June 2, 2017 — If you ask a WordPress contributor what the project’s goal is, chances are we’ll say “to democratize publishing.” However, for over a decade the community that has grown around WordPress has been doing something even more important: our community is democratizing software itself. By creating one of the only web communities to include everybody from writers and photographers to interaction designers and senior software architects, WordPress has done what often seems impossible in Open Source software: we have built a product not just for ourselves, but for everyone. The future of WordPress rests on our ability to recognize and celebrate the spectrum of our community.
January 21, 2017 — The Path to Success with WordPress: Business, Blogging and Community
WordPress is software like no other. Every fourth website you encounter was built using it. Creative skills are mastered with it. Businesses harness its versatility. It has the power to bring together people from diverse backgrounds. Yet to so many, it’s “just” software. As a blogger, web designer, marketer, educator, and entrepreneur since long before its existence, I’ve watched it grow into a worldwide phenomenon. My own path to success is intertwined with a decade of WordPress use. Clearly, there’s more to this software than just a free install.
September 20, 2016 — Rich will be calling us to action in “The Humanity of WordPress,” where he explores the human side of our WordPress communities and empowers attendees to get involved to continue to make WordPress great!
August 25, 2016 — How to Build a Table; How to Change a Car’s Oil; How Cook a Turkey; search for these and you will find countless of YouTube videos on each of these topics. People share their knowledge in hopes that it will be helpful to others. As a result, lots of people know how to build tables, change oil, and cook turkeys. But what if that information wasn’t shared? What if only one company made all of the tables and knew how to make tables? That’s kind of how software development is, unless that software is Open Source like WordPress.
August 9, 2016 — Diane will be doing a deep dive into what makes a powerful brand in 2016 as well as related trends in communications and design that are changing, and will change, the way people perceive and engage with online content. Expect some insights, practical tidbits and a little bit of fun!
April 19, 2016 — 70 Jahre lang haben Werte wie Offenheit, Toleranz, Empathie, Solidarität und Freiheit den Frieden zwischen den Völkern in Europa getragen. Braucht es angesichts der globalen Bedrohungen gegen unseren Wohlstand, unsere Kultur und unsere Sicherheit einen Strategiewechsel hin zu Mauern, Kontrolle, Ordnung und nationalen Konzepten?
Die Feder heisst es sei mächtiger als das Schwert. WordPress ist die Feder des 21. Jahrhunderts. Jede(r) der/die mit und an WordPress arbeitet sollte sich seiner/ihrer Verantwortung für den Wandel bewusst sein.