Speakers: Amber Hinds

  • Amber Hinds: Accessibility Plugins: To Use or Not Use

    WordCamp Santa Clarita 2021Speaker: Amber Hinds

    November 8, 2021 — This presentation discusses the accessibility plugins available on WordPress.org (July 2021) and the pros and cons of each type of plugin by functionality. Gain a better understanding of the accessibility plugin landscape, knowledge of how to test accessibility plugins for accuracy and usability, and which plugins, if any, might be worth installing.

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  • Amber Hinds, Kevin McKernan, Mike Selander: Matching Themes With Projects Townhall

    WordCamp Denver 2017Speakers: Amber Hinds, Kevin McKernan, Mike Selander

    October 12, 2017 — There are a lot of ways to control how WordPress looks and “Themes” covers all of them…

    Commercially available themes, from ThemeForest for example.
    Frameworks such as Genesis from StudioPress
    Drag-and-Drop Builders from Beaver Builder to Bold Grid to the Visual Composer plugin.
    How do you pick which is the best-fit for your project and your client?

  • Amber Hinds: Having it all…or not. Work/Life Balance as a WordPress Business Owner

    WordCamp Denver 2017Speaker: Amber Hinds

    October 8, 2017 — I started my business in 2010 as a way to make money part-time while being a stay-at-home mom to my 1 year old daughter. Now, two kids and 7 years later, I’m running an agency full-time with my husband and trying to have some semblance of work/life balance in a business that never stops and a house with 3 kids.

    This talk will be about my own personal experience – struggles and triumphs – over the past 7 years going from part-time freelancer to full-time owner of a business that supports my entire family. We’ll talk about finding purpose and striving for business success, and what that means when you’re a parent of young children.

    In addition to sharing my own experience, I will be reaching out to other WP business owner parents and be interviewing them to see how they manage work/life balance, and incorporating their advice and experiences into the talk. These interviews will be recorded so that audience member can watch them after the fact.

  • Amber Hinds and Tracy Malone: Growth / Marketing Town Hall

    WordCamp Denver 2016Speakers: Amber Hinds, Tracy Malone

    November 9, 2016 — For anyone who’s built a product or has a service you know that it’s not as simple as “build it and they will come”. Knowing where to find new customers, how to get them to your site, and how to A/B test your site is just as important as building the site in the first place.