June 21, 2020 — Mary will be sharing her experience of building the WordPress community in Nigeria, detailing how the Lagos community went from 147 members to 2,300+ and grew from one event in two years to monthly events for the past three years.
She will tell the story of how the community expanded from being in only two cities with Meetup groups in Nigeria, to involving people across 21 cities and all within the past three years. When she started, Mary says she was just a blogger using WordPress.com and she was new to self-hosted WordPress technologies. She says she made a lot of mistakes, but also learnt a ton on this journey, and is still learning, as she looks forward to hosting a WordCamp Nigeria, West Africa, or Africa in the future.
March 3, 2020 — This talk / workshop will explore what we can you do to foster, promote, and support diversity and an inclusive space in our communities. By the end of this session, participants will walk away knowing four things.
1. What diversity and community means in our WordPress context
2. How to make our community welcoming and safe, both in-person and online
3. How to step up to be speakers, leaders and better allies in our community.
4. Participants will walk away with an action list to start making changes right away.
February 8, 2018 — I will be sharing my WordPress story and journey. How WordPress can be a source of happiness to ones life when one wakes up every morning. How one can make a living with WordPress if one is ready to put in the work. How one can fit into the WP community and be inspired to do more. Most importantly, how to fall in Love with WordPress, how I did and how you can too.