Speakers: Francesca Marano

  • Francesca Marano: Standalone Contributor Days: Help make WordPress with your community

    Francesca Marano: Standalone Contributor Days: Help make WordPress with your community

    WordCamp Nordic 2019Speaker: Francesca Marano

    June 19, 2019 — The Italian WordPress community was dormant for years, until a bunch of people got together at WCEU Contributor Day in Seville, in 2015, and decided it was time to revive it.

    After months of online chats in our Slack team, we organised an event that kick-started an avalanche of Meetups and WordCamps in Italy: a stand-alone Contributor Day.

    Four years later, Italy has more than 30 active Meetups, 6 cities with WordCamps in planning stages, and a great number of Contributors across the project.

    In this talk, I’ll go through the steps we took to organise it and I will also talk about Contributor Nights, special Meetup events where we concentrate on one of the Make teams and learn how to contribute from scratch.

  • Francesca Marano: How to Create Your First Business Plan

    Francesca Marano: How to Create Your First Business Plan

    WordCamp Phoenix 2019Speaker: Francesca Marano

    June 10, 2019 — When I started my business in 2011, I didn’t think I needed a business plan. I only needed clients, tons of clients. Even though my title was Web Designer, I took every job that came my way. I made WordPress websites, of course, but also did graphic design, print design, social media management, training — basically anything!

    In less than eight months, I had to go back to work as an employee because I managed to spend way more money than I earned.
    I kept freelancing on the side with no direction whatsoever and finally, I realised that I needed a plan.

    It doesn’t matter what your financial goal is for the year or your mission for your small business. Having measurable goals and a clear strategy will allow you to do what you love and make a living out of it.

    In this talk I will go over the basic sections of a business plan and show you some examples of how you can make one that represents you and your business.

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  • Francesca Marano: Formattare testi per il web

    Francesca Marano: Formattare testi per il web

    WordCamp Rome 2018Speaker: Francesca Marano

    April 16, 2019 — Premi Invio e invece di una nuova riga ottieni un nuovo paragrafo. Vuoi creare un elenco annidato e semplicemente non sembra come lo vuoi. Hai incollato il testo da Word e il suo formato è completamente sbagliato.

    La formattazione di un articolo in WordPress può essere noiosa e frustrante, ma è un passo cruciale nella scrittura per il web. Le persone leggono sullo schermo in modo diverso rispetto alla carta e la formattazione del testo li aiuterà ad arrivare alla fine.

    Questo talk ti mostrerà come sfruttare le opzioni disponibili in WordPress e ti insegnerà come risolvere alcuni problemi comuni con alcuni tag HTML.

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  • Francesca Marano: How to Format Your Text to Help Your Readers

    Francesca Marano: How to Format Your Text to Help Your Readers

    WordCamp Montreal 2018Speaker: Francesca Marano

    March 18, 2019 — You press Enter and instead of a new line you get a new paragraph. You want to create a nested list and it just doesn’t look how you want it to. You pasted text from your word processor and its format is all wrong.

    Formatting an article in WordPress can be boring and frustrating, but it’s a crucial step in writing for the web.
    People read on screen differently than on paper and formatting the text will help them get to the end of it.

    This talk will show you how to leverage the options available in WordPress and it will teach you how to fix some common problems with a few HTML tags.

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  • Francesca Marano: How to Format Your Text to Help Your Readers

    Francesca Marano: How to Format Your Text to Help Your Readers

    WordCamp Miami 2018Speaker: Francesca Marano

    January 23, 2019 — You press Enter and instead of a new line you get a new paragraph. You want to create a nested list and it just doesn’t look how you want it to. You pasted text from your word processor and its format is all wrong.

    Formatting an article in WordPress can be boring and frustrating, but it’s a crucial step in writing for the web.
    People read on screen differently than on paper and formatting the text will help them get to the end of it.

    This talk will show you how to leverage the options available in WordPress and it will teach you how to fix some common problems with a few HTML tags.

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  • Francesca Marano: Who is afraid of the Business Plan?

    Francesca Marano: Who is afraid of the Business Plan?

    WordCamp London 2018Speaker: Francesca Marano

    January 18, 2019 — I didn’t think I needed a business plan, I only needed clients, tons of clients. Even though my title was web designer, I took every job that was asked of me: web sites, of course, but also graphics, print, social media management, training, basically anything!

  • Francesca Marano:Who is afraid of the Business Plan?

    Francesca Marano:Who is afraid of the Business Plan?

    WordCamp London 2018Speaker: Francesca Marano

    December 2, 2018 — When I started my business, in 2011, I didn’t think I needed a business plan, I only needed clients, tons of clients. Even though my title was web designer, I took every job that was asked of me: web sites, of course, but also graphics, print, social media management, training, basically anything!

    In less than eight months I had to go back to work as an employee because I managed to spend way more money than I earned.

    I kept doing some freelancing on the side with no direction whatsoever and finally I realised that I needed a plan. After implementing a proper business plan, I was able to recognise and concentrate on a niche market, become much more successful, raise my prices, and greatly increase my income.

    It doesn’t matter what your financial goal for the year is, or what your mission for your small business is, having measurable goals and a clear strategy will allow you to do what you love and make a living out of it.

    Together we will go over the basic sections of a business plan and we’ll learn a creative way to make one that represents you and your business.

  • Francesca Marano: How to Effectively Manage the Editorial Process in a Multi-Author Blog

    Francesca Marano: How to Effectively Manage the Editorial Process in a Multi-Author Blog

    WordCamp Nice 2018Speaker: Francesca Marano

    November 30, 2018 — Some years ago, I was lucky enough to be part of an inspiring and vibrant group of Italian female entrepreneurs sharing their stories in an online chat group. In 2013, we decided to add some structure to our exchanges and launch a blog. Five years later, the blog is still going strong and quite popular in Italy. It grew from a few friends contributing to 10 regular authors and 50 guest contributors. I’ll share the challenges we encountered over the years trying to create a smooth process for the growing number of authors and my experience in keeping the quality consistent while maintaining a schedule relevant to the audience’s expectations. I’ll recommend best practices including how to manage user permissions, how to assign editing and curation, deciding who has the final editorial say, and delegating the task of actually getting the content online. I will share practical solutions, based on what worked for us, that many different types of teams can use to coordinate their efforts and keep things in check.

  • Francesca Marano: La community italiana di WordPress nel 2017, tra team globale e esperienze locali

    Francesca Marano: La community italiana di WordPress nel 2017, tra team globale e esperienze locali

    WordCamp Rome 2017Speaker: Francesca Marano

    April 27, 2018 — In questo talk vedremo insieme – cosa si intende per Community WordPress – come è organizzato il progetto open source – come si può contribuire – cosa abbiamo già fatto in Italia – cosa c’è ancora da fare – come si può far parte di una community globale e allo stesso tempo creare una community locale unica e speciale nel proprio paese.

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  • Bridget Willard, Francesca Marano, Miriam Goldman, Rachel Cherry, Tessa Kriesel: Women In WordPress Panel

    Bridget Willard, Francesca Marano, Miriam Goldman, Rachel Cherry, Tessa Kriesel: Women In WordPress Panel

    WordCamp Seattle 2017Speakers: Bridget Willard, Francesca Marano, Miriam Goldman, Rachel Cherry, Tessa Kriesel

    February 25, 2018 — A frank and honest discussion with women who have been involved for different amounts of time in WordPress – ranging from development to designer to marketer.