Let's #DoSummitGood Together An online Summit bringing the WordPress 'For Good' community together on Giving Tuesday WATCH NOW THE WHAT 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. WATCH NOW THE SCHEDULE 13:00 UTC - Cory Miller - WATCH NOWThe Iceberg of Life: How I Manage the Ups and Downs - representing WP&UP 14:00 UTC - Marieke van de Rakt - WATCH NOWImproving your SEO by improving your site structure - representing Yoast Diversity Fund 15:00 UTC - Tess Coughlan-Allen - WATCH NOWResetting Your Professional Moral Compass - representing do_action 16:00 UTC - Representatives from Weglot, Level Level, Yith and Pragmatic - WATCH NOWRound Table - Sponsorship within the WordPress Community 17:00 UTC - Topher DeRosia - WATCH NOWThe Story Of HeroPress - representing HeroPress 18:00 UTC - Ines van Essen - WATCH NOWBringing People To WordCamps - representing DonateWC 19:00 UTC - Allie Nimmons, Matt Cromwell & Michelle Frechette - WATCH NOWRound Table - Fundraising for Communities - representing GiveWP 20:00 UTC - Jill Binder - WATCH NOWEmpowering Speakers: The Diverse Speaker Training group - representing WordPress Diverse Speaker Training group 21:00 UTC - Emily Wheeler and Adam Warner - WATCH NOWWordPress: From Passion to Profession - representing GoDaddy for Good Be sure to grab your place now, as spaces are limited. WATCH NOW THE WHEN 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. WATCH NOW THE WHERE 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. WATCH NOW THE WHY 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. WATCH NOW THE WHO Session 1 @ 13:00 UTC WP&UPCory 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. Representing Watch Cory NOW WATCH NOW Session 2 @ 14:00 UTC Yoast Diversity Fund & Care FundMarieke 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!) Representing Watch Marieke NOW WATCH NOW Session 3 @ 15:00 UTC do_actionTess Coughlan-Allen Resetting Your Professional Moral CompassObserving 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. Representing Watch Tess NOW WATCH NOW Session 4 @ 16:00 UTC Weglot, Pragmatic, Level Level & YithThomas Fanchin, Laura Nelson, Tom Chute, Taeke Reijenga & Ronald Gijsel Round Table - Sponsoring within the WordPress CommunityThe 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 minutesPragmatic - UK WordPress agency for enterprise projectsLevel Level - A creative team of professionals who love the digital Representing Watch the team NOW WATCH NOW Session 5 @ 17:00 UTC HeroPressTopher DeRosia The Story Of HeroPressTopher 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. Representing Watch Topher NOW WATCH NOW Session 6 @ 18:00 UTC DonateWCInes 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. Representing Watch Ines NOW WATCH NOW Session 7 @ 19:00 UTC GiveWPAllie Nimmons, Matt Cromwell & Michelle Frechette Round Table - Fundraising within Communities A round table discussion on doing GOOD with WordPress and fundraising. Representing Watch GiveWP NOW WATCH NOW Session 8 @ 20:00 UTC WordPress Diverse Speaker Training groupJill 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. Representing Watch Jill NOW WATCH NOW Session 9 @ 21:00 UTC GoDaddy for GoodEmily Wheeler and Adam Warner WordPress: From Passion to ProfessionIn 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. Representing Watch Emily & Adam NOW WATCH NOW THE ASK The ask is simple... register today and join us from 13:00 UTC 3rd December for #DoSummitGood. WATCH NOW 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.