February 20, 2018 — Gather ’round folks, it’s story time! It’s a semi-true story, believe it or not. I made up a few things and there’s some I forgot. From Rocky Mountain highs to scraping bottom face-first, I’ll recount my experience in entrepreneurship over the last quarter century. It’ll be funny, heart-wrenching, and you may even learn something.
Takeaway: Entrepreneurship is hard. And weird. And worth it.
May 7, 2017 — In this business track session, James will share insights from his Ninja Forms history. His core message? No matter how talented you are, you shouldn’t do this thing called entrepreneurship alone. You need a co-founder.
April 3, 2017 — The WordPress economy is huge and still growing. Have you found your place in it? As in any industry, one fundamental question to answer is whether you are cut out for working for yourself or for someone else. There are abundant opportunities to start and grow new businesses based on WordPress but there are also countless amazing companies that are well established and looking to hire. How can you decide what role you are meant to play? In this session we will take a detailed look at both sides, share the pros and cons for each and really break down the fundamental differences between starting a WordPress company and working for one. If you ever find yourself questioning whether you’re really doing what’s best for you, this session will help you really understand which path to choose.
March 24, 2017 — WordPress is software like no other. Businesses harness its versatility. Creative skills are mastered with it. It unifies individuals from diverse backgrounds. Yet to so many, it remains “just” software. As a blogger, web designer, marketer, educator, and entrepreneur since long before its existence, I’ve watched it grow into a worldwide phenomenon. My own path to success is intertwined with a decade of WordPress use. Clearly, there’s more to this software than just a free install. Discover how WordPress will completely change your personal and business life for the better, if you let it!
January 25, 2017 — Catalina Zapata nos cuenta su experiencia como emprendedora de WordPress, en el primer WordCamp Medellín.
November 17, 2015 — Moonlighting is having a second job in addition to one’s regular employment. It our case our second job will be a WordPress freelance business. This presentation will discuss how to start or maintain creating WordPress sites for clients by customizing WordPress themes while keeping your full-time job.
October 2, 2015 — Finding the right balance between making money and contributing to any Open Source project is hard. By sharing some of his insights, success stories and failures Jimmy hopes to help future entrepreneurs building their own Open Source-based firms.
July 17, 2015 — Successful WordPress entrepreneurs share the lessons learned while building a company from scratch and tell the tales of all the challenges and trials experienced along the way.