December 14, 2022 — The business ecosystem around WordPress is multicultural and distributed. The strive for diversity, autonomy, and location independence that governs the open source world is what businesses have been successfully adopting so they can win clients all over the world and hire talent. But why is it that even though global business speaks English, we’re so often struggling to understand what the other is trying to communicate?
How do you navigate the minefield of culture-based misunderstanding?
August 29, 2021 — In this talk, two agency owners advocate the benefits of collaboration and share how collaboration helped their businesses during the pandemic.
November 10, 2019 — In diesem Vortrag möchte sich Tilman mit der Zusammenarbeit und Führung von kreativen Teams im digitalen Umfeld beschäftigen. Dabei wird es darum gehen, wie man in Zeiten von „New Work“ ein Umfeld schaffen kann, in dem sich junge kreative Menschen wohl fühlen. Aber eben auch wie sie gefordert und gefördert werden, um dabei effizient und Ergebnis-orientiert sein zu können. Der Spagat zwischen Freiraum und Kontrolle und wie man das im echten Leben schaffen kann.
June 27, 2019 — As more people across the world start using WordPress, the more we will all start to work with people that have different world views. There’s nowhere that makes that more clear than in the global WordPress community. Join Josepha, the new Executive Director of WordPress, for an interactive discussion of learning to work across cultures, whether in a single office or across the globe.
June 10, 2019 — As an Agency owner, I have learnt that Collaboration has been the key to our success. Sharing those experiences and ideas is providing other agencies / individuals with the chance to learn that by grasping the WordPress community ethos of sharing ideas and working with other companies is a Benefit NOT a issue. I will demonstrate that it can be a great way to:
Everything has a pattern underneath. Designs can be broken down, distilled into patterns. When you think in patterns the process can be faster, easier. I’ll show you in this talk, that whatever you label it, the concept is powerful, natural. A fragmented approach to design goes perfectly with modern development and gives you a robust workflow for the future.
Problem solving may not sound like the most rock and roll topic of conversation… and that might be so, but it’s at the core of everything we do, a skill so universal it transcends software, job role, even occupation.
May 19, 2017 — Georgi talks about analyzing people when working with them in order to get the most out of any collaboration.
October 17, 2016 — I’m using WordPress and BuddyPress to help me achieve the intranet projects my company is making me work on for 6 years now.
Although WordPress and BuddyPress are not necessarily solutions companies think of for their intranets, I have this conviction that considering a bit more some of their specific needs, my two favorite tools could help the hesitating ones to launch their collaborative or community intranets while making sure they keep the entire control over their data and knowledge.
During this talk I will tell you how I gradually developed a set of specific plugins to meet my needs around community intranets. I will also try to show you that WordPress, with a little help from BuddyPress can help any company of any size in improving the way their staff collaborates.
December 14, 2015 — As designers we’re searching for the best – the best method, the best look, the best font. We have a continuous battle to create brands that are unique but that have a longstanding presence. We make tough decisions constantly, question our instincts, and settle. We fight and we strive to make long lasting beautiful, smart and informed design. How do we get there?
In this talk, seasoned Creative Director Sara Cannon is going to dive deep into the designers struggle. She’s going to share different processes that can make our work better. We’re going to discuss philosophy, methodology, and execution from the creative mind stand point. Hopefully by the end of the talk, you will be inspired to push your own creative limits and learned some tips on how to get there.
December 12, 2015 — As one of the first museums to fully digitize its collections and make them available online for the public, the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian has embraced open source tools to empower its audience and staff to discuss and experience art. We are counting to leverage this open attitude by working with a small group within Automattic to research, plan, and design the Freer and Sackler site. As a team, we are developing custom plugins and code in-house that will be made available to the public and other cultural institutions on GitHub in hopes of furthering open source within the cultural environment.
During the presentation, we will briefly discuss the democratization of art, review our planning and design process and how we are working to make sure the tools we develop are usable by others. We will finish with an open discussion on how cultural institutes can maximize their use of WordPress. While the case study will focus specifically on a visual arts museum, the lessons learned and tools used can be applied to any WordPress-driven website rollout.
November 14, 2015 — WordPress is home to tons of websites that are used by some of the world’s largest companies. My organization Agorans International is using WordPress to bring the voices of youths to the public eye.