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  • Joe Simpson: 90 Days - Finding Your Place in the WordPress Community

    Joe Simpson: 90 Days – Finding Your Place in the WordPress Community

    WordCamp Phoenix 2019Speaker: Joe Simpson

    June 10, 2019 — A great opening to a WordCamp, this is a tale of overcoming, revisiting dormant passions, inspiration, and motivating others through giving back to Community.

    After years of general fatigue, a myriad of tests without an answer, a catheter was inserted through my hip eventually winding its way to my heart, discovering two blocked arteries. After successfully re-opening them, I set out on difficult cardio-rehabilitation to regain heart fitness. During the next three months (including a leave of absence from work), Joe set out to restore my physical, spiritual and emotional well being. This speech details a 3-month journey of rediscovery the things that nourish and nurture each of these three areas — a thirst for learning, unearthing my dormant creativity and all things WordPress.

    He set out to become more mindful of the things that bring me positive energy including truly engaging in the Community — 4 WordCamps, 16+ WordPress Meetups, and Events, designed a Wapuu, and a website build/brand to give back. From Castaic north to Palmdale (northernmost Los Angeles County), east to Riverside and all ports of call in-between (Pasadena, Whittier, Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles) learn what makes good clubs while finding a network of common minds and colorful characters and gain inspiration to start the WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup, over 8,000 Miles later.

    In this presentation, you’ll learn:

    What are the benefits of attending WordCamp?
    Why join a WordPress Slack Channel?
    Why volunteer to help at a WordCamp (experience being on both sides of the table)?
    What is a WordPress Meetup?
    What are the ‘five rules’ of hosting a WP Meetup?
    How to get started? From visiting your local WordPress Meetup to even starting your own.
    How to harness the energy from attending a WordCamp in your WP Meetups?
    What are the benefits of attending a WordPress Meetup?
    What is WordPress.tv?
    What are my favorite WordPress podcasts?
    Who are the faces of WordPress Community?
    Learning resources – Codex, videos and more.
    Why would I do something so crazy (deal with LA traffic)?
    My takeaways or goals (get better at WordPress, start a local Meetup, etc)

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  • Joe A Simpson Jr.: Lucky 7 - Don’t Install ANYTHING ’til You Hear This WordPress Plugin Presentation

    Joe A Simpson Jr.: Lucky 7 – Don’t Install ANYTHING ’til You Hear This WordPress Plugin Presentation

    WordCamp Denver 2020Speaker: Joe A Simpson Jr.

    July 6, 2020 — Most of us hit the ground running with WordPress – we have a site to build for a client or ourselves and install ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to help us achieve our goals. As a WordCamp Lead and WordPress Meetup Organizer, I often have to talk the aforementioned builders off of the ledge with the tips contained in this presentation.
    I’ll share the Lucky Seven, a few must-have WordPress Plugins everyone should use, and why you should be using each. In our time together we’ll also cover:
    • What is a plugin? • Where to find plugins • The recommended way to find a plugin • Free vs Premium plugins • What factors to consider when choosing a plugin (support, community, etc) • Avoid common pitfalls users encounter when installing plugins
    Join me as we work to help you achieve your goals, level up, add value to your practice with WordPress.

  • Andrea Middleton, Michelle Frechette, Joe A. Simpson Jr.: WordCamp Kent 2020 Community Panel

    Andrea Middleton, Michelle Frechette, Joe A. Simpson Jr.: WordCamp Kent 2020 Community Panel

    WordCamp Kent 2020Speakers: Andrea Middleton, Michelle Frechette, Joe A Simpson Jr.

    June 16, 2020 — Learn what inspires others to become WordPress community enthusiasts!

    These community leaders have organized countless WordCamps, Meetups, and other community events; spoken at even more; and encouraged others to contribute-to, learn-from, and participate-in the WordPress community.

  • Joe A. Simpson, Jr.: Ouch! WordPress Accessibility That Should Not Hurt

    Joe A. Simpson, Jr.: Ouch! WordPress Accessibility That Should Not Hurt

    WordCamp Long Beach 2019Speakers: Joe A. Simpson, Jr.

    November 13, 2019 — At a WordPress Meetup presentation, an attendee turned and punched Joe A. Simpson, Jr, in the arm saying, “accessibility makes me so angry!”

    We’ll debunk common misconceptions designers, developers, and business owners have and learn how advocating for access to all improves your site SEO, design, user experience and function through interactive examples and discussion.

  • Joe A Simpson Jr.: Lucky 7 - Don’T Do Anything Until You Hear This WordPress Presentation
  • Verious B Smith III and Joe A Simpson Jr: Site Help w/WordPress - Growing Your WordPress Business with Verious B Smith III (Part 2)

    Verious B Smith III and Joe A Simpson Jr: Site Help w/WordPress – Growing Your WordPress Business with Verious B Smith III (Part 2)

    WordPress Meetup Santa Clarita Valley Meetup 2019Speakers: Verious B. Smith III, Joe A Simpson Jr.

    May 17, 2019 — We’ll talk WordPress with one of its brightest stars, Community Leader, WordCamp Organizer & Speaker, Verious B Smith III, about his journey in WordPress and growing his business.

  • Verious B Smith III and Joe A Simpson Jr: Site Help w/WordPress - Growing Your WordPress Business with Verious B Smith III (Part 1)

    Verious B Smith III and Joe A Simpson Jr: Site Help w/WordPress – Growing Your WordPress Business with Verious B Smith III (Part 1)

    WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup 2019Speakers: Verious B. Smith III, Joe A Simpson Jr.

    May 17, 2019 — We’ll talk WordPress with one of its brightest stars, Community Leader, WordCamp Organizer & Speaker, Verious B Smith III, about his journey in WordPress and growing his business.

  • Joe A Simpson Jr: Close Your Eyes - Helping See Value in Accessibility

    Joe A Simpson Jr: Close Your Eyes – Helping See Value in Accessibility

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2018Speaker: Joe A Simpson Jr.

    December 13, 2018 — Imagine having a child with special needs being prevented from attending class each day, or your elderly parents being forced to constantly climb flights of stairs to eat meals? Inconceivable! But yet designers and developers make ill-advised, personal decisions that place barriers – ignoring twice as many disabled Americans than LIVE the cities of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston combined.

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  • Joe A Simpson Jr. :90 Days: Finding Your Place in the WordPress Community

    Joe A Simpson Jr. :90 Days: Finding Your Place in the WordPress Community

    WordCamp Orange County 2018Speaker: Joe A Simpson Jr.

    June 11, 2018 — After years of general fatigue, a myriad of tests without an answer, a catheter was inserted through my hip eventually winding its way to my heart, discovering two blocked arteries. After successfully re-opening them, I set out on difficult cardio-rehabilitation to regain heart fitness. During the next three months (including a leave of absence from work), I set out to restore my physical, spiritual and emotional well being. This speech details a 3-month journey of rediscovery the things that nourish and nurture each of these three areas — a thirst for learning, unearthing my dormant creativity and all things WordPress.

    I set out to become more mindful of the things that bring me positive energy including truly engaging in the Community — 4 WordCamps, 16+ WordPress Meetups, and Events, designed a Wapuu, and a website build/brand to give back. From Castaic north to Palmdale (northernmost Los Angeles County), east to Riverside and all ports of call in-between (Pasadena, Whittier, Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles) learn what makes good clubs while finding a network of common minds and colorful characters and gain inspiration to start the WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup, over 8,000 Miles later.