April 7, 2019 — The Verbal Remedy website has WordPress at its heart. With up to 50 blog post submissions per month on everything from feminism to sexual health, we need a theme that gives our words the impact they deserve and a dashboard that means we can create posts effectively as a remote editorial team.
As Verbal Remedy’s founder I’ve watched the platform grow over the past four years from a tiny Tumblr site to a fully integrated WordPress creation with a strong presence in the North East of England. I’d love to be able to share what I’ve learnt along the way.
I’ll talk about:
– Why we chose WordPress for our website
– How starting a blog can create social change
– How to handle tough issues when blogging
– How your blog can create a buzz offline, too
February 27, 2019 — Everyone wants to talk about The Future of stuff, but we don’t exactly have fusion reactors in the back of our flying cars yet, do we? Instead, I’m going to make realistic predictions about the truest and most obvious futures of WordPress, plugins, tools, and services – the things we will absolutely need to do together to make the next 15 years better than the first.
January 19, 2019 — What does the future hold for WordPress, as a platform and as a community?
Will we see continued growth, from ~24% of the web to 50%? Will the REST API enable a whole new generation of powerful interfaces to content stored and managed by WordPress? Will Skynet become self-aware as a side effect of the introduction of Emoji? Will the customizer lead to a totalitarian state? Will we all join hands and sing “I’d like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony”?
Through the lens of various 19th, 20th, and 21st century utopias and dystopias, we’ll look at what the future has in store for WordPress, and what you can do to make it happen (or stop it).
January 11, 2019 — It starts with the editor, but why is WordPress going on this journey? Explore the reasons, where it’s come from, what challenges lie ahead and the route planned. Along the way learn why directions were taken and why this course needs to be set for the future of WordPress.
August 13, 2018 — As a true European nomad, and after Italy, France, and Switzerland, Paolo currently lives in Vienna, from where he leads the WordPress.com Spectrum Division for Automattic and the WordCamp Europe 2017 crew. When not thinking about WordPress, he is usually absorbed by his other passion, photography.
July 17, 2018 — Keynote Speaker
With the coming addition of the Gutenberg editor, 2018 will be a landmark year of change for WordPress and everyone who uses it. In this talk, Nathan Ingram will dig into the subject of change and the similarity of the 15th century Gutenberg revolution to the Gutenberg revolution of today.