Speakers: David Lockie

  • David Lockie: WordPress and Blockchain: the threats & opportunities

    David Lockie: WordPress and Blockchain: the threats & opportunities

    WordCamp London 2018Speaker: David Lockie

    October 5, 2018 — In this session, I will be discussing the possible applications of the blockchain, such as e-commerce payment gateways, identity management, and content monetisation.

    As blockchain is inherently open source, the blockchain hype cycle could also have great influence over the popularity of WordPress. And so, in addition to exploring the big questions surrounding security and licensing, I will also be looking at the future possibilities of where WordPress and blockchain can go next.

  • David Lockie: Enterprise Ecommerce with WooCommerce at the center

    David Lockie: Enterprise Ecommerce with WooCommerce at the center

    WordCamp Athens 2017Speaker: David Lockie

    February 18, 2018 — Enterprise ecommerce is polarising. Option 1 is to choose a platform like Adobe or Salesforce, pay your license fees and hope you can drive the platform better than your competitors. Option 2 is to build your own platform by choosing best-of-breed components and services. This talk will run through a case study of how Pragmatic have delivered an Option 2 solution for a B2B ecommerce customer, including:
    – why WordPress and WooCommerce are a great fit to play the central role in modern digital marketing and ecommerce platforms
    – infrastructure – software architecture (integrations, components, etc)
    – user experiences (e.g. personalisation)
    – data strategy (e.g. single customer view & business intelligence)
    We believe this polarisation of modern architecture is a key trend facing the WordPress industry.

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  • David Lockie: How To Grow From Freelancer To Agency Owner

    David Lockie: How To Grow From Freelancer To Agency Owner

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: David Lockie

    June 21, 2017 — Taking that first step from working as a freelancer to making your first hire and becoming an agency is an exciting but daunting step. In this talk I will explain how I accidentally started an agency and strategically grew my WordPress specialist agency from myself to over 40 people over the course of 5 years with minimum staff turnover.

    I will cover:

    – How and when to make hires
    – Where to find new employees (from developers to operations)
    – How to create a company culture
    – How you can ensure your employees are on board for the long run

  • David Lockie: How to Grow from Freelancer to Agency Owner

    David Lockie: How to Grow from Freelancer to Agency Owner

    WordCamp London 2017Speaker: David Lockie

    May 30, 2017 — Taking that first step from working as a freelancer to making your first hire and becoming an agency is an exciting but daunting step. In this talk I will explain how I accidentally started an agency and strategically grew my WordPress specialist agency from myself to over 40 people over the course of 5 years with minimum staff turnover.
    I will cover:

    How and when to make hires
    Where to find new employees (from developers to operations)
    How to create a company culture
    How you can ensure your employees are on board for the long run

  • Panel Discussion: Recruiting for Your Business

    Panel Discussion: Recruiting for Your Business

    WordCamp London 2016Speakers: Matt Buckland, Sam Cameron, David Lockie, Jessica Rose

    July 26, 2016 — Join our panelists over on the business track to ask all your burning questions about recruitment; how to do it, when to do it and how to bring the best people into your business.

  • David Lockie: The Discovery & Definition Approach to Project Planning

    David Lockie: The Discovery & Definition Approach to Project Planning

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speaker: David Lockie

    July 3, 2016 — Getting burnt by a project can leave you and your team feeling unmotivated and your agency unprofitable. Using our proven Discovery & Definition approach to project planning you’ll learn how to plan and budget a WordPress project successfully from the beginning whilst keeping both you clients and team happy.

  • David Lockie: 10 Ways That WordPressers Can Make The World A Better Place

    David Lockie: 10 Ways That WordPressers Can Make The World A Better Place

    WordCamp London 2013Speaker: David Lockie

    January 25, 2014 — Any seasoned WordPress veteran will tell you that there’s a world of difference between a good WordPress site and a bad one. In this session, David looks at why making good WordPress sites matters and what we can all do to raise the bar and make the world a better place

  • David Lockie: Becoming A Successful WordPress Freelancer

    David Lockie: Becoming A Successful WordPress Freelancer

    WordSeshSpeaker: David Lockie

    November 6, 2013 — This session is a journey to becoming a successful WordPress freelancer, looking at some of the key lessons learned along the way including a 6 step project process.