WordCamp

WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/01/06

With the announcement from WordCamp Central about the Incubator Program in February of 2016 and then three locations being chosen for the program, I thought featuring videos from WordCamp Harare and WordCamp Denpasar would highlight the progress that these Communities have made.

Sizo Sinyolo: When Time Says No, WordPress Says Yes

Talk about pressure! Sizo was tasked with creating an E-commerce WordPress site and didn’t know anything about WordPress!

“I had never used WordPress until pressure mounted on me as an internship student , the company wanted the website up and running within a week.” 

Presentation Slides can be seen HERE.

 

Wibowo Sulistio: Leveling up through Pro Bono dev work

“Pro bono work is fun and rewarding. It is also a great way to level up your WordPress prowess and reputation, either as a freelance developer or as part of a digital agency. When you give back to society, you receive back as much, if not more.”

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WordPress Community Interview With Thabo Tswana

You might call this post a Special Edition for the WordPress Community Interview Series. I felt the need to get this interview published quickly because of the message Thabo has for the Community.

Thabo Tswana is a web designer living in Harare, Zimbabwe. He states that “He has a hunger to constantly grow and evolve as a designer. He has a genuine passion for programming, technology and website security”.

Thabo was the lead organizer for WordCamp Harare, which was one of the three WordCamps chosen to take part in the WordCamp Incubator Program. The other two WordCamps took place in Denpasar, Indonesia and Medellín, Colombia.

The incubator program was unveiled in February of this year and the three locations were announced in May.

Hugh Lashbrooke, Andrea Middleton, Rocio Valdivia (among others) mentored Thabo and his team throughout the time leading up to WordCamp.

The team was encouraged to start a local WordPress Meetup group and hold regular meetings. They were tasked with finding a venue, setting a date, recruiting speakers, and spreading the word about the upcoming WordCamp.

The goal for the incubator events was to organize an easily reproducible, one-day, one-track event with about 50-75 attendees.

This interview is a bit longer than normal but it is well worth it!

WordCamp Video Highlight 2016/10/28

Troy Dean from Melbourne, Australia submitted this 5 minute video that was shot during WordCamp Sydney 2016. Over 250 people attended the two day event. The video crew asked a series of questions to WordCamp attendees, speakers and volunteers. I recently tried to do a testimonial video at a recent WordCamp but my work pales in comparison to this video. Fantastic video folks!

This presentation by Felix Arntz was given at WordCamp Antwerp 2016 and covers Multisite and Multinetwork WordPress installations. Felix gives an introduction, then talks about the benefits of using multisite and then covers developer guidelines.

Slides for the presentation can be found HERE.

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WordCamp Video Highlight 2016/10/14

This week we feature videos from WordCamp Moscow 2016 and WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016.

Дмитрий Майоров: Как опубликовать свою тему в директорию WordPress

From WordCamp Moscow, Dmitry Mayorov talks about his experience of submitting a theme to the Theme Review Team. He discusses avoiding simple mistakes and what can be done to accelerate the process.

You can see his slides presentation here.

Kevin Hoffman: Demystifying Responsive Images in WordPress

In this video from WordCamp Pittsburgh, Kevin Hoffman talks about the demystifying responsive images and striking a proper balance between performance & quality.

You can see his slide presentation here.

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WordPress Community Interview With Varvara Lyalyagina

Varvara Lyalyagina is a WordPress user who resides in St. Petersburg, Russia. She attended her first WordCamp in Moscow with the intent of finding someone to help her with a website. She found that help and so much more. Varvara decided to apply to speak at WordCamp Moscow 2016. You can see her presentation here.

She specializes in helping people setup their blog or websites.

It is easy to see how excited Varvara is about being involved in WordPress. She talks about her first experience of meeting people at a WordCamp and how she is involved in the WordPress Community in St. Petersburg. Varvara said that the local community is in the early planning stages of having a WordCamp in that city.

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WordCamp Video Highlight 2016/09/26

This week we have two videos from two WordCamps. One for beginners and one for developers.

First up is Jerett Farmer and his presentation at WordCamp Los Angeles 2016 titled WordPress By A Dummy.

Jerett has some help from a special friend and the audience as he helps new users prepare for their first website.

“This presentation would be great for brand new or newish users who wants a brief over view of getting a secure and easy to administer site up with as little trouble as possible.”

 

Next, from WordCamp Pittsburgh 2016 is Josh Pollock with The WordPress API and the Evolution of WordPress.

Josh talks about the possibilities of using the REST API to deliver better experiences and break expectations to users.

“In this talk, I will cover many of the possibilities for using WordPress in new and exciting ways as well as to improve how we build the most common elements of a WordPress site.”

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The Humanity Of WordPress – Rich Robinkoff

Rich Robinkoff “nails it” during his presentation titled The Humanity of WordPress!

Rich gave this presentation at WordCamp Columbus on August 27th and again at WordCamp Pittsburgh on September 17th. I was lucky enough to be in attendance in Pittsburgh.

He talks about human interactions and the fact that people may not realize the impact they might have on somebodies life in just a short conversation. Rich gives several examples of the relationships that can be built and the giving nature of the WordPress Community.

Please watch until the end as Rich talks about the contributions to the WordPress Community by #WPMOM.

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Sell All the Things – Patrick Rauland

With the power of open-source you can do just about anything with your WordPress site which means you can sell just about anything. In this talk from WordCamp Albuquerque 2016, Patrick Rauland walks you through how you can sell all the things on your website.

Selling physical products, digital products, subscriptions, bookable products, configurable products, donations, etc are all possible with your WordPress site. This talk covers WordPress plugins, 3rd party services, and some best practices for building an e-commerce site.

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Setting Up Shop (E-Commerce) – Derek Schmidt

From the stage of WordCamp Asheville 2016 Derek Schmidt takes you through a demonstration on how you can setup an e-commerce website using WordPress and WooCommerce. This talk also goes on to cover setting up various products and product types, setting up taxes, payment gateways and shipping rates. Derek also shares how you can connect to your customers and keep driving them back to your website for more conversions.

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How to Get 100 Content Ideas in an Hour: Nicole Kohler

If there’s one thing worse than writer’s block, it’s running out of ideas for your blog or business — or not having any to begin with. Luckily, the internet has made getting inspired an easy task, not to mention an incredibly quick one. In this talk, Nicole shares tips, tools, and content “lifehacks” you can use to generate 100 (or more!) content ideas in less time than it takes to settle on a new theme. Filmed at WordCamp Boston 2016

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