November 11, 2016 — WordPress is often a great solution for clients of all sizes, but enterprises can sometimes be skeptical that the open source platform can support their scalability needs. From security concerns to support and environment setups, many IT functions disregard the platform. But, with the right setup, strategy, and approach — WordPress can be an efficient and effective digital tool for the enterprise customer.
This talk is aimed at project managers, strategists, and developers alike. It will address common concerns enterprises pose when considering WordPress as a solution; suggest points to pick the right support, environment, and architecture to achieve success; and discuss effective strategies and management practices to scale WP for the enterprise customer.
November 1, 2016 — Like Excel in the 1980’s, WordPress is transforming the way that large organizations collect, curate, and publish information on the web and in apps.
Marketing micro-sites, corporate blogs and intranets published with WordPress provide a quick alternative to more complex enterprise software and platforms, and have made it possible for managers to deploy and test their ides with less IT support. For web designers and developers, enterprise clients can be highly lucrative, but there are special considerations to keep in mind.
By attending this session, you will come away with new ideas for building with WordPress in complex, large-scale situations.
October 5, 2016 — WordPress is growing at an accelerating pace. With this growth, the ubiquity of WordPress is gaining the attention of enterprise-level companies who want an easy and maintainable way to manage their content. That’s great for developers and agencies, right? But what does that mean when you’re actually working for a client named Microsoft or Uber or the United States Government(!)? How do the rules change and how can you shift your brain from “I build WordPress sites for small businesses and non-profits and myself” to “I build enterprise-level WordPress-powered sites for Fortune 500 companies”? This talk will cover specific tools and best practices used by the development teams at WebDevStudios that have been applied to projects for clients like Microsoft, the National Park Service, Campbell’s Soup, the Discovery Channel and more, as well as some tips for dealing with the inevitable imposter syndrome associated with working for brands you use in your home or with team members you know from books you’ve read or podcasts you listen to.
September 8, 2016 — In the next 10 years one of the main challenges for WordPress Agencies will be to learn how to work with enterprise clients (Sara Rosso, WordCamp Warsaw 2014). We have a chance to work for one – a rising star in global e-commerce market InPost – and would like to share our story of how to manage a project and client of this size.
InPost – a rising star of the e-commerce industry
I would like to begin by telling a few words about the client and his business. InPost is a Polish Post contender and a very innovative company that let’s e-shops to send products via parcel lockers. InPost is expanding very rapidly around the world and is winning more and more clients. [You might not be familiar with the service yet, so I am giving you the link: http://www.easypack24.eu/%5D
How to start to start working with an enterprise client and analyze his needs
I would like to show how it is to begin the work even before the actual work – I would like to begin with explaining how to win the client and prepare a great offer for the client. Then I would like to proceed with showing how to talk to the client and analyze his needs based on the brief we got.
Then I will show the actual need of the client (developing a WooCommerce shipping plugin), our approach to the need and how to start working on a project intended for 4 different markets on 3 continents and with a slightly different feature sets.
Organizing the team, development environment and tests
I will show how we built and managed a team for the project, how we setup the development environment and completed the tests with 4 different client teams – a different team for each country.
Releasing and distributing the plugin
I will talk about marketing the plugin, show the ups and downs of distributing the plugin in the WordPress.org plugins directory. And of course how the client and our marketing team handled the marketing.
Here I will talk about the consequences for our client, the statistics of the plugin and how it affected the lives of shop owners that decided to use the plugin and started sending products with InPost.
February 7, 2016 — Wykorzystanie infrastruktury chmury publicznej do budowy usługi opartej o CMS WordPress, jednocześnie spełniającej normy dużych przedsiębiorstw, określających konieczną odporność na awarie, wysoką dostępność, redundancję zasobów i gwarancje SLA na poziomie większym niż 99.9%.
January 13, 2016 — Case Study o tym jak wykorzystać WordPress do budowy hybrydowego otwartego systemu łączącego wybrane funkcjonalności DAM/MRM dla zaspokojenia wewnętrznych i zewnętrznych potrzeb marketingowych korporacji SMM/Content Marketing.
Prelegenci opowiedzą o tym jak dla marki Bonduelle – rozpoczęliśmy budowę dedykowanego rozwiązania do zarządzania materiałami marketingowymi, umożliwiającego publikację i dystrybucję zróżnicowanych treści do różnych grup odbiorców.
Budowane rozwiązanie będzie wykorzystywane przez agencje reklamowe, BTL-owe, działy sprzedażowe obsługujące markę Bonduelle w większości krajów Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej (szesnaście wersji językowych). System ten będzie stanowił centrum inspiracji niezbędne do podejmowania działań związanych z content marketingiem.
Podczas prezentacji usłyszymy o integracji, automatyzacji, translacji treści, a także o problemach z jakimi przyszło się zmierzyć podczas realizacji. Nie zabraknie też ciekawostek o wykorzystaniu takich narzędzi, jak: WP-API, WP-CLI, WPML, Google Translate API, Bedrock, Sage, Bower, Gulp, Capistrano.
August 6, 2015 — Taylor steps through the do’s and don’ts of Multisite Networks. He shares how WordPress Multisite can be your best friend or worst enemy… but usually both… at the same time. Expect pro-tips, eureka moments, and hard lessons learned from his experience setting up and running multisite networks for small private company intranets, all the way to global enterprise brands. By the end of this talk you know the pros and cons of WordPress Multisite Networks, best practices for setting up and running a multisite, and know about alternatives if multisite isn’t a fit for your next project.
July 15, 2015 — As WordPress gains more market share as the Content Management System of choice, how can large organizations start adopting this platform for their internal requirements? A discussion on the concerns and challenges that each organization would face while adopting to the platform and how enablers can help overcome those challenges.
February 28, 2015
November 19, 2014 — There are some habits which big brands and enterprises are doing to make their WordPress sites innovative, effective, and to connect with audiences. We examine seven different habits and a few related examples for each, which any WordPress site can aspire to.