Speakers: Kevin Koehler

  • Kevin Koehler and Leo Postovoit: What’s Privacy Got To Do With IT?

    WordCamp US 2018Speakers: Kevin Koehler, Leo Postovoit

    December 29, 2018 — GDPR, CCPA, Data Breach requirements, DPIA’s… Yeah, it’s a LOT! Worse, there’s a lot of confusing and conflicting information out there regarding what’s changing in the world of privacy laws and requirements. We’re here to clear that up.

    A strong privacy framework can strengthen your client relationships while reducing legal liability, arming you to ship better websites and products with ethics and privacy in mind, from day one. When making decisions, it’s important to understand their impacts: The right decisions (with user privacy in mind) to not only reduce your exposure, but also make your website better. It’s not the responsibility of “someone else” to get privacy right, it’s the responsibility of the whole team who builds and maintains your website.

    Starting with an overview of laws that are relevant to you and your U.S. business, (what you NEED to know), best practices (what you need to DO), as well as resources for maintaining compliance (where you can turn when you need answers) you’ll see how privacy impacts business and technical requirements of every WordPress site on the internet.

  • Kevin Koehler: The Care And Feeding Of Open-Source-Skeptical Colleagues

    WordCamp for Publishers 2017Speaker: Kevin Koehler

    October 10, 2017 — The idea of building a business on open source software may be old hat for most technologists, but for many people in more traditional industries, the concepts around using and contributing to WordPress may seem quite strange. Can a program you get for free be any good? How does the licensing work and what the heck is a GPL? Who do we call if it breaks? Who’s in charge of this thing? Sharing technology with everyone, is that safe? Wait, you wrote some code for us, and now you want to publish it for anyone to use, for free? We’ll answer these questions and more in a discussion of how to get OSS buy-in from the whole newsroom — lawyers, executives, and IT departments included. Along the way, you’ll get a refresher on making the most of the open WordPress ecosystem, whether you’ve been a part of this community for 13 years or 13 hours.