Speakers: Devin Walker

  • Devin Walker: Pursuing Perfection in an Evolving WordPress Ecosystem

    Devin Walker: Pursuing Perfection in an Evolving WordPress Ecosystem

    WordCamp Ahmedabad 2017Speaker: Devin Walker

    January 24, 2018 — In this session, you will learn why it’s better to move slower and focus on the details by working smarter from the beginning. One typo, one broken image, and one 404 error can ruin an entire web experience. Learn the tactics professionals employ to create truly impactful experiences that directly impact how your users view your brand and ultimately, add to your bottomline.

  • Devin Walker: Using WordPress for Social Good

    Devin Walker: Using WordPress for Social Good

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2017Speaker: Devin Walker

    October 22, 2017 — Do you have a cause that you are passionate about? Are you thinking about starting a nonprofit or helping a cause in need? WordPress makes for an excellent platform for every nonprofit – regardless of size or budget.

    In this session we will review how WordPress can be used to further empower your cause with little barrier to entry. With WordPress, you don’t need to have a big budget or be super techie. Using ready-made tools and effective goal setting and planning, creating a website your cause can be proud of can be a reality. Discover how an effective nonprofit website can engage its audience and bring in mission critical funds. Learn about the planning, tools, and know-how needed to get the job done and take the first step to sharing your mission with the world, using WordPress.

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  • Panel Discussion: Building a Successful WordPress Business
  • Panel - Products vs Services - Better Model for new Businesses

    Panel – Products vs Services – Better Model for new Businesses

    WordCamp Pune 2017Speakers: Karthik Magapu (Moderator), Devin Walker, Nirav Mehta, Rohan Thackeray, Premanshu Manghirmalani

    May 4, 2017 — One of the fundamental questions that all business owners need to answer at some point is the age-old “Do I pursue a Product or a Service model?”. More than just a decision, the answer defines an organizational mindset that helps shape the personality of the agency.

    Our panel of experts have experience in successful product- and service-based companies over the years. The session will be informal and conversational, with sufficient time devoted to audience questions.

  • Devin Walker: How To Optimize Your WebsiteTo Maximize Online Donations

    Devin Walker: How To Optimize Your WebsiteTo Maximize Online Donations

    WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016Speaker: Devin Walker

    September 20, 2016 — Did you know that people tend to donate more online than in person? You may be leaving money on the table if your online gift processes aren’t operating according to best practices for user-experience and donor stewardship. Your website is more than just a tool to raise awareness for your cause. Whether you’re a nonprofit, religious based organization, or individual, online giving is a vital part of furthering your cause.

    In this session attendees will learn not only how optimize your donation forms, but also how to present your message most effectively. As well, we will examine several simple, research-backed methods that any fundraiser can make to improve their online donation process. You’ll leave with the confidence that your donation pages and forms can effectively convert visitors into donors – and keep them giving for years to come

  • Devin Walker: Using Third Party Code to Create Unique and Meaningful Solutions

    Devin Walker: Using Third Party Code to Create Unique and Meaningful Solutions

    WordCamp Miami 2016Speaker: Devin Walker

    April 28, 2016 — Open source third party code can help you at every corner of the development process. In fact, many of the popular plugins and themes you use today leverage popular open source libraries for functionality, reporting, presentation, and more.

    Learn about how you can use third party code to speed up development, reduce budgets, and meet deadlines faster. This presentation will be light on code, but geared towards beginning to intermediate developers who understand the underlying principles of writing code for WordPress.

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  • Devin Walker: If You Build It (Right), They Will Come – Creating Truly Valuable WordPress Products And Services

    Devin Walker: If You Build It (Right), They Will Come – Creating Truly Valuable WordPress Products And Services

    WordCamp Las Vegas 2015Speaker: Devin Walker

    February 11, 2016 — Solutions that solve real world problems start with an idea; but not just any idea, a good one. How you build and iterate upon that idea is what ultimately determines its success or failure. WordPress is an excellent platform for entrepreneurs. It powers close to 25% of the Internet, is flexible, and has a bright future. Thus, it serves as an excellent springboard to launch new, exciting, and profitable solutions. Whether it be in themes, plugins, or services, there’s plenty of room for innovation and disruption. Learn how you can take advantage of WordPress’s popularity and flexibility to enter the market faster, with less investment, and more opportunity. The session examines our unique industry and how you can build a successful business creating solutions for WordPress. We will review real world success stories, how to take advantage of your strengths and weaknesses, and the basics of launching a successful product or service in the WordPress space.

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  • Devin Walker: Forking it Right

    Devin Walker: Forking it Right

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2015Speaker: Devin Walker

    October 10, 2015 — What is a fork? Well, essentially taking a copy of someone else’s code and developing on it yourself. A lot of popular plugins you use today began as forks, such as WooCommerce and many others. So, when is forking right and when is it wrong? Learn about what a fork is and how you can use third party code to create unique and meaningful solutions. Let’s discover the history and debate around forking in the WordPress, the community, and beyond.

    This presentation will be light on code and geared towards WordPress users who understand the underlying principles of WordPress and General Public License (GPL).

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