April 28, 2016 — Chris Ford has recently tackled a transition she never expected to make – a career change. Yet every person thinking of going out on their own, or making the call to stop working for themselves and join a larger agency has struggled with this kind of transition. Come hear her thoughts.
January 6, 2016 — There are four ways to give back to the WordPress community that don’t involve writing code. Learn how writing, speaking and teaching can not only help you share your knowledge and grow the community, they can also help you gain a better understanding of your beliefs and values.
December 16, 2015 — Design is everywhere: including in the films of Baltimore’s filthiest person alive, John Waters. Chris Ford explains what Divine, Domino Sugar and dog poo can teach you about becoming a more confident, creative and effective designer. Let your freak flag fly!
June 15, 2014 — Why working with a designer or user experience expert before you develop your product will help you stand out from the pack. If two products do exactly the same thing, the one that’s pleasant to use will win. Don’t be the developer with a great product that nobody likes to use.
December 27, 2013 — This presentation discusses the move to using an agile design process, how to translate the agile manifesto for software development to the WordPress design process and introduce the audience to tools used to facilitate the move to a more modern way of designing WordPress websites.
October 14, 2012