Speakers: Rachel McCollin

  • Rachel McCollin: Why Multisite? Uses for WordPress Multisite you may not have thought of

    Rachel McCollin: Why Multisite? Uses for WordPress Multisite you may not have thought of

    WordCamp Bristol 2019Speaker: Rachel McCollin

    June 19, 2019 — Why use Multisite to create a network and real-life examples of it in use. Including examples, you may not have thought of.

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  • Rachel McCollin: The Rest API For The Rest of Us

    Rachel McCollin: The Rest API For The Rest of Us

    WordCamp Manchester 2016Speaker: Rachel McCollin

    March 15, 2017 — The REST API is THE hot topic right now and almost every WordCamp in the past couple of years has featured talks aimed at developers who want to use it. But what does it mean for people who don’t have the skills to interact with it or aren’t able to ‘learn javascript. Deeply’? In this talk I’ll look at what the REST API means for the future of WordPress for non developers and beginner developers, and outline the opportunities it gives all of us and the way it might change the way non-developers work with WordPress in the future.

  • John Blackbourn, Rachel McCollin and Taco Verdonschot: Lightning Sessions

    John Blackbourn, Rachel McCollin and Taco Verdonschot: Lightning Sessions

    WordCamp London 2016Speakers: John Blackbourn, Rachel McCollin, Taco Verdonschot

    May 31, 2016 — Open source outside the realm of software

    John Blackbourn

    I’ll talk about how the philosophies behind open source software apply to many other areas of life too, particularly sports, health, and other areas of technology, and I’ll give some examples of it in action.

    Your local meet up is only a few steps away

    Taco Verdonschot

    If you’ve been in the WordPress community for a while, you’ve probably heard someone say that you should really organise your own local meetup, if there isn’t one yet. Right. That’s easier said than done, isn’t it? Where to start? What do you need for a local meetup? Are people going to show up? We’ll cover the basics for getting started with your own local meetup!

    Teaching WordPress to Kids: What it taught me

    Rachel McCollin

    I run a Code Club for 10 – 11 year olds at my son’s school and as well as teaching them Scratch, HTML and other technologies, I’ve been using WordPress to teach them how to create their own websites. In this talk I’ll share my experiences and look at what it taught me about learning WordPress and how easy (or not) it is to learn site admin with WordPress.

  • 4 Lightning Talks – Business

    4 Lightning Talks – Business

    WordCamp London 2015Speakers: Annabel Kaye, Rachel McCollin, Tom Greenwood, Franz Vitulli

    June 8, 2015 — How not to give appalling user support
    Franz Vitulli
    Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/franzvitulli/how-not-to-give-appalling-user-support
    The talk touchs on the benefits and challenges of a great user support and training. I’ll share the most common problems I encountered whilst dealing with support. It will also look at how I give the best support I can and the tools that enable me to do so.

    WordPress for Good
    Tom Greenwood
    This lightning talk presents the history and motives for the project, showcase a few “good” WordPress sites and inspire others to use WordPress for their positive projects and submit them to the showcase.

    Forging a Career with WordPress: the Possibilities
    Rachel McCollin
    In this interactive talk I’ll inspire you to think again about the career options open to you with WordPress, and bust some myths about the kind of person you need to be or the kind of background you need to have if you want to make a living from WordPress.

    Smart tips and tricks for managing freelancers
    Annabel Kaye
    “Freelancer is the ‘new employment’. Most organisations use freelancers for some tasks but some even build an entire business model on using freelancers.
    In this talk Annabel explores the status of freelancers, how labels can be deceiving and suggests ways to approach hiring freelancers that will protect your business from harm.

    5 ways to get better customers and sack the low value ones
    Michael Killen
    This talk is about how even small ‘1 person working out of their bedrooms’ businesses can:
    no more negotiating on price, stop feeling like a bedroom business and look like a professional service, stop low value customers even getting through to you, how to feel more competitive towards other businesses, the responses you need to give to difficult customers