December 27, 2018 — Creating content to serve your target market takes up a significant amount of your or your team’s time. Content curation is a strategy that gives you lots of fresh ideas to share on your site without requiring a lot of writing. Curating thought leaders within your niche will both provide value to your community and initiate great industry relationships at the same time. It’s the most amazing win-win content activity that anyone can get started with in a few minutes time.
December 14, 2018 — In the technology world, often soft skills and outreach are forgotten. But they can be an important asset to whatever role you may have (developer, designer, marketer, blogger). I will discuss my own journey from just being a developer, to being a leader in my local WordPress community – and my journey to speaking at WordCamps across North America.
December 13, 2018 — There are a lot of people, who make a living out of WordPress, but not all understand well enough the concept of giving back to the community, especially in the Open Source community. I will be discussing how you can give back to the WordPress community to make it more awesome and how that positively adds to your career and growth. There are more than just a couple ways of giving back and everyone can help it become better one way or other and that is what I will be discussing.
December 10, 2018 — Ce que j’ai appris en travaillant en remote grâce à WordPress et sa communauté et comment l’a t’on appliqué pour enseigner à l’université
Ça c’est une histoire d’amour. Il s’agit de comment je suis tombé amoureux du travail en remote et la communauté WordPress tandis que je faisais de la recherche pour trouver des meilleures façons pour véhiculer l’apprentissage à travers l’Internet. J’ai du tout simplement cloner à l’université la structure de communication et apprentissage. Peux-tu imaginer quand tu étais étudiant d’avoir fait partie d’une communauté d’apprentissage enthousiaste qu’on trouve sur des forums, blogs, et slack au lieu de… bon… de ce que nous avons eu ? Le schéma de la communauté WordPress a été appliqué la première fois en Éducation Formel (UNED) en 2015-16 dans un programme de master et doctorat adressé aux professeurs. On a créé une structure de discussion horizontal sur Slack et Forums/logs dans lequel le prof et les étudiants on appris de la même façon que les intégrants de la communauté WordPress le fait. Les résultats ont été depuis cette première fois extraordinaires. 97% des élèves ont assuré qu’ils voulaient répéter le schéma en tant que professeurs parmi des autres résultats également prometteurs.
December 7, 2018 — This session will explore what we learned during the creation, planning and execution of the events and give some thoughts on how the WordPress community can give back using their professional skills.
November 26, 2018 — Dale, a qualified lawyer (but he asked us not to hold that against him) is joining us from Tasmania to share with us how he’s created an online social community for the disability sector – My Disability Matters, using many of the familiar tools such as BuddyPress, Peepso, WooCommerce, and many others. He’ll cover many of the learnings based around the scaling and performance ability of different plugins and hosting. Discussion of our experience and tips for others building their community on WordPress.
November 26, 2018 — Sally, a published author from the Sunshine Coast is joining us to talk about how WordCamps are a great opportunity to learn, network, and strengthen the WordPress Community. While WordCamps can be a little daunting for first-timers (and introverts!) she’ll touch on the power of networking, how networking is about giving, how supportive the WordPress community is, and some self-care tips for introverts to help them maximise their experience at WordCamp without getting social burnout.
November 23, 2018 — Wil is joining us to talk about the many ways to contribute to WordPress – Many people think that the only way to contribute to the WordPress project is to be a core developer, but that’s not the case at all! There are many ways you can use your skills to contribute and be a community rock star.
July 5, 2018 — Leading a cross-functional group of skilled individuals from all around the world, in front of their computers, hands on the keyboard, a headset on, solving together complex problems in a limited timeframe.
This description covers my activities for the past ten years, from online gaming to the WordPress community, to my work at Automattic.
Technology has blurred the lines between playing, working, and contributing to an open source project, I will use my experience leading a distributed team to show you how to professionally grow while having fun, and giving back to the community that changed your life.