‘Open source’ Videos

  • John Blackbourn, Rachel McCollin and Taco Verdonschot: Lightning Sessions

    John Blackbourn, Rachel McCollin and Taco Verdonschot: Lightning Sessions

    WordCamp London 2016Speakers: John Blackbourn, Rachel McCollin, Taco Verdonschot

    May 31, 2016 — Open source outside the realm of software

    John Blackbourn

    I’ll talk about how the philosophies behind open source software apply to many other areas of life too, particularly sports, health, and other areas of technology, and I’ll give some examples of it in action.

    Your local meet up is only a few steps away

    Taco Verdonschot

    If you’ve been in the WordPress community for a while, you’ve probably heard someone say that you should really organise your own local meetup, if there isn’t one yet. Right. That’s easier said than done, isn’t it? Where to start? What do you need for a local meetup? Are people going to show up? We’ll cover the basics for getting started with your own local meetup!

    Teaching WordPress to Kids: What it taught me

    Rachel McCollin

    I run a Code Club for 10 – 11 year olds at my son’s school and as well as teaching them Scratch, HTML and other technologies, I’ve been using WordPress to teach them how to create their own websites. In this talk I’ll share my experiences and look at what it taught me about learning WordPress and how easy (or not) it is to learn site admin with WordPress.

  • Emanuel Blagonic: How WordPress Changed the Face of Croatian Politics

    Emanuel Blagonic: How WordPress Changed the Face of Croatian Politics

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Emanuel Blagonic

    May 30, 2016 — The basic idea of WordPress was to redefine online publishing by allowing anyone to easily publish their articles. More than 10 years later, we used WordPress as an open source publishing platform to build a website for one of the largest cities in Croatia. I’ll tell you a story of how the city of Rijeka decided to go with open source software and how the people reacted to everything being open sourced as well. One of the first large-scale “design in the open” projects in Croatia is defining standards for future web development. We’re discussing the web design process, sharing knowledge with the public and asking citizens to be a part of the redesign effort. By delivering designs, HTML and CSS, WordPress theme and documents like Content Strategy and Accessibility Guidelines – we’re redefining what the public website should look like. And with the help of WordPress we’re promoting the power of publishing and transparency. Last but not least – I’ll tell you how the city of Rijeka helped us organise our first WordCamp Croatia in 2015, by believing in the power of WordPress.

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  • Jaana Björklund: Nurturing a Cross-Disciplinary Professional Culture

    Jaana Björklund: Nurturing a Cross-Disciplinary Professional Culture

    WordCamp Switzerland 2015Speaker: Jaana Björklund

    May 14, 2016 — WordPress community – open-source development, ongoing discussion, meetings online and IRL make us perhaps the most cross-disciplined professionals in the field of web development. This talk is a look into cross-disciplinary habits and possibilities, it gives ideas how to better utilise them in business and personal professional development. This is definitely one of the huge advantages of WordPress community – discussion and conscious development of this trait is one of our success factors.

  • Antti Kuosmanen: Open Source - The Good Parts of WordPress

    Antti Kuosmanen: Open Source – The Good Parts of WordPress

    WordCamp Finland 2016Speaker: Antti Kuosmanen

    May 12, 2016 — The talk discusses the aspects of WordPress being GPL, and why it’s important for WordPress users, developers and businesses alike.

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  • Maria Luisa Raviol: MariaDB – Il database che può migliorare le performance delle tue applicazioni WordPress

    Maria Luisa Raviol: MariaDB – Il database che può migliorare le performance delle tue applicazioni WordPress

    WordCamp Torino 2016Speaker: Maria Luisa Raviol

    April 5, 2016 — MariaDB è un fork di MySQL il database relazionale, sviluppato da una community sotto licenza GNU GPL che intende mantenerlo come software libero.
    Con ottimizzatore avanzato delle performance di MariaDB e le sue specifiche caratteristiche si possono facilmente migliorare le performance della tua applicazione.

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  • Léon Cros: Comment fonctionnent le projet et la communauté open source Drupal ?

    Léon Cros: Comment fonctionnent le projet et la communauté open source Drupal ?

    WordCamp Paris 2016Speaker: Léon Cros

    April 5, 2016 — Lors du podcast Very French Trip du 30 octobre avec Aurélien Denis, à l’invitation de Grégoire Noyelle, Thierry Pigot et Mathieu Viet, nous avons discuté des différents sujets concernant l’organisation et le fonctionnement de communautés open source WordPress et Drupal. Il semble même que la discussion aurait pu durer toute la nuit, … Il est apparu que nos projets et communautés ont des points communs et des différences qui sont intéressantes à connaître et peuvent être des sources d’inspiration et améliorations croisées.

    Cette conférence vous propose d’expliquer comment ça se passe côté Drupal :

    modèle économique
    passage projets
    revue de projets
    approche entreprises et gestion des clients
    environnemental du software

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  • Jenny Wong: Sharing Knowledge

    Jenny Wong: Sharing Knowledge

    WordCamp Cape Town 2015Speaker: Jenny Wong

    February 15, 2016 — The open source community works because of the amount of knowledge that is shared between people. Although everyone has knowledge and experiences to share, many do not feel they have anything worthy of saying.
    In this talk, you will learn that everyone has something to share, how to generate talk topics based on conversations you have every day with your peers, and discuss the different methods of sharing – not all of it is on a stage.
    We will also review the impact of the share mentality and how it is helpful even for your business.

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  • Charlie Reisinger: Lessons From the Open Source Schoolhouse

    Charlie Reisinger: Lessons From the Open Source Schoolhouse

    WordCamp Lancaster 2015Speaker: Charlie Reisinger

    February 3, 2016 — What would happen if schools were powered by free and open source software? What if students were trusted and given the freedom to explore and experiment with their school-issued devices?
    The results may surprise you.
    Free and open source software has fueled Penn Manor School District’s classrooms for over a decade. The strategy culminated in a high school 1:1 learning program, where students received 1700 school-supplied laptops exclusively loaded with Linux and open source software.
    Charlie will tell the unusual story of how Penn Manor applied open source principles to better prepare students for college, careers and beyond.
    Central to the program is a student apprenticeship, where high school students form the core of a sophisticated help desk team, and write code used by their peers everyday.

  • Jason Agnew: Open Source - The Story of Herbert

    Jason Agnew: Open Source – The Story of Herbert

    WordCamp Edinburgh 2015Speaker: Jason Agnew

    January 7, 2016 — The story begins with a simple, but valuable, warning from experience: that even the best developers can fall victim to the pressures of routine. This talk discusses how results can quickly be replaced by burnout and imposter syndrome.

    The cure for Jason was a WordPress plugin framework, purpose-built to rediscover his confidence and fall in love with coding all over again. We follow his journey back to development bliss through the challenges of creating space for experimentation without the usual client pressures, transitioning from pet project to collaborative product, and learning to accept that it’s okay not to know everything.

    The success (and failures) of the experiment soon fed into the philosophy of Big Bite and began to influence everything from how they worked to the environment they created for their staff, as well as how they communicated with clients and gave back to the digital community.

    Learn the ways in which open source can be embraced, from the smallest acts of personal knowledge sharing to the broadest business practices.

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  • RC Lations: WordPress + The Internet of Things

    RC Lations: WordPress + The Internet of Things

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: RC Lations

    December 13, 2015 — The plugin ecosystem and REST API push our creative limits for what we can imagine building with WordPress – and it’s time we looked at powering physical devices using open source platforms like LittleBits and Arduino. This talk will examine use cases and methods for building real-time physical displays powered by WordPress.

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