June 14, 2019 — At the State of the Word, it was announced that one of the upcoming focuses of the WordPress project is raising the minimum version requirement of PHP.
WordPress core is already PHP7.2 compatible but are your plugins and themes?
In this talk, Jenny will be looking at the steps needed to check if plugins and themes are compatible, and the lessons learned from doing the steps.
Are you PHPrepared?
June 21, 2017 — As a conference speaker, community conference organiser and Open Source evangelist, Jenny loudly cheers people on to share knowledge and contribute back to Open Source projects. Her love for development goes beyond the screen and she is an advocate of both the PHP and WordPress communities.
She said during her talk “What happens when you create an event and don’t care about diversity? What happens when you don’t listen to what everyone tells you but think in entirely different terms? This lightning talk will tell you what happened when I stopped caring about diversity and started thinking about event organisation in a different way. What we learned will blow your mind.”
May 30, 2017 — Protecting diversity, empowering oneself and ones colleagues are difficult are challenging career questions that we all face at some point during our professional lives. As WordPress professionals, we are lucky that, in addition to our communities as freelancers, agencies or publishers, the larger WordPress community serves as a support network when we face these challenges. The goal of this panel is to bring together professionals from different sectors of the WordPress community to share their experiences facing questions of diversity and empowerment in the WP community.
August 23, 2016 — “Jenny volunteered to help the WordCamp Antwerp edition out. And she even stepped up to the plate when one of our speakers had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.
She’ll be presenting a talk on how to contribute back to a community that has given her (and us all) so much. So please, if you want to learn, get involved and step up to the plate yourself, this talk will certainly motivate you and tell you how to do it.”
February 15, 2016 — The open source community works because of the amount of knowledge that is shared between people. Although everyone has knowledge and experiences to share, many do not feel they have anything worthy of saying.
In this talk, you will learn that everyone has something to share, how to generate talk topics based on conversations you have every day with your peers, and discuss the different methods of sharing – not all of it is on a stage.
We will also review the impact of the share mentality and how it is helpful even for your business.
October 12, 2015 — When someone tells you that anyone can contribute to WordPress you may not believe them, but in this talk I will show you how this is true.
Jenny will show you how you do not have to be a developer to contribute back to the open source project we all love so much, explain the different ways this is possible, how to set up and upcoming events that makes contributing back so easy.
This talk is aimed anyone, regardless of skill set and ability, who has not contributed to the WordPress project or any open source project before.
July 10, 2015 — This talk reviews how people not inside the WordPress community view us. I brings some practical suggestions and solutions on how we can look outside our comfort zones, widen our knowledge circles and ensure that we learn from other communities mistakes whilst bridging the gap. As a result, we can make our communities more diverse and stronger for the future.