We’d like to present our next group of speakers to you. This group will cover the ever-important business side of WordPress, and what we can achieve in its ecosystem. Please welcome Heather Burns, Sasha Endoh, Tom Greenwood, Alice Orru, David Lockie, and Joshua Strebel.
Heather Burns — Making your voice heard: how to win friends and influence policy
Heather Burns is a digital law specialist in Glasgow, Scotland. She researches, writes, publishes, consults, and speaks extensively on internet laws and policies that influence the craft of web design and development. In her talk she will provide an overview of how internet governance works, demonstrate how advocacy works in practice and show how you can claim your place: “Making your voice heard: how to win friends and influence policy.”
Sasha Endoh – Using WordPress for good
Sasha is a web strategist, front-end developer, and multidisciplinary designer from Montreal, where she runs an interactive design studio. In her talk “Using WordPress for good” she will share with her experience in working for non-profit organisations, their unique needs and how to address them.
Tom Greenwood – Zero Carbon WordPress
A fan of open source and WordPress, Tom co-founded Wholegrain Digital with his wife Vineeta back in 2007 with the aim of helping good people benefit from good design. “Zero Carbon WordPress” will be about how we as a global community can use the power of WordPress to help tackle climate change and set an example towards a zero carbon web.
Alice Orru – How I started working on customer support for a popular WordPress plugin as a total newbie
Alice is a long-time blogger, an avid reader and a language geek from Genova. Her journey becoming a multi-language customer support agent for WP Media will be the topic of her talk: “How I started working on customer support for a popular WordPress plugin as a total newbie“. She will share her experience of starting in a tech company with hardly any knowledge of WordPress.
David Lockie – How to grow from freelancer to agency owner
As Founder and Director of Pragmatic – a WordPress specialist agency, David is looking forward to talking about how he accidentally started his agency and ended up with 40 full-time employees in 5 years. His talk “How to grow from freelancer to agency owner” will include hiring employees, where to find them, keeping them and how to create a corporate culture.
Joshua Strebel – 5 ways you may be sabotaging your business + 2 proven ways to succeed
Joshua Strebel is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pagely; the first-to-market Managed WordPress Hosting provider. Pagely has grown into a multi-million dollar operation supporting such brands as Visa, Disney, and Time Inc. to deploy, manage, and scale their WordPress applications. His talk “5 ways you may be sabotaging your business + 2 proven ways to succeed” will be in the form of 5 short stories of how he self-sabotaged his own business and proven ways to succeed.
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