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The Open Source Agency and The Future of Work

The Open Source Agency and The Future of Work

WordPress is growing and the number of big brands, complicated projects and high-traffic sites running on it grows as well. But what does it take to run a stable business based on WordPress? How do some agencies manage to get big and take on more and more challenging clients and projects while others struggle?

This talk explores several habits that successful open source agencies have in common. From client relations to processes, company culture and hiring, it gives you pieces of know-how from some of the most successful WordPress agencies.

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Petya Raykovska

October 03, 2016
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  1. AND THE FUTURE OF WORK @PETYEAH | WORDCAMP RIGA 2016

    THE OPEN SOURCE AGENCY
  2. 1994

  3. 1994

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  5. 2016

  6. 23 COUNTRIES FOUR CONTINENTS 18 CONFERENCE TALKS 5 EVENTS IN

    5 CITIES 165 893 SLACK MESSAGES MY LAST 24 months
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  14. Open Source Agency

  15. WE WORDPRESS

  16. WORDPRESS % 26

  17. THE OPEN SOURCE PROJECT

  18. PEOPLE ARE EVERYWHERE

  19. PEOPLE ARE SELF-DRIVEN

  20. THEY COLLABORATE

  21. SHAERE THE RESPONSIBILITY

  22. NEVER STOP LEARNING

  23. CULTURE IS EVERYTHING

  24. GIVE BACK

  25. BE THERE

  26. THE OPEN SOURCE AGENCY

  27. HIRE GLOBALLY ARE THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE WORDPRESS THE PEOPLE

    THAT KNOW WORDPRESS BEST
  28. AUTONOMY MASTERY PURPOSE

  29. SHARE THE RESPONSIBILITY REVIEW, LEARN, GROW,

  30. BUILD A PARTNERSHIP WIN A CLIENT

  31. MAKE IT BETTER GIVE IT BACK

  32. GET INVOLVED WITH THE COMMUNITY

  33. TOOLS

  34. 36 THE REMOTE AGENCY TOOLBOX

  35. COMMUNICATION IS OXYGEN CHAT DOCUMENTATION VIDEO CALLS MEETING FACE TO

    FACE
  36. ESSENTIAL TOOLS TRELLO BLOGS ZOOM SLACK SCREEN HERO

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  38. NO MORE EMAIL

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  40. we live in Slack •109 channels •Client communication channels •Product

    development channels •Travel channels •Personal interest/groups channels
  41. SLACK + SCREENHERO

  42. REAL TIME COLLABORATION

  43. FRONTEND BLOGGING

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  45. NEW BUSINESS DEV

  46. MEETINGS

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  48. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

  49. PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  50. PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  51. • \ TIME MANAGEMENT

  52. TIME MANAGEMENT

  53. PEOPLE MANAGEMENT 50% 60% 90%

  54. ACCOUNTING AND PAYROLL

  55. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  56. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

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  58. FACTS AGAINST HUMANITY

  59. VIRTUAL COFFEE BREAKS

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  61. ONLY ONCE PER YEAR

  62. TRAVEL TOGETHER

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  64. MEET AT WORDCAMPS

  65. DISTRIBUTED IS ABOUT MOTIVATION

  66. PEOPLE WANT TO DO GREAT WORK LET THEM

  67. 2016

  68. 2016

  69. 2016

  70. % 26 WELCOME TO THE FUTURE

  71. THANK YOU! % 26 @PETYEAH