Progress through Practice

If you have ever taught yourself a skill, you know the time it takes can be daunting. The idea of learning something new while also accomplishing regular work, or striving for balance in your life outside of work, can stop your progress altogether. In this session, we'll discuss a few strategies for building learning opportunities into your everyday work as well as a few skills that are especially important to practice as a member of the WordPress ecosystem.

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Each of our sessions are digitally broadcast live and feature world-class speakers. Each presentation typically has 30-40 minutes set aside for instruction followed by another 15 minutes or so for Questions & Answers at the end.

About This Session

Finding the time to learn might seem impossible, but growing your skills is paramount in the world of web development. When you continue to add skills, you grow the number of services and capabilities you’re able to sell to clients, customers, and employers. If you cease to grow, however, your offering will slowly stagnate and you will be soon left behind.

No one wants to be left behind, but no one has unlimited resources. So how do we add something new to an already hectic life?

One way can be to change the way we learn. While we often focus on lack of time as a major block, sometimes we’re losing time by trying to learn the wrong way. As unique individuals we each have a style that suits us best. Finding the one that works for you can not only lead to learning more quickly, but also enjoying the time spent more.

Along with helping you identify which learning style fits you best, this session will give you the opportunity to establish practices that will help you correct yourself, stay on track, and get the most out of the time you’re investing. We’ll look at ways to find practice time within your current schedule and, just as important, ways to make your new routine stick. Sometimes it’s not as much about gaining a new resource as it is using the resources you have more effectively.

Once we’ve tackled all of that, we’ll move on to look at some skills that particularly apply to web development and the WordPress ecosystem. Each environment has it’s own specific needs. We’ll take a look at what these are and some places where they can be practiced.

Watch this session and begin growing and improving your skillset right away!


What You’ll Learn

  • The benefits of learning new skills
  • How to identify your best learning style
  • Ways to correct and self-correct
  • Strategies for building practice time into your current schedule
  • Skills that are essential in the WordPress ecosystem and where you can practice those
  • How to produce demonstrable and measurable growth with practice
  • What to practice and how often
  • Tips for learning things more quickly and enjoyably
  • and more!


About Josepha Haden

Since college, Josepha has gathered together people with similar interests to learn more and create better communities. In 2008 that passion for connecting people spread to technology and she’s never looked back. With a training in music, and a background in data, she is a digital literacy advocate who talks about WordPress, the Open Source Software community, and non-traditional paths to STEM fields. Josepha works at Automattic as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project and can be found on Twitter as @josephahaden.

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