Tag Archives: ‘WordCamp’

WordPress Community Interview With Marco Andrei Kichalowsky, Rodrigo Donini, Gustavo Tagliassuchi and Eduardo Pittol

When I first contacted Marco Andre about doing an interview, he stated that he would like to have some of the other organizers sit in and take part in the interview.

I did not realize how lucky I would get to interview the group while they were preparing for their Meetup.

Marco Andrei, Rodrigo, Gustavo and Eduardo were part of the ograinzing team for WordCamp Porto Alegre 2017, which was held on May 6th of this year. WordCamp Porto Alegre has been held three times in the past few years and this group hopes to make this an annual event.

We talk about their involvement in the WordPress Community, as well as being involved in other tech related groups in their area.

In preparation for their evening WordPress Porto Alegre Meetup, Marco Andrei, Rodrigo,  Gustavo and Eduardo had prepared a cake and cupcakes to celebrate the 14th anniversary of WordPress. Here is a short video of that event.

Here is the interview….

WordPress Community Interview With Dustin Hartzler

Dustin Hartzler is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic and lives in the western Ohio area with his wife and two small children.

Dustin has been a Happiness Engineer since 2013. He is currently with the Woo Commerce Team where he enjoys helping people debug and troubleshoot their Woo Commerce issues. He finds it challenging because of all of the different variables that come into play, hosting, themes, plugins, etc.

He is also the creator of the podcast Your Website Engineer, which has over 330 weekly episodes.

We talk about WordCamps, the WordPress Community and his experiences working with the Woo Commerce Team.

Dustin reminds us to check out the “Work With Us” page on the Automattic.com website

WordPress Community Interview With Francesca Marano

Francesca Marano is a WordPress professional, community junkie, author, educator. She enjoys speaking/attending WordCamps and Meetups.

She is the founder of the website C+B, a blog for Italian female creative entrepreneurs, with an editorial staff of more than 50 professionals offering advice to women who work on their own. The website has 40,000 readers.

Francesca is a Deputy with the Community Team and helps mentor people in their efforts to organize WordCamps and Meetups.

She is also one of the organizers of WordCamp Torino and is active in the WordPress Torino Meetup group.

There is some lag between the audio and video. I tried to fix it but I was just making it worse.

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WordPress Community Interview With Sanjeev Mishra

I happened to run across a blog article titled 25 Things I Learnt as an Organizer of a WordCamp. It was written by Sanjeev Mishra and was about his experience organizing WordCamp Nasik 2016.

He is the founder of WebFanzine Media which is the parent company of the largest WordPress carousel portal named SliderVilla and most popular documentation plugin named Documentor. He is also the founder of PurposeThemes, the largest multi-author WordPress theme review portal with 2,000+ premium and free themes. He is active in several WordPress Meetup groups.

We talk about WordCamps that are organized in India and the WordPress Community. We discussed Tier II, III and IV cities that refers not only to the size of a city but also the available technology and professionals in the area.

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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.

For more great videos go to WordPress TV.

WordPress Community Interview With Adam Silver and Kyle Maurer

If you were looking for an example of a close friendship that was created from being involved in the WordPress Community, look no further.

Adam Silver resides near Los Angeles, California. He is the creator of the KitchensinkWP podcast, a semi-retired professional photographer….. husband (18 years) and father of 3 kids. Adam was the lead organizer for WordCamp Los Angeles 2016.

Kyle Maurer resides in Jackson, Michigan with his wife, Ashley and is a co-fonder of Real Big Marketing. The firm uses WordPress to solve complicated issues for clients. He is the host of the WP Roundtable hangout. Kyle was the lead organizer for WordCamp Ann Arbor 2016.

The two met at WordCamp Dayton 2015 and the rest, as they say, is history. They have combined their talents and have given joint presentations which were very unique. A Rap Battle, a Political Debate and most recently a Super Hero versus a Villain, all being delivered in a humorous manner but still teaching lessons about various aspects of WordPress.

WordPress Community Interview Series with Cemal Tashan

Cemal Tashan is an Electronic Engineer, a photographer, a pilot and a WordPress enthusiast. He has spoken many times about designing websites for senior citizens. He has written three books about photography.

Cemal recently visited his native Turkey and states that there is a very active WordPress Community

He is active in the Orange County WordPress Meetup group and volunteered at the recent WordCamp Orange County.

 

WordPress Community Interviews – Adam Warner & Shelby Elliott

The following interviews are the final two that I was able to record at WordCamp Northeast Ohio. I’m not sure what WordCamp I will attend next but I have several Skype interviews lined up. My idea for the video interviews is NOT to have featured news but to have a varied selection of guest from several different areas of the WordPress Community

Adam Warner

Adam is a member of the SiteLock Team. He likes to say that “My job title is WordPress Evangelist and it’s one that explains not only my core values and my personality, but also my role in contributing to the WordPress project as a whole.”

Shelby Elliott

Shelby is the owner of Corner Market Media where she likes to help people solve their web design and marketing issues. She is a member of the WordCamp Columbus Team.

Next video post: THINK GLOBAL!

Spotlight: WordCamp Miami 2016

WordCamp Miami helped kick off the 2016 WordCamp season with sunny skies and great presentations on how to take your WordPress site to the next level. You can see all the WordCamp Miami sessions here, but below are a few that stood out for us.

Rachel Carden: Tools and Techniques for Evaluating Accessibility

When your website is accessible, all users can access your content no matter their abilities. Visually-impaired users can visit your website using a screen reader. Those who can’t use the mouse can navigate your site using a keyboard or other input device. Some accessibility features might also improve your SEO. When your site is inaccessible, research shows you could be excluding up to 20 percent of your users. This talk for all skill levels will review tools and techniques you can use to test and improve your site’s accessibility.

Presentation Slides

 

Kids WordPress Panel Discussion

Kids talking about WordPress and blogging at WordCamp Miami 2016.

 

 

WordPress Community Interviews – Michael Wiginton & Chris Lema

Several weeks ago the WordPress TV team members kicked around the idea of interviewing people in the WordPress Community. Several different ideas were discussed such as recording methods, length of the interviews, types of questions, etc. As far as “who” to interview, it was decided that anybody who could stand to talk to us for 5 to 10 minutes would be a suitable candidate.

Michael Wiginton

Michael has been with the WPTV team for over 4 years. I wanted Michael to be the first interviewee because he has been a tremendous help to me since I began my involvement with WPTV. Michael also volunteers with WordCamp Atlanta.

Chris Lema

Chris Lema certainly needs no introduction. I met him for the first time last weekend at WordCamp Northeast Ohio, where we were able find a quiet corner and talk for a few minutes.