October 2, 2015 — Finding the right balance between making money and contributing to any Open Source project is hard. By sharing some of his insights, success stories and failures Jimmy hopes to help future entrepreneurs building their own Open Source-based firms.
August 3, 2015 — In this session we discuss some of the history of open source software, look at how subdivisions take hold, how we can all be better about working toward the common interests of all, and the all-important nature of treating one another with kindness and not leaping to conclusions.
July 10, 2015 — Our traditional understanding of motivation is broken. Thankfully the science is now clear. Explore how a culture which embraces Open Source and remote work promotes the real drivers of motivation and ultimately leads to a happy, motivated team.
July 9, 2015 — This talk is about bringing the principles of user experience design together with the development team to build a stronger and better solution. I’ll be talking about the benefits of user experience design early in the development process and the difficulties we faced implementing the changing user flow into our plugin. Additionally I’ll show the audience of how we used personas, user testing and several use cases based on real life examples using our open-source plugin User Feedback.
July 8, 2015 — This talk is about how the open source community works and what benefits there are from a single developer and from a company perspective in publishing plugins at WordPress.org
May 27, 2015 — Open source is not only found everywhere – running the Internet, powering supercomputers, servers, desktops, mobile phones, and in embedded devices – increasingly it is becoming the dominant force in those sectors. Open source builds on the earlier achievements of free software, whose foundation is freedom itself. That freedom is particularly important in the world of online publishing, where WordPress plays a leading role. This talk will look at how the elimination of barriers to disseminating information and commentary has become a major factor in preserving free speech and freedom itself.
November 4, 2014 — Simon Wheatley has been working with Open Source, running an Open Source focused consultancy, and persuading big companies against Intellectual Property hoarding for years now.
In this talk he discusses the open source principles that unite many of us, and how you can marry those with solid business principles to come up with a winning formula for your clients, your self and the wider world.
September 8, 2014 — I’ve spent a good portion of my life in and around open source technology and WordPress leveraging to not only experiment en-masse with entrepreneurial ideas but also establishing venture-funded organizations. It has, quite literally, paid my mortgage (and then some). In this practical talk I’ll share my implementations and explorations with WordPress and how I’ve made it “work” for me in a variety of different capacities. It should be a fun time of introspection and possibility.
December 12, 2013 — If you’re running a business based on open source software like WordPress, your business depends on the prosperity of that project. The demise of the project could easily be the demise of your project and the project’s growth could lead to your business growing immensely. The larger your business becomes and the bigger the impact of your company on the project, the more this is true. Economically this is a very unusual situation. Joost will explore what this means and how you should deal with it.
This is pure economics; it starts with the well known story of the Tragedy of the Commons but, applied to open source, leads to a completely new outcome. If your business is build on WordPress, you should be here to listen to Joost’s talk and discuss afterwards.