2020 JoomlaDay Speaker

Web Ventures

Former MousePlanet MouseStation Podcast co-host Mike "Demo" Demopoulos is a lover of open source first, specific tools later. Because of this, he speaks at Ignite! Conferences, Meetups, WordCamps, Joomla! Events, and more. Mike volunteers with The Joomla! Project as the former treasurer of Open Source Matters (the not for profit organization for Joomla!) as well as serving on the Joomla! board.

Mike Demopoulos has spoken on various open source topics including WordPress and Joomla! in addition to marketing related talks which include A/B testing content.

Before coming to BoldGrid as a community evangelist, Mike spent years building a strong client base in the financial and insurance industries. He believes in sharing his business acumen and marketing insight as it fits within his main goal of building a community. 

When he’s not spending time with his wife Kayla, you may find Demo at a Disney Theme park, collecting artwork, or hanging out with his dog B'Elanna.

Be sure to say hi to Mike Demopoulos on Twitter at @MPMike.


Original Accidental Business Owner: What now?

It’s wonderful many people earn a living using Joomla: launching sites, building plugins, and designing themes. But sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of running a business we thought was just a fun hobby. How do you change your hobby to a hustle?

A successful hobby is the path to a successful business. So, how do you take your Joomla side hustle to a full-time gig? In this talk, we’ll discuss how to recognize your hobby isn’t just a hobby, how to build in steps and processes to help it scale, and how to know that the timing is right to launch.

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