November 18, 2019 — Voy a contar como a partir de mi experiencia con WordPress y su comunidad he ido afrontado diferentes miedos, como asistir a una WordCamp sin tener muy claro lo que es, o romper una Web por tocar donde no debía y buscarme la vida para arreglarla. Intentaré explicar como “quedando como un idiota” he aprendido y he vivido cosas que no habría hecho de otra manera.
April 11, 2018 — เล่าประสบการณ์หลังจากการใช้งาน WordPress ในลักษณะเว็บ Content ทั้งสิ่งที่ควรทำ สิ่งที่ไม่ควรทำ สิ่งต่างๆ ที่ต้องระวัง (เหมาะสำหร้บ Blogger) – Theme ต้องฟรี หรือจ่ายตังค์ดีนะ – ถูก Hosting เตะเฉยเลย ทำไงดี – ยังไง๊ ยังไง ก็ต้องทำ Cache (แบบเข้าใจง่าย) – ต้องทำอะไรกับภาพบ้าง ก่อนเอาไปลงเว็บไซต์ – Instant Article มาพร้อมปัญหาจุกจิกกวนใจ – ทำไมบทความไม่อยู่หน้าแรก Google แบบเขาบ้าง – เมื่อเว็บไซต์มีปัญหา ไปคุยที่ไหนได้บ้าง ** เนื้อหาอาจมีการเปลี่ยนแปลงไปบ้างหลังจากการทำ Slide
February 26, 2018 — Imposter Syndrome affects minorities and Women in Tech at a much higher rate than in other professions. Dashon Hawkins and Sheila Hoffman will share their own experience on this important topic.
December 21, 2017 — When you first experience the WordPress Community through a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp, chances are that you’re impressed. Impressed by the number of attendees. Impressed by the quality of the presentations. Impressed by the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. But there are many more things that make a WordCamp amazing. After this presentation, you’ll understand why WordCamp Utrecht is a true masterpiece, and not just another conference…
December 19, 2017 — Author will present the result of three-months long experience in idea crowdsourcing for Croatian capital Zagreb. The public – general, expert and business – submits, comments and rates innovative ideas on free and challenge basis. City services check the submissions and evaluate them on technological and business feasibility. Development based on WP proved out to cover complete foreseen functionality , as well as new functions that emerged during the pilot in a very agile way.
Attitude towards the application as well as to process and content of different groups of users – citizens, moderators, decision makers – will be presented in the form of statistics as well as subsequent recommendations for operations in similar environment.
December 10, 2017 — I used to be really embarrassed of my story. I worked really hard to learn what “normal” looked like so I could act that way. I lived from the webpages of Urban Dictionary, hours of MTV’s reality shows and TLC’s “What NOT to Wear”. I obsessed about what I said to people but I never really mastered the ability of stopping myself from blurting out strange things. I obsessed over whether I was invited to things. I was desperate to fit in.
This desperation to be “normal” and fit in is something that I kept trying to do in every area of my life.
When I began interning as a UX designer for an agency, I obsessed over whether my designs were cool or fit in with the right trends. When I got involved with marketing, I signed up for course after course to figure out how to market the right way. I spent my life copying other people’s methods.
Then I got to know people in the WordPress Community. I noticed how unique each person was and I noticed how these differences were celebrated. I felt at home, even though no one else acted like me. I started following a lady called “Bridget Willard”. She claimed anyone could be a guru. She fascinated me. She helped me learn to embrace my own story.
I quit caring about what was “normal” or what I was doing “right” and I started being myself. I stopped being ashamed that I was born Amish or that I’m a single mom. This didn’t mean I started sharing EVERYTHING from my life, but I did make it a point to do everything from my heart. I asked myself how I felt about things. I started trusting my own gut.
Today I’m building a brand with my cousin and friend, Urban Southern. We’re weaving our story into this brand. We were both born Amish and we have both struggled to embrace our heritage but now we do. We focus on sharing real life moments. We make our own videos for our ads with our iPhones. We post fun stories on Instagram every Friday to share about our process and favorite memories from our childhood. People are loving it! The results are pretty cool so far. Within four months of launching our revised brand, we were invited to New York Fashion Week in the Spring of 2017. We are currently collaborating with Vintage Vogue in Paris.
Before my cousin and I started working together, she was presenting the brand as a very generic leather goods brand. We went from selling a total of 45 leather items in a year and a half, to now selling more than 45 leather bags in our slowest month since we’ve begun to work together and getting personal with our brand.
I’m personally much happier and I’ve had cool opportunities for my art career as well. I painted live for an event with the City of Denver this Spring and shared my story publicly. Now I’m headed to Uganda this month to paint murals in a school.
It doesn’t matter who you are, you have a unique story to tell or a unique way of solving problems. What you already have inside of you and in your life experience is exactly what you need to do what you want to do in the world. Use it.
September 7, 2017 — Kasia podzieli się z nami swoimi refleksjami na temat wolności i bycia cyfromą nomadką. Przedstawi w formie motywującej prezentacji to, o czym pisała w artykule A Sense Of True Freedom oraz dorzuci garść praktycznego info dla osób, które rozważają bycie digital nomad.
August 31, 2017 — One can have many reasons to form a WordPress agency. At required+ we didn’t think about becoming an agency in the first place. Initially we teamed up to build an online platform that scratched an itch in all of us, we simply wanted to try and prove a point with the idea we had. All of a sudden we were running a thriving job board for the Swiss web industry and had a beautiful side project to work on. In order to keep our creative freedom and sovereignty, we didn’t want to take money from venture capitalists or investors. Therefore we came up with a concept to keep us going while allowing space for our individual lifestyles. We started to take on interesting client projects, this way we continued to build interesting sites & apps. I would like to talk about our journey with Freshjobs.ch – a job board for Swiss web professionals. The talk is intended to be a business talk. I’m going to share our experience in designing & building an online platform on top of WordPress. I’ll share some secrets and learning from running & maintaining it for about 5 years now.
March 15, 2017 — WordCamps are really a great place/event to get a lot of learnings, meeting new people, know more of WordPress and many more. All the attendees make the investment of their time and money to attend different WordCamps and therefore they are always very curious to know about ways they can get the most out of the WordCamp. Through all my personal experience attending different camps and interactions with other WordCamp attendees, I have compiled a checklist of things that would be very useful to all attendees of the WordCamp – for this one as well as all the future WordCamps.