Speakers: Janine Paris

  • Janine Paris: Don’t waste your shmoney on project management

    WordCamp Asheville 2019Speaker: Janine Paris

    August 8, 2019 — Project management at its best removes obstacles to doing great work by helping clients and teams collaborate effectively and providing great data for business decisions. At its worst, it’s a complex administrative system for reporting statuses on failed or failing projects.
    It’s tempting to try to fix bad project management situations with software, since that’s what we make for other people-websites, plugins, blocks, or themes that solve various business problems. Before you spend that hard-earned cash on expensive software, though, let’s talk about some less spendy ways to provide value and focus on what we’re really here to do.

    Understand what you, your boss, and/or your team need from you before investing in software or other tools.
    Tools for task management, process automation, invoicing and budget tracking, and project management.
    How to learn from bad practices and bad data.

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  • Janine Paris: SMTP WTF BBQ??

    WordCamp Asheville 2018Speaker: Janine Paris

    January 7, 2019 — Whether it’s form or order notifications, marketing emails or newsletters, websites send email to us and our visitors. These messages are important for conducting any kind of business online. You don’t have to be a server admin to make sure your websites’ emails get delivered! Understanding a few basics will give you the tools to setup and troubleshoot all manner of email communication from your WordPress website.


    How email and the WordPress email function work in non-technical terms.
    Correct settings for outgoing email messages.
    Email escalation – when and how to use SMTP services and plugins.

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