We talked about WordPress – naturally – various headlines in the WordPress community, remote working, and some other fun topics.
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Posts covering presentations I’ve given, talks I’ve shared, and meetups I’ve attended.
As we enter the final two months of the year, one of the things that I like to do is take time to look back at some of the things I set out to accomplish in January, evaluate what I’ve done – for better or worse – and then begin making plans for the coming year.
One of the things that I did this year that I really enjoyed was host a course aimed at helping you to improve your WordPress development skills.
Overall, the course had a greater turn out than I was expecting, resulted in some good conversation in our back channel, and also seeded some great ideas for future courses.
So I was continue to ramp up Pressware, one of the things that I’m looking to do next year is to offer more online courses and material for those who want to improve their WordPress development chops in certain areas.
Late last month, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Cloudways specifically on the topic of WordPress Development and Performance.
During the interview, I had the chance to discuss a number of things from when I got into WordPress, what I did prior to self-employment, and what I’m currently focused on now.
The email hit on the following points:
- What’s covered in the class
- When the course will be held
- The pricing
- Some of the bonus content that’s coming after the course
- …and more
A couple of weeks ago, I shared a post in which I offered a class for helping you guys improve your WordPress development skills. Based on the feedback, emails, and tweets I’ve received, I’ve decided to move forward with the course.
I’m really excited about it, of course there are a few details that need to be worked out first.
But in the mean time, I’m looking to build up a mailing list of those who are interested so we can more easily communicate via mailing lists and email rather than blog comments and tweets .
A couple of weeks ago, I teased Pressware to share the direction that I’m refocusing my efforts on WordPress-related projects.
One of the things that I’m hoping to begin doing more of – aside from building products for others – is to offer code reviews, consulting, and things like that.
For those of you who have read this blog for sometime, you know that one of the things that I enjoy the most about blogging, WordPress, and development is being able to help others (and be helped by others).
So, to that end, I’m currently looking to gauge interest in hosting an online class specifically for beginner WordPress developers who are looking to improve their WordPress development skills, but have no direction or strategy for where to start.
Each Friday, he and a couple of guys in the WordPress community get together for a Google Hangout and talk all things WordPress – some news related, some design related, some development related, but ideally something for everyone who’s interested in WordPress.
This Friday, I’ve been invited to be a part of the show and I’m really looking forward to it.
Last week, we held our first Press Start event at the office and had an awesome time of hanging out and meeting other bloggers, sharing various ideas about how to actually maintain a blog, and generally getting some writing done.
In fact, we collectively wrote over 30 posts in a single hour.
But now that summer is in full swing, we’ve got a list of events planned for the upcoming season the first of which is geared towards those of you who are looking to go from nothing to something in one day.
We’re going to cover how to setup and configure your blog as well as talk through some strategies to help you get to publishing quickly.