Speakers: Adam Warner

  • Adam Warner, Tim Hengeveld and Anton Timmermans: Can you tell us who you are and what you do? What excites you about Gutenberg?
  • Adam Warner: Making Security Make Sense to Users/Clients

    Adam Warner: Making Security Make Sense to Users/Clients

    WordCamp Hamilton 2018Speaker: Adam Warner

    June 4, 2018 — As someone who builds WordPress websites for clients, you’ve probably learned that offering (or requiring) monthly maintenance contracts is smart business. It’s likely you’re including core software, plugin and theme updates as part of your maintenance plan, which ensures a steady income stream you can rely on and helps with your financial forecasting. But are you including website security as part of your project proposal and scope?
    The security of your clients’ websites is often not a priority or is left until the end of a project (or sale?) as an optional add-on for the client to consider after going live. The value of a strong website security posture can be difficult to explain to clients, but when put in the context of their business and possible loss of revenue, it can become an integral part of your offering that separates you from the rest.
    In this session, Adam will cover simple website security best practices that you can implement immediately for your own site and those of your clients. In addition, he’ll also offer advice and examples on how to best present the importance of website security during the proposal, scope, and maintenance package stages to your clients. Not only does this ensure your maintenance plans offer what every website needs, but also presents an additional revenue stream opportunity for your business.

  • Adam Warner: The Personal and Website Security Mindset

    Adam Warner: The Personal and Website Security Mindset

    WordCamp Albuquerque 2018Speaker: Adam Warner

    February 3, 2018 — Mindfulness – “The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.” Security can seem intimidating and complex for many, but we shouldn’t (can’t) let that stop us from doing everything we can to secure our WordPress sites and ourselves. After all, our websites are often part of our livelihood. In this session Adam addresses the “big picture” of personal and website security and breaks down the fundamental tasks needed for a strong security plan online. He provides an actionable checklist on what audience members can implement immediately to better secure themselves online in addition to their WordPress websites. After attending this session, audience members will have a better understanding of personal security online and how it affects website security as a whole, as well as steps they can take to mitigate risk in the future.

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  • Adam Warner: 5 Steps To Personal And Website Security

    Adam Warner: 5 Steps To Personal And Website Security

    WordCamp D.C. 2017Speaker: Adam Warner

    November 8, 2017 — Mindfulness – “The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.”

    Security can seem intimidating and complex for many, but we shouldn’t (can’t) let that stop us from doing everything we can to secure our WordPress sites and ourselves. After all, our websites are often part of our livelihood.

    In this session Adam addresses the “big picture” of personal and website security and breaks down the fundamental tasks needed for a strong security plan online. He provides an actionable checklist on what audience members can implement immediately to better secure themselves online in addition to their WordPress websites.

    After attending this session, audience members will have a better understanding of personal security online and how it affects website security as a whole, as well as steps they can take to mitigate risk in the future.

  • Adam Warner: 5 Steps To Personal And Website Security

    Adam Warner: 5 Steps To Personal And Website Security

    WordCamp Rhode Island 2017Speaker: Adam Warner

    October 10, 2017 — Mindfulness: “The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.” Security can seem intimidating and complex for many, but we shouldn’t (can’t) let that stop us from doing everything possible to secure our WordPress sites and ourselves. After all, our websites are often part of our livelihood.

    In this session Adam Warner addresses the “big picture” of personal and website security and breaks down the fundamental tasks needed for a strong security plan online. He provides an actionable checklist on what audience members can implement immediately to better secure themselves online in addition to their WordPress websites.

    After attending this session, audience members will have a better understanding of personal security online and how it affects website security as a whole, as well as steps they can take to mitigate risk in the future.

  • Adam Warner: You Created A Plugin. Now What?

    Adam Warner: You Created A Plugin. Now What?

    WordCamp Asheville 2017Speaker: Adam Warner

    June 20, 2017 — Adam W. Warner first discovered WordPress in 2005 and has since founded several WordPress-focused businesses that provide education, plugins, and consulting services for online business owners.

    In this session, Adam details his story of creating a sustainable plugin business. He shares actionable advice that audience members can put into practice immediately to grow not only a user-base, but also a customer-base.

    Adam also explained the techniques, uses to guide free-users to premium product. Attendees will learn everything they need to know to create a plugin that people will love, and recommend to others.

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  • Adam Warner: You Created A Plugin. Now What?

    Adam Warner: You Created A Plugin. Now What?

    WordCamp Orange County 2017Speaker: Adam Warner

    June 16, 2017 — Do you have a plugin (or several) in the WordPress.org repository? Have you ever wondered how to turn your plugin development skills into a sustaining income-based business? Not sure how to go about it? In this session, Adam details his story of creating a sustainable plugin business. He shares actionable advice that audience members can put into practice immediately to grow not only a user-base, but also a customer-base. Adam also explains the techniques he uses to guide free-users to premium product. Attendees will learn everything they need to know to create a plugin that people will love and recommend to others.

  • Adam Warner: Getting Off the Factory Floor - Doing What You Love and Getting Paid for It

    Adam Warner: Getting Off the Factory Floor – Doing What You Love and Getting Paid for It

    WordCamp Ann Arbor 2016Speaker: Adam Warner

    January 6, 2017 — In this session Adam will detail how he discovered WordPress and the open source community, the many businesses that he’s started and failed at, and how he’s utilized these experiences to continually fuel his entrepreneurial spirit and create his own path to a work/life balance and how you can too.

    No matter what your passion, WordPress can be an integral tool to helping you achieve your dreams and success in your own business.

    “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
    ― Babe Ruth

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  • Discussion Panel: Building Software That Sells and Scales

    Discussion Panel: Building Software That Sells and Scales

    WordCamp Ann Arbor 2016Speakers: Chris Christoff, Justin Ferriman, Adam Warner, Rebecca Gill

    November 11, 2016 — Selling open source software is challenging. It can be complicated and confusing to navigate the premium WordPress product landscape for even veteran entrepreneurs. However, some have managed to do this pretty well and this panel discussion will feature some of those developers and business owners who’ve learned important lessons about what works and what does not when it comes to creating products people want to buy and also creating products that can sustain a business long term.

  • Adam Warner: The Pitfalls of Working from Home

    Adam Warner: The Pitfalls of Working from Home

    WordCamp Birmingham 2016Speaker: Adam Warner

    November 1, 2016 — Working from home is more common than ever, especially for those of us helping to build a better web with WordPress. But working from home comes with unique challenges that aren’t found in a typical in-office setting.

    In this session, Adam will share his personal experiences working remotely for the past 5 years and how, through trial and error, he’s learned how to avoid the most common pitfalls and create a work/life balance. Spoiler alert: there are also two toddlers in this mix!

    Whether you’ve been yearning to break out of cubicle life or currently working from a home office, you’re sure to find some tips and tricks that will help you be productive and most of all happy with the “work from home” lifestyle.

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