March 18, 2021 — Josepha is currently Executive Director of the WordPress project, helping to coordinate and guide volunteer efforts across the ecosystem. Since 2015 Josepha has worked behind the scenes as lead of the open-source division at Automattic. Her work includes financial planning, sponsorship relations, volunteer training programs, and several diversity initiatives on a global scale. She has recently launched an official WordPress podcast titled WP Briefing which is aimed at WordPress users, builders, and contributors of all levels.
August 6, 2017 — Josepha comes from a long line of writers and was raised to be a life-long learner. She has a passion for language and storycrafting, a skill she practices on starsandthemoon.com. Josepha has over a decade of experience using SEO, data analysis, and content marketing to bring success and visibility to clients all over the world. Since 2010, she’s been working in her hometown of Kansas City to increase digital literacy and get more women in technology. Josepha works at Automattic as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project and can be found on Twitter as @josephahaden.
December 10, 2016 — Burnout takes many forms. From mental and emotional fatigue all the way down to physical ailments, it’s a problem that everyone will face at some point in their career. There is a lot of information in the world about self-care for your mental and personal health, but it’s harder to find information about how to care for the causes you’re passionate about. Just like fatigue of the mind and body can plague someone who is experiencing personal burnout, it’s also possible to experience that same fatigue when it comes to the “why” behind your passion. Join me as I talk a bit about how I keep loving what I do and the things I’ve done to help others love what they do as well.
September 5, 2016 — Joespha Haden is an Automattician who is able to contribute to several area of the WordPress Community. She blogs at Stars And The Moon where she writes about a variety of subjects including food and Pepper.
She comes from a long line of writers and was challenged at a young age to be a life long learner.
January 8, 2016 — Choosing between WordPress.com and WordPress.org is a pivotal decision point and it can be confusing to figure out which one is right for you. Join Josepha for a quick look at the differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com, as well as suggestions for how to choose between them.
December 23, 2015 — Josepha will take a brief look at the Digital Divide as it stands today and what current technological trends mean for it in the future. The talk will mainly be focused on what it takes to be literate in the digital landscape our students find themselves in and how WordPress can be used to build and perfect those skills.
December 13, 2015 — If you’ve ever had experience growing a community (WordPress, Open Source, or otherwise), you know that every community has its ups and downs. From trolls in comments sections, face to face name calling, and general toxic personalities, no group is perfect and no one knows how to deal with everything.
In this talk, we will discuss the basic principles of healthy communication as laid out by Suzette Haden Elgin and how you can apply it to your community growth to keep your community happy and engaged all while keeping you safe and healthy.