December 28, 2016 — Coming from a non-IT background, three years ago, I found myself working in an Italian call centre. During the course of three years, I started working on freelance projects, I led ManageWP’s Customer happiness team, and I got a job of a Happiness Engineer at Automattic.
My talk is to motivate and inspire WordPress enthusiasts to always look for more and to never stop learning. With an iron will, a bit of luck, and nerves of steel, everybody can contribute and make a difference. True story!
December 7, 2016 — This video is of panel discussion for WordCamp Kathmandu 2016. Here, three speakers Sweta Shrestha, Surendra Shrestha and Vishal Basnet shared their experience and gave idea to new WordPressers to how to start their career in WordPress, What kind of scope are there in WordPress.
June 24, 2016 — A passion project is a creative side project you work on outside of your chosen career that brings you joy, builds confidence, and you use to make your mark on the world. Learn how I used WordPress as a content and blogging platform to turn my passion project into a cohesive brand that led to a new career, speaking offers and the recognition as an expert.
June 21, 2016 — A ideia desse painel foi debater sobre carreira, oportunidades, expertises e business, claro! Para isso chamamos para participar desse bate-bola Claudio Sanches, que é Software Developer na Automattic e Product Developer na WooThemes, Rafael Ehlers, Support Manager do plugin MailPoet e Amure Pinho que é CEO Founder do Blogo. Tudo isso moderado pelo nosso membro da comissão técnica, Cadu de Castro Alves CEO da Deskovery.
Se você é desenvolvedor e não sabe como usar o WordPress para alavancar a sua carreira, o seu negócio ou a sua aplicação, certamente você vai vibrar com esse jogo!
May 12, 2016 — Want to know what it takes to change careers and start a WordPress web development agency? I’ll take you step by step: – Bootcamp – Building a team – Workflow – Contracts
November 3, 2015 — When I left my day job, I thought to myself “I’ll have so much more time when I’m full time working on my own business!” But that wasn’t the case. With clients knocking at my door and trying to grow the business, there were a slew of things I wish I had done before I left my steady paycheck to make the transition easier. I’ve gathered my top 10 things to work on before you quit your job to follow your design or development solo career.
September 16, 2015 — Think only coders can make a living using WordPress? Think again! There are a surprising number of ways to make a career using WordPress without knowing a single line of code. This presentation will tackle some of the barriers that discourage beginners from using WordPress professionally, like a lack of technical skill and feeling like an impostor. Shed the fear and discover different career options and simple WordPress tips while learning to leverage your unique skill set for the tech industry.
For beginners, come as you are!
August 6, 2015 — We explore the continued evolution of our talents through school, online research, self exploration, or accidental discoveries. I share useful resources regarding a number of areas such as process, dev and design. Some additional touch-points of the topic include cooperation, collaboration, competition, co-working and playing well with others. A secondary goal is to encourage confidence in attendee’s abilities as they grow and evolve in their career (regardless of what that is). Aspects of the session will have a WordPress slant to them.
August 5, 2015 — This talk is my personal story of how I rebuilt my life with a freelance WordPress career. In June 2011 after battling a crippling drug addiction most of my adult life, I was out of options. I stumbled into WordPress by accident and realized that it represented an opportunity to rebuild a name for myself and a business. I found in WordPress something that combined what I was good at with something that I enjoyed and got paid to do. For the first time in my life, I felt like I was delivering something of value to others, and I loved teaching people how to use a platform that gave them a voice.
This talk is the story of how battled my inner demons, fell in love with WordPress, built my business, and became involved in the WordPress community, both online and in person.
I cover how to quickly build technical skills, how to find mentors, how to become involved in the WordPress community, and how to keep moving forward without looking back. I talk about my inspiration for my WordPress educational business and organizing the first WordCamp in Connecticut. My hope is to inspire freelancers and anyone looking at WordPress as a career choice and a life choice, a platform that has introduced me to so many amazing people and allowed me to create a life only a few years ago I could have hardly dreamed.