Marjorie R. Asturias is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com and maker of fine software products such as Jetpack, Akismet, Simplenote, and many others. She’s also a writer, speaker, blogger, and former entrepreneur who ran a successful social media and content marketing agency from 2009-2014. She’s the author of How to Get a Job in Social Media.
She lives and works in Dallas, Texas, with her family, which includes 4 rescue dogs.
Topics: Not a Developer? Not a Problem!
-Many fans of open source software would love to contribute to the community, but aren’t sure how or where to begin, especially if they don’t have any coding or programming experience. Good news: you don’t have to be a developer to contribute!
In fact, non-coding opportunities abound for anyone with a passion for open source and a desire to give back to the community. From writing and editing support documentation to organizing meetups and events, there is bound to be a critical need that must be filled and to which a dedicated individual with the right skills can contribute.
Topic:Boost Your Brand and Business With a Book
-Writing and publishing a book can seem daunting, but even in our hyperconnected, Internet-enabled world, nothing says “thought leadership” quite like being the author of a business book. In my talk, I’ll offer 9 tips on how to get from the blank page to a published book, all of which anyone can do as long as they have a computer and Internet access. I’ll talk about choosing the tools for your writing process, organizing your book by using an outline, editing and soliciting feedback from trusted readers, publishing it online, and marketing and publicizing it to your audience, customers, and everyone in your network.