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WordPress London Meetup - August

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#wpldn is back to our regular slot on the last Thursday of every month. This month; not only have we got two great speakers but, as requested by many, we will include some extra time for networking.

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Ethical Outsourcing for Web Developers/Designers.

We all live in a ‘gig’ economy. But how should you work with freelancers to make sure you are all trading ethically?

Is it OK to find the cheapest person anywhere in the world and send them your stuff? Are there ethical issues around fair wages? Are there ethical and legal concerns about client data? How to you deal fairly with copyright and software rights when working with an outsourced team? How do you find your own way to something robust and resilient that you can be proud of?

In this engaging talk you will explore these issues and create your own ‘map’ of what chimes with your values and business plus get access to our Web Designers Guide to Ethical Outsourcing.

Presented by Annabel Kaye (https://twitter.com/annabelkaye). Annabel started her career in PR (non profit) before moving on to publishing and consumer law (Which? magazine) followed by advertising and HR. She founded Irenicon (http://irenicon.co.uk/) in 1980 (an employment law and HR consultancy) and has spent the intervening years helping some of the largest organisations in the UK (and some of the smallest) sort out the people and employment law issues that come with change. She founded KoffeeKlatch (http://koffeeklatch.co.uk/) in 2009 specifically to support organisations outsourcing to freelancers. Her practical expertise in outsourcing to VAs, web designers, bookkeepers, trainers and more, is a key part of her speakers story. Follow her @annabelkaye (https://twitter.com/annabelkaye)

Modern PHP toolset for WordPress

Many WordPress projects quickly outgrow their humble beginnings as blogs or websites and are now highly customised web applications. However the modern tools we have available within development teams can be tricky to use with the popular blogging platform.

This technical talk will guide you through how Git, Composer, and other tools can enhance your WordPress development - and help you take back control of your themes, plugins, database and environments in a growing application.

Presented by Chris Sherry (https://twitter.com/tweetingsherry). Chris is a Web Application Engineer at We Are Base (https://wearebase.com/) in Bournemouth and regular contributor to PHPDorset (https://www.phpdorset.co.uk/). Starting out as a designer, he has gradually moved more and more towards back end development and dev ops in his career. Chris is an advocate for the PHP and WordPress communities, and has given talks at PHPDorset, BrightonPHP, PHPSurrey, Barcamp Bournemouth and Barcamp Southampton. He is looking forward to touring more PHP and WordPress user groups this coming year. Follow him @tweetingsherry (https://twitter.com/tweetingsherry)

Follow #wpldn (https://twitter.com/wpldn) on Twitter for all the latest and like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wpldn) to take the conversation further. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you: [masked]