August 6, 2016 — The boston.com digital team recently re-wrote and migrated all of boston.com to WordPress. Join us to learn about our experience with the migration, the challenges we faced and how we overcame them, and the great impact it has had for our journalists. We will discuss how to scale a WordPress site as big as ours, and some of the specific needs of a news website and how to meet those using WordPress, including creating custom post types and fields, working with the WP media library, external embeds, and more.
June 30, 2016 — Andrew Nacin is a Lead Developer of WordPress. He’s led major releases, mentored contributors, and spearheaded new development. He has strong feelings about the core philosophies of WordPress, among them “decisions, not options” — software should be opinionated in lieu of burdening the user with too many options.
June 30, 2016 — This talk will cross between technical and non-technical topics to explain why and how NewsCorp Australia successfully migrated the largest ‘news’ websites in Australia to WordPress VIP. It will showcase and prove to other companies/developers that it is possible to host sites as large as news.com.au (over 10million views per day) on WordPress.com
May 30, 2016 — Tom and Vineeta Greenwood founded Wholegrain Digital in 2007 and developed it into one of Europe’s top specialist WordPress agencies, with clients such as M&S, Rightmove, Lenovo, UNICEF and Ecover. The question that we are most commonly asked by other agency owners and freelancers is “How do you get those big name clients?” In this presentation, I will reveal the key secrets, tips and techniques that Wholegrain Digital have used to attract big name clients over the years, often defying conventional business wisdom and sales practices and instead following a process centred on love.
March 11, 2016 — At Moove we’re constantly striving to enhance the way we work with large corporates – improving processes, service levels and quality in everything we do.
I’ll walk you through how agencies can use a workflow that’s suited to corporate clients and large organisations – Discovery Phase, Kick-Off Meeting, Workshops and then on to Design, Development, QA, Content Import/Upload, Soft-Launch, Launch and After-Launch. I’ll show you how our team works with large clients – things to be aware of; things to avoid.
The talk will be useful to small agency owners or aspiring freelancers, who would like to work with large clients in the UK
January 19, 2016 — 大規模な多言語サイト構築の経験を持つ講師が、WordPress で多言語サイト構築を行う上で気をつけないといけないことを長年の経験で完結に紹介。WordPress では大きく分けて4つの方法があるので目的別に紹介。おすすめ多言語プラグインとその最新動向も紹介。多言語サイトの需要が強くなっていく今、必見のセミナーです。話は日本語で行いますが、スライドは英語+日本語字幕です。
Slides in English
December 11, 2015 — Page caching doesn’t work for everyone! Sites that handle a large number logged-in users like Membership sites, Multisite networks, BuddyPress sites, or bbPress forums need special treatment to scale effectively. I’ll share my experience in building and managing large Multisite networks to give tips and tricks to speeding up your dynamic websites and coding for scale.
November 22, 2015 — This will be a mostly non-technical talk surveying aspects of managing and executing on large projects, and adapting WordPress to meet complex, custom needs. It should appeal to novice and experienced developers, strategists, writers, marketers, and project managers.
October 5, 2015 — How to identify the most lucrative prospects.
How to pitch large projects (value proposition, differentiation, overcoming objections.
How to execute (IA, Project Management, Resources, post-launch support.)
October 2, 2015 — Content personalization and paywalls are emerging trends in the publishing space, especially amongst online media companies. Building a platform that is capable of handling high traffic, high availability while providing a dynamic experience for end users is an ongoing challenge.
In this talk we are going to give a practical example on how to implement a paywall and content personalization using a Varnish feature called Edge Side Includes. (ESI) A case study where this was implemented on the Aftonbladet Blog platform will also be presented.