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.
September 28, 2017 — Mike, Jon, and Noel will be having an AMA session together. The audience and facilitator will be asking questions on their expertise, which may include their involvement in the WordPress communities, running a SaaS product using WordPress, WordPress hosting trend, and more.
マイク、ジョン、ノエルの3人が「AMA（Ask Me Anything）」スタイルであらゆる疑問に答えるセッション。客席やセッションモデレーターが彼らの専門分野についての質問を投げかけます。WordPress コミュニティへの参加、WordPress を使った SaaS プロダクトの運用、WordPress ホスティングの最新トレンドなどについて、聞きたいことがある方はぜひ用意してきてください。
November 11, 2016 — “Building SaaS With WordPress” will cover the process of building a WordPress Software as a Service product. We will discuss the power of WordPress Multisite, existing solutions for leveraging the membership capabilities of a network, handling payments and creating a viable business on top of WordPress. The session will target developers and business owners interested in building a SaaS on top of WordPress.
October 28, 2016 — Pulling from my experiences developing leenk.me and iThemes Sync, I will discuss the most important aspects of integrating a SAAS app with WordPress. We will cover the basic ways of communicating data to and from WordPress, including creating a basic REST API in WordPress and using the WP-API. I will also briefly discuss the benefits of using WordPress as your SAAS framework.
August 2, 2016 — This one’s for everybody! In this talk, we’ll cover the organizational and technical benefits of running a multi-network, multi-site WordPress as the primary CMS at Boston University. We’ll highlight specific strategies, including organizational policies, development workflows, and team structure that allow us to serve over a million users per month. We’re here to help dispel the notion that a centralized approach to WordPress can’t successfully be implemented in Higher Ed.