WordCamp Brisbane was held on 27th and 28th October. I had a virus (of the human variety) and only spent two half-days at the conference. But, I still learned a great deal. Here’s a quick summary of the sessions I attended.
Talks I attended
WordPress as a static site generator was a bit beyond me. It sounded interesting. From what I understood of it!! I have very little idea about how or why you would look into these options but the good thing is that it sounds like plenty of (low cost – always a benefit) options exist if this is something you need.
I enjoyed Sally’s talk for two reasons:
One: She talked about networking as an introvert. While I’m not shy, I am an introvert and get very people’d out easily. But at the same time, years of not being able to attend things for health reasons has made me feel like I’m all left out in the knowing what’s going on sort of area – and I want to start networking and learning more.
Two: She’s an author. It was interesting to see how she made her book and her work relevant at a WordPress conference. Because speaking is something that I also want to do.
Basically she is a bunch of steps ahead of where I want to be, which is fantastic and exactly who I want to learn from.
I tweeted the crap out of this and was thinking I would do a separate blog post on this session. But really, if this is something you want to work on, just watch the session 🙂
This is a great session to watch if you want to think more about being a “personal brand” and telling your story. But not in a wanky way. Very down to earth.
A great counterpoint straight after the more personal brand focused session – this was about learning about your customers.
This session had a heap of good points – a quick summary was really to make sure you are covering ALL costs, not undercharging, and to make your business efficient.
- Use heat mapping software
- Use video
- Make things about your audience
- Be yourself. Don’t be generic
- Make sure customers have the information they need to purchase
- Don’t be boring
- Be specific
Have you ever been to a WordCamp conference?