January 30, 2015 — Ramya Pandyan is your token ‘artsy’ type among the techies. She calls herself a techno-greek, which means technology is Greek to her. And yet, she is a digital story-teller, a job and identity only made possible because of the wonderful tools at her disposal. This presentation covers: Digitalia – the parallel universe, The roles we play in this universe, The big Cs – Content, Conversations, Community
November 14, 2014 — Lightning Talks: Inspiring Stories
Over the years of working closely with people often associated with WP — from budding bloggers, talented designers and developers, I’ve realized that being able to release your work to the world is loaded with fear and anxiety and perfectionism and want to share my story to inspire others to click Publish and ship their work — whatever that may be. I share the stories of success (and failure) that living this philosophy has produced in my life.
November 14, 2014 — When it comes to getting a business off the ground, there are lots of decisions to make. From finding the right theme / plugins / host, figuring out fonts, writing good copy, finding great images, and getting your site ranked, it’s tough to know where to begin. In this session Andrea provides a list of steps and to-dos to help you get started and get your business off on the right foot.
November 12, 2014 — Some folks call it laziness. I call it efficiency. And I’ve used WordPress for over a decade to make my jobs more efficient – from moving one of the oldest and most popular hyperlocal sites Baristanet.com away from Movable Type, helping incorporate WordPress as a CMS at the NBA, to centralizing my slideshow workflow. I’ll talk about the struggles and breakthroughs I discovered while exploring the flexibility of using WordPress to solve a variety of problems.
November 11, 2014 — This presentation will focus on how to write effectively for any audience. This will be a back to basics interactive session that will make even the most technical subjects understandable to readers outside the specialty.
November 6, 2014 — You’ve been managing content in WordPress, maybe you’ve dabbled with modifying a file, but you’re not sure where to go from here (other than total failure). In this session we’ll cover how to transition from dabbler to budding developer, learning opportunities around the web, and issues that can impact your learning, ranging from imposter syndrome to gender and generalisms to non-computer science educational backgrounds.
November 5, 2014 — Did you build it and no one came? If your website isn’t bringing in visitors like it should, join me for an educational session full of action items. We’ll walk through the ten top changes you can make to your WordPress website to begin driving traffic and converting visitors.
November 5, 2014 — Setting up your WordPress site is just the first step; the next challenge is filling it with useful, helpful, and interesting content that will engage readers and keep them coming back for more. This session will cover pointers from veteran blogger, author, and publisher Peter DeHaan to help beginners minimize frustration and existing bloggers to be more effective in what they write.
November 1, 2014 — Type on the web has many roles: it is an interface, a brand, sets tone, and directs the user. Typography has many roles and can either add or take away from User Experience. In this beautiful and exciting talk we’re going to look at various ways type is used, implemented, and dissect the role that it plays in user experience on the web.