‘learning’ Videos

  • Rachel Cherry: In praise of the side project: How to learn new skills, make money, and have a little fun

    Rachel Cherry: In praise of the side project: How to learn new skills, make money, and have a little fun

    WordCamp Portland 2017Speaker: Rachel Cherry

    January 14, 2020 — Many great projects, products, and companies have grown out of side projects or hobbies. Apple, Twitter, and even Gmail exist because someone dedicated their spare time to testing the waters. Most of your favorite WordPress themes, plugins, and websites were probably brought to life during someone’s day off.

    But not all side projects need to be huge, life-altering excursions. Whether it’s building a WordPress plugin, learning a new software package, or building an entire website, they can be whatever you need them to be; from developing a new skill to bringing in extra income to simply having a little fun. Side projects can also be a great way to learn what you’re made of, try new avenues, and build relationships with other web professionals.

    Join Rachel to discuss the pros (and cons) of side projects, learn about a few projects that turned into so much more, and hopefully leave with a few ideas of your own.

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  • Starting from Zero: Learning WordPress Bootcamp-style

    Starting from Zero: Learning WordPress Bootcamp-style

    WordCamp Manila 2018Speaker: Nathaniel Budikey

    October 31, 2019 — Nathaniel Budikey will be sharing his story, about starting from zero and learning about WordPress.

  • Ryan Chmura: Running 25 plugins (and other things my professors told me not to do)

    Ryan Chmura: Running 25 plugins (and other things my professors told me not to do)

    WordCamp Vancouver 2018Speaker: Ryan Chmura

    August 11, 2019 — My professors always told me never to run more than 7-8 plugins at a time, but real-world scenarios don’t always play out how they would in the classroom. Join me as I share a few of my learning curves jumping from a classroom environment to a job that I was arguably underqualified for.

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  • Tom Hermans: Learning JavaScript (deeply)

    Tom Hermans: Learning JavaScript (deeply)

    WordCamp Nederland 2016Speaker: Tom Hermans

    October 28, 2016 — WordPress, JS, API, SPA, REST, JSON, Angular, React are the terms and abbreviations that are being mentioned and handled to try to explain that WordPress can be a platform as another.

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  • Alex Denning: The Art of Writing a Great WordPress Tutorial

    Alex Denning: The Art of Writing a Great WordPress Tutorial

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Alex Denning

    May 30, 2016 — How do you write a really good WordPress tutorial? A high-accessible breakdown of how to write about WordPress in a way that is engaging and can be understood clearly. A look through how to: successfully identify people’s problems, establish trust and create an engaging narrative, format code examples, understand how to maximise accessibility, weave in calls-to-action and share your work! The aim is to ensure everybody can come away from the talk much better understanding how to write the awesome WordPress tutorials that can spread knowledge far and wide.

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  • Laura Sacco: Risorse e metodi per imparare a usare WordPress

    Laura Sacco: Risorse e metodi per imparare a usare WordPress

    WordPress Meetup TorinoSpeaker: Laura Sacco

    March 10, 2016 — Una mappatura puntuale di alcune delle risorse e degli strumenti di base utili per imparare a usare WordPress, partendo dalla considerazione che per imparare a usare WordPress, lo strumento migliore è usare WordPress, contribuire al suo sviluppo (anche partecipando attivamente, ad esempio attraverso l’attività di traduzione) e considerare la sua Community come risorsa principale

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  • Mary Anne Shew: Piecing Together the WordPress Puzzle

    Mary Anne Shew: Piecing Together the WordPress Puzzle

    WordCamp Toronto 2015Speaker: Mary Anne Shew

    January 16, 2016 — For all of its simplicity, WordPress requires many pieces to come together to end up with a functioning, complete web site. This talk will take attendees through a visual roadmap that acts like the photo on a puzzle box to help you pull it all together. We will review a series of diagrams of the environment in which WP is installed as well as visual guides to find the right place inside WP to make the changes you need.

    Many people who use or want to use WordPress are not web site developers. To beginners, the WP environment gives little hint about which option to pick to make a change on their site: Dashboard? Theme? Plugin? CSS? Hosting Control Panel? mySQL? Etc.

    Even with 13 years of experience behind me in creating web sites, it took significant effort for me to learn WP and be able to handle its challenges and surprises.

    This presentation gives participants a road map (available nowhere else that I can find) that helps them figure out what to change and where to make the change when their site needs something updated. Then they can either do it themselves or find someone to help.

    Learning Outcomes:

    – Get the big picture of how all the major pieces come together to create a WP-run site: hosting, WP, themes, plugins, CSS, HTML, etc.
    – Know where to look to find the correct place to change the desired characteristic of the web site.
    – Conference participants will have online access to download the slides and a cheatsheet for navigating the various tools supporting their WP web site.
    – NOTE: This presentation will NOT go into detail about how to choose the options available in each supporting function. It’s meant to help people at least find the right place to make the change because they’ll have a good idea of the keywords to use in a search.

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  • Roberto Miralles y Mercedes Romero: Emprender con WordPress

    Roberto Miralles y Mercedes Romero: Emprender con WordPress

    WordCamp Cantabria 2015Speakers: Roberto Miralles, Mercedes Romero

    December 23, 2015 — Emprender con WordPress – Roberto Miralles y Mercedes Romero –

  • Nikolay Bachiyski: Learning for WordPress Developers

    Nikolay Bachiyski: Learning for WordPress Developers

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: Nikolay Bachiyski

    December 13, 2015 — When asked, 100% of the developers asked respond that they are lifelong learners. Yet, a life is short while projects are long.
    We see ourselves struggle with the overwhelming amount of new concepts, technologies, languages, frameworks, and tools. In addition to that WordPress development can be an island and requires extra effort learning something new.
    In this talk we will see how few qualities can help us better structure and navigate our learning efforts.