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Outside the WordPress Bubble

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While the community (rightly) celebrates the tremendous growth of WordPress as a platform, there’s a significant disconnect between what community members know about WordPress and what folks outside the community know.

Getting outside the WordPress bubble – by participating meaningfully in other conferences, conversations, and communities – helps bring new ideas into our community and also helps us bring WordPress into new contexts.

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Outside the WordPress Bubble

  1. 1. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com G E T T I N G O U T S I D E T H E WO R D P R E S S B U B B L E
  2. 2. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com
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  5. 5. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com T H E WO R D P R E S S B U B B L E John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com
  6. 6. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com • Look at where you are spending your time • If 95% of your podcasts, blog feeds, web reads, twitter follows, email newsletters, meetups, slack channels, conferences, friends, Facebook groups, and print reads have “WP” or “Press” in their names, you are limiting your experience • WordPress is wonderful: a powerful, life changing, democratizing software project and a (generally) welcoming collaborative community behind it • But, there is more to life than WordPress
  7. 7. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com Going To WordCamps? Stop
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  10. 10. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com
  11. 11. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com Going To WordCamps Stop Only
  12. 12. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com T H E E C H O C H A M B E R
  13. 13. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com WO R D P R E S S D O M I N A N C E http://trends.builtwith.com/cms
  14. 14. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com F O R R E S T E R WAV E
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  16. 16. Automattic appears significantly less than other vendors in selection cycles where key scenarios require integration with other enterprise systems . . . some customers are cautious of the complexity — and quality — involved in employing . . . third party components. The downside of WordPress' usability and accessibility is, in some customers' experience, content sprawl and reduced governance. WordPress' simple elegance suits organizations with simple requirements, but the innovative aspirations of many enterprises . . . require more innovation and sophistication. WordPress lags behind . . . in areas such as context awareness. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com
  17. 17. http://jboye.com/blog/wordpress-the-most-used-cms-in-the-world-and-still-not-good-enough/ John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com
  18. 18. “Despite all these apparent strengths, very few organisations consider WordPress as an option when they go through a CMS selection exercise. Large and complex organisations seem to mostly ignore it.” http://jboye.com/blog/wordpress-the-most-used-cms-in-the-world-and-still-not-good-enough/ John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com
  19. 19. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com B OYS I N B U B B L E S “History repeats ... first as tragedy, then as farce"
  20. 20. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com L I F E I N T H E B U B B L E
  21. 21. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com L I F E I N T H E B U B B L E
  22. 22. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com A DJAC E N T C O M M U N I T I E S http://www.alistapart.com/articles/responsive-­‐web-­‐design/
  23. 23. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com A DJAC E N T C O M M U N I T I E S
  24. 24. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com A DJAC E N T C O M M U N I T I E S
  25. 25. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com A DJAC E N T C O M M U N I T I E S
  26. 26. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com A DJAC E N T C O M M U N I T I E S
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  28. 28. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com A D O B E
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  37. 37. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com D I S T R I B U T I O N S
  38. 38. https://www.drupal.org/project/df John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com
  39. 39. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com U N D E R T H E WO R D P R E S S D O M E ? John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com
  40. 40. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com U N D E R T H E WO R D P R E S S D O M E ? John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com
  41. 41. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com S U M M A RY • Be open to ideas from other communities • Don’t focus so exclusively on WordPress that you miss the forest for the trees • Widen your perspective • Retain your balance
  42. 42. John Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.comJohn Eckman • @jeckman • #wcphilly • 10up.com http://everydaythingsetc.com/2012/05/11/holiday-in-a-bubble-literally/

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