November 13, 2019 — WordPress gives unique careers to a variety of people. Digital nomad is the example – they can work anywhere by their laptops and gadgets while traveling. Many of them enjoy meeting WordPress communities in different places, learn more about WordPress in new aspect and get more job opportunity. In this talk Mayo will tell you how she and her friends started their life style and the places and WordPress people you should visit.
November 10, 2019 — Die WordPress-Community lebt es mit Erfolg vor: Menschen aus allen Herren Länder bilden eine Gemeinschaft aus der heraus, abseits von Herkunft, Religion, Hautfarbe und sexueller Orientierung ein großartiges Produkt entstanden ist, welches die meisten Webseiten weltweit antreibt.
Im gesellschaftspolitischen Alltag ist der Zusammenhalt und das Miteinander von Menschen unterschiedlicher Herkunft, Religion, Hautfarbe und sexueller Orientierung nicht immer einfach und oftmals von gegenseitigem Unverständnis und Resentiments geprägt.
Mit meinem auf WordPress basierenden Projekt „Ich bin Deutsch! Ein Projekt gegen Rassismus und Fremdenfeindlichkeit“ (https://ich-bin-deutsch.land) greife ich diese gesellschaftspolitische Problematik auf: Ich interviewe und fotografiere seit 2017 , mehr oder auch weniger bekannte, Menschen in Bezug auf erlebten Alltagsrassismus und erlebte Alltagsdiskriminierung und stelle die resultierenden Interviews im Internet bereit.
Das Projekt soll ein positives Beispiel für bürgerschaftlichen Engagement sein und für mehr Verständnis und eine in alle Richtungen offene Kommunikation werben. Die vor uns liegenden komplexen Probleme können wir nur gemeinsam, miteinander und nicht gegeneinander, lösen.
In meinem Vortrag möchte ich nicht nur vorstellen warum ich mich mit Verve für dieses Projekt engagiere, sondern auch was so ein Projekt im Leben von allen Beteiligten geändert hat.
October 31, 2019 — WordPress is set apart by its vibrant, passionate community of enthusiasts and stakeholders. As WordPress continues to grow, the community will continue to grow with it. There will be things we might have to sacrifice to build an even larger tent, and things we will allow to constrict our growth — in order to preserve our culture. Andrea Middleton outlines a few of the choices already made, and some choices we’ll need to get ready to make in coming years.
July 7, 2019 — Did you know there are mini-WordCamps that happen every month all over Atlanta? WordCamp is awesome. From the great topics and happiness bar to meeting new people & catching up with old friends, everyone has a great time. But you don’t have to wait once a year to get this experience! Come meet the organizers of our local WordPress meetups and learn how you can continue your WordCamp experience year-round.
If you’re local and applied to speak, but didn’t get accepted this year — or, if you’re thinking of applying to speak next year — this is where to start.
June 10, 2019 — A great opening to a WordCamp, this is a tale of overcoming, revisiting dormant passions, inspiration, and motivating others through giving back to Community.
After years of general fatigue, a myriad of tests without an answer, a catheter was inserted through my hip eventually winding its way to my heart, discovering two blocked arteries. After successfully re-opening them, I set out on difficult cardio-rehabilitation to regain heart fitness. During the next three months (including a leave of absence from work), Joe set out to restore my physical, spiritual and emotional well being. This speech details a 3-month journey of rediscovery the things that nourish and nurture each of these three areas — a thirst for learning, unearthing my dormant creativity and all things WordPress.
He set out to become more mindful of the things that bring me positive energy including truly engaging in the Community — 4 WordCamps, 16+ WordPress Meetups, and Events, designed a Wapuu, and a website build/brand to give back. From Castaic north to Palmdale (northernmost Los Angeles County), east to Riverside and all ports of call in-between (Pasadena, Whittier, Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles) learn what makes good clubs while finding a network of common minds and colorful characters and gain inspiration to start the WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup, over 8,000 Miles later.
In this presentation, you’ll learn:
What are the benefits of attending WordCamp?
Why join a WordPress Slack Channel?
Why volunteer to help at a WordCamp (experience being on both sides of the table)?
What is a WordPress Meetup?
What are the ‘five rules’ of hosting a WP Meetup?
How to get started? From visiting your local WordPress Meetup to even starting your own.
How to harness the energy from attending a WordCamp in your WP Meetups?
What are the benefits of attending a WordPress Meetup?
What is WordPress.tv?
What are my favorite WordPress podcasts?
Who are the faces of WordPress Community?
Learning resources – Codex, videos and more.
Why would I do something so crazy (deal with LA traffic)?
My takeaways or goals (get better at WordPress, start a local Meetup, etc)
June 6, 2019 — Firstly, my topic will get to know about the aspects of the community. The real world story, especially in the context of Nepal that has been unheard or unexplored. Impact it has added. In the next verse, a presentation will showcase how community bonds and make the growth for a person who gets involved thereby showcasing a career perspective. Then the next verse will have action research along with the future prospect. Hence, I have taken a new word Connectivity (that has it contextual meaning) that actually meets the theme of WordCamps i.e. representing local and focusing the originality-true story that really engages people/community.
March 28, 2019 — The WordPress community has core tenets that naturally mean some of its members want to create tools and platforms for civic good. With WordPress powering nearly 30% of the web, the potential its community has to impact democratic engagement is enormous.
But how much do these members understand the dynamic between citizens and their public bodies in order to build things that are useful and used? How aware are they of the ways in which our institutions work and their cultures in order to be able to affect real change?
I’d like to talk about my decade (and a bit!) working with government, local government, civil society and citizens in Scotland first as a digital engagement agitator and now as a digital engagement specialist.
Using the headlines under WordPress’s philosophy, I want to share stories and give advice about approaching creating civic tech in a way that mirrors the language and ethos of the WordPress community.
The hope is that I can give people some information that means they take a more considered approach to civic tech as opposed to thinking everything can be fixed with an app or a website.
February 12, 2019 — Working on the Third Sector, we have utilised WordPress as our platform to build the community. It is very important to keep a strong connection with our audience to establish a long-term relationship that can keep us growing and allow us to increase the support of our cause and activities. Because of that, I would love to share some of the tips and knowledge that I have gain during the journey, how to improve your blogging skills, how to make your platform more interactive and engaging and how to make your audience feel ownership of it.
At the same time, I believe this is really useful for many people who navigate the online world as a business but with the intention of have a better impact, create content that builds that ‘community feeling’ and also make a social difference. As Social Responsibility becomes more and more an essential element of many companies, we need to improve the use of our online platforms and experiment new ways of activism even when your first intention might be to just increase your audience. No matter what your sector is, building your online community has an incredible effect on your organisation, for us It has been a complete game-changer.
February 4, 2019 — How getting involved with the WordPress community changed my life.