August 18, 2015 — Explore exciting topics like: why it feels like you keep building the same project over and over again, balancing work, life, and business, how to motivate designers without buying them another shiny new Apple product, and so much more in this oftimes-sarcastic and always-painfully-true talk about all of the ways I almost went insane while trying to run my business. Why learn from your own mistakes when you can learn from (and hopefully avoid!) mine?
August 18, 2015 — I came into the WordPress community full force, looking for business and paid work and learned that was the wrong approach. The WAY wrong approach. Since that time I’ve learned what the community is about, how to thrive, make friends, laugh, teach, learn and even cry.
August 18, 2015 — Konstantin has been involved in creating three out of the last four default themes for WordPress. It’s been a great learning opportunity both as a WordPress developer as well as a contributor and member of the community. Konstantin Obenland shares some lessons learned, on the theme creation side of things about how innovative we were able to be even though we had to cater to such a broad spectrum of users, and on the community side how it enabled him to become more involved with the project and work with other contributors around the world towards a common goal.
August 17, 2015 — WordPress TV was created in 2009 as a place to feature presentations, highlights, how to’s and behind-the-scenes looks from WordCamps around the World. Now you can find all the fantastic videos from WordCamps that you could not attend. See the presentations you missed and learn about topics for WordPress beginners to seasoned developers. Recently WordPress MeetUp videos have been added for even more awesomeness. See how videos are submitted, slides inserted and videos moderated before they are published to the WPTV website.
August 17, 2015 — If you’ve ever felt as if you’re “not good enough” to be part of a team, or you feel your success is owed more to luck than hard work and talent, you’ve likely dealt first-hand with Impostor Syndrome. It’s a common affliction, especially in the world of software, but if left untreated it can interfere with career advancement, wreck your personal life, or lead to total burn-out.
This panel is meant to be an open and honest conversation about Impostor Syndrome, how it affects all of us, and what we can do to combat it. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of Impostor Syndrome and tips that they can use to fight it. Audience participation is encouraged; after all, we’re all in this together.
Participating in this panel are:
Angela Bergmann – Developer and Speaker
Drew Jaynes – Web Engineer at 10up, WordPress 4.2 Release Lead
Rich Robinkoff – Web Development Faculty
Steve Grunwell – Senior Web Engineer at 10up
August 17, 2015 — Have you ever considered contributing to WordPress? Likely you have, and it’s just as likely that one day you stumbled upon make.wordpress.org. But after about an hour of viewing core tickets, if you were like me, you left without contributing. Why? Because it is super overwhelming at first, and like me, you may have felt very out of place. But there are other ways to contribute! The WordPress TRT (Theme Review Team) may be the perfect fit for your contributions to WordPress.org. In this talk, we will go over what it takes to be on the TRT, and what reviewing themes is all about.
August 17, 2015 — Inspiration can be a fickle friend. Miss the moment and sometimes it’s difficult to get it back. Why not write whenever inspiration strikes and embrace mobile blogging? This presentation will be packed with tips for posting from your mobile devices and managing your blog whether you use WordPress.org or WordPress.com. We talk about:
1. WordPress mobile apps
2. Writing posts, uploading photo and video from your phone.
3. Blog management from within the apps
4. Post by Email
5. Letting connected social accounts work for you
August 17, 2015 — The hosting world is scary. Sites go down, you complain, you don’t get answers. You feel out of control. Take back control! Get a VPS (Virtual Private Server). This talk will demystify the realm of basic server management and allow you to have better uptime, and not worry if someone else is going to crash your site. Topics of basic server setup and how to host a few WordPress sites will be covered. Plus we’ll go over things that you probably weren’t thinking of like security, firewalls and backups.
August 17, 2015 — If you are in charge of user experience, development, or strategy for a WordPress web site, Accessible UX will help you make your site accessible without sacrificing design or innovation. This talk is about the experience difficulties faced by people with vision, mobility, hearing, and cognitive disabilities as they use the interfaces we make for them. Rooted in universal design principles, this presentation provides solutions: practical advice and examples of how to create sites that everyone can use.