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ScaleConf 2016: Scaling Support by Education Customers

A few months ago, I spoke at ScaleConf 2016, which was quite intimidating. It’s a developer conference, and I’m not a developer. I posted my slides a while ago, but now you can also watch the video as well. I hope you like it!

I really enjoyed infusing Thomas Kuhn’s theory of paradigm shifts I learnt during my educational sciences and theology studies, and Lev Vygotsky’s zone of proximal development which was repeated several times during my first degree. I tend to focus more on the business side of Automattic, but I think I should from time to time introduce a bit of educational theory and philosophy as well. Bottom line: I enjoyed speaking at ScaleConf.

I was in the company of some great speakers. Definitely go check out the talks by Michael Gorven, Len Weincier, and Tyler McMullen.

By Job

Hallo! I'm a Belgian living in Cape Town with a passion for education, training and WordPress, trying to combine the three at the WooCommerce team of Automattic. In my spare time I run an e-zine called CULTURESHOCK, and enjoy movies, music, photography, reading, travelling, good food and (Belgian) beer.

2 replies on “ScaleConf 2016: Scaling Support by Education Customers”

Great video! I enjoyed hearing about scaling support from the perspective of someone talking to a development-oriented audience. I was also excited to see you reference Thomas Kuhn — I wrote my college senior paper on his book, “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” and was so enthralled by his thesis that my professor was compelled to write, “Good paper, if a little too enthusiastic about Kuhn’s ideas.” 😉

You should consider posting this internally at Automattic in the Presentation p2. You’ve given me useful tips and ideas for future talks. 🙂

Thanks for sharing!

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