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.
June 10, 2018 — WordPress is awesome. Open Source is great. But what does that mean? It means that this free and open source software is maintained and written by a volunteer labor base. When you contribute to WordPress, that’s you.
With now 30% of the market share, WordPress is scaling fast — as a software and as a community.
In this talk, Bridget Willard will give actionable tips to help us be mindful of our entire health: physical, emotional, and financial.
June 2, 2018 — Every business starts with someone. Most small businesses begin with just one or two people at the start, which inevitably means the founders or owners constantly juggle dozens of different tasks each day. Pippin will share stories and insights from his own experience juggling the many roles and responsibilities a founder carries in a bootstrapped business.