July 7, 2019 — I recently joined Dow Jones as a WP developer. I discovered not everyone was a WP developer but PHP or other developers who did some WordPress. I had to figure out how to win adoption of ‘the WordPress way’ across multiple countries, devs, stakeholders, & online publications. We also had to make sure that legacy plugins, tools, etc kept up with the new changes of WordPress 5. I’ll share how I won adoption and coordination by using Git for collaboration, regularly scheduled meetings (without death by meetings), & creating standards. I’ll also give a peek at pitfalls to avoid when trying to work within org that never did remote before & worked with multiple outside agencies.
April 27, 2019 — Before joining Dow Jones as a Lead Software Engineer, I built almost a dozen websites valued at over $100,000 each. Many people asked me how I did this and what I included. They’re surprised to learn it wasn’t just code.
I’ll cover case studies as a teaser – MakerBot.com, TodayTix.com, Wibbitz.com.
From speaking to hundreds of biz owners I have created a blueprint for building sites for small biz that have $100k in value (that they have not even thought of). I will share the blueprint in a non-technical & technical way.
Example: Website support feedback loops. Immediate feedback on support submissions, ticket tracking, CRM integration, & More.
Key Takeaway: How to build & sell websites beyond just a WordPress install and deliver up to $100,000 in value.
This is for people trying to sell these sites or business owners trying to understand what a $100k site looks like.
August 22, 2018 — Hosted by Bret Phillips, this panel will feature three successful business owners that specialize in building WordPress websites for different markets and client sizes.
The purpose of this panel is to help dissect the process of pricing your work so that you can continue to offer great value to your clients while staying profitable.
Freelancers will get a better understand of their own value and where to start.
Agencies and other staffed businesses will understand how to take profit into account when
pricing larger projects with many ‘unknowns’.
March 23, 2015 — Steve Bruner conducts an open discussion of preferred WordPress plugins including:
(Yoast SEO: Melissa Cahill) (OptimizePress: Victor Ramirez) (JSON Rest API: Dr. Ron Suarez and Margaret Koenen) (WP Helpers: Steve Bruner)