January 20, 2016
Communities—like the one we have in WordPress—don’t just happen overnight. For them to be successful, they take people to show up, contribute back, grow with it and most importantly to incorporate new people into the fold. It is ongoing, it requires attention and it needs people like you and me to speak up.
A small fraction of people carry the weight of helping it thrive, but the great thing is that despite all that, we all benefit from the community no matter who contributes. In this talk I will cover some known, and unknown tips and tools for making the community work for you and your business, and also help to put back more into the community than what you take from it.
Empower them to take the next step in giving back by leading a meetup, teaching someone how to understand a plugin, or by developing a talk for a WordCamp.
Show them easy ways for them to take the skills they currently have to help others grow their knowledge of WordPress.
Help them leverage others knowledge to build their business up.
Point out key networking tips to help them maximize their current efforts.