I’m rehearsing my talk into a webcam, here are my tools.
- LibreOffice Impress (Free Software slide presentation alternative to PowerPoint)
- Simple Screen Recorder (Free Software to record my desktop)
- GUVCVIEW (Free Software to display my webcam on the desktop)
- POP_OS! (Linux distribution based on Ubuntu by System76)
- Notebook with at a glance slide order to help with transitions and keep me on track.
I’d like to thank everyone who attended my talk at WordCamp Riverside this weekend. It was a fantastic speaking experience and I hope everyone gained a little more insight into WordPress Multisite. If you are interested in digging further WordPress.tv a treasure of past presentations on this subject and others.
To the other speakers thank you for your commitment. Especially those of you who have spoken at past events. You are an inspiration to the rest of us to seek additional knowledge in our respective fields and in my case work up the nerve to submit a talk to speak at this WordCamp.
I also would like to thank the sponsors who supported this event. If you’re reading this post and looking for WordPress related projects I would like to suggest checking out sponsors of this WordCamp and others as a place to start.
Finally, to the organizers and volunteers who tirelessly got Riverside and the Inland Empire onto WordCamp map. Many of us work and or live in this community and commute across Southern California to connect with people in our own community.
Thank you everyone for making this first Riverside WordCamp an overwhelming success.
Secrets and shortcuts you need to know…
A few years ago I jumped my organization onto Multisite, at first it was fantastic. WordPress, themes and plugins could be updated in a single dashboard. By clicking a few buttons and checking off a to-do list I had another site ready to go. This was fantastic!
Before long I was managing dozens of sub-sites and that to-do list was getting longer. Some elements couldn’t be shared and had to be duplicated manually. Wait, this is supposed to be dynamic and automated. Why am I doing more work than before?
In this talk I discuss my rough start with Multisite. How problems could have been minimized and the additional steps I take today to maintain this growing network.
Working on Multisite for the first time? Keep it simple.
This is how I visualize and organize my slide deck presentation for When is Multisite right for you? before building it in LibreOffice Impress.
Nothing fancy, and just about any notebook would suit the purpose of keeping research and thoughts in a single place. In this instance I’m using a Moleskine Cashier’s Journal from a six pack picked up a Costco a few weeks back. It’s probably too big for the purpose but I can use it to contain additional research during and following WordCamp Riverside 2017.