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Nando Pappalardo begins his walk into the field of IT at the age of 13 when, using is Commodore64, he develops his first applications using Basic. Due to several reasons (which you can read into, if you are interested) he is forced to drop his studies and follow a degree course in Mechanic Engineering -a field he is not really interested in- only in order to please his family.

In 1996, he and his father open a business activity in seafood products which, despite the good income, doesn’t distract him from his love for IT that has him spending his nights in front of the computer screen studying and increasing his competence and skills.

In 2002, despite the excellent income granted by the family business, he finally drops his family activity to resume his studies in IT, which is why he moves to Piedmont for a while.

Once his studying period was over and he went back to Sicily, he founds Edi Group, an IT and business consulting company helping local companies to get a complete web service, both technically and in marketing.and in marketing.
Starting from 2006, he is also a Microsoft Trainer and Web Design lecturer in several local and private Professional Training institutes, often covering the role of course designer.

In 2009, he creates Your Inspiration Web, a blog/community that will, in time, become a real landmark for many italian web designers.

In 2011, Your Inspiration Web becomes effectively a business activity; in the same year, he organises the first Italian conference entirely about Web Design for freelancers.

In just a few months Your Inspiration grew exponentially, extending its development team and competing to the top levels of the international market in selling WordPress Templates.

A new adventure begins in 2012, he becomes the protagonist of a new organizational structure, with international partners, new initiatives and new possibilities. Your Inspiration Themes is finally born, a worldwide marketplace for WordPress Templates.

In 2013 he successfully organises the second edition of the Italian conference about Web Design for freelancers, which is attended by almost 200 people from all around Italy and beyond.

The WordPress themes developed by his Team, in collaboration with the new international partners reach the first million dollars in sales.

In 2013 he creates the One Year Together project, the first complete multimedia course for freelance Web Designers, with a 13 months long teaching program and using the biggest collection of unedited audio and video lessons ever shared on the subject.

In December 2013 Your Inspiration also becomes a publishing firm. For the occasion, a book called “Freelance Web Design” is published and made available in physical and digital form.

Your Inspiration grows constantly, in January 2014 the team is made of 18 people.

Projects

2005

He funds Edi Group, an IT and business consulting company that works in website creation, web marketing, search engine placement and other solutions to sustain other business activities from Sicily.

2006

After acquiring several Microsoft certifications, he becomes a Trainer and Project Manager for IT courses in Web Desing in several local and private vocational training institutes.

2009

He funds Your Inspiration Web, a thematic blog/community about Web Design.

2010

He publishes “Guide to creating a Website from A to Z”, a perfect handbook containing all one needs to know about creating and developing a website, from the first meeting with a client to the day the website goes live.

He creates Your Inspiration Magazine, a digital open source magazine co-written by some of the best Italian Web Designers.

2011

He organises the first Italian conference entirely about Web Design for freelancers. He also publishes the “Web Designer: Tips for a freelance life” eBook.

2012

He begins a new adventure in a new environment, with new Italian partners, new initiatives and possibilities. Your Inspiration Themes is born, a worldwide marketplace for WordPress Templates.

2013

He successfully organises the second edition of the Italian conference for Web Design for freelancers, attended by more than 200 people from all around Italy and beyond.

He launches the One Year Together project, the first complete multimedia course for freelance Web Designers, with a 13 months long teaching program and using the biggest collection of unedited audio and video lessons ever shared on the subject.

The WordPress themes developed by his Team, in cooperation with the new international partners reach the first million dollars in sales.

In December 2013, Your Inspiration also becomes a publishing firm. For the occasion, a book called “Freelance Web Design” is published and made available in physical and digital form.

2014

Your Inspiration is constantly growing, in January 2014 the team is made of 18 people.

In March 2014 he organises the third edition of the Freelance Web Designer Seminary, which is also attended by around 200 people from all around Italy.

The WordPress themes developed by his Team, in cooperation with the new international partners reach the second million dollars in sales.

He launches Your Inspiration Store, the first Italian marketplace entirely dedicated to vocational and personal training for people wanting to give their best in the field.

2015

As a consequence of him moving to Tenerife, Spain, the italian company is closed, and a new company named Your Inspiration S.L. ss born, based in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

During the first months of the year, he gains control of 100% of the e-commerce platform that was launched in 2012 with other international partners to sell WordPress Themes and Plugins. YIThemes.com‘s restyling immediately triples its conversion rate and overall income.

He organises WP Days, a two days WordPress oriented training event, featuring speeches by a team of top-notch speakers who could compete with the world leaders of this sector on a daily basis. This initiative becomes soon hugely succesful, quickly selling all of its tickets (more than 250) one month before the event.

He reaches the third million dollars in revenue selling Themes and Plugins designed for WordPress.

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