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#DoSummitGood

Let's #DoSummitGood Together

An online Summit bringing the WordPress 'For Good' community together on Giving Tuesday

THE WHAT

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So what is #DoSummitGood?

It's a free online event brought to you by WP&UP, bringing various 'for good' entities and funds from within the WordPress community together to talk about relevant topics and share knowledge.

The event will feature nine sessions, with thirteen speakers from 13:00 UTC, 3rd December 2019, also known as Giving Tuesday.  We will be fundraising through the day and all donations collected will be shared evenly between the entities and funds featured across the event.

Be sure to join us, places are limited.

THE SCHEDULE

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Be sure to grab your place now, as spaces are limited.

THE WHEN

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This Giving Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 from 2pm UTC, WP&UP is giving back.  We're hosting an online summit, bringing together many of the "for good" entities within the WordPress space.

We've called it #DoSummitGood.  See what we did there?

This will be a free event. 

Be sure to grab your place now, as spaces are limited.

THE WHERE

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The event is intended to be as accessible as possible, to as many as possible.  Which is why we will also be simultaneously streaming all the talks to the various WP&UP social profiles, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.  Be sure to follow along with the hashtag too #DoSummitGood.

If you want to join the conversations in the live Hallway Track, be sure to register below, places are limited so don't miss out.

THE WHY

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Giving Tuesday is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season.

This year here at WP&UP we wanted to both give something to the community and enable a way for the various funds and entities that offer "for good" services to the WordPress community to come together.  So we're hosting a free online Summit featuring nine sessions across the day.

We will also be fundraising throughout the day and all money raised will be split evenly between the non-profits featuring across #DoSummitGood.

THE WHO

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Session 1 @ 13:00 UTC

Cory Miller
WP&UP

Cory Miller

The Iceberg of Life: How I Manage the Ups and Downs 
Life is like an iceberg. Too often we only see or share the good and great, the sunshine and success (or the above the surface stuff). But in reality, we all suffer and struggle at some point with things buried under the surface.

Particularly in the online world we are immersed in, it’s too easy to get lost, or to suffer in silence.

I will be sharing my personal experiences and mental health story and how I manage my iceberg in business and life.

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Session 2 @ 14:00 UTC

Marieke van de Rakt
Yoast Diversity Fund & Care Fund

Marieke van de Rakt

Improving your SEO by improving your site structure 
Site structure is an important element as well as a challenge in every SEO strategy. As search engines crawl through your site by following links, the structure of your website is a very important aspect of SEO. On top of that, your website should be structured in such a way that your audience finds what they are looking for on your website. In this talk, I am going to give you tips to improve your own site structure (and with that the SEO of your site!)

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Session 3 @ 15:00 UTC

Tess Coughlan-Allen
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Tess Coughlan-Allen

Resetting Your Professional Moral Compass
Observing business decisions we disagree with jolts our professional work and personal values out of alignment. In these situations, many feel powerless. However, the open-source community demonstrates how we can run successful businesses without compromising on our morals. In this session, Tess talks about how the WordPress community inspired and empowered her to become a freelance copywriter and marketing strategist who works with brands that are ethical, sustainable and create social impact.

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Session 4 @ 16:00 UTC

WordPress
Weglot, Pragmatic, Level Level & Yith

Thomas Fanchin, Laura Nelson, Tom Chute, Taeke Reijenga & Ronald Gijsel

Round Table - Sponsoring within the WordPress Community
The Sponsorship Round Table will allow some time to discuss the current state of sponsorship within the WordPress community.  We'll be hearing from companies that sponsor WordCamps and meetups, and get the perspective from WordCamp organisers.

Weglot - Allows you to make your website multilingual in minutes
Pragmatic - UK WordPress agency for enterprise projects
Level Level - A creative team of professionals who love the digital

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Session 5 @ 17:00 UTC

Topher DeRosia
HeroPress

Topher DeRosia

The Story Of HeroPress
Topher will share the details of how HeroPress was started, failed, and was reborn, highlighting the struggles of starting a labor of love and the impact it had on his family.

From there, he’ll dive into how WordPress and it’s community are positively affecting cultures and people groups all over the world, creating change for the good even in areas with generational animosity.

Finally, he'll reveal the future of HeroPress, new ideas to make it an even more valuable community resource.

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Session 6 @ 18:00 UTC

Ines van Essen
DonateWC

Ines van Essen

Bringing People To WordCamps 
Ines will explain how DonateWC was born and how the foundation aims to diversify the speaker pool for WordCamps. She will tell her personal story of being a single mom, starting out in the WordPress world without a penny to her name, the effort it took to save up and attend the Community Summit and changing her life. DonateWC will bring more voices to the WordPress community by levelling the financial playing field, and this benefits us all in the long run.

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Session 7 @ 19:00 UTC

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GiveWP

Allie Nimmons, Matt Cromwell & Michelle Frechette

Round Table - Fundraising within Communities
A round table discussion on doing GOOD with WordPress and fundraising.

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Session 8 @ 20:00 UTC

Jill Binder
WordPress Diverse Speaker Training group

Jill Binder

Empowering Speakers: The Diverse Speaker Training group (#wpdiversity)
When more people from under-represented groups speak on stage, everybody benefits. At WordCamp Vancouver 2013 not many had applied. The following year, 3 times as many applied and fully half of selected speakers were from under-represented groups. This dramatic shift was no accident. My talk will share how we did it, the positive changes that resulted in our community, how the Diverse Speaker Training working group came to be, how we've helped many others achieve the same, and you can too.

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Session 9 @ 21:00 UTC

Adam Warner
GoDaddy for Good

Emily Wheeler and Adam Warner

WordPress: From Passion to Profession
In this session, Adam will detail how he discovered WordPress and the open-source community, the many businesses that he’s started and failed at, and how he’s utilized these experiences to continually fuel his entrepreneurial spirit and create his own path to a work/life balance and how you can too.

No matter what your passion, WordPress can be an integral tool to helping you achieve your dreams and success in your own business.

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THE ASK

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The ask is simple... register today and join us from 13:00 UTC 3rd December for #DoSummitGood.

All events run by WP&UP are covered by our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.  All attendees are expected to adhere to these policies, any infraction may result in the removal of your access to the event.  For any enquires please contact us.

Dan Maby