Speakers: Francesca Marano

  • Francesca Marano: Selfish Contribution

    Francesca Marano: Selfish Contribution

    WordCamp Denver 2020Speaker: Francesca Marano

    July 6, 2020 — Why do people contribute to the WordPress project? If you’ve ever wondered this but never gotten involved in an open source project, you might want to know the value of spending time contributing to one.
    All contributors do it for the greater good — making the web a better place — but we also do it for ourselves: to advance personally and professionally.
    In less than five years Francesca went from being a small-town website maker to landing a dream job in tech and leading releases of WordPress. In this talk, she will share some of the benefits you can get by contributing to WordPress, such as improved skills, increased reputation, and meeting new people.

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  • Francesca Marano, Umar Draz: Building a WordPress community

    Francesca Marano, Umar Draz: Building a WordPress community

    Livestream 2020-Feb-22Speakers: Francesca Marano, Umar Draz

    June 1, 2020 — A two-person panel, featuring Francesca Marano and Umar Draz, discussing how to start and maintain a healthy, local community. Some of the questions covered:
    – Why did they start the community?
    – What issues did they faced (and are they still facing)?
    – What advice would they give to others that are thinking about starting a local community?

  • Francesca Marano: How to Create Your First Business Plan

    Francesca Marano: How to Create Your First Business Plan

    WordCamp Santa Clarita 2020Speaker: Francesca Marano

    May 30, 2020 — In this talk, Francesca 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: Sicurezza per il tuo sito senza una riga di codice

    Francesca Marano: Sicurezza per il tuo sito senza una riga di codice

    WordCamp Catania 2019Speaker: Francesca Marano

    November 18, 2019 — WordPress è sicuro? Sì, certo! Tuttavia, un’installazione obsoleta di WordPress, con una password debole e plugin mal scelti, è decisamente vulnerabile.

    Si dice spesso che “la sicurezza è un processo” e la sicurezza del proprio sito inizia con l’installazione di WordPress. Perché dovresti preoccuparti della sicurezza dal primo giorno, quando il tuo sito è nuovo di zecca e solo tua mamma lo legge? Cosa dovresti fare da solo, mentre il tuo sito cresce, quando non hai (ancora) il budget per assumere un esperto? Come puoi rendere più sicura la navigazione dei tuoi visitatori? Come puoi minimizzare il rischio di essere hackerato?

    In questo talk, esaminerò alcune best practice che è possibile implementare per rendere il tuo sito più sicuro e perché dovresti averne cura. Nessuno di questi richiede una singola riga di codice. Tutto ciò di cui hai bisogno è buon senso e una buona comprensione di cosa fare e cosa non fare quando gestisci il tuo sito.

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  • Francesca Marano: How to Create Your First Business Plan - Part 2

    Francesca Marano: How to Create Your First Business Plan – Part 2

    WordCamp US 2019Speaker: Francesca Marano

    November 14, 2019 — In this workshop 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. There will be worksheets to help you draft your first business plan and crayons and markers to make it more fun!

  • Francesca Marano: How to Create Your First Business Plan - Part 1

    Francesca Marano: How to Create Your First Business Plan – Part 1

    WordCamp US 2019Speaker: Francesca Marano

    November 14, 2019 — In this workshop 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. There will be worksheets to help you draft your first business plan and crayons and markers to make it more fun!

  • Francesca Marano: The art of networking

    Francesca Marano: The art of networking

    WordCamp Europe 2019Speaker: Francesca Marano

    October 11, 2019 — Networking is a great tool to grow your business. It can help you find new ideas, new customers, new partners, and even a new job if you are looking for a career change. Networking comes naturally to some people but is dreaded by others. It can be hard if you are not an extrovert and it is time consuming. The good news is you can learn how to network! How do you get out of your comfort zone and push yourself to talk to potentially interesting people? How do you measure the return on investment? How do you find a good balance between schmoosing and getting down to business? Let’s find out together!

  • Francesca Marano: L’abc del sito del freelance

    Francesca Marano: L’abc del sito del freelance

    WordCamp Milano 2017Speaker: Francesca Marano

    October 11, 2019 — Dieci anni fa quando si iniziava un’attività la prima spesa erano i biglietti da visita. Oggi si pensa prima al sito. Spesso i freelance creano un sito senza un piano e un obiettivo chiari. È vero che WordPress rende relativamente facile la creazione di un sito, ma sarebbe meglio farsi alcune domande prima di imbarcarsi in questa impresa (sì, è epica e no, non c’è bisogno di imparare a scrivere codice).
    Tutti i freelance hanno bisogno di un sito?
    Se si decide di crearne uno, quali pagine dovrebbero assolutamente esserci?
    Quali informazioni sono utili per i lettori? Quali assolutamente inutili?
    E questi lettori poi, chi sono? E come si scrive proprio per loro.
    In questa sessione esplorerò delle domande comuni che i freelance hanno prima di costruire il proprio sito e cercherò di dare delle risposte che aiutino in questa epica impresa.

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  • Francesca Marano: Secure WordPress Without Coding Skills

    Francesca Marano: Secure WordPress Without Coding Skills

    WordCamp Singapore 2019Speaker: Francesca Marano

    August 26, 2019 — Is WordPress insecure? Not at all! However, an outdated WordPress installation with a weak password and poorly chosen plugins is definitely insecure.

    It’s often said that “security is a process”, and the security of your own site starts with you installing the WordPress. Why should you care about security from day one, when your website is brand new and only your mom reads it? What should you do yourself, while your site grows, even if you do not (yet) have the budget to hire experts? How can you make your visitors browsing safer? How can you minimize the chance you site got hacked?

    In this talk I will go over some best practices you can implement to make your website safer and why you should care about them. None of these require a single line of code, only some common sense and understanding what is right and what should be avoided as a behaviour while you manage your site.

  • 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.