Speakers: Petya Raykovska

  • Petya Raykovska: Gone with the Wind – Lessons Learned From a Year of Location Independence

    Petya Raykovska: Gone with the Wind – Lessons Learned From a Year of Location Independence

    WordCamp Torino 2016Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    April 12, 2016 — In January 2015 I landed a dream job that allowed me to work from anywhere in the world. This talk is an honest take on remote work and explores the best and the worst about location independence. It provides useful insights and tips on how to go about organising your work when there are no limitations on work hours and places to work from.

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  • Panel Discussion: Working With WordPress

    Panel Discussion: Working With WordPress

    WordCamp Croatia 2015Speakers: Goran Jakovljević, Petya Raykovska, Toni Trivković, Sibin Grašić, Daniel Pataki

    January 18, 2016 — With world today, being more connected than ever, everyone has an equal opportunity to make a living online. In this panel we asked people from Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to talk about their experiences on working with WordPress – from their countries. How they began to work with WordPress? What were the challenges and how to overcome them? And what is the secret of working successfully from anywhere in the world?

  • Petya Raykovska: On Making WordPress

    Petya Raykovska: On Making WordPress

    WordCamp Croatia 2015Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    January 11, 2016 — This is a talk about contributing to WordPress for the right reasons and making the most of your contribution time. It covers the most common reasons people have started to contribute and kept contributing and gives a brief overview at all the different contributor teams on the project.

  • Petya Raykovska: Does WordPress Speak Your Language?

    Petya Raykovska: Does WordPress Speak Your Language?

    WordCamp Sofia 2015Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    December 8, 2015 — Increase your audience by writing translation ready plugins and themes WordPress is growing every day – from 18% of the web in 2013 to 23% in 2014. In 2014, with the release of WordPress 4.0, international downloads surpassed English downloads for the first time.
    Some of the largest portions of non English downloads come from countries where English is not an option at all. For software creators this means that if your product is not localized, it’s not going to be used at all.
    This talk clarifies the terms internationalisation (i18n) and localisation (l10n) and explains the benefits of writing translation-ready plugins and themes. It also provides advice for small business owners, plugin and theme developers on how to grow their international community and create their product evangelists outside of the English speaking world, which can exponentially lead to product growth alongside the core project.

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  • Petya Raykovska: The Fight for Independent Media

    Petya Raykovska: The Fight for Independent Media

    WordCamp Barcelona 2015Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    December 7, 2015 — The story of Open Media Foundation or how a small group of geeks is trying to improve the media scene in Bulgaria using Open Source Tools.

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  • Petya Raykovska: WordPress is Growing Globally – Are You?

    Petya Raykovska: WordPress is Growing Globally – Are You?

    WordCamp Vienna 2015Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    December 5, 2015 — Increase your audience by writing translation ready plugins and themes WordPress is growing every day – from 18% of the web in 2013 to 23% in 2014. In 2014, with the release of WordPress 4.0, international downloads surpassed English downloads for the first time.
    Some of the largest portions of non English downloads come from countries where English is not an option at all. For software creators this means that if your product is not localized, it’s not going to be used at all.
    This talk clarifies the terms internationalisation (i18n) and localisation (l10n) and explains the benefits of writing translation-ready plugins and themes. It also provides advice for small business owners, plugin and theme developers on how to grow their international community and create their product evangelists outside of the English speaking world, which can exponentially lead to product growth alongside the core project.

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  • Petya Raykovska: WordPress is Growing Globally, Are you?

    Petya Raykovska: WordPress is Growing Globally, Are you?

    WordCamp Netherlands 2015Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    October 22, 2015 — WordPress is growing every day – from 18% of the web in 2013 to 23% in 2014. In 2014, with the release of WordPress 4.0, international downloads surpassed English downloads for the first time. Some of the largest portions of non English downloads come from countries where English is not an option at all.

    For software creators this means that if your product is not localized, it’s not going to be used at all. This talk clarifies the terms internationalisation (i18n) and localisation (l10n) and explains the benefits of writing translation-ready plugins and themes. It also provides advice for small business owners, plugin and theme developers on how to grow their international community and create their product evangelists outside of the English speaking world, which can exponentially lead to product growth alongside the core project.

  • Petya Raykovska: On Making WordPress Global

    Petya Raykovska: On Making WordPress Global

    WordCamp Cologne 2015Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    August 26, 2015 — In 2014 after the release of WordPress 4.0 international downloads of the software surpassed English downloads for the first time. This flash talk explains what lead to that and how a team of amazing WordPress contributors who translate the software in hundreds of languages made that leap possible. It clarifies the terms internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n) and explains the benefits of writing translation-ready plugins and themes. It also gives useful tips on how to get started contributing to the WordPress Polyglots team.

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  • Petya Raykovska: On Making WordPress

    Petya Raykovska: On Making WordPress

    WordCamp Cologne 2015Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    June 30, 2015 — This talk will introduce the different aspects of the WordPress project, the different teams on make.wordpress.org and will hopefully convince everyone that you don’t need to write a single line of code to be an active WordPress contributor.

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  • Petya Raykovska: Introduction to Globalising WordPress

    Petya Raykovska: Introduction to Globalising WordPress

    WordCamp San Francisco 2014Speaker: Petya Raykovska

    November 5, 2014 — Meet the Polyglots team and learn how to contribute to WordPress by translating it to other languages you speak.

    The Polyglots team helps translate WordPress to more than 100 different language. For the first time in WordPress 4.0 non-english downloads surpassed English downloads.

    Learn how and why translations matter and how to join the effort to globalise WordPress.