This site, a hub for my other projects
This very site is all about my professional and personal blog (fresh start 2022), list of my projects and ideas, on inclusion, peace and climate change. It also serves as a hub to link to all my online activity.
Read more about me on the page with my full bio and my core values and beliefs.
Virtuaza.com was my 1st business site opened in June 2006, to create websites for small businesses, freelancers, clubs, etc. I then offered maintenance plans.
The offer has recently been rethought. We work with WordPress, and offer you an easy to edit website, access to our agency licences for a list of carefully chosen plugins and themes. From 2023 on, the services will only be available for Interaction.Site members, see below.
My goal was to create an inspiring and exciting international community of like-minded people learning from each other and supporting each other.
I wanted to go from “doing websites for others” to “teaching them how to do it by themselves”. WordPress tools, courses about marketing, social medias, AI, book writing, and other tutorials in order to be productive on our sites, etc.
And then the idea went further as I realised that most of the things available online are made for a “standardized-international-English speaking” point of view. I would like the cultural flavours added, and from there, a better understanding of each other’s cultures and languages. So the idea went from BlogInteration, a tool for bloggers, to Interaction Site, a community site where we can share ideas for ethic entrepreneurs and aim for a better world.
A WordPress community news curation, interviews and directory. Opened in November 2022 as a first draft.
The first idea came from when I was learning to use WordPress for my client’s sites. Years ago, I used to struggle to find all the necessary and essential tools such as WordPress plugins and themes, their translations, news, tutorials etc. I dreamt to find a central place where to find them all, I didn’t find such a place so I decided to create it.
It is the site I would have dreamt to find years ago. I like to have everything gathered from a starting place, and try to have an exhaustive list of resources.
The name I had chosen in the past was GatheringWP and even became a microsponsor with that name in 2-3 WordCamps, in case you stumble on it 🙂
Contributing to the WordPress Community
I like to contribute to the WordPress project by organising events, speaking, volunteering and sponsoring when I can. It’s a way to give-back. Read more on the dedicated page.
I’m a co-organiser of the WordPress meetup group in Geneva, as well as often part of the team in all swiss WordCamps.
Furthermore, I contribute to the news on WPRomandie.ch and WPSwitzerland.ch for the French speaking part.
I speak whenever I can at WordCamps and meetups.
I also attended the Impact Toastmasters club meetings in Geneva for 2 years in order to improve my public speaking skills, 2017-2019.
Several ideas for sites to come about Suisse Romande (Romandie), such as suissesromands.ch, 1290versoix.ch, etc. For the future…
I initialy wanted to offer multisite accounts there for people in Romandy, after re-think, I thought it would be better to offer communities resources to the local people of Suisse Romande (Romandy in Switzerland) and have the multisite hosting going international on another site (Virtuaza described above).
Suissesromands is has been abandoned for some years and I may reshape it in the future, I want to focus on micro-communities, and take care of 1290versoix.ch (the municipality where I live), and part of SuissesRomands site, and delegate other municipalities subsites.
I have several projects under development, to be announced when ready.
- A local network of web, writers and audio-visual professionals
- An information site about autonomy for resilient future living spaces (electricity, water, food etc).
- An artists and related services directory
- A website about gaming
- A big project on behalf of a client who wishes to stay anonymous, fighting against political and health related fake news