October 24, 2017 — As the WordPress community and its users increasingly become more transnational in its breadth and reach, new issues and challenges have begun to arise. With his experience working from behind the Great Firewall of China, John will discuss the current status of global Internet censorship, the rise of “Internet Sovereignty”, and how web site owners and developers can best reach users and community behind restricted national networks. This is intended for WordPress developers of all skill levels, WordPress beginners, business people and those interested in the greater climate of the Web.
October 10, 2017 — As WordPress continues to represent a larger portion of the global Internet landscape, issues relating to web censorship, internet sovereignty and access for all people are becoming more common. With his experience working behind the Great Firewall of China, John will discuss how sites are often affected by web censorship in all corners of the world.
December 11, 2016 — China is the largest community of Internet users in the world. However, a complex network of bureaucrats, paid trolls, and digital blockades known as the Great Firewall of China has made it difficult for those on the outside to reach the Middle Kingdom. With knowledge and stories from his experiences working with WordPress for many years in Shanghai, John will explain how WordPress gets censored in China and the considerations required for your site to reach the world’s second largest economy.