‘Community’ Videos

  • Panel Discussion: Becoming a Part of the WordPress Community

    Panel Discussion: Becoming a Part of the WordPress Community

    WordCamp Seattle 2016Speakers: Eric Amundson, Mark Root-Wiley, Kelli Wise, Jeremy Felt, Mika Epstein

    August 7, 2017 — One of the things that makes WordPress as amazing as it is is the vast community of people who give so freely of their time and expertise to make it that way. And there are all kinds of ways, beyond being an ace coder, to make a contribution and become part of the ecosystem. Come listen to a panel of regular folks talk about the ways they are involved in supporting and growing the WordPress community and WordPress itself. If you’ve benefited from this generous community and are ready to pay it forward, this promises to be a fun, inspiring panel and will give you ideas on ways you can contribute, too.

  • Vinícius Lourenço: Spread the Word - A importância de compartilhar no ecossistema em que você vive!

    Vinícius Lourenço: Spread the Word – A importância de compartilhar no ecossistema em que você vive!

    WordCamp Porto Alegre 2017Speaker: Vinicius Lourenço

    July 10, 2017 — A palestra abordará a importância da contribuição para a comunidade, seja em blogs, tutoriais, palestras e o poder que tudo isso tem, salientando o forte e extremamente impacto positivo em todos os aspectos tanto para quem ensina quanto para quem aprende.

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  • Paul Oyler: Why Should Someone Who Uses WordPress Care About The WordPress Community?

    Paul Oyler: Why Should Someone Who Uses WordPress Care About The WordPress Community?

    WordCamp Kent 2017Speaker: Paul Oyler

    July 5, 2017 — There is a lot of talk in WordPress circles about the WordPress Community but is that Community just for “insiders”? Why should a business owner who uses WordPress to power the business website care about a WordPress Community? If a Healthy Lifestyle blogger uses WordPress what possible reason would they have to care about a community of WordPress nerds?

    I’d like to tell about the importance of community in general, and then bring the focus down to the WordPress Community in particular. The business owner, by becoming involved in the WordPress Community, will find new solutions for problems they may not have even realized they had. There are also numerous networking possibilities that would remain totally hidden without being in the WordPress community. The same holds true for the blogger using WordPress.

    And for those of us who may be “WordPress Nerds” – are we welcoming to ALL users of WordPress? We must be if we truly want to be a community. We also stand to gain by exposure to other ‘worlds’ that we may not be exposed to by any other means.

    Let’s explore the WordPress Community and find out how to dive deeply into that community and benefit everyone.

  • Marco Calicchia: Making the Most Out Of WordCamps

    Marco Calicchia: Making the Most Out Of WordCamps

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Marco Calicchia

    June 22, 2017 — Marco was introduced to WordPress community and its WordCamps, whilst at SiteGround, as their Community Manager.

    WordCamps are a fantastic opportunity to get to know the WordPress community better, make new connections, start new business opportunities and elevate your personal or company brand. Yet, as they get bigger and bigger, navigating WordCamps, especially for first-time attendees, might be challenging. In this talk, I’ll be covering 4 key steps that will help both individuals and business owners on how to prepare for a WordCamp, what strategies to implement for the best results and how to take the most from the event after it’s over.

  • Thabo Tswana: The Community That The Incubator Program Built

    Thabo Tswana: The Community That The Incubator Program Built

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Thabo Tswana

    June 22, 2017 — In 2016, the WordPress Community Team selected Harare, Zimbabwe as one of the three locations for the WordCamp Incubator program. I will talk about how the Incubator program created excitement about WordPress and kicked off the WordPress community in Harare.

  • Heather Burns: Making Your Voice Heard - How To Win Friends And Influence Policy

    Heather Burns: Making Your Voice Heard – How To Win Friends And Influence Policy

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Heather Burns

    June 21, 2017 — WordPress powers 27% of the web. We at WordCamp Europe are the 1% of the 27%. Those of us together in Paris, whether we realise it or not, have an enormous position of influence over the web – a position of influence that we choose not to exercise. At a time of sudden and shifting political currents, many of which threaten the stability of our industry, the WordPress community takes no part in the processes that shape our craft. That lack of involvement will not protect us.

    It is not our place to claim to speak for “what WordPress wants”, nor is it our place to say that WordPress should determine how the web works per se. It is our place, however, to say that the most talented, experienced, and committed members of our community can and should take a more active role in the bodies and policies that govern the web.

    So how can the WordPress community put their experience to work to help develop the standards and regulations which shape our craft?

    In my talk, I will provide a positive and inspirational introduction to how the WordPress community can be a force for good in the governance of the web. I will explain why attendees should get involved, what they can expect, and what, in turn, will be expected of them.

    Internet governance is ready and waiting for those of us at WordCamp Europe to contribute our voices. First, though, the community needs a toolkit. This talk will provide it.

  • David Payette: How Do I Build An Audience From Nothing!?

    David Payette: How Do I Build An Audience From Nothing!?

    WordCamp Orange County 2017Speaker: David Payette

    June 19, 2017 — WordCamp Orange County 2017 – Business Track
    HOST: Jeff Turner

  • Evan Mullins: So You Wanna Dev? Join The Team!

    Evan Mullins: So You Wanna Dev? Join The Team!

    WordCamp Raleigh 2017Speaker: Evan Mullins

    June 19, 2017 — WP Dev/tools for beginners: ftp, git, svn, php, html, css, sass, js, jquery, IDEs, themes, child themes, the loop, hooks, APIs, CLI, agile, bootstrap, SEO, slack… etc.

    We’ll discuss the language and various acronyms and buzzwords used by devs in this crash course introduction to the developer’s world. Overview of primary development processes and terms and what software is needed to play the game. We’ll cover what you need to go from zero to developer and hopefully how to have fun on the way.

  • Saurabh Shukla: Marketing Lessons I Learnt From The WP Community

    Saurabh Shukla: Marketing Lessons I Learnt From The WP Community

    WordCamp Nashik 2016Speaker: Saurabh Shukla

    June 15, 2017 — I still like to be called a WordPress developer but I have managed products and dabbled at marketing before. In 2014, I started getting active in the WordPress ecosystem and eventually led the organising of WordCamp Pune 2015.

    In this period, I was able to create successful, non-intrusive promotional campaigns for various WordPress related activities, especially WordCamp Pune. I learnt a lot of things there.

    I have been working since I was 18, so I have been working for 16 years now and I have seen different sales and marketing tactics in my career in different managerial roles. I’m going to compare and contrast concepts behind some common marketing tactics/strategies with some proven engagement strategies that I learnt from the WordPress ecosystem.

    While the topic is definitely business oriented, it will have insights and examples that are useful both for individuals and organisations.

    The concepts are simple and can be grasped by anyone with zero marketing skills, as well.

  • Peter Nemcok: WordPress Community in Slovakia

    Peter Nemcok: WordPress Community in Slovakia

    WordCamp Barcelona 2016Speaker: Peter Nemčok

    June 13, 2017 — When I started using WordPress in 2008, there was no WordPress community in Slovakia. Our first translations were downloaded by 300 people. Now we have more than two hundreds contributors in our community and more than a fifty thousand WordPress websites. Not bad for a small country like Slovakia. I would like to share my story about our WordPress community in Slovakia (translations, first WordCamps and meetups) and about how WordCamp Europe changes the community from national to one big european community.