October 11, 2021 — This talk shares resources to help start your Accessibility journey and offers encouragement for taking your first steps.
In 2019, Sally Thoun had never heard of a WordCamp, MeetUp, Wapuu, or GitHub. She had heard about Accessibility but wasn’t sure exactly what it was all about. She was intimidated to even touch or edit a website and left that to her agency developers.
But what a difference a year makes! Last summer, she dove headfirst into Accessibility and WordPress. This new direction became a rewarding and fulfilling journey. In this talk, Sally shares her experiences to inspire the same purpose and passion that the selfless WordPress and Accessibility community has inspired in her.
May 29, 2021 — Follow one person’s journey from casual blogger to WordPress support professional to WordPress developer. You will learn that everyone can find their place in WordPress!
April 1, 2021 — This talk shares how The Commons gave Marija Zaric an opportunity to learn, contribute, and evolve. The web is built on open source by wonderful altruistic people.
March 20, 2021 — Finding the good in bad situations – like looking for a Phoenix rising from the ashes – might help you stay positive when it feels like your world is burning.
Did 2020 feel like that for you? From a global pandemic to murder hornets, to event cancelations, and personal struggles: 2020 was a difficult year for many of us.
We pivoted so much and so often it felt like we were constantly reinventing ourselves, our businesses, and our community.
This talk recognizes some of the good that came from 2020’s trying times and suggests how we can move forward in a globally-positive way.
January 13, 2021 — Both WordPress and many of us have come along way from our humble beginnings with WordPress. Maybe your experience is similar? Maybe you sat down one day with a dream…and off you went. That is the gift of WordPress.
November 2, 2020 — Le persone tendono a raccontare i propri successi e sono spesso riluttanti a condividere ed ammettere gli sbagli che hanno commesso strada facendo. La verità è che quando ti metti in gioco inevitabilmente commetti degli errori. Ma saranno proprio quegli errori a regalarti le lezioni – di business, ma anche di vita – più importanti.
In questo talk non ti parlerò dei miei successi ma degli errori più grandi che ho commesso e che mi hanno reso la persona che sono oggi. Perché sbagliare è spesso un’eccellente occasione di crescita.
October 20, 2020 — This year has been a year like no other, challenging each of us to rethink how we work, play, relate and create in our community and our lives. To think of thriving in such uncertain times seems like a challenge in and of itself. As digital creators using WordPress, we have an empowering foundation available to not only create security for ourselves, but also for those we connect with. Though the times might be uncertain, our capabilities and tools aren’t. By staying focused on our purpose as creators, we can find our way to thrive and stay secure no matter what is happening around us.
June 6, 2020 — Education doesn’t stop at the textbook. In fact, it rarely even starts there. The best education is in life experiences. But you have to learn how to recognize them. There is a lesson in everything. This talk explores how you can grow from the most unlikely of places.
January 17, 2020 — Since founded in 2003, WordPress has touched millions of lives and businesses. Young and old people have learned skills that have connected them to jobs and opportunities they never thought they could have. Businesses have been created, innovations of plugins and apps have also been birthed. Telling our WordPress stories will inspire the next generation.