The continuing success of Netokracija, the platform I built with the best media team in the region, has always been based on the success of its community. Which is why it’s so fitting that I had the chance to talk about Netokracija at one of the most community-driven events in the region: WordCamp Zagreb 2017.
After my pitches for social media and startup topics started being declined (“pfff, who cares about Facebook?”) by the old guard of tech magazines I was writing for, it was the new tech media publications like Techcrunch and Mashable that gave me a solution: WordPress, then in its 2.8 version and already powering over 35% of the world’s top blogs according to Technorati.
Drawing parallels between the evolution of WordPress and the growth of Netokracija in my talk, I tried to explain:
- How the WordPress platform helps businesses like Netokracija iterate fast;
- How the WordPress community ethics and principles are a great analogy to sound business strategy;
- Why what you want in business might not actually be what you really want.
You can watch my 40-minute talk on YouTube at 2 hours, 7 minutes in of the complete WordCamp Zagreb video:
…while the slides are up on both Slideshare and Slidedeck:
I’m looking forward to taking this talk on the road to other WordCamps around the world. It’s not just a case study, but uses the elements of the WordPress community and ecosystem itself as an analogy of the success of a project based on the platform. If you’re organizing a WordCamp and would like to have me talk about this topic, don’t hesitate to email me!