I love WordCamps.
You get to hang out with a really interesting mix of people from all kinds of backgrounds.
You get to hear ideas and stories from people who run businesses, build websites, do crazy things with code, or just love to play with WordPress.
And as a community-driven event, you get the opportunity to present your own stories and ideas in front of an audience.
This year I applied to speak at WordCamp Sydney. This will be my first “public” public speaking experience. Kind of weird after having delivered so many hours of corporate training and run business process mapping workshops. But I’m so excited.
I’ll be speaking on the importance of planning a website and planning the website project itself. I’ll be encouraging people to build their own website roadmap. My aim is to provide client education on the roles and responsibilities on a typical website project.
Here’s the official description:
“Take a walk through the main stages of a website project. Understand the tasks to be completed and the decisions to be made.
Learn who does what, and how to ensure everyone communicates well, for a successful project that launches on time and on budget.”
You can see my speaker profile on the WordCamp website.
If you’re a business owner or someone who needs to launch a website, and doesn’t know where to start, this talk has been written just for you.
UPDATE: You can download a PDF of the slides. I heard from a few people that I went a bit fast through the final half of the slides and not everyone got to take the photos they wanted. So I hope this helps.
Thanks so much to everyone who came to my talk and to everyone I got to meet over the WordCamp weekend. WordCamp people really are the best kind of people 🙂
I’ll be expanding on this talk and publishing some more resources on the topic of website planning at websiteroadmap.io. Check it out if you want to know more.