September 11, 2017 — Hardeep is a WordPress developer, working for ThemeIsle as a theme developer, and as a support ninja. He loves to contribute to the community in every possible way.
He will be talking about the significance of local WordPress communities, and how they could help people gain knowledge, by sharing what they learn. He’ll try to emphasise on why meetups are the lifeblood of the WordPress community, will explain the need for WordPress enthusiasts, and developers, to get together for meet ups.
June 29, 2017 — The WordPress market in America is saturated. The growth in Europe is growing very, very quickly. The next growth for WordPress will be in Asia. Are the Asian Communities and companies ready for this growth? In this talk, I will talk how companies can begin to help build a new power base for WordPress in Asia. I will also talk about how this links into community building and how these 2 ‘powers’ will effectively shape. I would also like to talk about how the Japanese development community and industry is different from the rest of Asia and the World and how it could be both a blessing (within Japan) and a problem for Japanese companies to break out of Japan.
June 21, 2017 — Andrea Middleton has worked with WordCamp organizers since 2011, helping people plan events that inspire people to do more with WordPress, connect the WordPress community, and contribute to the WordPress project.
She said in his talk “The WordPress community is built and maintained by volunteers, using the same methods — and many of the same tools — that are used to make WordPress itself. In this session, you’ll get a look at the WordPress community’s “source code” and learn how to contribute to the growth of your local community — or create a community if you don’t already have one.”
September 20, 2016 — Rich will be calling us to action in “The Humanity of WordPress,” where he explores the human side of our WordPress communities and empowers attendees to get involved to continue to make WordPress great!
April 14, 2016 — It’s a different world from the early 2000s days of personal blogs. Now we live in a world of Google, anonymous internet trolls and plugins which can contribute – or detract – from conversations. When and how do you curate comments? How do you engage people who use your website from conversations into communities? We’ll use this roundtable as an opportunity to share what has worked, what hasn’t, and swap war stories.
January 20, 2016 — Communities—like the one we have in WordPress—don’t just happen overnight. For them to be successful, they take people to show up, contribute back, grow with it and most importantly to incorporate new people into the fold. It is ongoing, it requires attention and it needs people like you and me to speak up.
A small fraction of people carry the weight of helping it thrive, but the great thing is that despite all that, we all benefit from the community no matter who contributes. In this talk I will cover some known, and unknown tips and tools for making the community work for you and your business, and also help to put back more into the community than what you take from it.
Empower them to take the next step in giving back by leading a meetup, teaching someone how to understand a plugin, or by developing a talk for a WordCamp.
Show them easy ways for them to take the skills they currently have to help others grow their knowledge of WordPress.
Help them leverage others knowledge to build their business up.
Point out key networking tips to help them maximize their current efforts.
December 13, 2015 — If you’ve ever had experience growing a community (WordPress, Open Source, or otherwise), you know that every community has its ups and downs. From trolls in comments sections, face to face name calling, and general toxic personalities, no group is perfect and no one knows how to deal with everything.
In this talk, we will discuss the basic principles of healthy communication as laid out by Suzette Haden Elgin and how you can apply it to your community growth to keep your community happy and engaged all while keeping you safe and healthy.