February 25, 2015 — WordPress is the most popular CMS—powering over 60% of the top 10 million websites using an available CMS (23% of the top 10 million websites overall). This session looks at how WordPress reached this point and how we contributed to that. What does the future hold?
February 25, 2015 — There are four core steps to learning to determine value and start pricing. In this session learn the four steps and how to implement them in your business. Explore the fear that comes with a new business model, questions you should ask the customer, and how you can set a price based on the value you help create.
February 23, 2015 — Applying usability techniques doesn’t have to involve a lab with one-way mirrors. Just-in-time usability techniques like heuristic evaluations, card sorting, user personas, task scenarios, and in-person and online testing can make a huge difference in the user’s experience — and your business results.
February 23, 2015 — In my experience, I worked as a self-made accessibility advocate when AODA came down the pipe early this year. With limited time, and resources, I had to develop a strategy on my own as to how to perform this audit and work with developers to implement the changes. As the field is so new, and there were no local leaders I could turn to as a mentor, I waded through much of this on my own. This is my chance to pass along these lessons as things I wish I knew when I started out.
February 22, 2015 — Interested in attracting media attention for your personal or professional blog? Wondering how you can get a mention in your local paper, an industry journal, or even the New York Times? Believe it or not, it’s not as out-of-reach as you might think, nor do you need to hire a publicist to do it. This presentation gives actionable tips on using online resources like HARO to do your own effective PR campaign.
February 21, 2015 — Many new users get frustrated when they first start using WordPress because they’ve either not been told or shown how to do various things.This session takes a spin on of having a new baby and all the things that new parents need to learn and/or figure out. Joe walks new users through the process of all the things new “parents” will need for their WordPress site.
February 20, 2015 — This presentation is aimed at those who are new to WordPress and want to get a guided head-start. We’ll be looking at the WordPress landscape, some basic terms and terminology that will really help you get started, and tips and tricks acquired over years of teaching WordPress in a classroom setting.
February 20, 2015 — This talk covers 12 steps on how to get the most out of your WordCamp as well as how to start giving back to the Community on Day One. If you are new to WordPress or WordCamps, set yourself up for success by making sure you don’t miss this great kick-off to our two-day event!