Speakers: Taco Verdonschot

  • Taco Verdonschot: WordCamp Utrecht Is Amazing, and You Have No Idea Why

    WordCamp Utrecht 2017Speaker: Taco Verdonschot

    December 21, 2017 — When you first experience the WordPress Community through a WordPress Meetup or WordCamp, chances are that you’re impressed. Impressed by the number of attendees. Impressed by the quality of the presentations. Impressed by the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. But there are many more things that make a WordCamp amazing. After this presentation, you’ll understand why WordCamp Utrecht is a true masterpiece, and not just another conference…

  • Panel Discussion: Contributor Panel

    WordCamp US 2016Speakers: Michael Arestad, Gary Pendergast, Joe Dolson, Taco Verdonschot, Tina Kesova

    December 11, 2016 — Contributor Panel with Michael Arestad, Gary Pendergast, Joe Dolson, Taco Verdonschot and Tina Kesova

  • John Blackbourn, Rachel McCollin and Taco Verdonschot: Lightning Sessions

    WordCamp London 2016Speakers: John Blackbourn, Rachel McCollin, Taco Verdonschot

    May 31, 2016 — Open source outside the realm of software

    John Blackbourn

    I’ll talk about how the philosophies behind open source software apply to many other areas of life too, particularly sports, health, and other areas of technology, and I’ll give some examples of it in action.

    Your local meet up is only a few steps away

    Taco Verdonschot

    If you’ve been in the WordPress community for a while, you’ve probably heard someone say that you should really organise your own local meetup, if there isn’t one yet. Right. That’s easier said than done, isn’t it? Where to start? What do you need for a local meetup? Are people going to show up? We’ll cover the basics for getting started with your own local meetup!

    Teaching WordPress to Kids: What it taught me

    Rachel McCollin

    I run a Code Club for 10 – 11 year olds at my son’s school and as well as teaching them Scratch, HTML and other technologies, I’ve been using WordPress to teach them how to create their own websites. In this talk I’ll share my experiences and look at what it taught me about learning WordPress and how easy (or not) it is to learn site admin with WordPress.

  • Taco Verdonschot: Your Local Meetup is Only a Few Steps Away

    WordCamp Torino 2016Speaker: Taco Verdonschot

    April 12, 2016 — This talk consist of two parts.

    1. Attending and organizing a local meetup. What is it that makes the tech industry so eager to meet up? Why are you here at WordCamp Torino? What hidden treasures can be found when attending a gathering of developers? What value do we all get from it? Even though there isn’t a single answer to answer all these questions, I’ll give a couple of answers to help you understand.
    2. Organizing a local meetup So what if there’s no local meetup to attend? I’ll give some basic tips and tricks to help you start your own, successfully!

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  • Gijs Hovens and Taco Verdonschot: Zelf aan de slag met het organiseren van een meetup: 10 tips

    WordCamp Netherlands 2015Speakers: Gijs Hovens, Taco Verdonschot

    October 21, 2015 — Vanuit hun ervaring met WordPress meetup Nijmegen willen Gijs en Taco tips delen voor het succesvol organiseren van een meetup. Het zijn tips voor vooraf, op de avond zelf, en achteraf. Uiteraard horen ze ook graag tips en vragen uit het publiek.

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