December 10, 2017 — If there is passion for innovation, things get done. This is often true for the WordPress Open Source project and smaller projects within.
The WCEU design team set a tall goal this year, beyond the usual design work for the event. We decided it was time to make creating and customizing a WordCamp site easy and intuitive, so we released a new WordCamp default theme for all. I’d like to share our goals, design consideration, and how we released the CampSite 2017 theme beta just before the event.
April 3, 2017 — WordPress is growing rapidly! It now powers 26% of the web. One of the main reasons for it’s global success is, that WordPress speaks more than 100 languages! Who translates WordPress? And how can we get involved? This is the story of how you, as a WordPress Theme or Plugin author can grow your products by connecting to the Polyglots community.
November 9, 2016 — One of the best things about WordPress is how you can pick from thousands of free themes. But to pick the best theme for your site you have to know a little bit about design.
This session consists of a mix of real-time critiques followed by brief Q&A interludes to give attendees an opportunity to follow up with questions for each entry.
August 28, 2016 — I’ve made every possible mistake there is to make during the last 7+ years of freelancing as a WordPress Designer and Developer.
Freelancers often tend to attract the wrong clients and miss the opportunity to communicate their value.
This talk provides a list of my most important lessons learned. It shares my experience, useful insights, and an action plan on how to improve your freelance business. It is a presentation that inspires to make a huge impact by implementing small changes.
July 3, 2016 — Have you ever compared yourself to other designers / developers and felt like you’re not in their league?
Do you write code, but wouldn’t dare to call yourself a developer?
Do you shy away from contributing or publishing your code / designs / projects openly, because you’re worried you’re not good enough?
At WordCamps, are you afraid to ask “stupid” questions or admit if you don’t understand something?
Congrats, you’re suffering from Impostor Syndrome.
Most of us do, but not many talk about it!
I’d like to share my struggles with it and how I’m overcoming it. And so can you!
June 1, 2016 — Global WordPress Translation Day Recap + Emoji Fun
w/ Petya & Sonja Leix & whoever’s brave enough to get on screen
May 16, 2016 — A location independent life has combined my passion for travel and inspired my work. I’d like to share my lessons learned as a Digital Nomad, working remotely as a freelancer for clients. How I stay motivated, find community, and how you can live a location-independent lifestyle as well.
August 21, 2014 — Everybody’s talking about User Experience, but how can you release your inner UX mojo today to improve the usability and experience of your website? Time to share some practical, real-world examples and tips to boost your WordPress design skills. Don’t just build pretty websites, make smart design decisions and add UX best practices to your workflow. Ask smart questions like: Do I really need a large slider on my homepage? Are there clear nav menus and Calls-to-Action to guide my visitors? How does my site displays on other devices? A good UX job continues after launch. Use mad tools to analyze and improve your UX Design.