"Fun with Flags & "How I improved my sleep patterns with WordPress"

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This month we'll be meeting in our new venue at Meetspace Cardiff, learning about delivering projects with the use of feature flags, as well as hearing first hand how migrating a business to the cloud can reap huge rewards.

Doors open at 6pm and we'd love to see you there!

As always, free food and drink will be provided, thanks to our wonderful sponsors.

FUN WITH FLAGS
- Ian Jenkins, Box UK

For more than 12 years Ian has worked on creating scalable solutions for projects of all shapes, sizes and goals, focusing on ensuring the highest levels of quality for software that consistently exceeds client expectations.

Most recently he helped lead the delivery of an enterprise WooCommerce project for innovative electronics brand OKdo, encompassing 7 country sites running from a single WordPress installation, with numerous plugins and custom integrations supporting the end-to-end lifecycle.

Fun with Flags:

Ever wanted to release a feature without actually releasing it? Maybe to test it out in production, or to not hold back a deployment? This talk will go through what Feature Flags are, why you'll want to work with them on your next WordPress project, and how to do so effectively.

We’ll also touch on Continuous Delivery and how using Feature Flags can set you on the path of delivering with confidence.

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HOW I IMPROVED MY SLEEP PATTERNS WITH WORDPRESS
- Leo Mindel, Sotic

As Founder for Sotic, a Digital Sports agency which helps big name sports to deliver on WordPress, Leo has considerable experience in both working with Cloud technology and live events. In 2015 Sotic started the journey, migrating its own data centre to Cloud.

Four years later the company is now 100% cloud based, running a number of fast and award winning WordPress sites, including for the Six Nations Rugby, England Netball, Tour of Great Britain and Welsh Rugby Union.

This talk we will look at the journey his 30-person digital agency undertook to migrate, the pitfalls along the way and how this move has unlocked a huge improvement in SEO, web performance, customer service levels, development cycles as well as improving employee well-being and work life balance.