November 4, 2019 — The idea of a single long-lasting career is fast becoming a thing of the past and, according to Dell’s report, 85% of jobs in the year 2030 haven’t been invented yet. WordPress disrupted the publishing industry in 2003, and with Gutenberg is at the forefront of innovation, but what skills are needed for WordPressers to survive the 21st-century career? Nevena will focus on results from world-renowned surveys conducted globally and a survey conducted in the WordPress community. She will attempt to answer questions about ‘renaissance jobs’ we find ourselves in and how to attract new talent through WordPress education.
January 24, 2018 — 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 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.
October 13, 2017 — Dans un monde où des “experts” de WordPress sont disponibles sur Fiverr pour 5$, y a-t-il de l’argent à faire avec WordPress ? Avoir les compétences est une chose n’est pas suffisant. Est-ce possible, dans l’économie globale dans laquelle nous vivons, de les vendre à un prix plus élevé que la concurence ? La réponse est: oui. Cette présentation vous montrera comment.
January 16, 2016 — Think only coders can make a living using WordPress? Think again! There are a surprising number of ways to make a career using WordPress without knowing a single line of code. This presentation will tackle some of the barriers that discourage beginners from using WordPress professionally, like a lack of technical skill and feeling like an impostor.
Shed the fear and discover different career options and simple WordPress tips while learning to leverage your unique skill set for the tech industry.
– Participants will be encouraged to use WordPress professionally.
– Participants will be inspired to keep learning and pursue tech.
– They will be able to market their skills for the tech industry.
– They will have resources on how to learn to code and how to build up their knowledge and experience.
October 7, 2015 — You read through WordPress for Dummies and thought, “I ain’t no dummy! I can do this!” Only to find out – you really didn’t LIKE messing with PHP files and you broke more than you built. But you love WordPress and really want to make a living leveraging your skills within the WordPress economy and/or community. Well, there’s definitely more to building a career in WordPress than stylesheets, hooks, and loops. From part time bloggers to full time CEO’s, WordPress offers a diverse array of options for the budding or seasoned professional. In this session we will explore different professional skill sets that are utilized by freelancers, small agencies and large WordPress companies. With an emphasis on investing in the community at large, we will cover how to network your way to the top! (Or, at least …. how to grow your career in WordPress!) This will be an informative discussion and I will open the floor for questions/comments at the end.
October 3, 2015 — Today, are you a WordPress designer, developer, marketer, user?
What about tomorrow?
Available technology and visitor demands are raising expectations for sites. Collaboration can help us tap into specialized knowledge to get our projects done more quickly, with better results. Understanding your role and the roles of others can make you a great collaborator, can help you find resources, and can show you a path to grow in the WordPress community.
Come learn about the World of WordPress and meet your neighbors from many lands each with specialized languages, cultures and funny customs. Find a role, find a collaborator, find your place in The World of WordPress.
August 3, 2015 — In this talk, we look at the parallels between being a musician, and being a developer. I’ll share my story of how I transitioned from music to development, and how the skills I learned from being a musician helped me succeed in the development world.
November 11, 2014 — This presentation will focus on how to write effectively for any audience. This will be a back to basics interactive session that will make even the most technical subjects understandable to readers outside the specialty.
November 3, 2014 — During a decade spent as a professional musician, Helen discovered web development and then WordPress, and made a primary career switch. While on the surface they sound incongruous, Helen believes that skills she learned and honed as a classical pianist have translated directly to becoming a leader in open source software development. Join Helen as she takes a look at those skills and celebrate alternative paths into WordPress.