March 11, 2019 — The combination of WordPress and WordCamps spreading throughout the world has created a global network of friendship. These relationships form bonds that are deeper than nationalism, and could someday advance World Peace.
This talk will use a case study of WordCamp Crazy, a group of Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi WordCampers who’ve formed a bond of friendship despite the fact that their countries have been at war. Their story of learning and compassion could change the world.
January 3, 2019 — Leveraging Your WordCamp Experience for Better Social Media Engagement
WordCamp is a great experience for the WordPress novice, expert and everyone in between. But, how exactly does one apply all the great information they’ve learned from the conference? This talk will explore the reasons why one should attend WordCamp and how-to effectively apply WordCamp skills, knowledge and information for better Social Media engagement.
December 10, 2018 — WordCamps can be an excellent place to get to know other WordPress professionals. However, many attendees stick to their own groups, attend lectures, and leave without cashing in on perhaps the most valuable part of WordCamps: networking. This lecture will explore some of the common reasons why attendees fail to form lasting connections. It will give some tips for more productive networking, and hopefully inspire deeper, more authentic networking at this WordCamp and beyond.
November 26, 2018 — Sally, a published author from the Sunshine Coast is joining us to talk about how WordCamps are a great opportunity to learn, network, and strengthen the WordPress Community. While WordCamps can be a little daunting for first-timers (and introverts!) she’ll touch on the power of networking, how networking is about giving, how supportive the WordPress community is, and some self-care tips for introverts to help them maximise their experience at WordCamp without getting social burnout.
November 8, 2018 — Two weeks before the scheduled release of WordPress 5.0, the first version with the new editor, Gutenberg, Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress, dropped by WordCamp Portland for an unscheduled Q&A with the audience.
In this 35 minute session he answers questions about the new editor, accessibility, the business ecosystem around WordPress and more.