Morning: How We Grew the Elegant Themes’ Blog to Over 1 Million Monthly Visitors
In this talk Nathan B. Weller tells the story of the Elegant Themes blog. From its humble beginnings as a simple way to announce new products and bug fixes to the most visited blog about WordPress in the world in 2015. He will walk through the strategies Elegant Themes adopted that have resulted in their dramatic growth over a few short years. As well as a peak at what they’re doing now to keep the growth streak alive.
Afternoon: Building an Open Source Agency
Are you ready to start or grow your WordPress design and development work into a real business? Brad Griffith bears all and tells the tale of his agency from inception through year 6, developing WordPress websites and other open source software. Buckeye Interactive was founded on open source principles, centered on the idea that small businesses and tech startups need not turn to an amateur or an over-priced big city agency to build their websites and mobile apps. A passionate group of midwesterners can build world-class sites and apps just at least as well as the New York City or Silicon Valley elite. Learn how Brad has grown Buckeye Interactive to launch 40+ sites and apps each year while salvaging their sanity and profitability, and maintaining a focus on the open source values and small clients their team loves.