Speakers: Marc Gratch

  • Panel Discussion: Freelancing

    Panel Discussion: Freelancing

    WordCamp Boston 2017Speakers: Jennifer Nickerson, Kyle Maurer, Marc Gratch, Amanda Giles

    August 16, 2017 — An interactive panel of business owners answering your questions on freelancing. What are some tips for getting clients? How can you make sure everyone stays on track?

  • March Gratch: Paying Ball with Plugins

    March Gratch: Paying Ball with Plugins

    WordCamp Boston 2017Speaker: Marc Gratch

    August 12, 2017 — Developers have spent countless hours working on a plugin that seems to be built just for you, just for this moment. If only it wouldn’t… This is a problem nearly every developer faces at some point during a project. Knowing how to safely customize functionality is key to building products that will stand the test of time (or major updates.)

    This talk will cover the following topics:

    Tips for diving into a large codebase (like WooCommerce or Gravity Forms)
    Overwriting functions
    Modifying returned content
    Requesting a change to a plugin

  • Marc Gratch: 7 Years of Doing if Wrong, Making the Most Out of Community

    Marc Gratch: 7 Years of Doing if Wrong, Making the Most Out of Community

    WordCamp Oklahoma City 2016Speaker: Marc Gratch

    September 14, 2016 — In 2007 I started a brand management agency. The 3 owners were a designer, a web developer and myself as the business director. At our peak we were doing everything wrong. Years later after the company folded and I was managing a solid number of clients I was still doing it wrong.

    In 2014 I attended my first two WordCamps, sponsored a few and spoke at one. I began attending my local meetup and tweeting about WordPress as much as possible. I learned more in 12 months of being involved in the WordPress community than I had for 7 years prior.

    This talk will center around that story while educating the audience about how to make the most of the WordPress community, the vast number of resources out there and how to give back.


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  • Marc Gratch: How To Make The Most Out Of The WordPress Community

    Marc Gratch: How To Make The Most Out Of The WordPress Community

    WordCamp Miami 2016Speaker: Marc Gratch

    April 14, 2016 — The WordPress community is full of other users just like you! Regardless of how you use WordPress there are likely other folks in the community doing similar things with varying levels of experience. From total beginner to Advanced Developers, Discover ways to get involved while leveling up your skillset.

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  • Marc Gratch: Your First WordPress Site

    Marc Gratch: Your First WordPress Site

    WordCamp Dallas / Fort Worth 2014Speaker: Marc Gratch

    October 28, 2014 — When many of us take the dive to set up our first WordPress site, whether it’s for yourself or a client it’s easy to lose enormous amounts of time. For many veteran WordPress developers it is very easy to forget that first experience of stumbling through the dashboard, or sifting through countless plugins. Marc walks through the process of getting a domain to launching a basic site.

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