Category: Events

Differentiate and spark your creativity - Roy Gattinella

Differentiate and spark your creativity – Roy Gattinella

I went to Roy Gattinella‘s session at the North Bay Designers hoping to get my creativity sparked (as the title of the event was “Spark your creativity”) and got much more out of it. Roy was hilarious: we, about 40 of us, laughed through most of his session. His background and ratings are impressive. The extra, unexpected lesson of the meetup was...

Lightning Talks: Blogger Basics (Bey, Haden, Hockley)

Talking to Robots by Josepha Hayden Official description: The most important first step to writing for the web is understanding that you will forever be writing to dual audiences. Join Josepha for a look at what to do, and not do, when it comes to optimizing your content for search engines. My notes: Writing for dual audiences Five in five...

Finding and Maintaining Your Blog’s Voice by Christine Harkin

Notes from  Christine Harkin‘s talk at WordCamp SF 2014 on “Finding and Maintaining Your Blog’s Voice” Official description: Finding your blog’s voice isn’t as simple being honest, honoring the audience’s interests, and crafting the best tone and structure for a story; except that maybe it is. Trace the evolution of my blogging voice through personal and professional blogs, group blogs,...

Artful Blogging by Kathy Cano-Murillo

Notes from  Kathy Cano-Murillo‘s talk at WordCamp SF 2014 on “Artful Blogging” Official description: In this session, Kathy Cano-Murillo, the Crafty Chica, will share how she took her knowledge and experience from being a newspaper features reporter and applied it to create her award-winning blog, CraftyChica.com. She’ll also share her comical-yet-insightful lessons learned, as well as her insider tips that...

Lightning Talks: Unscary Tech (Rennick, Rand-Hendriksen, Byrne)

Choosing the Right Theme by Andrea Rennick Official description: How to find a theme for your blog, where to look, what to look for and what kinds of themes are out there. My notes: What theme can I use if I want a blog? Anything for any purpose. Standard features. Themes are dressing up your content. Posts remain the same,...

Building your Brand with a Blog by Chris Lema

Notes from  Chris Lema‘s talk at WordCamp SF 2014 on “Strengthening your Brand with a Blog” Official description: Contrary to popular beliefs, blogging is neither dead, nor difficult. But it does require a few strategies to help you know what to write about – as a blank screen can be intimidating. The takeaway from my own story, and the stories...

Lightning Talks: Inspiring Stories: M. Asif Rahman, Cory Miller, #wcsf14

Two lightning talks set to inspire you! How WordPress Helped Me To See The World From Dhaka, Bangladesh by M. Asif Rahman Official description: I was a simple boy from Bangladesh. Back in 2004, when I just started University in Electrical & Telecommunication Engineering. I tried to make a site, as part of assignment, did not liked Blogger, that time...

How WordPress Saves Lives & Moves Governments by Paul Clark, #wcsf14

The first talk of the second day of WordCamp SF 2014 was on “How WordPress Saves Lives & Moves Governments” by Paul Clark . Official description: Discover how WordPress empowers relief teams working in war zones in Southeast Asia. Explore the challenges behind creating an application that tracks medical care and human rights abuses in the jungles of Burma. See real-world results that...

Backbone Views in WordPress by Mark Jaquith

Notes from the talk given at the 2014 WordCamp conference in San Francisco by Mark Jaquith Official description: Backbone is the foundation of several recent user-facing features in WordPress. This talk will explore how to leverage WordPress’ powerful Backbone view management tools to craft maintainable, modular UI for your plugin or theme My notes: Historically WP is PHP and JS....

UX Redux: Taking a Look at Contact Form 7 by Jen Mylo

Notes from the talk given at the 2014 WordCamp conference in San Francisco by Jen Mylo. Official description: One of the greatest things about WordPress is the ability to extend it with plugins, but sometimes plugin design clashes make for a less consistent dashboard experience. Join Jen Mylo, former UX Lead of WordPress, in reviewing a popular plugin’s user interface...