Speakers: Aaron Douglas

  • Aaron Douglas: WordPress Wherever – Run your site with the iOS and Android apps

    WordCamp US 2018Speaker: Aaron Douglas

    December 27, 2018 — You’re not always sitting in front of your computer when inspiration strikes. Sometimes you need to write a post in a place that isn’t in front of your desk – like on a train, in your car, or just from your living room couch. We always have our mobile phones or tablets with us it seems – so why not use the WordPress mobile apps to run your site?

    WordPress for Android and iOS provides a great experience for site admins for running your site. The editor is fully featured as well for short and long form posts! In this talk you’ll get a really good overview of the capabilities of the mobile apps so you can see just how easy it is to be mobile and still in control of your site.

  • Aaron Douglas: How Working Remote Saved My Life

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Aaron Douglas

    December 10, 2017 — Growing up I was that kid always taking appliances apart trying to figure out how they worked. I was also that kid that only tended to focus on things that were sciency and nerdy. I missed a lot of details growing up frequently feeling out of place when clearly other children knew what was going on and I again wasn’t listening.

    Entering adulthood I discovered this uniqueness had its challenges but I learned to cope and was successful at school and work. I also started developing health problems that cropped up slowly over the years – mostly attributed to weight gain and being less active physically.

    Four years ago I started working 100% remote. Within a couple months I realized my brain and my ways of dealing with the focus & attention issues weren’t compatible with remote work. I struggled a lot and finally talked to my doctor. Discovering I did in fact have ADHD helped me understand a lot. Working with a professional counselor I developed a set of tools to help with attention and focus issues working remote. A side effect of all of those efforts was a drastic improvement to my physical health.

    You’ll find out what tools have been successful for me and more importantly how to implement the changes in a way to set yourself up to succeed.