This past weekend we had the honor of sponsoring, speaking, and volunteering for the help desk at WordCamp Nashville. I had a great time and met some awesome people. I also got a chance to pick Otto’s brain about some of the stuff happening on WordPress.org and love the work and vision they have for that site. Very exciting stuff coming around the corner.
Everyone involved with putting the WordCamp together did an amazing job. I was really happy to be a part of it.
The best part, in my opinion, was being able to talk business with other developers either just starting out in this crazy world of selling WordPress products or people thinking about making some changes to their existing business. I certainly don’t know even a fraction of what there is about running a WordPress business but I like to think that so far we are pretty successful at it. It’s also a huge passion of mine to share what I’ve learned either by success or failure with other people so they can have the same opportunity that I am so lucky to experience.
My presentation at WordCamp Nashville 2014
I had the honor of presenting a talk called 5 Challenges of Selling WordPress Products. The talk was extremely well received and below I’ve posted a link to my slides. Keep in mind, slides never tell the whole story so if you missed the presentation there is a lot left out.
My Slides for 5 Challenges of Selling WordPress Products: http://wpninjas.com/talks/jameslaws/wcn14/
A thank you to all the kind words. I Really appreciated seeing tweets like these when I was on my way home:
— Aaron Graham (@coderaaron) May 3, 2014
— James Leslie Miller (@jamesmiller) May 3, 2014
@jameslaws fantastic talk today! Left feeling optimistic about being a developer.
— Jason Charnes (@jmcharnes) May 3, 2014
Thanks for a great time and can’t wait to do it again next year.