May 2017 Meetup

Big WP Meetup London
Big WP Meetup London
Public group

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The BigWP meetup is open to developers, product managers, and editorial teams who work on high-traffic or high-profile WordPress sites, typically in the media or large enterprises. If you plan on attending, please be sure to RSVP as space is limited.

Doors will open at 6:00pm and presentations start at 6:30pm. Talks will finish at around 7:30pm and be followed by drinks. After the meetup we will go to the pub.


18:30 John Blackbourn, Human Made

Layout Customiser for The Sun

John will talk about the custom layout manager that was built for The Sun newspaper website, powered by WordPress, and the UX and editorial considerations that led to its development.

18:45 David Lockie, Pragmatic

A Pragmatic digital platform for Bacardi

David will talk about Pragmatic's work to consolidate Bacardi's websites into a WordPress marketing platform. There will be an emphasis on the key problems during this process, including budget difficulties, and expanding on the problems within agency immaturity vs client sophistication.

19:00 Kimb Jones, Make Do

Gutenberg: The new core WordPress editor

In this talk Kimb will be showing progress of Gutenberg, the new content editing experience for WordPress. He'll be doing a little history around the how's and why's, looking at the impact of this change for new and existing WordPress sites, and, most importantly, how you can get ready for the arrival of Gutenberg which is currently targeted for early June 2017.

19:15 Simon Wheatley, VIP


We're very grateful to Twitter for hosting us this time round.

For security reasons, signups will close on May 17th at noon. We are unable to accept signups after this time.

Guests are welcome but must sign up themselves.