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.
April 13, 2016 — Au WordCamp Paris 2014, Thierry Pigot nous parlait du coût d’un site internet. Sa méthode de calcul reposait notamment sur le calcul des charges en interne pour calculer le prix de vente.
Mais existe-t-il d’autres méthodes ? Notamment basée sur la valeur créée pour le client ?
Comment se fait-il que certains arrivent à vendre des sites à 10 000 € quand d’autres n’arrivent pas à facturer plus de 1 000 € ? Faut-il être un commercial aux dents longues ou un marketeur manipulateur pour être enfin payé à notre juste valeur ?
Nous verrons dans cette conférence comment un changement de point de vue et quelques calculs permettent de facturer des sites bien plus chers… tout en restant honnête !
April 11, 2016 — Costruire un business vincente e ritagliarsi nuove opportunità di lavoro grazie ad un prodotto totalmente open source: non è utopia ma una realtà concreta, soprattutto per chi sa porsi nella giusta prospettiva mentale.
In questo intervento fornirò una panoramica sui nuovi modi di fare business attraverso WordPress, una piattaforma che ad oggi fa girare milioni di dollari e dà lavoro a centinaia di migliaia di persone in tutto il mondo.
April 7, 2016 — We all want to keep our clients having the best possible experience, that starts with project management basics. In this session, whether you’re a freelancer, a small agency, or an established enterprise grade agency, we will cover the 10 best practices I have seen and learned through 20 years of mistakes while learning from Some of the best professional service companies in the world. We will cover tactical examples and best-of-breed tools available today.
April 5, 2016 — In this presentation I’ll be sharing all of the tools that we use at GreenMellen to help us keep moving forward. We’ll dig into the products we use, but also into some of their competition so you can decide what works best for you. This will cover areas including organization (such as Asana), communication (such as Slack), files and notes (such as Dropbox), education and reading (such as Feedly), social media (such as Buffer), development (such as ManageWP), SEO (such as Moz) and business (such as Freshbooks).