‘Powers’ Videos

  • Michelle Ames: Use Your WordPress Powers for Good

    WordCamp Boston 2018Speaker: Michelle Ames

    December 13, 2018 — WordPress powers almost a third of the internet, making it not only powerful, but as an open source project, WordPress is a tremendous gift to all of us. So what do you do with an amazing gift like this?

    Make a living from it.
    Have fun with it.
    Give back.
    Pay it forward.
    All of the above!
    I make a living with WordPress, but I’m also what you might call a “serial volunteer.”

    In the years that I’ve created a career with WordPress, I have also set aside time to help others through:

    Mentoring
    Organizing Meetups
    Organizing Hackathons
    WordCamp organizing and speaking
    Creating WordPress classes and clinics
    Setting up WordPress coworking days
    Creating free and discounted non-profit websites
    and more!
    There’s a side effect to giving and giving back with WordPress: I’ve found that the more I give…the more I’ve gained: friendships, clients, jobs, and the warm feeling that only comes from sharing good things.