Virtual WordPress London Meetup - May 2020

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🎙 Virtual #WPLDN

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We're covering two fascinating topics within WordPress this month - AI and eCommerce at your next Virtual #WPLDN.

The event will include open community discussion as well as the two fantastic talks. We want to encourage safe connection in this time of isolation.

✍️ Nine ways to make WordPress better with AI

When we think about AI, it’s hard to tell hype from a genuine utility. In reality, AI is a bundle of over 25 different technologies, ranging from the ‘everyday’ to the cutting edge.

This talk uses the blade of WordPress to slice through the hype and focus on practical, achievable ways to start leveraging AI technologies into your WordPress tech stack today.

Today we see the primary use cases falling into three silos: AI Enhancement, Improved Productivity and Data, Analytics and Intelligence. In his session, David will break these silos down into three practical examples each - using a range of solutions and services.

🗣 Presented by David Lockie. David’s interests lie in WordPress, open-source and future technology trends. He’s the founder and CEO of Pragmatic ( – a top-tier WordPress agency globally, which he started in 2012. David loves working with the team at Pragmatic in delivering websites that add real value to businesses, and in turn, enjoys sharing his expertise on this topic at international conferences such as WooConf and WordCamp Europe. Follow him @divydovy (

✍️ Introduction To BigCommerce for WordPress

BigCommerce has a long history of eCommerce excellence. By building an API-based WordPress plugin, it is changing the way eCommerce is done in the WordPress ecosystem. This presentation will showcase some of the unique features of API-driven eCommerce as well as provide a demonstration of it in action.

🗣 Presented by Topher DeRosia. Topher is Senior Developer Advocate at BigCommerce (, where he works to enhance the communication between BigCommerce and developers. He brings more than 25 years of experience as a web developer, over a decade of which has been spent building out WordPress sites. In addition, Topher has extensive knowledge of WooCommerce development, helped make Easy Digital Downloads and curates Follow him @topher1kenobe (

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