📣 Speaking

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.

Read more about my talk writing process.


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Remote working: How to make it work for you

🌍WordCamp Bucharest 2020
📅 25th April, 2020
📽Video
📝 Notes / Slides / Sources

📣 Social mentions / Blog post

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.


Remote working: How to make it work for you

🌍WordCamp Glasgow 2020
📅 8th February, 2020
📽Video
📝 Notes / Slides / Sources

📣 Social mentions / Blog post

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

🌍WordCamp Edinburgh 2018
📅 17th November, 2018
📽Video
📝 Notes / Slides / Sources

📣 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.