July 5, 2016 — Having graduated in Social Design, my ability to merge this field with communication in the world of web puts me in a stimulating position today, but it’s a position not many women know they can reach; especially women of colour – since the tech world is portrayed as a male-dominated industry. I hope to contribute to the growing conversation about how we can make tech more welcoming and accessible for women whose contribution in such fields is often overlooked.
July 3, 2016 — Once you’ve started a WordPress Meetup the early rush of having people show up and participate is great, but once you’ve started, how do you keep building momentum? What are the secrets to having it continue to grow? Are there tools and tricks to keeping things fresh and interesting? This talk will give 7 primary areas to address in planning your meetup for growth and engagement. Melbourne’s meetup group has grown from a single multidisciplinary monthly event into 4 monthly meetups happening across disciplines, diverse groups, and geographic regions. There have been a lot of learning experiences in raising up leaders for this group, and in maintaining its success. I’ll share some of those lessons in the context of this talk.
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.
July 3, 2016 — Tips and tricks from my experience of managing the Russian WordPress community for 8+ years.
July 3, 2016 — Did you know Japanese is the second active locale based on the number of active WordPress installs, following the default US English? In this talk, Naoko will share some stories from the Japanese WordPress Community to demonstrate what it takes to grow a local community.
July 3, 2016 — How to achieve happiness? I will present the formulas for Customer Happiness, practical ways to implement them, and how a scientific approach to Happiness can increase profits and improve businesses. Greatest benefits of this talk would have plugin and theme developers/companies and WordPress consulting agencies.
July 3, 2016 — Have you ever compared yourself to other designers / developers and felt like you’re not in their league?
Do you write code, but wouldn’t dare to call yourself a developer?
Do you shy away from contributing or publishing your code / designs / projects openly, because you’re worried you’re not good enough?
At WordCamps, are you afraid to ask “stupid” questions or admit if you don’t understand something?
Congrats, you’re suffering from Impostor Syndrome.
Most of us do, but not many talk about it!
I’d like to share my struggles with it and how I’m overcoming it. And so can you!
July 2, 2016 — In 2015 a chain of encounters led a group of strangers to reorganize the WordPress Italian Community. After endless hours on Slack, we have regular monthly meetups in half a dozen cities, Contributors meetings and at least 3 WordCamps planned for 2016. This is our story and we hope it can be your community’s story too.