GCU WordPress Glasgow launch


For our first GCU WordPress Glasgow event, we are focusing on blogging and issues around content.

As always everyone is welcome. There are website designers, developers, business owners, community bloggers and learners in the group so please do come along regardless of your WordPress knowledge!

6:00 pm - Doors open, snack and meet other WordPressers

6:30 pm - ‘Fake News’, WordPress, and Freedom of Speech Online

A look at freedom of speech online in the age of ‘fake news’, from WordPress.com Community Guardian and Internet law specialist ‘Clicky Steve’.

About the speaker: Stephen McLeod Blythe (aka ‘Clicky Steve’) is a tech law geek from Glasgow. He is a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, ACLU, and the Open Rights Group Supporters’ Council. Stephen writes passionately about digital rights and constitutional law, as a fierce advocate of freedom of expression, and currently spends most of his time defending WordPress users from abusive copyright and trademark claims (amongst other things) as Community Guardian for Automattic.

Find him at https://iamsteve.in (https://iamsteve.in/) and https://automattic.com/

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7:15 pm - Scots EduBlogging

John Johnston will talk about the development and use of blogs in Scottish Education and his personal experience of blogs in teaching and learning.

With 150.000+ sites, Glow Blogs is the biggest WordPress install that you don't know about. A Glow account provides access to a number of web services and procured resources that allow users to create, collaborate and innovate.

About the speaker: John Johnston is a primary school teacher in Banton, North Lanarkshire. He works (part time) as Product Owner for Glow Blogs and has been interested in Open Education and an enthusiastic proponent for blogging and podcasting in the classroom for over 10 years.

Find him at http://johnjohnston.info/blog/ (http://johnjohnston.info/blog/) and@johnjohnston (https://twitter.com/johnjohnston)

8:00 pm - WordPress Clinic

Let's chat and discuss our WordPress projects, questions or conundrums. Between us all we’ll get the solution or idea you need to get unstuck!


This event has been organised in collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University Career Service.

We would like to very much thank GCU Career Service for allowing us the use of such fantastic venue and for the internal promotion of the event.