WordPress London Meetup – May 2017
A Blue 37 Event
The #WomenInTech are taking the lead at this months WordPress London Meetup.
Intro to GlotPress and Translating into British English (en_GB)
In this bite-sized talk, we’ll be going over GlotPress, the plugin used to translate WordPress, exploring what it is and how it can be used for collaborative translation. There will also be a live demonstration of GlotPress, translating a few strings into en_GB (perhaps strings from a plugin/theme developed by an attendee!)
Presented by Annabelle Woodger. Annabelle is a relative newcomer to the WordPress community, but since discovering how welcoming it is, she hasn’t looked back! She originally began translating WordPress into en_GB back in September 2016, quickly demonstrating her abilities and impressing the existing GTE team, becoming a General Translation Editor that same month. A huge language nerd, she is currently learning Japanese (having passed the JLPT N5 in Dec 2016, now working towards N4 for Dec 2017), and reading as much as she can on linguistics and poetry. When not doing language-based activities, you can find her doing photography, being passionate about disability rights, and babbling excitedly about unicorns on Twitter. Follow her @yayannabelle.
Tech support and community management: dealing with the people who use your website.
Communities — from close knit bands of commenters to busy international forums — are fun and engaging but the issues members have with the site and with each other require ongoing attention. In this talk, JJ will discuss the unexpected benefits of hands on tech support, advocate for prioritising interactions with members during the design and development phases and explain her approach to sticky interpersonal situations, including the dark side of empathy and how far to go for the greater good.
Presented by JJ Jay. JJ got her start in tech support and community management working for Mumsnet and now does those things for brand sites she’s developed for clients. People ask her for advice on how to approach tricky emails more than she ever expected.Follow her @tharsheblows.
Journey from Freelancer to Agency
Who has helped us along the way. What tools we now use to manage the business.
Presented by Louise Towler. Louise has been building websites for over fifteen years and enjoys helping businesses and organisations make the most of their online web presence and deliver a return on their investment. She started freelancing from her spare room and now runs Indigo Tree with seven employees. Follow her @IndigoTreeSays
Running Order (STC):
18:30 – Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – First speaker – Annabelle Woodger
19:25 – Second speaker – JJ Jay
20:00 – Break
20:15 – Third speaker – Louise Towler
20:50 – Closing remarks
21:00 – Social
Follow #wpldn on Twitter for all the latest and join the Facebook Group to take the conversation further. Have a talk you’d like to present? We’d love to hear from you.
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