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Learning from the other 78%

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WordPress powers 22% of the web (or more - as much as 23.1% when I actually delivered this talk). However, as professionals in the WordPress community, we have to be wary of spending too much time talking to each other, and not enough time engaging with other communities.

What are the people who don't use WordPress doing? Static site generation, lightweight hosted platforms, other open source platforms, proprietary software - there are thousands if not hundreds of thousands of other ways to solve the problems WordPress tries to solve.

If we don't avail ourselves of the conversations happening outside the WordPress fishbowl, we'll miss out on opportunities for true collaboration and innovation.

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Learning from the other 78%

  1. 1. Learning From the Other 78% John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf
  2. 2. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf http://massconvention.com/assets/image/body_galleries/BCEC/ BCEC_with_media_tower_with_BCEC_logo_sunny.jpg
  3. 3. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf http://massconvention.com/assets/image/body_galleries/BCEC/ BCEC_with_media_tower_with_BCEC_logo_sunny.jpg
  4. 4. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf http://massconvention.com/assets/image/body_galleries/BCEC/ BCEC_with_media_tower_with_BCEC_logo_sunny.jpg
  5. 5. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf 23% of the web!? http://w3techs.com/technologies/details/cm-wordpress/all/all
  6. 6. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf 23% of the web!? http://w3techs.com/technologies/details/cm-wordpress/all/all “This information may be incomplete and inaccurate due to the vastness and complexity of the matter in hand"
  7. 7. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf ~80% are NOT using That’s like 4 out of 5 dentists NOT recommending sugarless gum.
  8. 8. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf ~80% are NOT using That’s like 4 out of 5 dentists NOT recommending sugarless gum.
  9. 9. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf What are they doing?
  10. 10. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf What are they doing?
  11. 11. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf What are they doing?
  12. 12. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf What are they doing?
  13. 13. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf What are they doing?
  14. 14. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf Even Drupal. ;) https://prague2013.drupal.org/session/not-invented-here-proudly- found-elsewhere-drupal-8-story
  15. 15. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf Getting off the Island “So, I put this challenge to the Drupal community: Make your New Year's Resolution to get off the island in 2013” http://www.garfieldtech.com/blog/ off-the-island-2013
  16. 16. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf Listen & Learn
  17. 17. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf Listen & Learn • Demo, Trial, Experiment
  18. 18. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf Listen & Learn • Demo, Trial, Experiment • Talk to users - naive, sophisticated, in between
  19. 19. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf Listen & Learn • Demo, Trial, Experiment • Talk to users - naive, sophisticated, in between • Talk to developers
  20. 20. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf Listen & Learn • Demo, Trial, Experiment • Talk to users - naive, sophisticated, in between • Talk to developers • And, of course, listen . . .
  21. 21. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf Perspective Matters http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/03/tilted-house-san-francisco_n_3007042.html
  22. 22. John Eckman | @jeckman | #wcsf Thank You http://blog.schipul.com/drupal-and-wordpress-at-schipulcon-one-stage-one-open-source-love/

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