October 31, 2019 — Jonathan Wold talks about the history of WordPress, its current state, and its future through the lens of serving as an Operating System for creating on the Open Web.
June 2, 2019 — The internet is the single most effective information sharing tool in all of history. We can build on the work and progress of others in a completely unprecedented way. The implications for the progress of humanity are both serious and exciting!
But it’s also in danger. Find out why Aaron thinks open systems and the open web will steer our future or how the lack of them will ruin it.
August 23, 2018 — Publishers shouldn’t be afraid to charge a dime for their all-natural, freshly squeezed, 100% lemonade. We can drink to that. -Key Takeaways- It’s about trust and quality, and people are willing to pay for that. * Paywalls and paid content strategies are not the enemy to the open web * Paid content as the primary revenue source drives better quality and potentially less bias * People are paying for trusted news sources in the wake of fake news * Why gimmicks aren’t worth the time, most of the time -Talk Outline- Juxtapose paid content to advertising using analogies.
August 22, 2018 — In this talk I’ll lay out a couple of different ways of thinking about the “open web” we’re after, what each of those visions postulates as the problem, and what solutions emerge from that set of problems. I’ll conclude with some of my own take on how WordPress as itself an “imagined community” (cf. Benedict Anderson’s 1983 book) can and should contribute to shaping the future of the web. (Hint: It’s about democratizing publishing through open source AND community).
May 16, 2017 — ¿Quién no se ha sentido tentado de escribir su blog en Medium? ¿De generar contenido sólo en Facebook o en un hilo de tweets? ¿Qué pasaría si esas plataformas desaparecen? ¿O si cambian sus términos y condiciones? Toca hacer una reflexión sobre el futuro de la web más allá de qué framework o tecnología está de moda. Más allá de la importancia de WordPress como proyecto libre y sus ventajas. Si no somos conscientes de la importancia de la open web y la defendemos por encima de todo, puede que nuestro futuro no sea como lo imaginamos. 5 reflexiones acerca de contenidos, tecnologías, ética, comunidades y compromisos sobre la plataforma que nos une: la web.
April 29, 2017 — WordCamp Madrid has a special visit. Juan Hernando has come from the future to tell us how is the Internet in his future. He believes we can help him to change it and preserve Net Neutrality and the Open Web.