‘Story’ Videos

  • Adam W. Warner: WordPress as a Catalyst for Any Passion: My Story, Your Story

    Adam W. Warner: WordPress as a Catalyst for Any Passion: My Story, Your Story

    WordCamp Pittsburgh 2018Speaker: Adam W Warner

    January 26, 2019 — Adam left college with a degree in Advertising Design and went straight to work on the factory floor making office furniture. It wasn’t the life he’d imagined but having been raised in a blue-collar family, he was taught that a strong work ethic would make you invaluable to “the company” and “they” would provide the financial security and stability needed to raise a family and enjoy life. In other words, this meant working in the same stark metal building for 30 years with 20-minute lunch breaks and two weeks vacation in the summer.

    In this session, Adam details how he discovered WordPress and the open source community, the many businesses that he’s started and failed at, and how he’s utilized these experiences to continually fuel his entrepreneurial spirit and create his own path to a work/life balance and how you can too.

    No matter what your passion, WordPress can be an integral tool to helping you achieve your dreams and success in your own business.

  • Ellen Bauer, Manuel Esposito: How To Find Work You Truly Love

    Ellen Bauer, Manuel Esposito: How To Find Work You Truly Love

    WordCamp Ogijima 2018Speakers: Ellen Bauer, Manuel Esposito

    July 17, 2018 — The story of Elmastudio – Ellen and Manuel will share the story of their career and lifestyle and lessons they have learned from their first start as freelancers to building a successful WordPress theme shop and blog.

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  • Mike Schroder: Growing in WordPress: One Story.

    Mike Schroder: Growing in WordPress: One Story.

    WordCamp Ogijima 2018Speaker: Mike Schroder

    July 17, 2018 — A combination of the story of my life, and story in WordPress from Blogger to Committer, and what’s next. Everyone’s experience matters.

    Everyone’s experience is different. Everyone can grow with the help of their friends. Let’s grow together

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  • Junko Nukaga: 離島でも生きられる-男木島図書館におけるWordPress活用事例

    Junko Nukaga: 離島でも生きられる-男木島図書館におけるWordPress活用事例

    WordCamp Ogijima 2018Speaker: Junko Nukaga

    July 17, 2018 — Ogijima, a island of 160 residents. Junko will share how she used WordPress to run and promote the activity of a private library in Ogijima.

    人口160人の島、男木島。そこで開館して2年半がたった男木島図書館。小さな島で私設図書館を作るため、運営していくためのWordPressの活用術をお伝えします。それは島の図書館だけではなく場所を選ばず何かを作りたい方への参考になるのではないかと思います。

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  • Jan Cavan Boulas : How WordPress Changed My Life

    Jan Cavan Boulas : How WordPress Changed My Life

    WordCamp Orange County 2018Speaker: Jan Cavan Boulas

    June 15, 2018 — The path one should take in life shouldn’t be the obvious one. Do not plan your career meticulously, but instead, take calculated risks that have bigger upside potential than the size of the downside risk. Most importantly, give back and put faith in relationships with people that have helped develop you.

    In this talk, I will be sharing with you my story on how I started out as a struggling young designer living in the Philippines, scouring the Web for jobs. I eventually found blogging in 2007 which opened up a multitude of new and exciting opportunities for me including a move to the USA.