August 23, 2013 — Higher Ed is facing economic challenges that make it ripe for disruption. WordPress offers a great UI and has the potential to be a first rate purveyor of learning content. This presentation explores how WordPress can become the de facto platform for open sharable learning content and resources.
August 23, 2013 — Making ebooks isn’t as simple as spinning up a new WordPress site, but it can be done by just about anyone.
This presentation is all about understanding recent shifts in publishing with an emphasis on how to publish a professional-quality ebook.
August 22, 2013 — This presentation builds a foundation for why customizing the WordPress Admin is an essential part of every project, it covers varying case studies for customization, and provides real examples of how to do so with your own projects.
If you work with clients, whether you write code or simply wrangle plugins and themes, this presentation gives you actionable steps to create a more simple, easy to use, and effective admin experience for your clients.
August 22, 2013 — Checklists can help us write and publish quality content with more consistency, and minimize bugs introduced while building and updating websites and web applications.
This presentation explores some of the history of how checklists have been applied in other industries, then takes a concrete look at practical ways to apply them to website development and publishing.
August 21, 2013 — This presentation talks about understanding your learning style, as well as finding the resources that work for you and coming to grips with your own limitations, and learn how to avoid wallowing in a sea of unnecessary information.
It explores how to gather and organize what we need to know—and how to make all of it stick. Whether you are learning WordPress yourself or teaching others, there is something for you.
August 20, 2013 — This product development-themed presentation goes through a three-part process called The Hook that allows you to: Target a specific customer-set, learn how to design a product that will solve their problem and make the product a habitual part of your new users’ lives.
August 20, 2013 — Permanence is an odd concept when talking about an open source project, a web application, or web content, where things tend to change rapidly and be more ephemeral. The first ten years of the WordPress project has taught us that change and adaptation are the keys to success.
Community lead Jen Mylo discusses WordPress changes past and future.
August 13, 2013
August 11, 2013 — Over time, the WordPress admin has grown in complexity as the software itself has become more powerful and features have been added. Clients will always be best served by evaluating their specific workflow needs and custom tailoring the admin to fit. This presentation explores some case studies to give an overview of what they needed and what was done to give them their own WordPress-powered content publishing experience.
August 11, 2013 — The panel, moderated by Matt Mullenweg, explores what it means to break the 1 man freelancer barrier and the challenges of building an agency in the WordPress ecosystem. Topics include first hire/hiring/management, managing a team, business models (distributed vs. brick and mortar, contractors vs. full time employees), challenges with WordPress at a larger scale, and the economics of bigger teams in an ecosystem filled with freelancers.