If you’re here as a result of the PC Pro podcast, then I’ve written an article giving advice on working from home (and this includes the talk that was mentioned in the podcast – saving you having to find it below).
If you need any advice about working from home, please feel free to contact me on Twitter.
I have a passion for sharing my knowledge and experience, and often do so at conferences and internal company meetups.
Here I’ll share my past and upcoming speaking engagements, along with links to where you can find out more about each.
By day, David Artiss works as a Support Engineer and hiring lead on the WordPress VIP team at Automattic. His nearly thirty years of experience in IT support roles has given him the chance to cultivate the art of truly taking care of people and writing so anyone can understand.
David has been active in the WordPress community for 12 years, first as a plugin author, then as a speaker and volunteer at various WordCamps, as well as contributing to Core, Support, Documentation, Translations, and WordPress.TV.
By night, David has performed in 18 musicals and concerts, so is no stranger to the stage. He also writes for the straight-talking technology site The Big Tech Question. He lives in Nottingham, England, with his wife, two daughters, and a room full of Lego.
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Thanks to COVID-19, some events, at which I was supposed to speak, were cancelled.
WordCamp Bucharest 2020 – Remote working: How to make it work for you
WordCamp Europe 2020 – Everything you ever wanted to know about WordPress Transients. In 10 minutes.
WordCamp Plovdiv 2020 – It’s David, not Dave. Why using a name correctly is more important than you may think.
Remote working: How to make it work for you
Many WordCamp attendees are remote employees. Most will tell you how great remote working is and that it works incredibly well for a lot of businesses. But let’s be honest, it’s not for everyone.
While several large companies have tried it and failed, in this talk, we’ll reveal what often gets forgotten: what a business needs to do to make it work. Further, how individuals can decide if remote work really is the future of working for them.
Talking support: small discoveries from a long career providing customer support
🌍WordCamp London 2019
📅 5th – 7th April, 2019
📣 Social mentions / Blog post
Backup speaker (talk never delivered)
With nearly 30 years of experience working within support, I’ll share a number of simple discoveries that I’ve made about how it can be improved – from taking time to make sure you get a customer’s name correct to ensuring you use more inclusive language.
How I became a core contributor and an expert on WordPress transients – A Developer’s Story
📣 Social mentions / Blog post
A technical talk about WordPress transients – how to best use them and the pitfalls to avoid. Includes content which is not documented this will be a genuine eye-opener for developers.
Told, via a number of stories, about how the speaker got involved in the subject and ended up contributing to core as a result, this will also appeal to anyone wanting to get more involved with the WordPress community.