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WordPress London Meetup - August

  • Aug 25, 2016 · 6:30 PM
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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.

Missed a #wpldn recently?  Catch up at wpldn.uk

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.  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 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 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

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. Chris is a Web Application Engineer at We Are Base in Bournemouth and regular contributor to PHPDorset. 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


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  • Annabel K.

    Great group of people - always fun to join

    August 28

  • Matthew D.

    Fantastic event, talks were brilliant. The only downside was that the beers run out very quickly :D.

    1 · August 26

  • Gary J.

    A good couple of talks that were very relevant for me. Great to catch up with friends, and chat to some people I'd not met before too.

    1 · August 26

  • Leo M.

    Really good event and great to meet up with everyone. Will be attending the next one and hopefully have some interesting case studies on high traffic WP sites if anyone is interested.

    1 · August 26

  • Dan M.

    A big thanks to you all for attending last night! Thanks also to Annabel & Chris for two great talks, as well as the sponsors & venue. I'd love your feedback! Our FB group is a good place to do that: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpldn/

    4 · August 26

    • Shireef K.

      Hi Dan,
      Any link for recording?

      1 · August 26

    • Dan M.

      Shireef, still waiting to hear if the event was recorded. My contact at the venue is currently on annual leave. I'll update here once I know.

      1 · August 26

  • Paul H.

    Excellent session. php talk went over my head

    1 · August 26

  • Eugene M.

    Good to be back, enjoyed both talks - thanks for organising it Dan - see you next time :-)

    2 · August 25

  • Dan M.

    Looks like it will be a busy #wpldn! :) We're back in room C309 (the smaller one) tomorrow, so give yourself time to find it. Look for the orange #wpldn arrows. If you want to take the conversation further feel free to join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpldn/

    4 · August 24

    • Punal C.

      I'm running late, by 45mins, left late from work. Would it be still OK?

      August 25

  • Diane W.

    Have a great meet up everyone! - unfortunately I won't be coming after all, hope to see you at the next one ☺

    August 25

  • Barbara S.

    Hoping to join you - depends on son's GCSE results. Dan said I can mention WordPress Maidstone meetup on 1st Thursday of each month - spread the word and/or come along. Thanks

    1 · August 23

    • Barbara S.

      Results fine but something else come up. Will join you in September though. Have a great Meetup.

      August 25

  • FN C.

    Hi, Sorry all...something came up...I won't be able to make this time. :(

    August 24

  • Paul H.

    Just RSVPd and this will be my first one, looking forward to meeting you all!

    1 · August 23

    • Darren P.

      Same here Paul, my first visit too, looking forward to it!

      1 · August 23

  • Will C.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone!!! If you're into complex WP conundrums and know how to mask the wp-admin URL please find me at the event!

    Anyone has any e-commerce related questions, happy to help!!

    1 · August 23

  • Chris N.

    Hi - can't make it either - and it was to be my first one - will definitely try to do the next one!

    August 23

  • Todd H.

    Boo... I've got a clash now, and can't make it :(
    I hope you have a good night.

    August 22

  • Shireef K.

    Hi guys,
    I'm quite new to WP and would like to know if u do any workshops?
    That will be more helpful to me than attending a lecture..

    Hope to find something with ur group. Thank u in advance.

    1 · August 19

  • Dan M.

    I would like to inform everyone here that sending direct messages to members attempting to promote or sell your services/products, will result in your membership being removed. The WordPress London meetup is a place for likeminded individuals to come together to share their knowledge and contribute to the open source WordPress project. It is not a place to push your products/services onto members.

    10 · August 17

    • Dan M.

      Absolutly Adrian :) genuine connections are great. SPAM not so great! If people want to take conversations further the #wpldn Facebook Group is a great place for that: https://www.facebook.c...­

      1 · August 17

    • roɃΞrt

      ...not sure I completely agree with you Adrian! If there's been a genuine connection, I for one wouldn't be adverse to a DM
      However, if it's just spam (ie: an unsolicited commercial mass mailout) I simply disregard/report/delete it

      August 18

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