March 16, 2017 — Working from home is more common than ever, especially for those of us helping to build a better web with WordPress. But working from home comes with unique challenges that aren’t found in a typical in-office setting.
In this session, Adam will share his personal experiences working remotely for the past 5 years and how, through trial and error, he’s learned how to avoid the most common pitfalls and create a work/life balance. Spoiler alert: there are also two toddlers in this mix!
Whether you’ve been yearning to break out of cubicle life or currently working from a home office, you’re sure to find some tips and tricks that will help you be productive and most of all happy with the “work from home” lifestyle.
August 2, 2016 — SMS service demo.
July 4, 2016 — Have you ever wanted to run your own agency? Ever looked around your office and thought, “I could do this better than these guys!”? Ever yearned for more influence and flexibility in your day job? I’m going to tell you how my friends and I started our own WordPress development shop, carved out our niche, and built a successful 10-person firm with clients like the Pathfinder International, the Center for Food Safety, and the Endangered Species Coalition.
July 3, 2016 — How to grow a virtual company with dozens of remote employees and freelancers. The talk will focus on hiring opportunities, delegating activities, identifying key roles for a company and finding the right talent. Once the team is sorted out, we’ll cover project management strategies and tricks, online collaboration (both for code and infrastructure, project management and communication), employee retention, and other key challenges that remote teams struggle with.
June 29, 2016 — Meet the leaders of some of the leading WordPress-centric consulting agencies worldwide, as they are interviewed by Brian Krogsgard on what it takes to cultivate a happy team, with discussion topics ranging from remote work, salary, management feedback, and personal growth.
May 16, 2016 — A location independent life has combined my passion for travel and inspired my work. I’d like to share my lessons learned as a Digital Nomad, working remotely as a freelancer for clients. How I stay motivated, find community, and how you can live a location-independent lifestyle as well.
April 12, 2016 — In January 2015 I landed a dream job that allowed me to work from anywhere in the world. This talk is an honest take on remote work and explores the best and the worst about location independence. It provides useful insights and tips on how to go about organising your work when there are no limitations on work hours and places to work from.
April 7, 2016 — Testing activities are effective only under strict circumstances. When I started my adventure at Automattic, the welcome message was: “Welcome to the chaos.” This presentation narrates the journey we had to conduct to implement strict growth methodologies in a distributed environment.
January 20, 2016 — This session from the WP Valet team will focus on the differences supportling a lot of high traffic clients and working as a remote team.