April WordPress London Meetup

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We have another inspirational WordPress London meetup planned for April. Missed a #wpldn recently? Catch up at http://wpldn.uk

My WordPress theme structure

Using template wrappers, pre-processors, and more, for efficient WordPress theme development. Keith will talk you through how he structures his theme, and the tools he uses, to make development easier, faster and more fun.

Presented by Keith Devon (https://twitter.com/keithdevon). Keith is a WordPress developer who builds websites focused on business goals. That means he's often found working on performance, SEO and conversion optimisation. In 2011 Keith founded the WordPress London meetup group and takes an active role in the community. Follow him @keithdevon (https://twitter.com/keithdevon)

Improvisation – a vital tool for business success

The ability to 'think on your feet' is not only valuable but vital to your business’ success. Without the confidence to do so, you can be really limiting your business growth. We improvise everywhere- conversations, meetings, interviews, presentations, sometimes without realising it. All we need to do is develop these everyday skills further to see positive, measurable change in the success of professional interactions.

Presented by Emma Stroud (https://twitter.com/Stroudemr). Emma possesses public speaking and coaching expertise gained through working with private commercial enterprises, the public sector and the third sector for over ten years. She excels in empowering an individual’s personal presence, which allows them to feel more confident and be more successful in various performance-driven scenarios. This includes presenting at meetings, conferences, sales pitches and new business pitches. Follow her @Stroudemr (https://twitter.com/Stroudemr) & @pitchperfectuk (https://twitter.com/pitchperfectuk)

Creating Localized User Experiences with GeoIP

The Internet has made the world a much smaller place. Your website can reach practically anywhere on Earth. Wouldn't it make sense to immediately serve your visitors the relevant, accurate content that they’re looking for, versus making them select their geographic location from a pulldown menu or a map? Not knowing the physical location of your visitors can limit you to only serving generic content that may not be relevant to visitors coming from different locations. That can kill engagement and negatively impact sales - just watch your bounce rate climb! In this session, learn about the uses of GeoIP, a technology that gives you the ability to create a “just for you” feeling by presenting geographically-specific content from WordPress sites based on a visitor’s physical location.

Presented by Edmund Turbin (https://twitter.com/spicecadet). Edmund is a London based Solutions Engineer at WP Engine originally from Jersey City, NJ. He has professional experience as web developer and has been advocating the benefits of content management systems for over 10 years. He has worked with numerous proprietary and open source CMS platforms at media, publishing and advertising companies and has a passion for usability and simple content creation workflows. Follow him @spicecadet (https://twitter.com/spicecadet)

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