December 2, 2019 — Do you struggle to do everything you need to do to run your business?
Wondering how to take back your weekends and stop the hustle and grind?
Lack of time and feeling overwhelmed are some of the most persistent challenges facing any business owner, especially soloprenuers.
In this workshop, I’ll help you identify the repetitive tasks that are sucking up your time, and show how to change your mindset and utilize your website and other technology tools to automate repetitive tasks and improve efficiency so that you can focus more on what you do best.
December 2, 2019 — Modern development is complex, with lots of tools to turn the code we write into the code used by the user’s browser. This can be as simple as minifying assets or as sophisticated as downloading dependencies, turning source code into production code, and running automated tests.
In this session, we will look at the top benefits gained from adopting automation and testing to optimize workflow. Whether you’re a developer wondering why you should try automation in the first place or a business owner wondering why you should let your team spend time on adopting a new process when the current one “just works” we’ll have answers for you!
December 2, 2019 — You have a WordPress product or service to offer and you have a signup form. But now what? Collecting email addresses is great for vanity metrics but even better if you bring them into your sales cycle.
WordPress can be used to start a blog, make a site for a club, or power a business, large or small.
WordPress can also be used as a way to document your life, and save important things for later. You can bridge WordPress to other parts of the web that you use to store all of your data in one place, without having to worry about an app, hardware maker, or social media site going out of business and taking all of your content with it.
In this talk, you’ll learn how to own more of your content on your site first, while syndicating to social media.Come learn about how you can use WordPress to power and amplify your voice online, and reclaim the web from the walled gardens for the user!
December 2, 2019 — Extending WordPress above and beyond the core functionality is part of what makes WordPress so powerful. However, the sheer number of plugins available can be overwhelming. A strategy for evaluating plugins makes both developing managing WordPress easier.
In this presentation, attendees will learn:
Strategies and tools for evaluating one plugin over another
– Key factors to consider
– Evaluation tools
Paid plugins versus free: do you get what you paid for?
Managing plugins and updates
Evaluating plugin security:
– How to research plugin security history
– Identify functionality that may be risky
Attendees will also receive a plugin evaluation checklist they can take home to help choose plugins that fit their project’s objectives.
November 22, 2019 — One of my first blogs was named “Blogging in my Pajamas,” because I wanted to build a blog into a fulltime job. Too many blogs about blogging combined with my general lack of knowledge squashed that dream. Today, 7 years later, I am months away from turning my passion into a full-time business. Last year, I began making changes to my blogging routine that tripled my income, increased my traffic, and landed me on page one of Google for the competitive keyword “Raw Dog Food.”
Join me at WordCamp to learn the steps I took that are leading me to the day when I will be blogging from home, surrounded by my dogs.
November 22, 2019 — Being an Iranian I have co-founded Artbees as a WordPress-based company along with my brother and one other friend in Iran and was faced with the problem of global sanctions and embargoes against my country right in the verge of my startup. We had to find a way to solve this growing global problem within confines of law and move towards our dreams.
I’m gonna share my story of dealing with all the problems imposed to the citizens of a particular country from outer world and how we managed to successfully address them one by one and make a legal and successful business with 30+ members around the globe from different race, country, and religions.
November 19, 2019 — Is there a topic you are itching to discuss but it didn’t make it into the speaker lineup this year? Is there a plugin you just have to tell everyone about? Here is your chance to be a part of the WCUS speaker lineup and make that topic a reality.
November 19, 2019 — For many developers, being promoted into a managerial role requires a drastic shift in mindset. While many programming paradigms do carry over to being a manager, there are plenty of other skills that most developers just need to “figure out.” During this session, we’ll discuss the most valuable tips and tools for someone new to management, including:
– Your responsibilities as a manager when it comes to both good and bad times
– Your relationship with your team and soliciting good feedback from them
– Balancing technical development with team collaboration
– Delivering constructive feedback
– Saying “no”
Whether you’re a new manager, someone who wants to get into management, or a veteran manager who wants to improve your team’s performance, you’ll leave this session feeling energized and empowered to be the leader your team needs and deserves. So what are you waiting for? Your team is counting on you!
November 19, 2019 — In this workshop, we will look at how to use visual regression testing, which uses a headless browser to compare URLs, to automate this process and let the robots do the work, saving you both time and mental energy!
There will be lots of demos and hands-on examples, so you can walk away from the session with the knowledge and tools you need to automate your visual QA testing.