December 27, 2019 — Did you know that it is possible to create SaaS applications with WordPress? We will discuss some of the successfully created applications, and how to go about building one. We will cover what kinds of software makes sense to be a SaaS application instead of a standard plugin, and the kinds of built-in advantages WordPress add to the process. In addition, we will compare different options for provisioning new accounts and how to secure and scale your applications.
The WordPress plugin ecosystem numbers in the thousands, but there is still a comparatively small set of software for the WordPress platform that goes beyond plugins. We will cover what kinds of software makes sense to be a SaaS application instead of a standard plugin, and the kinds of built-in advantages WordPress add to the process. Using Laravel as an example, we’ll also discuss the basics of how to integrate your application as well as compare different options for security and monetization.
November 17, 2019 — What comes to your mind when you think about technical requirements for successful SaaS company? Should it be lean and easy-to-build, but ready for continuous improvement? Should it have wide opportunities for customization but still be reliable and stay under the control? Should it be powerful and scalable, but still really easy to manage? We’ll see how to build such kind of Software-as-a-Service application using WordPress Multisite, from scratch.
August 26, 2019 — Hazrul was the creator behind rezkii.com, a defunct woocommerce-as-a-service product. He feels WooCommerce is really painful for regular people to start a store and hosted platforms like Shopify are taking a lot from Woo’s pie. But have the industry caught up?
This presentation is a comparison of Managed WooCommerce Hosting (Pantheon, Nestify) and WooCommerce-as-a-service solutions (Woocart). It describes similarities and differences, and what it means to the non-techies who wish to use WooCommerce as their tech stack for their e-Commerce business.
And he will also make a comparison between Woocart vs Shopify vs Ecwid and discuss the similarities and differences of each platform.
Is Woocart the answer? Will Woocommerce ever go towards Woo-as-a-service? Perhaps there’ll be more questions than answers. Find out in this talk.
March 27, 2019 — What comes to your mind when you think about technical requirements for successful SaaS company? Should it be lean and easy-to-build, but ready for continuous improvement? Should it have wide opportunities for customization but still be reliable and stay under the control? Should it be powerful and scalable, but still really easy to manage? We’ll see how to build such kind of Software-as-a-Service application using WordPress Multisite, from scratch.
February 19, 2018 — This talk is aimed at anyone who is considering developing a digital product or SaaS, but will also be relevant to anyone wanting to learn more about marketing.
There is much information available on the internet about how to market a digital product, but a lot of it is terrifying to the average developer, involving techniques that can make your skin crawl just thinking about them. “Reaching out” and “going viral” may sound good in theory, but are near impossible to put into practice for anyone other than the most outgoing extroverts.
This talk will give you some “polite marketing methods” that are easy to put into practice and achieve results without having to undergo a full personality change.
November 12, 2017 — WordPress has grown in more ways than we could have ever imagined, but what does the future hold? In his talk, Noel will make predictions about how our industry will change in 2018 and what it means for you and your business. From freelancers, agencies to product companies, there’s a lot going on you need to be aware of so that you can best plan for the upcoming year.
November 11, 2017 — Have a great idea for an app? Did you know that WordPress and it’s ecosystem can help you rapidly develop a prototype or even a production system? See how we’ve leveraged WordPress to create a successful SaaS business and get tips on how to get your own project started.
October 3, 2017 — You always start with the best of intentions. The parent/starter theme you begin your custom site with has a beautifully laid out style.css file. You do your best to keep everything organized and logical, but in the throes of deadlines and CSS frustrations things get ugly. Maybe you’ve heard of Sass and don’t know how to begin. Maybe you’ve used Sass and aren’t quite seeing the light yet. We’ll go over how to begin with Sass and how to use the Inverted Triangle way of organizing Sass to help you keep your sanity throughout the entire project.
October 2, 2017 — I would like to share what I’ve learned bringing a Japanese business into the US market from a conversation starting with, Hello.
My belief is that your best opportunity is one step out of your comfort zone and that business should feel like a conversation. Whether you are creating SaaS products for end users, building B2B relationships or moving into new markets. Anything is possible by putting the conversation first.