October 7, 2015 — You read through WordPress for Dummies and thought, “I ain’t no dummy! I can do this!” Only to find out – you really didn’t LIKE messing with PHP files and you broke more than you built. But you love WordPress and really want to make a living leveraging your skills within the WordPress economy and/or community. Well, there’s definitely more to building a career in WordPress than stylesheets, hooks, and loops. From part time bloggers to full time CEO’s, WordPress offers a diverse array of options for the budding or seasoned professional. In this session we will explore different professional skill sets that are utilized by freelancers, small agencies and large WordPress companies. With an emphasis on investing in the community at large, we will cover how to network your way to the top! (Or, at least …. how to grow your career in WordPress!) This will be an informative discussion and I will open the floor for questions/comments at the end.
October 3, 2015 — Today, are you a WordPress designer, developer, marketer, user?
What about tomorrow?
Available technology and visitor demands are raising expectations for sites. Collaboration can help us tap into specialized knowledge to get our projects done more quickly, with better results. Understanding your role and the roles of others can make you a great collaborator, can help you find resources, and can show you a path to grow in the WordPress community.
Come learn about the World of WordPress and meet your neighbors from many lands each with specialized languages, cultures and funny customs. Find a role, find a collaborator, find your place in The World of WordPress.
October 2, 2015 — The WordPress contributor community is a massive ecosystem of volunteers spread across a multitude of teams and timezones. And for anybody who has ever contributed or is looking to contribute, figuring out who the movers and shakers are and how they tie the community together can be a daunting task.
This talk seeks to examine the makeup of the WordPress contributor community to better illustrate the organizational structure of the open source project we love. The idea is to pinpoint who is involved, what they work on, define cross-connections, and determine how they fit into the overall picture of WordPress. The end result is that everyone is closer to being on the same page. Win!
August 18, 2015 — I came into the WordPress community full force, looking for business and paid work and learned that was the wrong approach. The WAY wrong approach. Since that time I’ve learned what the community is about, how to thrive, make friends, laugh, teach, learn and even cry.
July 18, 2015 — Inzwischen eine Tradition: auf jedem WordCamp treffen sich beim Meta-Meetup BesucherInnen und MacherInnen von Meetups in Deutschland, Schweiz und Österreich.
Besonders spannend ist die Session für alle, die ein Meetup gründen wollen oder ein Meetup in ihrer Region suchen.
Lasst uns voneinander lernen und Erfahrungen austauschen und es damit zukünftigen Meetups einfacher machen! Wir freuen uns schon auf eine spannende Diskussion!
July 16, 2015 — The WordPress community has many local faces, at many different levels. In this talk, Xavier explores how a local community gets to be, how it might evolve, how it should approach having a local event/WordCamp, and at which points the global community and the local community intersect.
July 10, 2015 — This talk reviews how people not inside the WordPress community view us. I brings some practical suggestions and solutions on how we can look outside our comfort zones, widen our knowledge circles and ensure that we learn from other communities mistakes whilst bridging the gap. As a result, we can make our communities more diverse and stronger for the future.
July 9, 2015 — Three stories of the many acquisitions Karim has made over the last two decades. He will share what was learned from those experiences, and the impact the WordPress community has made on how we can all grow together.
July 9, 2015 — Ethics are an important topic, and they are no less important when applied to the complex interactions we have with software or on the web. Mark discusses some of the ethical concerns that come up when developing WordPress core, plugins, and themes, and when managing the communities around those projects.
July 1, 2015 — You do not have to be a rockstar at PHP, CSS, and HTML to be a rockstar contributor to WordPress. A person who is completely new to the WordPress Community can give back just as much as the coder. Come learn about the WordPress Community, The WordPress Slack, Support Forums, and how you can be a part of it all. If you can talk, type. write, or breathe, you can contribute.