Speakers: Matt Johnson

  • Panel Discussion: Cultivating happy teams, for better business

    Panel Discussion: Cultivating happy teams, for better business

    WordCamp Europe 2016Speakers: Magne Ilsaas, Brian Krogsgard, Alexander Frison, Matt Johnson, Ilona Filipi

    June 29, 2016 — Meet the leaders of some of the leading WordPress-centric consulting agencies worldwide, as they are interviewed by Brian Krogsgard on what it takes to cultivate a happy team, with discussion topics ranging from remote work, salary, management feedback, and personal growth.

  • Panel Discussion: Information Architecture

    Panel Discussion: Information Architecture

    WordCamp NYC 2015Speakers: Taylor McCaslin, Matt Johnson, Becky Davis, Marguerite Halley

    December 20, 2015 — During this panel we openly discuss content structure, content strategy, content discovery, development tips, and end with an audience Q&A. We will help you make sense of all the things you have to consider when setting up or improving your site’s Information Architecture, and share some of the secrets and pro-tips that we have found work well.

  • Matt Johnson: How Can I Help? A Playbook for Collaboration in Big WordPress Projects

    Matt Johnson: How Can I Help? A Playbook for Collaboration in Big WordPress Projects

    WordCamp Los Angeles 2015Speaker: Matt Johnson

    October 9, 2015 — If you make WordPress sites for a living, you’ve probably worked with clients, and you’ve probably been through the occasional tough project. Collaborating with your clients and forming a true alliance with them is delicate art. But, this talk won’t focus on what seems to go wrong with these collaborations –– it will focus on how to get it right.

    We’ll compare assumptions that developers and clients often bring to a project, and look at how they are similar in some ways (e.g., the excitement of creating something new) and different in others (e.g. features that may strike clients as simple, but are actually difficult to build, and situations where developers assume a content management task will be easy for the clients, when it’s actually heinous).

    We’ll also talk about a comparative wish list of skills and attitudes developers and clients tend to wish the other had, and we’ll talk about the anatomy of an ideal collaboration and the sorts of shared ideas and exchanges that can happen at every phase of a typical web product cycle, especially the initial discovery phase, where we identify the known knowns, the known unknowns, and as many of the unknown unknowns as we can.

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  • Matt Johnson: Content Migration - Beyond WXR

    Matt Johnson: Content Migration – Beyond WXR

    WordCamp Boston 2015Speaker: Matt Johnson

    July 28, 2015 — This talk covers the ideas behind content migration, and introduce development strategies and examples that you can employ in your projects if you’re migrating from something other than WordPress, or if the built-in WordPress WXR import/export tool misses or mishandles important content on your site. With this in your toolkit, you can speak confidently to clients or employers about your ability to get them onto WordPress.

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  • Matt Johnson: Content Migration: Beyond WXR

    Matt Johnson: Content Migration: Beyond WXR

    WordCamp Minneapolis 2015Speaker: Matt Johnson

    May 7, 2015 — This talk covers the ideas behind content migration, and introduce development strategies and examples that you can employ in your projects if you’re migrating from something other than WordPress, or if the built-in WordPress WXR import/export tool misses or mishandles important content on your site. With this in your toolkit, you can speak confidently to clients or employers about your ability to get them onto WordPress.