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  • Tyson Bird: Infinite Stories. 550 Websites. One Template to Help them all

    Tyson Bird: Infinite Stories. 550 Websites. One Template to Help them all

    WordCamp For Publishers: Chicago 2018Speaker: Tyson Bird

    August 31, 2018 — During this talk, David Parsons will go over how the USA Today Sports team uses WordPress.com VIP to help scale their sites. In addition, he will go over what best practices the team uses when building things that are not necessarily on WordPress as well. This includes 3rd party API’s etc.

  • Jeannette Washington: The Dyslexic Code

    Jeannette Washington: The Dyslexic Code

    WordCamp For Publishers: Chicago 2018Speaker: Jeannette Washington

    August 31, 2018 — One size doesn’t fit all. This hands-on discussion will address accessibility for individuals who exhibit dyslexia and other language based disorders. The surface will be scratched in distinguishing the varying features of dyslexia by providing a virtual experience. Further, learn how you can be empowered to create hacks that meet you wherever you are.

  • David Parsons: How to Maintain a WordPress Site with 50m+ monthly uniques

    David Parsons: How to Maintain a WordPress Site with 50m+ monthly uniques

    WordCamp For Publishers: Chicago 2018Speakers: Jodie Riccelli, Shayda Torabi

    August 31, 2018 — During this talk, David Parsons will go over how the USA Today Sports team uses WordPress.com VIP to help scale their sites. In addition, he will go over what best practices the team uses when building things that are not necessarily on WordPress as well. This includes 3rd party API’s etc.

  • Eric Ulken: Reader revenue and the less open web

    Eric Ulken: Reader revenue and the less open web

    WordCamp For Publishers: Chicago 2018Speaker: Eric Ulken

    August 31, 2018 — With the decline of digital display advertising and the rising importance of consumer revenue to publishers, the dreaded paywall message is an increasingly common sight for users, as ever more publishers join the bandwagon and begin tightening their meters.

    But what happens when everybody has a paywall? What are the implications for the open web, and for democracy? And how might the WordPress community help content creators get paid without needing to wall off their stuff from the world?

  • Jake Goldman: Solving Content Reuse and Syndication

    Jake Goldman: Solving Content Reuse and Syndication

    WordCamp For Publishers: Chicago 2018Speaker: Jake Goldman

    August 31, 2018 — Having solved variations of same problem over and over again for clients that include a radio network with 60+ stations, one of largest Bay Area unicorns with a huge collection of geographically targeted blogs (among others), and a massively popular network of 5 enthusiast geek blogs, 10up finally put together its lessons learned and created Distributor.

    Distributor is a free WordPress plugin that makes it easy to syndicate and reuse content across multiple websites — whether in a single multisite or across the web using the REST API.

    There’s something for every publisher in this talk: UX design / problem solving, REST API use case, content strategy, SEO best practice (for content reuse), tools for managing websites, and even developer tips.

  • Sally Lehrman: Trust Project: News with Integrity

    Sally Lehrman: Trust Project: News with Integrity

    WordCamp For Publishers: Chicago 2018Speaker: Sally Lehrman

    August 23, 2018 — We all think we can tell the difference between opinion, advertising and accurate news. But how do we really know? Newsroom participants in the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies led by Sally Lehrman, are implementing transparency standards that help the public easily assess the quality and credibility of news. Learn a bit more about the project and how to qualify for participation, including implementing the standards on your site.

  • Susan Price: Connecting through Voice

    Susan Price: Connecting through Voice

    WordCamp For Publishers: Chicago 2018Speaker: Susan Price

    August 23, 2018 — This talk looks at new ways to connect with a global audience while offering people with disabilities better access to your website’s content. See how Amazon’s (AWS) Translate and Polly are being used with WordPress to increase engagement and accessibility.

  • Vadim Supitskiy: How Forbes Combined AMP and Mobile Templates

    Vadim Supitskiy: How Forbes Combined AMP and Mobile Templates

    WordCamp For Publishers: Chicago 2018Speaker: Vadim Supitskiy

    August 23, 2018 — This presentation will describe how the team at Forbes solved the challenge of supporting AMP and Canonical mobile templates.

  • Nick Johnson: Why Paywalls are Good for the Open Web

    Nick Johnson: Why Paywalls are Good for the Open Web

    WordCamp For Publishers: Chicago 2018Speaker: Nick Johnson

    August 23, 2018 — Publishers shouldn’t be afraid to charge a dime for their all-natural, freshly squeezed, 100% lemonade. We can drink to that. -Key Takeaways- It’s about trust and quality, and people are willing to pay for that. * Paywalls and paid content strategies are not the enemy to the open web * Paid content as the primary revenue source drives better quality and potentially less bias * People are paying for trusted news sources in the wake of fake news * Why gimmicks aren’t worth the time, most of the time -Talk Outline- Juxtapose paid content to advertising using analogies.

  • Russell Heimlich: Making Images Smarter

    Russell Heimlich: Making Images Smarter

    WordCamp For Publishers: Chicago 2018Speaker: Russell Heimlich

    August 23, 2018 — Handling media at scale is a challenge. A seemingly small design tweak could result in days and days of recrunching media. There is also the performance implications out of respect for our audience. This talk will cover how we made our dumb static assets smarter with dynamic capabilities that gives us more creative freedom while also making our sites more performant for our visitors. We’re also open sourcing our work so any publisher can eliminate the need to recrunch media.