Tomorrow night, I’ll be in Dallas for the #dfwwptech (WordPress Developer and Technical User Group in Dallas/Fort Worth) meeting, a panel on WordPress in the Workplace. For this event, I’m wearing a slightly different hat and will be speaking not so much as the author of a book on WordPress, but as someone who uses it in a day-job setting — in my case, in a university network. There’s an interesting mix of speakers, and I’m looking forward to meeting the others.
The list of potential topics is:
- Why WordPress?
- Examples of business sites running WordPress
- New features from WordPress 3.0 in action
- Strategies for handling upgrades
- Why not WordPress? (Common pitfalls and drawbacks)
- Coding techniques and plugin recommendations
- Themes: Modify existing themes or write your own?
- GPL: Releasing WordPress themes and plugins
- Does anyone really pay for WordPress plugins or themes?
- Selling services around WordPress
- Thoughts on hosting providers
… and of course we’ll be taking questions.
Doug Stewart says
If I may, a bit of self-horn-tooting on this subject:
Here’s my slide deck from WordCamp Philly, presented on the same subject matter. http://literalbarrage.org/blog/archives/2010/10/30/making-wordpress-work-at-work/
Hope the session goes well!
“Risk-averse. Averse to risk. Unlikely to tolerate risky activities.” Hilarious. And good info. Thanks for sharing!