Tag Archives: ‘community’

WordPress Community Interview With Tsetan Dolkar

Tsetan Dolkar lives in Dharamshala, India which is located in northwestern India. Dharamshala is about 500 kilometers north of New Delhi. She got interested in technology while in school and spent all of her pocket money in internet cafes learning about the internet.

Tibetan I Tech

Tibetan I Tech

She founded Tibetan I Tech in May 2013 and it is the only female ran Tibetan IT services in India which offers uniquely secure IT services. They were the first Tibetan IT services firm that specialized in providing secure quality web & mobile app development and graphic design services for our clients worldwide.

Tsetan enjoys helping locals solve their WordPress problems and also spend time on the WordPress India Facebook Group page.

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WordCamp Video Highlight 2017/01/13

In the past year WordPress Meetup Groups have grown to 374 groups in 58 countries (this is up from 38 countries in 2015).

If you are interested in starting a WordPress Meetup in your area, you can find guidelines HERE on the Community page.

The videos featured today are from WordCamps held in 2016 – Denpasar and Europe. Both videos discuss how to organize and experience continued growth in a Meetup group.

Mayo Moriyama: Organizing a Meetup in Your City

Attending and organizing local Meetups is a great and enjoyable way to learn a lot of things!

 

Dee Teal: Keys to Growing and Developing your WordPress Meetup

Once you’ve started a WordPress Meetup the early rush of having people show up and participate is great, but once you’ve started, how do you keep building momentum?

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WordPress Community Interview With Jeff Chandler and Marcus Couch

Jeff Chandler and Marcus Couch host the WordPress Weekly podcast, which covers all things WordPress. They also interview a variety people who make up the WordPress Community.

Marcus Couch has been a WordPress developer for more than 12 years. Besides being the co-host of WordPress Weekly, he is the cohost of the WordPress Plugins A-Z Podcast with John Overall. Marcus also helps people plan, develop and implement membership sites at Membership Site Coach.

Jeff Chandler launched WordPress Weekly in January of 2008. In that initial episode, Jeff talked about the release of WordPress 2.3.2 and running WordPress locally. He resides in Ohio and has been writing about WordPress since 2007 at the WPTavern. When he attends WordCamps, Jeff can mostly be found taking part in the Hallway Track.

We had a great time talking WordCamps and the WordPress Community.

I do need to apologize to Jeff and Marcus. This is the first time that I had two guest being interviewed. There are times where you can see that Marcus and Jeff’s face are blocked. I did not realize this happened until I was processing the video.

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.

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WordCamp Video Highlight 2016/11/11

Before we get started on this week’s videos, we want to call attention to the Polyglots Team translation efforts on November 12th. Global WordPress Translation Day 2 is a 24 hour event dedicated to translating WordPress and making it available to more people around the world.

This week we again feature two videos from two different WordCamps.

Pippin Williamson and Caleb Burks: eCommerce Town Hall

From WordCamp Denver, Pippin and Caleb discuss eCommerce in a Town Hall setting.

Building a WordPress site is one thing – turning that site into a revenue-generating machine is another.

Ivana Ćirković: How I Met Your WordPress

This video is from WordCamp Bucharest and features Ivana Ćirković talking about her WordPress journey. Ivana discusses her start as a blogger / website owner and goes through her experience of learning about WordPress, SEO and customer relations.

Talking about her experience with WordPress from the beginnings, Ivana wants to inspire others to be part of this growing community and share all the benefits WordPress has to offer.

Her slide presentation can be seen 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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WordPress Community Interview With Doc Pop

Doc Pop (not his real name) is a Jack of all trades, a musician, artist, dramatic yo-yoist, and video game designer-wizard. He does the weekly WordPress News Drop at Torque. These are one or two minute videos talking about news in the WordPress world. I had been watching these for several months and finally decided to take a chance and contacted Doc about doing this interview. I honestly don’t know why I worry about being refused. The response and positive feedback is amazing!

Doc talks about his work at Torque (which includes the Torque Toons), attending WordCamps and creating videos.

To say that I get pumped up when I do these interviews is an understatement. I always learn something new about this Community that we are involved in.

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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WordPress Community Interview Series with Josepha Haden

I am very grateful to have been able to interview Josepha Haden this past Friday. This actually happened quickly and we were able to schedule a chat in just two days.

Joespha is an Automattician who is able to contribute to several area of the WordPress Community. She blogs at Stars And The Moon where she writes about a variety of subjects including food and Pepper.

She comes from a long line of writers and was challenged at a young age to be a life long learner.

At WordCamp US 2015, Josepha gave a presentation titled Communities and The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense which was based on a book written by her grandmother, Susan Haden Elgin. There are some very interesting concepts about communication skills and patterns which make a difference on how other people perceive you.

As with the other interviews I have recorded, I learned something new while talking with Josepha. Besides that, she is one of those people who always has a smile on her face and a kind word.

 

WordPress Community Interviews With Matt Cromwell and Jeff Matson

This week I have interviews with two people who are big proponents of the WordPress Community. WordCamps, Meetups, hallway tracks, community and WordPress TV are discussed.

Matt Cromwell

Matt is the Head of Support and Community Outreach at WordImpress, who built the Give Donation Plugin. He also is plugin and theme developer.

Matt is married with four children and also dabbles in U.S. history, politics, religion and music.

Jeff Matson

Jeff is a Documentation Mercenary at Gravityforms. He contributes to the WordPress and BuddyPress projects and is the  creator of the notifybot plugin.

Next week: We learn about another group that hold events similar to WordCamps.