This past weekend I was a speaker at the WordCamp Split conference, and it was a great experience overall. The organizers were super welcoming, and everything was wonderful. The only negative things I can point out are that the music at the after-party was too loud to have a proper conversation so my throat was sore the next day, and that there were only 10% women in attendance, and only one other female speaker. This is not unusual for web conferences, but I'd really like to see a rise in female attendance and speakers soon.
My talk was called "End Design Revision Hell", which I'll be also presenting at the WebCamp Zagreb in October. Quite a few people came up to talk to me about the subject later, so I've correctly assumed that it's a hot topic for freelancers. If even one of them decides to change something, I'll be more than happy. (The video of the talk will be published on WordPress.TV, and I'll post it here when it's available.)
Here's a couple of photos of my talk:
Photo by Neuralab
Photo by Petra Kakić for BUG magazine
I was taking a lot of notes during the lectures, since that's what I do at conferences, being the nerd that I am. I've never shared them with the public before I think, but this time I decided to photograph and tweet them immediately after the lectures. People have responded to them so well, and some even shared them on their own blogs and social media, so I decided to also share them here.
I've scanned and cleaned them up a bit for easier reading since my phone photos are not that great.
There are talks on WordPress, design, business and marketing, so if you find one you find useful, feel free to save, print or pin it for later reference.
These are not all the talks from the conference – there were a couple more, but I either didn't see them, or I wasn't able to take notes.
Without further ado...
How to start a business in WordPress; a Codeable story
by Tomaž Zaman
How To Grow Your Business By Producing Quality Blog Posts?
The frustration with website security
by Joško Džidić
Team up for WordPress.org Themes
Kako kvalitetno prikazati varijacije proizvoda?
by Borko Livić
Designing a Brand
by Natko Hasić
Moving the design process to the browser
Seeing these in sequence, I have a feeling I was getting a bit better in the later ones. I'm not that experienced in sketchnoting since I only go to one conference a year or less, but this might change so who knows, you might see more of these on my blog as the time goes.
What do you think? Would you like to see more sketchnotes?