August 5, 2017 — This is meant to be a blunt and straight-forward talk on the challenges of entering the WordPress space. This space is not all unicorns and rainbows – at least not anymore. Business and ideas fail in this space just like any other. Panelists should come with pros and cons of being in the WordPress space, and what they would do if WordPress’s dominance in the CMS/etc. space decreases. This is not mean to be a negative subject but a realistic one, and panelists represent different viewpoints (freelancer, small, large businesses, plugin/theme shops).
August 5, 2017 — While this “sales and marketing” panel is intended for small business and agencies, lessons learned can also apply to the freelancer or the developer looking to make a business from plugins. What are the right AND wrong ways? What lessons can our panelists share from personal experience? Simply “raise your rates” isn’t enough detail here so panelists should be prepared so share a few of their tips.
July 5, 2017 — Carrie has been working with web technologies since the late 1990’s, but met and fell in love with WordPress in 2012. She works independently as a front-end developer and has a passion for educating others. She hosts OfficeHours.fm, a podcast about running a WordPress business, and teaches WordPress courses at Lynda.com. When she’s not working or attending a WordCamp, she’s hanging out with her husband and loving on her two rescue labs. She can be bribed with craft beer and candy.
May 14, 2017 — You can offer the most amazing product or service in the world, but if you can’t find hungry consumers, what’s the point?
That’s where a dash of effective marketing can change everything. Marketing isn’t the big, intimidating process you might think.
In this session, we’re serving up marketing morsels that anyone can enjoy. You’ll leave with the recipe for adding marketing to your mix.
March 16, 2017 — In this presentation, Carrie shares how you can lead your clients, your site visitors, and yourself to better choices by narrowing the field of available options.
October 7, 2016 — Keynote for WordCamp Salt Lake City
April 28, 2016 — For years Carrie has been a consistent and valued blogger which helped her freelance business. Now she’s going to tell you her secrets – the things to do and not to do – so that you can enjoy some of the same benefits she’s realized over years.
September 3, 2015 — WordCamp Asheville 2015 keynote address.
June 27, 2014 — Maybe you’re not afraid to try things and break things, but you have no clue how to fix them again. Or maybe your experience level doesn’t offer you any context for troubleshooting WordPress problems and you feel frustrated and stuck.
This workshop provides you the basic tools for troubleshooting problems in WordPress and also provides live examples.