February 25, 2015 — WordPress is the most popular CMS—powering over 60% of the top 10 million websites using an available CMS (23% of the top 10 million websites overall). This session looks at how WordPress reached this point and how we contributed to that. What does the future hold?
January 15, 2015 — The learning curve for contributing to core can be steep. If something goes wrong, it’s not a catastrophe—just start over and do it again. Prepare for failure, and you’ll eventually get there. This talk will center on my experiences contributing to WordPress and the media features I’ve authored along the way.
December 12, 2014 — WordPress co-founder, Matt Mullenweg speaks at the June 2014 WordBench Tokyo.
Hear Matt explain what has happened during the last 10 years as the WordPress project has grown to power the 22% of the world’s CMS websites.
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.
November 9, 2014 — Over the past few years, my company has built multiple large (500+ site) multisite networks for companies in the financial services industry, and consulted on a number of high-traffic multisite installs. In this talk, we’ll talk about what makes a good multisite network and when you should look at other solutions, and I’ll go over the issues that we faced and the lessons that we learned.
October 6, 2014 — WordPress gives us all so much for free. Thousands of lines of code, thousands of hours of other people’s time all for the unbelievable price of free. So, ready to give back? It’s easy. This talk covers several ways that you can contribute to WordPress including ways that you can contribute if you’re not a programmer.
August 17, 2014 — Andrew Nacin is one of the lead developers of WordPress. At our August 2013 Big Media Meetup, he gave a short “flash talk” on how WordPress evolves while maintaining backwards compatibility.