July 4, 2016 — Whether it’s differences between European and American business cultures, or the age-old battle for budget allocation between marketing and IT departments, how do you optimize your interaction with clients that have different personalities and business practices than your own?
July 3, 2016 — There is a huge demand for WordPress websites, ranging in price from 500 to 1500 euros. It’s a very interesting and large share of the market to go after. So how come a lot of agencies and freelance WordPress developers leave this market untapped? Well, because it can be hard to do these small WordPress projects in a time effective way. In this 10-minute talk, Chris will give you some helpful pointers that will show you how to do these small projects profitably.
July 3, 2016 — This talk shares the impact of WordPress contributions to business, professional growth & our community. The four pointers “Five For The Future”, “Where to contribute”, “Community” and “Other contributions” give a walkthrough that may let you discover what you can enjoy sharing to WordPress & continue doing it & inspire others to share too.
June 30, 2016 — This talk will cross between technical and non-technical topics to explain why and how NewsCorp Australia successfully migrated the largest ‘news’ websites in Australia to WordPress VIP. It will showcase and prove to other companies/developers that it is possible to host sites as large as news.com.au (over 10million views per day) on WordPress.com
June 30, 2016 — Why You Want a Four Star Review Everyone gets bad reviews. It’s the nature of the beast when you put your product and code out there for everyone to use and abuse. But too many people spend their time fighting the wrong battle and striving for the wrong ratings. Don’t become the death of your own product; handle your reviews sanely and you will be the success you’ve always wanted to be. Key Takeaways: What to look for in reviews, how to take good from the worst reviews, how to handle yourself in bad reviews, understanding what is experience, making the most of reviews.
June 29, 2016 — Meet the leaders of some of the leading WordPress-centric consulting agencies worldwide, as they are interviewed by Brian Krogsgard on what it takes to cultivate a happy team, with discussion topics ranging from remote work, salary, management feedback, and personal growth.
June 24, 2016 — WordPress has an origin story, two people in different countries, looking to improve their open source blogging software, that evolved into thousands of people working on or with that software. But who we are, humans, our evolution has been driven by our ability to tell increasingly complex stories.
Storytelling is not just at the root of who we are — it is who we are.
In this talk we will remind ourselves of what a story is. Once we are clear on the difference between a story and a statement, we will explore what understanding our stories means for us, as bloggers, business people and developers working in an open source ecosystem.
June 24, 2016 — When in the early stages of offering WordPress related services for clients there are a lot of unknowns. Questions like: – How do I price a project? – Where do I host the client’s site? – What do I do when the scope begins to creep? – Where do I go when I get in over my head? – How do I find clients? These and many more are difficult questions to answer for those who are new to client work but they are incredibly important. This session will be a Q&A and will focus on everything one needs to know and do to make their first projects successful.
May 30, 2016 — My session would be on the why and how of blogging and how it can be used to develop your business. What are the advantages, how can you develop a regular blogging habit and what plugins you can use to make life easier. Also how I kick-started my blogging with a blogging challenge.
May 29, 2016 — How to automate your business by James Roberts
Have you ever timed how long it takes you to do those mundane, administrative tasks that comes with running any business? This time soon adds up, and if you convert this time into an actual monetary value based on how much money you make per hour on average, it is also quite costly. This talk is designed to show you how you can automate various parts of your business in a non-technical way, in order to reduce the amount of time you spend on admin.
High performance images in WordPress by Keith Devon
Responsive images landed in WP 4.4. Keith Devon will show us what this means for theme developers. He’ll also take a look at how to further optimise the images on your WordPress website.
Drupal vs WordPress, the battle for the clickers by Kristof Van Tomme
When I tell people what I do for a living, most people don’t know what Drupal is. So I tell them it is a lot like WordPress. Invariantly the next question is what the difference is between Drupal and WordPress… In this talk I want to do a comparison between WordPress and Drupal, and give you my take on what makes both of them popular in their respective markets.