of teaching “Systems Thinking” over just Learning to Code. How do our solutions change when we better understand how they fit into the big picture? Tune In and Learn More

Richmond Times Dispatch - Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Websmith Group’s CEO, Kishau Rogers, was featured in an article by the Richmond Times Dispatch on winning the “Entrepreneur of the Year Award,” presented at the Metropolitan Business League’s 24th annual awards dinner. Read More

VCU Capstone Project

Technology industry leaders, Websmith Group and Royall & Company, partnered with students from VCU’s Computer Science department to help create an app for a local non-profit. This project taught the students how to complete a full software development cycle and utilized technology to help solve a real problem. Read More

2015 Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Our CEO, Kishau Rogers, was selected by the Metropolitan Business League as the recipient of the 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year award. According to the MBL, “This award recognizes the extraordinary achievements of a business owner. The nominee has distinguished his/herself by providing an outstanding product or service, increasing sales and revenue or by turning around a declining business.” An award ceremony will take place on March 26th and the event will also celebrate the successes of local business leaders in the Richmond region. Read More

Revision Path

Kishau Rogers was featured as the “interview of the week” on Revision path, a weekly interview show that highlights talented creators worldwide. The podcast focused on everything from how Websmith Group started to “killer advice for future developers.” Listen to the Podcast

Richmond Times Dispatch

Kishau Rogers was featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch by the Metropolitan Business League (MBL) as the December 2014 “Member of the Month”. View the Feature

Industrial Advisory Board at VCU

Kishau Rogers was invited to serve on the Industrial Advisory Board of the Computer Science Department at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). More Info

Richmond BizSense

Websmith Group was featured by Richmond BizSense on “Software Firm Develops Downtown Expansion”. The article highlighted our expansion into downtown Richmond. Read Article

Richmond Executive Briefing

Kishau was invited by Dixon Hughes Goodman for their 3rd Annual Richmond Executive Briefing event. Kishau will be presenting on “How Your Business Can Successfully Leverage Mobile Technology” (11/12/2014) More Info

NFIB (2014)

Kishau Rogers was featured by NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) on how “Simple Adjustments Helped 3 Small Businesses Survive Hard Times.” Read Article

NAWBO President's Award

Kishau Rogers was presented with the President’s Award by NAWBO Richmond (National Association of Women Business Owners). Read More

2014 ECPI Commencement Speaker

Kishau Rogers was asked to be ECPI’s commencement speaker for the graduates of 2014. Read Excerpts

Websmith Group's Blog was listed as one of the 95 Best eCommerce & Small Business blogs on the Internet.

CustomerSure, a global customer satisfaction software provider, has listed the Websmith Group Blog as one of the 95 Best eCommerce & Small Business blogs on the Internet.  Many thanks to the folks at CustomerSure for the shoutout!

 

TOP 50 Twitter Men & Women in Technology

Kishau Rogers was listed as one of the top 50 Twitter women in technology. Check out the full list of men and women in technology. Read More

Entrepreneur.com

Kishau Rogers was interviewed on avoiding some pitfalls when implementing an ecommerce website.  Read “Does Your Website Make Your Customers Cringe?”

NFIB (2010)

Kishau Rogers was interviewed by NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) on “How to Set Up Online Payments for Your Customers”. The article briefly covers licensed, hosted and alternative shopping cart solutions. Read Article

Wall Street Journal

Websmith Group has been fortunate to maintain an ongoing working relationship with the majority of our clients. Many of our clients are small to mid-sized business owners and have been with us since the company was started. In November 2009, Kishau Rogers speaks to the Wall Street Journal on how to best serve your most loyal customers in a tough economy. Read Article

JavaWorld

Websmith Group [Kishau Rogers] mentioned in JavaWorld as one of the Tech Blogs Worth Exploring … All by Women! “Rather than whine about the low numbers of women in technology, I’ll turn the spotlight on several geeky women — in programming, design, or other techie circles — whom you might like to discover … ” Read Article

Make Mine a Million, Reader's Digest

Websmith Group was one of 25 women leading the M3RACE as the Walkers, Joggers, Runners and Sprinters who have demonstrated the highest 1st quarter revenues as a percentage of their sales goals. “The women who have made it onto the top 25 slots of the Leaderboard are definitely those who have seized opportunities while others are seeing only obstacles.” Read More

National Association of Women Business Owners, Richmond

Kishau Rogers is appointed to the National Association of Women Business Owners (Richmond, VA Chapter) Board of Directors for 2009-2010. More Info

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