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WordCamp Video Highlight 2016/12/23

This week we feature two videos that highlight marketing techniques.

Sarah Moore: Social Media Marketing with Video in 2016

WordCamp Sunshine Coast 2016 was held at the Innovation Centre at Sippy Downs in Queensland Australia on May 7th and 8th of this year.

In this presentation Sarah looks at the current social media marketing trend (which is here to stay) – video marketing (included throughout the presentation are statistics and case studies).

Slides for her presentation can be found HERE.

Erik Bernskiöld: Content Marketing Done Right For Everybody

WordCamp Stockholm 2016 was held at the Waterfront Congress Centre in Stockholm, Sweden on November 22nd and 23rd.

In today’s world, it is all about content marketing. Doing it right means thinking about a lot of different things. 

Slides for his presentation can be found HERE.

Now for a bonus video!

WordCamp Sunshine Coast Testimonials

Troy Dean of Melbourne Australia likes to record testimonial videos while he attends WordCamps. Troy spent some time at WordCamp Sunshine Coast 2016 talking with people and getting their thoughts about WordCamps.

Thanks Troy! I appreciate your hard work.

 

 

WordPress Community Interview With Miguel Useche

Miguel Useche lives near San Cristóbal, Venezuela. He is a developer at webdibs, a professor at the Universidad del Táchira, and an open source advocate.  Miguel is also a Playstation 3 and PC gamer, Linux user, skateboarder and blogger.

https://skatox.com/blog/2016/11/01/30-cosas-aprendi-la-decada-de-los-20/

We were supposed to do a quick Skype interview during the Global WordPress Translation Day 2 on November 12th but my schedule changed and we were unable chat.

Miguel is one of the organizers of the WordPress Meetup Group in San Cristóbal. There are over 130 members which meets monthly.

For more WordPress Community interviews, click HERE.

WordPress Community Interview With Anil Gupta

First, I would like to thanks Nirmal Desai who introduced me to Anil and helped arrange this interview. Nirmal is one of the WordPress TV Team members

Anil Gupta is a developer and resides in Ahmedabad, India. Anil and Aslam Multani started a company called Multidots in a rented apartment, two old computers, bad internet service and turned it into a company that now employs over 100 people worldwide and delivers professional web and mobile solutions.

Anil has a great philosophy towards the company, clients and crew (employees). You can read about the company and their relationship ideas in a Linkedin post that Anil posted HERE.

At Multidots we have this engine which shows how these three “C” (Company, Clients and Crew) are connected and responsible. There are three entity in the business – Company, Clients, Crew (Employee)! We really need to align them well. It would not only help company to grow and get better success but would help client and employee to achieve their goals and satisfaction.

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Anil and his partner encourage employees to become involved in WordPress and to give back to the community. Chetan is one of the  team members that contributed for the recent release of WordPress 4.7, Chirag Patel is a Polyglots Team Editor and took part in the Global WordPress Translation Day 2 and as I had mentioned before, Nirmal Desai is an active member of the WordPress TV Team.

For more WordPress Community Interviews click HERE.

 

WordCamp Video Highlight 2016/12/09

As a WordPress user (maybe you can read that as an intermediate beginner), a lot of the content on WordPress TV is very interesting to me: SEO, REST API, blogging, themes, plugins, etc. Now, implementing what I watch in the videos is another issue best not discussed here.

These two videos come from WordCamp Milano 2016 which was held on October 22nd.

Torsten Landsiedel: The Child-Theme-Dilemma

In his presentation, Torsten talks about the reasons users should use child themes to make customizations to their sites.

A talk for people who don’t want to be beginner any longer and need to be intermediates. 

Slides for his presentation can be seen HERE.

Bernhard Kau: Child Plugins

Wait…..whaaaat? Child Plugins? That is correct! Bernard discusses the concept of a “child” plugin to make modifications without making changes to the original code.

In this session I would like to present some of there techniques and talk about the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.

Slides for his presentation can be found HERE.

For more great videos go to WordPress TV.

WordPress Community Interview With Katarzyna Janoska

Katarzyna Janoska resides in Łódź, Poland and is a front end developer as part of the distributed team at OnTheGoSystems.

She recently spoke at WordCamp Gdynia 2016 about working remotely and the pros and cons contained therein. She stated that she has a habit of not knowing when to stop working and take a break. Katarzyna (or Kasia) said that she received a lot of comments and suggestions from her audience after her presentation. You can see her presentation HERE.

We talk about WordPress Community in Poland and WordUps in Poland.

 

WordPress Community Interview With Blessing Mpofu and James van der Hoven

I am publishing two interviews this week because, well, basically I screwed up. I have been randomly choosing people to contact after looking at recent WordCamp sites. I was looking at the WordCamp Cape Town 2016 website and I just happened to contact Blessing and James within a few hours of each other. They both replied that they would be happy to chat.

Blessing Mpofu

Blessing works as a Team Director and Digital Media Manager. He also blogs about inspiration and leadership at blessing.im. On his blog About page, Blessing states the following – “You haven’t led until you lead people who, in a sense, don’t really have to follow you, but do so by choice”.

Blessing is also working toward his degree in Theology.

You may notice a slightly different format to the video. Blessing wanted to use a video conferencing service called Zoom. It worked great! It looks like each person on the “call” can record their own video. There are some other nice options as well.

James van der Hoven

James is the owner of Vane Digital and gave a talk at WordCamp Cape Town 2016 titled “Integrating OroCRM into WooCommerce”. He leads a team who are “capable of implementing the best performing ecommerce solutions for our clients and to ensure the smooth integration and automation of their business processes“.

More videos from WordCamp Cape Town 2016 can be seen here.

 

WordPress Community Interview Series – Global WordPress Translation Day 2

It was a stupid idea. Contact several groups who were involved in the Global WordPress Translation Day 2, record Skype video calls and splice them all together. Stupid.

But the more I thought about it, the more I began to like the idea. Finally after a week or two of thinking it over I contacted Petya Raykovska of the Polyglots Team and asked if she had any issues with the idea. She was actually excited about it and gave me her blessing.

I began to collect information from the Polyglots Team page on make.wordpress.org. After I had randomly picked 25 teams, I contacted them and asked if they would be interested in doing a quick Skype video call , which would be eventually published on WordPress.TV.

I created a list of the teams that I had contacted and also had maps that I marked up to show the contacts, cities and timezones.

The translation event started at 00:00 UTC on Saturday, November 12th. For me, that converted to Friday evening at 7:00 PM EST. I started my first interview at 10:00 PM EST and recorded the last one at 8:30 AM EST. I was able to connect with 16 teams or individuals. This was short of the 25 I had contacted but confusion on my part about time zones led to a few being missed.

I got to talk with some great people and actually was able to spend some time chatting with 2 people who are on the WPTV Team, Pascal Casier and Olegs Belousovs.

I split the interviews into 2 parts which are a about 50 minutes in length.

I want to thank everybody that I was able to talk with Friday night and Saturday morning. AND I need to apologize to the teams that I was not able to connect with during this fantastic event!

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

For more interviews on WordPress TV click HERE.