Speakers: Petya Raykovska

  • Petya Raykovska: Growing Together - Thoughts on the Global WordPress Community

    Petya Raykovska: Growing Together – Thoughts on the Global WordPress Community

    WordCamp Bangkok 2017Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    March 23, 2017 — “WordPress has been a project beyond borders since inception. Its global community has been growing for the past 14 years and nowadays millions of people around the world speak WordPress.

    The story of WordPress is the story of multicultural collaboration. From code to events and translations, thousands of people work together every day to make the software that powers 27% of the web.

    In 2013, the first WordCamp Europe jump started several local communities in European countries and inspired hundreds of people to start contributing back. Having existed mostly in the shadows of the contributing efforts since 2003, the WordPress Polyglots team is now gaining strong momentum while its 17 000 strong volunteer team is working tirelessly to remove the language barriers for users. In 2016 the team organized the 2 largest online WordPress contributor days to this day with more than 800 people joining to translate in 132 languages.

    This talk tells the story of how WordPress – the project we know and love, helps shape a modern way of working together and doing business – beyond the boundaries of office spaces and cultural stereotypes.”

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  • Petya Raykovska: The WP REST API Guide for Non-Developers

    Petya Raykovska: The WP REST API Guide for Non-Developers

    WordCamp US 2016Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    December 12, 2016 — There is a hype surrounding the WordPress REST API these days. People focus on how it will change the future of WordPress, allow developers to expand the range of projects they can build, make WordPress popular outside its own bubble.

    As a project manager working for a company heavily invested in the development of the REST API, I felt a lot of pressure to understand what it is, how it will change things for developers, clients, and – well, me. You see, I’ve been building WordPress sites for the past 4 years, with almost non-existent development skills. Is the REST API going to change that? What will it mean for small agencies? What will it mean for theme shops?

    We rarely talk about are the challenges presented by the REST API, especially for non-developers, mostly because the only people who talk about the REST API are developers.

    This talk provides a short guide to the WordPress REST API from a non-developer perspective what is it, how it will change WordPress development, combined with some thoughts on the impact it will have on projects created with WordPress and the people creating them.

    – cover some of the hype around the REST API
    – look at what REST is
    – look at how the REST API will impact WordPress development. I’ll cover different ways that people are using it
    – tells a funny story about two clueless PMs learning how the REST API changes building sites with WordPress the hard way
    – look at the impact that the REST API will have on WordPress businesses

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  • Petya Raykovska: The Open Source Agency and The Future of Work

    Petya Raykovska: The Open Source Agency and The Future of Work

    WordCamp Nederland 2016Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    October 29, 2016 — WordPress is growing and the number of big brands, complicated projects and high-traffic sites running on it grows as well. But what does it take to run a stable business based on WordPress? How do some agencies manage to get big and take on more and more challenging clients and projects while others struggle?
    This talk explores several habits that successful open source agencies have in common. From client relations to processes, company culture, and hiring, it gives you pieces of know-how from some of the most successful WordPress agencies.

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  • Petya Raykovska: Growing together. Thoughts on the Global WordPress community / ともに成長する。WordPress のグローバルコミュニティについての思索

    Petya Raykovska: Growing together. Thoughts on the Global WordPress community / ともに成長する。WordPress のグローバルコミュニティについての思索

    WordCamp Tokyo 2016Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    September 21, 2016 — The global WordPress community is on the raise with more WordPress events happening around the world every day and WordPress being translated in more languages with every release. This talk tells the story of how several core decisions combined with the ideas of a group of European WordPress friends helped pave the path of the global WordPress community.

    今、WordPress のグローバルコミュニティは発展し続けています。WordPress のイベントが世界中で毎日開催され、新しいバージョンがリリースされるたびに新しい言語の翻訳が追加されています。このセッションでは、ヨーロッパの WordPress コミュニティが、グローバルコミュニティを作るという意図のもと、どのような意思決定をしてきたのか、その物語を共有します。

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  • Petya Raykovska: The Remote Agency Toolbox

    Petya Raykovska: The Remote Agency Toolbox

    WordCamp Frankfurt 2016Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    September 13, 2016 — ore and more businesses are adopting the distributed company model – they hire the best talent, no matter where in the world they are. Following the example of WordPress, built by thousands of volunteers, more WordPress businesses go remote today than ever. Location independence provides many opportunities, but can also be challenging and frustrating unless executed right.
    This talk provides a quick list of useful tips, tricks and tools to help you make the most of remote working. It shares the experience and know-how of Human Made, a distributed WordPress agency and WordPress VIP partner that has more than 30 employees scattered across the globe and does enterprise work for clients in 4 continents.

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  • WordPress Community Interview With Petya Raykovska

    WordPress Community Interview With Petya Raykovska

    WordPress Community Interview SeriesSpeaker: Petya Raykovska

    August 8, 2016 — Petya is a Senior Project Manager at Human Made.

    She was one of the organizers of WordCamp Europe and is an active Polyglots & Community team member.

    Petya travel for music, likes carrot cake (just a little bit) and loves to make things happen.

    Publish 8/8/2016

  • Petya Raykovska: WCEU 2016 Opening Remarks

    Petya Raykovska: WCEU 2016 Opening Remarks

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    June 29, 2016 — Petya helped organise WordCamp Europe 2014 and WordCamp Europe 2015 and is currently leading a global team of WordPress volunteers from all over the continent to organise WordCamp Europe 2016.

  • Petya Raykovska: We Need To Talk About The REST API

    Petya Raykovska: We Need To Talk About The REST API

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    June 3, 2016 — There is a hype surrounding the WordPress REST API these days. People focus on how it will change the future of WordPress, allow developers to expand the range of projects they can build, make WordPress popular outside its own bubble. What we rarely talk about are the challenges presented by the REST API. This talk focuses on the challenges. It’s a short guide to the WordPress REST API from a non-developer perspective – what is it, how it will change WordPress development, combined with some thoughts on the impact it will have on projects created with WordPress and the people creating them.

    We Need to Talk about the REST API: the non-developer guide to the future of WordPress by Petya Raykovska.

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  • Petya Raykovska and Sonja Leix: Global WordPress Translation Day Recap

    Petya Raykovska and Sonja Leix: Global WordPress Translation Day Recap

    Global WordPress Translation Day 2016Speakers: Petya Raykovska, Sonja Leix

    June 1, 2016 — Global WordPress Translation Day Recap + Emoji Fun
    w/ Petya & Sonja Leix & whoever’s brave enough to get on screen

  • Petya Raykovska: Translating WordPress to Bulgarian

    Petya Raykovska: Translating WordPress to Bulgarian

    Global WordPress Translation Day 2016Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    June 1, 2016 — Translating WordPress to Bulgarian / Превод на WordPress на български
    with Petya Raykovska, Global Translation Editor for bg_BG