WordCamp Raleigh 2014

This weekend, I’m excited to be speaking at WordCamp Raleigh, at North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus. Centennial Campus is a research park and campus that is home to the NCSU School of Engineering along with the Hunt Library, ABB, and Broadband.com.

Prior to going to work with 10up, I worked for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NCSU. I’m really excited to see my former colleagues from NCSU and hear about the cool things that they have been working on in the six months since I left. ITECS (The NCSU School of Engineering IT Department) has made a collaborative push to move departmental sites from a multitude of CMS’s (mostly Drupal and home-grown) to WordPress. With this push came creation of some plugins that were developed for use with many of the NCSU internal systems and apps. One handy plugin would allow admins to require users to authenticate with the NCSU authentication system while also leaving the ability to allow an external user (non-NCSU employee or user) to still have access to the WordPress dashboard.

Saturday Afternoon, I’ll be presenting my talk, “The Art of Untethering: How Is Your Work/Life Balance?”, on the Power User’s Track.

In this talk, we will discuss what work/life balance is; how to see the warning signs that the paths are crossing; and how to maintain the balance so that both work and life are enjoyable and fulfilling.

I’ll embed my slides after my talk and I’ll post video as soon as they become available.

If you are in the Oak City this weekend, stop by WordCamp Raleigh. There are still a few tickets available. I’d love to meet you and talk about WordPress.