December 19, 2016 — It was the Greek Philosopher Heraclitus who said “There is nothing permanent except change” and another, perhaps more well known American philosopher, Billy Crystal who, said “Change is such hard work.” Both of them though millennia apart recognise two existential certainties, change happens and navigating change can be difficult.
Such looming changes may fill you with either excitement, or dread, so in this talk Dee will be discussing the kinds of ways you can adjust your trajectory, and your mindset to confidently navigate large scale change as it approaches.
July 3, 2016 — Once you’ve started a WordPress Meetup the early rush of having people show up and participate is great, but once you’ve started, how do you keep building momentum? What are the secrets to having it continue to grow? Are there tools and tricks to keeping things fresh and interesting? This talk will give 7 primary areas to address in planning your meetup for growth and engagement. Melbourne’s meetup group has grown from a single multidisciplinary monthly event into 4 monthly meetups happening across disciplines, diverse groups, and geographic regions. There have been a lot of learning experiences in raising up leaders for this group, and in maintaining its success. I’ll share some of those lessons in the context of this talk.
September 26, 2015 — Freelancing, on the face of it is an exciting idea. Being your own boss, being the manager of your own time, working from home and basically working for yourself can be incredibly rewarding.
It can also, however be terrifying. Instead of just being a writer, or a designer, or a developer you now also have to be a bookkeeper, accountant and all round office dogsbody/tea-maker.
In this talk,those who are already freelancing will be able to check off whether they’re making the most of their time and resources, and beginners will learn how to set themselves up for success.
August 20, 2015 — If there is always someone more qualified than you, more deserving of higher rates, and more of an expert; there is a good chance you have imposter syndrome. That’s okay, we all do.
We got together a seriously good line-up and the WordPress Melbourne meetup to talk about imposter syndrome, what it is and – more usefully – how to beat it.
This screencast features the voices of Peter Wilson (peterwilson.cc), Dee Teal (thewebprincess.com) and Gary Pendergast (pento.net).
January 4, 2015 — This talk covers areas that need looking after and offer some tips and tools so that site owners can walk away confident that they have the goods to be able to better maintain their digital homes.
June 20, 2012 — Dee Teal is a freelance front end developer who, while born in NZ has been based out of Sydney for the last 13 years. This talk was given at WordCampNZ on Saturday April 21st, 2012. Dee is known as the Web Princess.