Speakers: Andrew Roberts

  • Andrew Roberts: The What and Why of Gutenberg

    Andrew Roberts: The What and Why of Gutenberg

    WordCamp NYC 2017Speaker: Andrew Roberts

    February 9, 2018 — Learn the history and design philosophy behind Gutenberg, the new editor in WordPress, from one of the Gutenberg team members. Find out how it relates to TinyMCE and when you can expect to see it in WordPress Core. The talk will include demo and update on the progress of Gutenberg.

  • Andrew Roberts: Lessons Learned Trying to Commercialize a Major Open Source Project

    Andrew Roberts: Lessons Learned Trying to Commercialize a Major Open Source Project

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Andrew Roberts

    December 10, 2017 — TinyMCE is the world’s most popular open source library for online WYSIWYG editing of HTML. It is used by millions of applications, including WordPress.

    Although first established in 2004, it was not until 2015 that the team behind TinyMCE began trying to commercialize it and build a business behind the open source project. What is the best way to make money from open source? Support, commercial licenses premium add-ons or hosting? And how do you avoid alienating the open source community? In this talk, learn what has worked and what hasn’t in the past two years.