July 30, 2019 — Have you ever had trouble getting women and other underrepresented groups to speak at your meetups and WordCamps? The Diverse Speaker Training group (#wpdiversity) has a 4-hour, hands-on, effective workshop that busts through impostor syndrome and gets folks ready to start speaking. Here is a description of what it is and what impact we’ve already made with it. Before signing up to run it, make sure that it is right for you.
February 22, 2018 — When more people from underrepresented groups start speaking at WordPress events, everybody benefits. At WordCamp Vancouver, we started by focusing on women. In 2013, not many had applied. The following year, three times as many women applied and fully half of selected speakers were women. This dramatic shift was no accident. My talk will share how we accomplished it, some of the lessons we learned along the way, and the positive changes that resulted in our community.
August 11, 2017 — New to WordPress or want a refresher? Let’s take a stroll through the dashboard together to learn all the ins and outs, including the difference between pages and posts, adding images and image galleries, the difference between categories and tags, and more. We’ll also cover the not-so-obvious tools you won’t know how you lived without, like hidden options, extra toolbar buttons, and other tricks of the WordPress trade.