February 10, 2020 — For long I was dreaming of starting my own business and traveling a lot. But I had to pay my monthly mortgage, loved the security of a permanent contract and thought that a comfortable house was essential to live a happy life.
Until I dared to leave everything behind, start my own business as a Virtual Assistant, work location independent and travel the world.
Now I go where I want to go, make a living of all sorts of online business support, of which building WordPress websites is one of the core activities.
Now I know that all fears that kept me happy with my permanent contract were just imaginary borders.
January 7, 2020 — The WordPress community is built on human relationships. In the context of business, nothing that lasts was ever built by a single person. In the same way people connect with other people and develop networks, small companies can interact with larger organisations in a strategic way to build strong mutually beneficial partnerships. Creating these relations requires time, effort and understanding. However a lot of people struggle when it comes to contacting, developing and creating a connection with other entrepreneurs or large companies. Thankfully, there are steps you can follow to approach a potential partner and write enticing emails and proposals that will immediately get their attention and bring you the desired results. As a Partnerships Manager at SiteGround, I develop relations like these and I will share practical tips and guidelines to help you express the benefits of a mutual partnership and expand them into a successful collaboration.
December 30, 2019 — In this anecdotal talk Richard Rudy takes you through how the history of modern music parallels many professionals’ journey from unrelated fields to web design. Dealing with Imposter syndrome, experimentation, and mad Google skills, stories from trenches on building a career in the web.
November 18, 2019
January 23, 2019 — You met someone in life and many years later you see them on the cover of Forbes. The natural reaction is “Whoa – that person hit it big – like just out of no where.” The real story is not where that person is today, but the what, why, and how they spent their time and energy in the months and years prior to making it. More specifically what they learned and applied along the way, and how they coped with set backs and the ever present feeling anxiety of failure. I’m not on the cover of Forbes, but I will share my journey from the main stage at WCMIA.
January 10, 2019 — As you start out your journey with WordPress, it’s very common to take out a piece or two of code and inspirations from other projects. However, most of these aren’t up for standard and potentially unsecured. Beginners would likely follow the same route and practice of coding. In this session, Dreb will talk about key best practices in building standard, secured and performant WordPress websites — leading to a better web experience for everyone.
November 26, 2018 — Peter & Ben are joining us to tell us a story they started back in 2017, when one of Australia’s largest media companies embarked on a high risk technical project – to replace their proprietary CMS with one based on WordPress.
They’ll be covering the technical process to build an enterprise-ready CMS from both the side of the client (Ben) and the Agency (Peter). Together they’ll tell their story of what went right, what went wrong, and where their stories differ – all in the hope that their experience will help you avoid mistakes in your own projects.
October 9, 2018 — I started working with WordPress in 2006 when I first discovered it. Back then you couldn’t even set a static home page for your site and it was still targeted as a tool mostly for blogging. Nevertheless I fell in love with the ease of use and the flexiblity of extending it through plugins. After some experience as a frontend engineer, mostly for .NET projects with a small and then a big agency, I ended up coding WordPress projects at the big agency. As I still used WordPress for my own sites and a few side-projects, this was huge for me
October 4, 2018 — Od obyčajného osobného blogu pre špecifickú komunitu, cez fanúšikovskú stránku s pár stovkami čitateľov týždenne, k česko – slovenskému blogu s niekoľko desiatkami tisícov unikátnych návštevníkov mesačne. Marek Cocher nám na #WCKE2018 príde povedať svoj príbeh o tom, ako si vďaka WordPress splnil mnohé sny a túžby.
September 24, 2018 — In this talk I plan to outline my journey from a self-confessed WordPress novice to a WordPress Specialist, with challenges I’ve found along the way, as well as where I see myself going from here. Taking a humorous approach, I’ll look at how ‘on paper’ you’d never expect me to be doing what I’m doing now, but now that I’m doing it I can’t see myself ever doing anything else. I’ll talk about agency life and why it should be fun, and will also share the tools I have found useful and give my opinions on how to get the best out of WordPress. I see this talk being useful not only for those wanting to progress with WordPress, but also for agency owners to consider how to grow their staff and get the most potential from them. Plenty of jokes and silly pictures included.