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.
August 8, 2018 — A brief insight into how I started developing with WordPress, from editing child themes with next to no idea about what I was doing, covering all the way up to the way I develop with WordPress today.
Covering the pitfalls and ‘ah-ha’ moments that I’ve experienced learning about how WordPress works, and what resources I’ve used to learn more about WP development over the last 5 years. This includes build tools, IDEs and coding standards, learning that doing work without a local dev environment is a terrible idea and how the WordPress community can help immensely.
Also looking into the future for WordPress and how the REST API opens doors for more than just WordPress development, and what it means for current developers looking to up their skill set but aren’t sure where to start.
July 25, 2018 — What could be the benefit of being part of the WordPress Community if you don’t even use WordPress? How far can you get if you decide to step out of your comfort-zone and overcome your fears?
My husband dragged me kicking and screaming to my first WordCamp. I did not even know what WordPress was up to that point and I was scared of meeting the “nerdy” part of my husband’s life probably due to not being able to get involved.
The story I want to share is about how things evolved afterward, as I visited several WordCamps as a passionate volunteer to the point of getting a true WordPress Community-Junkie. It is about how I became a WordCamp organizer, speaker and emcee in almost no time. It is about how I found new enjoyable professional challenges.
It is the story about how I have been changing my life completely in only one year, because I dared to step out of my comfort-zone.
July 17, 2018 — The story of Elmastudio – Ellen and Manuel will share the story of their career and lifestyle and lessons they have learned from their first start as freelancers to building a successful WordPress theme shop and blog.
July 17, 2018 — Ogijima, a island of 160 residents. Junko will share how she used WordPress to run and promote the activity of a private library in Ogijima.