October 6, 2015 — Every technically minded person needs to know how to communicate technical knowledge clearly and effectively. This talk examines the fundamentals of “explaining hard things to humans,” including:
– What makes technical communication uniquely difficult, and uniquely important.
– Avoiding two major impediments to technical communication: arrogance (relating to gaps in knowledge as a hassle or irritation) and breeziness (attempting to gloss over gaps in knowledge).
– How and why to make technical communication both audience-aware and strategic – tailored to both the knowledge level of the audience and the goal of the communication.
– The value of analogies in technical communication.
– Principles of clear technical writing.
August 3, 2015 — The Principles of Effective Technical Communication – This talk summarizes things I’ve learned over the past 18 months writing WordPress tutorials at WPShout, as well as co-writing an e-book and screencast series on WordPress development. It describes principles for communicating technical knowledge clearly and effectively.
March 12, 2015 — Poor communication within the team, dissatisfied clients, lack of direction; Every developer encountered one form or another of these problems and in this talk, Tomaž goes over them, analyzes their causes and suggests a few solutions from which we can all improve our business relationships.
March 9, 2015 — In 2014 the WordPress platform has matured and the ecosystem has grown up, as have the demands and requirements of WordPress site owners. The commercial product space has become noticeably saturated and overnight success for plugin and theme creators is a thing of yesteryear. But never fear there’s still plenty of entrepreneurial opportunity and gold nuggets to be mined if you look in the right places.
November 6, 2014 — People put a lot of effort into putting a website together, but often stumble at the finish line when it comes to making their final design decisions. Learn how seemingly minor design choices have a huge impact on how people interact with and understand the content of your site. In this video, Michelle Schulp goes through specific examples of simple design tweaks that make a big difference.
November 1, 2014 — WordPress is popular which means many people want to learn how to use it via a classroom setting or one-on-one instruction. Having been a teacher of WordPress for several years, Tracy has experienced the ups and downs of teaching WordPress and has developed techniques that work well for students. In her presentation Tracy shares tips, tricks and things to avoid when teaching folks to use WordPress.
October 23, 2014 — There are many things that solo developers do that break down when placed in a team environment. We’ll walk through some of the best practices and things to keep in mind when going from freelance to working in a team.
August 7, 2013 — This presentation covers how to identify a stakeholders true knowledge, actions to avoid, actions to take, and some fun stories of my biggest failures. The target audience is semi- to fully-technical designers, developers, or business owners working with clients or teams that are not fully technical.
May 29, 2010 — Odyssey:
What a Wonderful World: WordPress Community!
presentation at WordCamp Yokohama 2010 in Japanese
「すばらしき WordPress コミュニティーの世界」 オデッセイさん
プレゼンテーション ワードキャンプ横浜 2010 ＜日本語音声＞
Video by Atsushi Ogisawa 荻澤篤志 （ CMS Solutions K.K. ）
Video production by Joe Christensen of Blaze Streaming Media.