‘Open source’ Videos

  • Ryan King: Building a Community of Learners - Using Open-Source Software to Develop a Docent Training Hub

    Ryan King: Building a Community of Learners – Using Open-Source Software to Develop a Docent Training Hub

    WordCamp Baltimore 2016Speaker: Ryan King

    November 21, 2016 — Our goal: empower a diverse docent community to create their own training hub. Powered by open-source software and an ambitious docent corps, we wondered how to provide a space for docents to self-moderate and share responsibility while adhering to an institution’s guidelines and oversight? A demonstration of the site will provide fodder for discussing the planning, revision, and maintenance workflows that evolved. Modules developed include plugins for the docent library, museum exhibitions, training materials, and roster. Participants will receive links to the custom built software we have released as open source on GitHub. Discussion will focus on lessons learned and how other institutions can incorporate open-source tools for their own training needs.

  • Jonathan Bossenger: The Ball Is In Your Court - How You Can Contribute To Open Source Projects.

    Jonathan Bossenger: The Ball Is In Your Court – How You Can Contribute To Open Source Projects.

    WordCamp Cape Town 2016Speaker: Jonathan Bossenger

    November 2, 2016 — More often than not the average WordPress user doesn’t understand the core principles behind the idea of open source software like WordPress. This often leads to misdirected frustration by users at what is seen as a lack of product support. The talk will look at the realities of an open source project and how you can get involved and help make a difference.

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  • Emanuel Blagonic: How WordPress Changed the Face of Croatian politics

    Emanuel Blagonic: How WordPress Changed the Face of Croatian politics

    WordCamp Belfast 2016Speaker: Emanuel Blagonic

    November 1, 2016 — The basic idea of WordPress was to redefine online publishing with allowing anyone to easily publish their articles. More than 10 years later, we used WordPress as an open source publishing platform to build a website for one of the largest cities in Croatia.

    I’ll tell you a story of how the city of Rijeka decided to go with open source software and how the people reacted to a fact that everything will be open sourced as well. One of the first large-scale “design in the open” projects in Croatia is defining standards for future web development. We’re discussing the web design process, sharing knowledge with the public and asking citizens to be a part of the redesign effort.

    By delivering designs, HTML and CSS, WordPress theme and documents like Content Strategy and Accessibility Guidelines – we’re redefining how the public website should look like. And with the help of WordPress, we’re promoting the power of publishing and transparency.

    Last but not least – I’ll tell you how the city of Rijeka helped us organise our first WordCamp Croatia in 2015 believing in the power of WordPress.

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  • Sheryle Gillihan: Is Building Your Business On Open Source and GPL Technology Right For You?

    Sheryle Gillihan: Is Building Your Business On Open Source and GPL Technology Right For You?

    WordCamp Dallas / Fort Worth 2016Speaker: Sheryle Gillihan

    October 29, 2016 — In kindergarten you were taught how to share. WordPress is built on the idea of sharing. It’s what makes our community strong and supportive. However, for many of us, this is our business, our livelihood, and so our opinion about the “proper use” of GPL sometimes taints how we code or interact with “the competition.” I’ll share some stories and thoughts that may challenge you point of view – in a good way.

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  • Aaron Campbell: Why Open Matters

    Aaron Campbell: Why Open Matters

    WordCamp Phoenix 2016Speaker: Aaron D. Campbell

    October 27, 2016 — WordPress is open-source and we keep hearing about the open web, but what does it mean? Why does it matter? If it’s so important, how can we help? Come find out why a concept that’s been written about for nearly a thousand years is so important to the modern web!

  • Takayuki Miyauchi: ワークフローとしてのオープンソース

    Takayuki Miyauchi: ワークフローとしてのオープンソース

    WordCamp Tokyo 2016Speaker: Takayuki Miyauchi

    October 27, 2016 — このセッションではオープンソースを課題を解決するためのワークフローと位置付けて、WordPressを仕事で活用するみなさんが日々直面する問題を、オープンソース的な手法がどのように解決していくかについて、様々なプロジェクトを事例にしながら紹介していきます。

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  • Ryo Kamata: 公務員を辞めた私がオープンソースを志向した理由

    Ryo Kamata: 公務員を辞めた私がオープンソースを志向した理由

    WordCamp Tokyo 2016Speaker: Ryo Kamata

    October 10, 2016 — 昨年度まで非常勤国家公務員として国立公園のレンジャーをしており、公園のパトロールや野生生物保護、施設管理などを担当していましたが、3月末で退職し、4月からフリーランスのエンジニアとして生計を立てるため活動しています。

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  • Ulrich Pogson: Realities of contributing to open source / オープンソースに貢献することの実際

    Ulrich Pogson: Realities of contributing to open source / オープンソースに貢献することの実際

    WordCamp Tokyo 2016Speaker: Ulrich Pogson

    September 19, 2016 — Ulrich will be sharing the successes and challenges that we face while contributing to an open source project. He will be talking from his experience of contributing to different areas in the WordPress project, from answering theme support questions to becoming a key theme reviewer.

    オープンソースプロジェクトに貢献する時に直面する成功、困難への挑戦についてお伝えします。WordPress プロジェクトのさまざまな分野にコントリビュートしてきた経験や、テーマサポートの質問に答えながらキーレビュアーになっていった経験からお話します。

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  • Joe Casabona: Keynote – Open Source and the WordPress Community

    Joe Casabona: Keynote – Open Source and the WordPress Community

    WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2016Speaker: Joe Casabona

    August 25, 2016 — How to Build a Table; How to Change a Car’s Oil; How Cook a Turkey; search for these and you will find countless of YouTube videos on each of these topics. People share their knowledge in hopes that it will be helpful to others. As a result, lots of people know how to build tables, change oil, and cook turkeys. But what if that information wasn’t shared? What if only one company made all of the tables and knew how to make tables? That’s kind of how software development is, unless that software is Open Source like WordPress.

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  • Zé Fontainhas: Community And Open Source Evangelism

    Zé Fontainhas: Community And Open Source Evangelism

    WordCamp Antwerp 2016Speaker: Zé Fontainhas

    August 20, 2016 — Zé Fontainhas is a long time WordPress contributor, WordCamp and meet up organiser and community leader. He’s been an active member of the global WordPress community for the last 10 years, helping contributors from all over the world translate the software in more than 140 languages. Zé is a true Polyglot and European and has spent the last few years working towards creating ties between the European communities.