Speakers: Kimb Jones

  • Kimb Jones: 10 Steps To Doing Your Own Thing (With WordPress)

    WordCamp Manchester 2016Speaker: Kimb Jones

    March 15, 2017 — 10 Step Guide to doing your own thing (with WordPress) I’ll share the 10 most important things I’ve learned since I started to use WordPress and the experiences faced in starting a WordPress-focused web development agency. I’ll share stuff on how focusing on a single path and managing your ideas, risks, fears and failures will make you better at what you do.

    I’ll also include my own personal mantra about why I chose to go 100% WordPress, quite simply: “You’re either a genius or an idiot if you build your own CMS, choose wisely”. My hope is that everyone can take something away from this talk. In the spirit of open-source and WordPress I feel that we should always be open and share our career paths if only to inspire the next generation not to make the same mistakes!

  • Kimb Jones: Why Don’t You Do WordPress for Yourself?

    WordCamp Europe 2014Speaker: Kimb Jones

    January 4, 2015 — – How a WordCamp can change your life, twice
    – How you could be lying to yourself
    – From full time employment, to freelance, contractor, consultant and finally, agency – The beauty of the WordPress ecosystem + why WordPress
    – WordPress naysayers and how to shut them up
    – Starting Make Do, the mistakes we made
    – More mistakes, damn we made so many
    – How we work as a team
    – The tools we use to work remotely
    – Why you don’t need an office
    – Working with clients/customers
    – How you can do this
    – How to go it alone, the options to choose from
    – Friends, enemies & competition

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