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What happened at the WordPress Community Summit

Simon Wheatley
November 21, 2012

What happened at the WordPress Community Summit

A presentation to the Manchester WordPress User Group on the WordPress Community Summit.

Simon Wheatley

November 21, 2012
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  1. A conference of
    conversations

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  2. 108 participants
    (approximately)

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  3. Disclaimer: I did not manage to include
    every participant on the next slide (sorry)

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  4. That wasn’t everyone

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  5. Rarst
    DENIED
    (visa denied by the US because of stupid reasons)

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  6. China
    (large community, no attendees nominated)

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  7. 36% International
    (ish)

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  8. 64% United States
    (ish)

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  9. Sidenote: Tybee is now the
    origin of the Taco Flight

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  10. How can we make
    WordPress better?

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  11. What are
    the challenges
    WordPress faces?

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  12. How do we get more
    people to contribute
    to WordPress?

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  13. How do we
    strengthen the
    community?

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  14. How it worked

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  15. (anyone could nominate a topic)

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  16. (then we all milled around)

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  17. (while Nacin worked out the schedule)

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  18. (each discussion was round a round table)

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  19. (someone led, someone else took notes)

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  20. What did we discuss?

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  21. Accessibility

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  22. Theme review team

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  23. Improving handbooks

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  24. Managed
    WordPress
    hosting

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  25. Making
    WordPress
    global

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  26. Internationalisation
    improvements
    (I was in this one)

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  27. WordPress
    as a framework

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  28. Contributing to core
    without it being
    a full time job
    (I was in this one)

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  29. Improving deployments
    on WordPress

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  30. WordPress Codex

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  31. Transparency of the
    WordPress Foundation

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  32. Theme Functionality
    vs Plugins

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  33. Plugin dependencies

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  34. WordCamp.org

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  35. Commercial Plugins
    and Quality Control

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  36. How can developers
    with small plugins make
    money and be legit?

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  37. Future of multisite

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  38. How WP Businesses
    can Give Back
    (I was in this one)

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  39. Customizer future

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  40. Pain when
    theme switching

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  41. Plugin performance
    and security

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  42. Abandoned plugins
    (I was in this one)

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  43. WordPress and Women

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  44. What will
    kill WordPress?
    (I was in this one)

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  45. Internationalisation

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  46. What happened for the
    rest of the week?

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  47. Collaboration

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  48. “It was absolutely incredible
    to be in the same place as all
    the attendees, a real and
    genuine thrill and honour.”

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  49. “[I] have a lot more
    momentum to move
    forward with getting
    involved than I
    had previously.”

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  50. “Really good to get together
    in person and discuss all the
    things that tend to go
    unsaid or have never been
    verbalized at all.”

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  51. Hurrah for Jane!
    (she spent so much effort making this happen)

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  52. I am WordPress
    (and so can you)
    (Credit: Amy Hendrix)

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  53. I’ve been…

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  54. simonwheatley.co.uk
    @simonwheatley

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  55. Photo Credits
    themitcho
    Kopepasah
    konsobe
    andrea_r
    …did I forget anyone?

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