Building a Life with WordPress

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Accepted Session
Long Form
Intermediate
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from 10:00 – 11:45am in B202/203

Excerpt

If you're dying to stick it to the man, or just looking to make extra money on the side, this talk is for you. We'll explore ways you can leverage the most popular CMS on the planet to start or grow an online business.

Description

WordPress powers 25% of the internet. It’s a mature open source platform that allows developers and non-coders alike to create websites from the very basic to the dizzyingly complex.

At Portland Wordcamp 2015, I gave a version of this talk targeted towards developers, designers and people who make their living making websites for others. In this session, I will explore different ways for anyone to create and market their business online using WordPress.

Come prepared to talk about your current business or business idea and brainstorm how you can harness the power of the world’s most popular open source CMS to build the life you want.

Tags

wordpress, business, freelance

Speaking experience

I am regular speaker at WordPress meetups and Wordcamps and have been invited to speak at Ada Developers Academy, Beyond the Code, Lesbians Who Tech Summit, and others. I have given talks on WordPress deployment processes, successful site planning, starting your own business, and more.

Speaker

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    Kronda Adair

    Karvel Digital

    Biography

    Kronda Adair is the founder of Karvel Digital, a WordPress consultancy and development company. In addition to developing websites, Kronda gives business owners the training they need to own and manage their digital presence.

    She is a regular speaker at WordPress meetups and Wordcamps. She has been invited to speak at Ada Developer Academy, Beyond the Code, Lesbians Who Tech Summit, and others. She has given talks on WordPress deployment processes, successful site planning, starting your own business and more.

    She also writes and speaks about issues of diversity (or lack thereof) in the tech industry. She has been interviewed by sites such as Revision Path and Less Than or Equal. You can read her personal blog at kronda.com or sign up for her weekly newsletter at tinyletter.com/kronda

    Her latest project is a book for business owners on managing your website and other digital assets, to be released in the fall of 2015.

    When she’s not working, she can be found enjoying time at home with her wife and two cats, reading dead-tree books, riding one of her five bikes, or enjoying the postcard vistas of the state of Oregon.

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