These are notes taken with my tablet during the short talks session downstairs at WordCamp Switzerland 2014 and I published them immediately after the talks. You can get a list of all my live-blogging posts of this WordCamp. Beware there may be mistakes, inaccuracies, and other imperfections in all these posts.
Loris Grillet — Selling your projects and building the perfect client relationship.
Horrendous complaints about clients.
Present the work well. Create Emotional bond between client and the project.
Carousel scene from Mad Men. Selling a world view, show the process, take the time to tell a story.
Explain. Don’t be afraid to show just one option,
Steve jobs about Paul Rand and the NEXT logo.
Jenny Beaumont — Case study: Custom digital downloads, an extension for WooCommerce.
Client needed to sell PDF that are customisable. Customers can personalise paper products for weddings. Flash wasn’t an option.
Review of competition.
Working with SVG. Job bigger than she imagined. With @Rarst, she created the plugin for WooCommerce.
Front-end is pretty simple. Interactive and immediate.
Output is a classic downloadable of Woo.
Patricia Brun Torre — WordPress hyperlocal community
Finding your community is an issue. She misses a place where she can share with her neighbours. The official commune website can’t offer interactivity.
Plans on Building a Buddypress community to ask her neighbours what they need. Once she has a Versoix version, she can replicate the site in other towns.
She wants to pass down her children’s clothes to her neighbours and finds place to do it.
Getting local classified as as well.
Plans on provide the services to other locales.
She loves to work alone. Doesn’t want to get involved with the local government. Website of the people for the people.