Speakers: Sebastiaan van der Lans

  • Sebastiaan van der Lans: Fixing fraud and improving SEO with blockchain timestamps

    WordCamp Finland (Suomi) 2020Speaker: Sebastiaan van der Lans

    March 26, 2021 — The Internet has a deep-rooted trust issue. How do consumers know whether the information presented by websites can be trusted? How can website owners claim ownership of their content?

    Blockchain was invented for timestamping documents. With a timestamp, you can prove that you didn’t tamper with your content. With timestamps, search engines can prove your integrity. How are WordPress and blockchain timestamps building blocks for a better internet today?

    This talk explains how we can truly fix the broken web with open-source code and community.

  • Sebastiaan van der Lans: From WordPress to blockchain: The future is 100% open source

    WordCamp Europe 2019Speaker: Sebastiaan van der Lans

    October 12, 2019 — What if businesses, planet earth, and the galaxy operated with the friendliness and openness of the WordPress community? We conquered the CMS market, why not take over everything else? In this 30-minute talk and Q&A, Sebastiaan will take you on a journey to a 100% open-source world! How open source and, specifically, the WordPress community can protect against the misuse of data, unfair distribution of wealth, and censorship from closed-source monopolies such as Facebook, Uber, and AirBnB. Also included is a sneak peak at a WordPress agency and WordPress freelancer in 2030. Spoiler: It will be cool, fair, and inclusive.