November 24, 2016 — Our own mental wellness, and that of those around us, is probably the least understood and most neglected part of our daily lives. It is time we all started understanding what it truly means to have mental wellness and what it means to us and those around us when we do not have it – especially what we can do to help those around us and ourselves.
The WordPress community is both the perfect place for Mental Health issues to go undetected as well as the perfect place for so many people to live a higher quality of life simply by increasing our awareness to it.
November 10, 2016 — Our goal as website owners is to give our users the best possible experience. This talk explores how to configure your site for the reader’s experience using WordPress settings and plugins.
November 6, 2016 — In this talk, I will look at how it’s often better to tell your story in One Page opposed to a multiple-page website. Focus on simplicity, declutter the interface and get results. We need to understand in this day and age attention spans are depleting online. We need to get straight to the point. I’ll throw in some stats about One Page trends, popular WordPress themes and plugins.
November 6, 2016 — The stated mission of the WordPress project is to “democratise publishing”, but with all the people involved, the project has achieved so much more than that over the past 13 years. In fact, with the number of people involved in building the WordPress project and community on a daily basis, its no wonder that the community is so powerful and the whole project has had such an impact on the world. That begs the question of how you can get involved and how you can make a difference – how can you, as an individual, continue the mission of the WordPress project beyond WordCamp?
November 2, 2016 — More often than not the average WordPress user doesn’t understand the core principles behind the idea of open source software like WordPress. This often leads to misdirected frustration by users at what is seen as a lack of product support. The talk will look at the realities of an open source project and how you can get involved and help make a difference.
November 1, 2016 — The WordPress.org platform is the project’s secret sauce of success. It powers the plugin and theme directories, hosts all WordPress versions, is home to the developer tools needed to create WordPress, and protects millions of WordPress sites with automatic updates. In this session I will shine a little light on a largely unknown part of WordPress, explain the impact it has, and answer all questions about it.
November 1, 2016 — This lightning talk is going to highlight a few useful tips and suggestions to a)avoid some common mistakes developers make with clients, and b)set better standards to improve client/developer relationships.
October 29, 2016 — The journey of how we leveraged WordPress to build our online learning startup, AdvantageLearn.com.
In this session I’ll chat about how a non-developer (me!) is using WordPress to run our click to pay to learn online education company. We manage this through a best of breed compilation of WordPress plugins (most notably Sensei and WooCommerce).
I’ll outline our journey with WordPress thus far through the lens of AdvantageLearn.com noting the challenges, trade-offs, failures and victories to date. It will be an honest account of my learnings as a Non-Dev building and running an online learning business.
February 15, 2016 — Workshop:
Starting a website is easy with WordPress, but having a clear goal in mind is vital for determining design, structure and content. In this workshop we’ll first focus on setting clear goals, before we in the next step will translate that into a better website. We’ll look at different types of goals like personal blogging, sharing portfolio, revenue gain, community building, and so on. Together we’ll discuss what would be the best approach for each of those specific goals.
This workshop is ideal for WordPress beginners who’ve never built a website or those who want to take their website to the next level.