WordPress product development, accessibility & blockchains will be the focus this month at the WordPress London Meetup. It will also be the last event held at City University. As one door closes, several more are opening for #WPLDN. Did we mention that we launched our new site? https://wpldn.uk/ Lots of CPTs: events, talks, speakers, locations, organisers, supporters - linked in various relationships, and categories!
Test quick, Build smart, Be awesome
A lot of the time businesses are so focused on the big shiny thing at the end of a roadmap that nobody ever stops to question, is this the right thing? Is this something users want? Will this actually move the needle for the business?
In this talk, Adam goes over failures, successes, and general lessons learned over his career to date in publishing about testing hypotheses, engaging with users and bringing stakeholders along the journey. The technical restrictions and expectations that can come from that, and pitfalls to avoid will be discussed.
Presented by Adam Flint. Adam is the Senior Product Manager at Business of Fashion. He's proud to be owning the content stream of the most influential and informative business fashion site on the web!
Adam is a creative digital leader with a passion for user centric design Follow him @AdamFlint (https://twitter.com/AdamFlint).
Use Accessibility Tools
A look at a selection of some useful free tools that help ensure accessibility of websites. The tools are browser extensions and WordPress plugins. Many are designed for testing for certain aspects of accessibility, but some can actually improve the accessibility of WordPress (and other) websites.
The session will contain many live demos to illustrate how the tools can be used.
Presented by Graham Armfield. Graham is a Web Accessibility Consultant for his own company Coolfields Consulting. He work with organisations to help them improve the accessibility of their websites - testing the websites for accessibility, and advising the designers and developers on how to fix issues found. He has also written detailed training courses on accessibility for developers which he presents on a regular basis.
He's also a WordPress developer, and I've built many accessible WordPress websites for clients. Follow him @coolfields (https://twitter.com/coolfields).
How Blockchain is going to disrupt Digital Marketing
David will take a look at how blockchain is starting to disrupt the digital marketing sector and show specific examples and trends. How will cryptocurrency change advertising? What can we learn about acquisition from ICOs? How does changing the fundamental economies of digital change the way people and organisations behave online?
Presented by David Lockie. David is the Founder and Director of Pragmatic which he set up in January 2012 after freelancing as a WordPress Developer for a number of years. David loves delivering websites that add value to businesses and organisations and has been invited to speak at international conferences WordCamp and WooConf, sharing his insights on becoming a successful WordPress freelancer and revealing how WordPress can save the world. As Director of Pragmatic he enjoys finding interesting and exciting work. Follow him @divydovy (https://twitter.com/divydovy).
Running Order (STC):
18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:10 - Speaker - Adam Flint
19:50 - Speaker - Graham Armfield
20:20 - Break
20:25 - Speaker - David Lockie
20:55 - Closing remarks
21:00 - Social
Follow #wpldn (https://twitter.com/wpldn) on Twitter for all the latest and join the Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpldn/) to take the conversation further. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you.
The WordPress London meetup is supported by a team of volunteers: Annabelle (https://yayannabelle.github.io/), Dan (https://blue37.com/) and Gary (https://gamajo.com/).