January 4, 2015 — – How a WordCamp can change your life, twice
– How you could be lying to yourself
– From full time employment, to freelance, contractor, consultant and finally, agency – The beauty of the WordPress ecosystem + why WordPress
– WordPress naysayers and how to shut them up
– Starting Make Do, the mistakes we made
– More mistakes, damn we made so many
– How we work as a team
– The tools we use to work remotely
– Why you don’t need an office
– Working with clients/customers
– How you can do this
– How to go it alone, the options to choose from
– Friends, enemies & competition
November 17, 2014 — As a veteran of 4 regional WordCamps (and countless other conferences), Lisa Melegari has developed a set of useful tips and tricks to surviving WordCamps across the country. Whether it’s your first camp or you’re a seasoned attendee, join Lisa for this quick lightning talk on the dos and don’ts of WordCamp survival.
November 14, 2014 — Lightning Talks: Inspiring Stories
Asif was a simple boy from Bangladesh. Back in 2004, when Asif just started University in Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering, he tried to make a site, as part of assignment, using Blogger. During that time he was introduced to WordPress. It changed his life, Asif found WordPress very easy. He started to make websites. Managing, all of the sites became difficult so he started hiring University friends but that also became unmanageable. Asif took an office and started his own company. Some of our websites worked super well, like The Tech Journal, it reached alexa rank 3000 within 1 year of inception. They kept working only in WordPress, built tons of plugins and theme, become attached with more important figure inside WordPress. Asif had his first invite from WordCamp Melbourne and spoke their during 2011 event. Since then, he has attended over 10 WordCamp worldwide. Asif attended the last 3 WordCamp SF. Now he has a registered company in US, working to help young entrepreneur in US and Bangladesh too. He has managed and helped multiple WordPress Meetup and WordCamp. He is happy to share his story.