• WordPress London Meetup - Nov. 2018

    Yoti, Foundation House

    Join us for the last formal WordPress London meetup of 2018. We'll be looking at marketing our WordPress focused businesses, as well as how we transition into a life in a Gutenberg world. # Marketing channels, and how to think about marketing your WordPress business Having the right marketing channels for your WordPress business is the difference between having a thriving WordPress business, and a struggling one. You can make a great product or service, but if you’re not able to effectively get it in front of people who need and will pay for it, that's no use. The difference can be choosing the right marketing channels. This talk will explore what marketing channels are, the "channel philosophy", and how to pick the right channels. I'll aim to give you a clear framework on how to think about marketing your WordPress business :) Presented by Alex Denning. Alex is the Founder of Ellipsis Marketing, a marketing agency for WordPress businesses. He's also the co-author of MasterWP.co, a weekly newsletter for WordPress professionals. Alex lives in Oxford and is a keen runner, photographer, and traveler. Follow him @AlexDenning (https://twitter.com/AlexDenning) # Transitioning to a block-based editor in a pre-Gutenberg world How do we move towards a block-based admin UI in a pre-Gutenberg WordPress? With the rise of page builders and ‘block-based’ layouts, and the imminent arrival of Gutenberg – WordPress’ new block-based editor – we needed a solution for transitioning towards this new way of editing content while sticking with the mature and stable technology stack that we know and love. We, therefore, set out to find another solution and this led to the development of the HD ACF Blocks plugin that we use on most sites today. This talk introduces the plugin, how we built it, how it works, and how it provides value to our clients and our business. Presented by Mark Wilkinson. Mark is a developer and co-founder of Highrise Digital, a specialist WordPress agency focusing on building WordPress solutions for post-small pre-enterprise businesses. Mark has been using WordPress since late 2005, all the way back to version 2.0. He is also an active member of the UK WordPress community, attending meet-ups and WordCamps in the UK, as well as getting involved in organising such events. Follow him @wpmark (https://twitter.com/wpmark) Running Order (STC): 18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments 19:00 - Opening remarks 19:20 - Speaker - Alex Denning 19:55 - Break 20:10 - Speaker - Mark Wilkinson 20:45 - 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: Dan (https://blue37.com/), Gary (https://garyjones.io/), Diane (http://sitebydiane.co.uk/) & Paul (http://www.paul-smart.co.uk/). ## Media Release Terms. By attending a WPLDN event, you understand and accept that portions of the event may have audio/photo/video-recorded and/or live-streamed and may be used by WP&UP. You agree that WP&UP has the right and permission to use and publish such media for any purpose in any format including, but not limited to, (WPandUP.org) and/or offline, now and ever after without further compensation, permission, or notification. You understand that all official recordings from the event are the exclusive property of WP&UP, available under the Creative Commons Attribution­ShareAlike license for general use, and you do not ask for nor expect compensation or notification of the use of official recordings or photographs in which you appear or speak. If you do not wish to appear in photos or videos please make this known to a member of the organisational team at the start of the event.

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  • WordPress London Meetup - Oct. 2018

    Yoti, Foundation House

    Have you ever considered the impact your website has on the environment? Tom will be looking at the benefits of a greener web. And Chris will be talking about going beyond just eCommerce with WooCommerce. # Why a greener web is good for everyone The internet has huge potential to move us towards a sustainable future through dematerialising products and streamlining industries. Despite its many benefits though, it is not perfect. The storage, processing and transmission of data consumes electricity and that has an impact on the environment. The good news is that there are simple things that we can do about it, and contrary to what some may think, a green website can actually be a better website for everyone. Approaching web projects through the lens of sustainability can have benefits not just for the environment, but also in terms of improved SEO, accessibility, user experience and even cost savings. We'll look at some practical steps to green the web and the benefits that they bring. Presented by Tom Greenwood. Tom is a sustainability nut, designer and co-founder of the WordPress agency Wholegrain Digital. He believes that design, technology and business can and should be used to create a better world that is truly sustainable. He is critically aware of the need to seek out the sweet spot between idealism and cold hard reality in order to drive forward progress. When he needs to switch off, he'll be found swimming in the sea or running around the woods with no shoes on. Follow him @eatwholegrain (https://twitter.com/eatwholegrain) ## Developing for WordPress with WooCommerce Introducing ways to use WooCommerce as a platform to build user experiences and business solutions that go beyond pure e-commerce/payment solutions in WordPress instances. Presented by Chris Brosnan. Chris is a self-taught developer who is currently Senior Full Stack Developer at Ayre Media, a blockchain/cryptocurrency startup based in London. Chris has a particular interest in PHP and WordPress, and has shared his passion for both in different industries including the charity sector, travel, financial software and property. When not coding, Chris enjoys his passion for film, comic books, board games and watching sports. He is also a part-time postgrad student at Birkbeck College. Follow him @cd_brosnan (https://twitter.com/cd_brosnan). Running Order (STC): 18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments 19:00 - Opening remarks 19:20 - Speaker - Tom Greenwood 19:55 - Break 20:10 - Speaker - Chris Brosnan 20:45 - 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: Dan (https://blue37.com/), Gary (https://gamajo.com/), Diane (http://sitebydiane.co.uk/) & Paul (http://www.paul-smart.co.uk/). ## Media Release Terms. By attending a WPLDN event, you understand and accept that portions of the event may have audio/photo/video-recorded and/or live-streamed and may be used by WP&UP. You agree that WP&UP has the right and permission to use and publish such media for any purpose in any format including, but not limited to, (WPandUP.org) and/or offline, now and ever after without further compensation, permission, or notification. You understand that all official recordings from the event are the exclusive property of WP&UP, available under the Creative Commons Attribution­ShareAlike license for general use, and you do not ask for nor expect compensation or notification of the use of official recordings or photographs in which you appear or speak. If you do not wish to appear in photos or videos please make this known to a member of the organisational team at the start of the event.

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  • WordPress London Meetup - Sep. 2018

    Yoti, Foundation House

    Picking up where we left off last month 🎉Keith will be back to talk about his journey with the WordPress community and JJ will be taking us though how being in over our head can actually be fun. # Tales from 10 years in the WordPress community It's been 10 years since Keith pressed the big red 'Start this meetup' button and WordPress London was born. That was the start of an amazing journey, both professionally and personally. Keith will talk about what it was like to build WPLDN into a 1500+ strong meetup, the trials and tribulations along the way, what made him fall out of love with the WordPress community, how he fell back in love again, and the transitions from a freelancer to a small-agency owner. It's been a roller-coaster. Come along for the ride! Presented by Keith Devon. Keith is the co-founder of Highrise Digital (https://highrise.digital/), a remote WordPress development agency specialising in custom solutions for post-small, pre-enterprise businesses. He lives down in Folkestone where he loves playing with CSS, riding his bike and swimming in the sea. Follow him @keithdevon (https://twitter.com/keithdevon) ## What I do when I don't know what I'm doing Many projects I do require knowledge that I don't have. Yet. With a standard technical approach and the willingness to plough through the discomfort of being in over my head, these projects are not only fun but also great learning experiences and have been (thus far) successful. This talk is a pep talk, a "you can do it" talk and, I hope, the boost someone needs to to start something they were too scared to try. Presented by JJ Jay. JJ is a self taught developer who spent many of her pre-technology years as a chemistry student doing research in topics she learned as she went along.. Follow her @tharsheblows (https://twitter.com/tharsheblows). Running Order (STC): 18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments 19:00 - Opening remarks 19:20 - Speaker - Keith Devon 19:55 - Break 20:10 - Speaker - JJ Jay 20:45 - 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: Dan (https://blue37.com/), Gary (https://gamajo.com/), Diane (http://sitebydiane.co.uk/) & Paul (http://www.paul-smart.co.uk/). ## Media Release Terms. By attending a WPLDN event, you understand and accept that portions of the event may have audio/photo/video-recorded and/or live-streamed and may be used by WP&UP. You agree that WP&UP has the right and permission to use and publish such media for any purpose in any format including, but not limited to, (WPandUP.org) and/or offline, now and ever after without further compensation, permission, or notification. You understand that all official recordings from the event are the exclusive property of WP&UP, available under the Creative Commons Attribution­ShareAlike license for general use, and you do not ask for nor expect compensation or notification of the use of official recordings or photographs in which you appear or speak. If you do not wish to appear in photos or videos please make this known to a member of the organisational team at the start of the event.

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  • WordPress London Meetup - Aug 2018 🧡👉 10th Anniversary 👈🧡

    The WordPress London Meetup is celebrating 10 years of events this month! So come and join us, there might even be cake 🍰 We'll be hearing from David Waumsley about alternative ways to build a WordPress focused business and Keith Devon will be looking back at his WordPress community journey. ## Why I'm going to stop selling WordPress websites This will be about my journey and reluctance to go into building client website with WordPress. About the problems I had when I did and how I have started to find a way that is working for me. In a friendly way, I'll be challenging (or thought flipping) many accepted wisdoms and processes used when dealing with web clients. With the ever accelerating speed of change online (even within WP with Gutenberg) Is it time now to be "selling" long term support (and training) services with websites as an addon to these? Presented by David Waumsley. David has been using WordPress since 2007. For no good reason he blogs a little, makes YouTube videos and co-host a weekly WordPress podcast called WPBuilds (https://wpbuilds.com/). It's laughable, but he really does insist his productised website service business called WP Corner Shop will be finished one day. Follow him @davidwaumsley (https://twitter.com/davidwaumsley). # Tales from 10 years in the WordPress community It's been 10 years since Keith pressed the big red 'Start this meetup' button and WordPress London was born. That was the start of an amazing journey, both professionally and personally. Keith will talk about what it was like to build WPLDN into a 1500+ strong meetup, the trials and tribulations along the way, what made him fall out of love with the WordPress community, how he fell back in love again, and the transitions from a freelancer to a small-agency owner. It's been a roller-coaster. Come along for the ride! Presented by Keith Devon. Keith is the co-founder of Highrise Digital (https://highrise.digital/), a remote WordPress development agency specialising in custom solutions for post-small, pre-enterprise businesses. He lives down in Folkestone where he loves playing with CSS, riding his bike and swimming in the sea. Follow him @keithdevon (https://twitter.com/keithdevon) Running Order (STC): 18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments 19:00 - Opening remarks 19:20 - Speaker - David Waumsley 19:55 - Break 20:10 - Speaker - Keith Devon 20:45 - 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: Dan (https://blue37.com/), Gary (https://gamajo.com/), Diane (http://sitebydiane.co.uk/) & Paul (http://www.paul-smart.co.uk/).

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  • WordPress London Meetup - July 2018

    Yoti, Foundation House

    This months #WPLDN will feature an Open Q&A session during which you'll be able to bring your WordPress related questions for the team to work through. We'll also be hearing about how to improve our development workflow with a starter theme. ## Supercharging WordPress Development in 2018 Towards the end of 2015, Rareloop launched their WordPress starter theme Lumberjack, which built on open source tools such as Bedrock and Timber. We wanted to move Lumberjack forward inline with everything we have learnt over the years of using it - which meant completely re-writing it from the ground up. The new Lumberjack is now stable and ready for use! This talk is aimed at anyone involved in working with WordPress, regardless of how technical you are. The beauty of Lumberjack is that you can use as much or as little as you like, so whether you’re new to web development or a seasoned software engineer there will be something here for you. Presented by Adam Tomat. Adam is the lead developer at Rareloop - The Digital Product Studio. Advocate for progressive enhancement, accessibility, collaboration, open-source and making code easy to change. I'm Full-Stack and have used WordPress for several years, and always been frustrated at how difficult some WP sites are to change. So we've spent a lot of time bringing Laravel-esk features to WP. Follow him @adamtomat (https://twitter.com/adamtomat). # Open Q&A Session This is an opportunity for you to bring those unanswered questions you may have about WordPress, whether that's the business of WordPress, the development side, maybe you want to know more about contributing or need to get to the bottom of how to get yourself setup? We'll cover a wide variety of topics. Running Order (STC): 18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments 19:00 - Opening remarks 19:20 - Speaker - Adam Tomat 19:55 - Break 20:10 - Open Q&A Session 20:45 - 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: Dan (https://blue37.com/), Gary (https://gamajo.com/), Diane (http://sitebydiane.co.uk/) & Paul (http://www.paul-smart.co.uk/).

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  • WordPress London Meetup - June 2018

    Yoti, Foundation House

    **VENUE CHANGE** Please be aware that the venue has changed to the Yoti offices: Foundation House, 130 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 5DJ This months #WPLDN will feature a selection of Lightning Session speakers, the topics will be varied and each one lasting no more than 10 minutes. We'll also be hearing from 10up's Head of Europe - Gabe Karp on the content creation process. ## Lightning Sessions Speakers to be announced soon. Would you like to submit a 10 minute talk? We'd love to hear from you: https://wpldn.uk/speak ## Designing the Content Creation Experience WordPress is being used in increasingly complex settings, powering everything from websites, to apps to content distribution services. As the need for complex workflows increases to support this range of use cases, it becomes more and more important to make sure that we are designing and building the right experience for content creators and editors. We’ll look at how the Press Association and 10up have taken a UX first approach to the challenges faced by the PA editorial team. We will show examples of UX research and design through to implementation of how 10up and PA tried to tackle some of the challenges of working with WordPress in a complex environment. This will not be a technical talk. Presented by Gabe Karp. Gabe joins the 10up team from London where he brings more than 10 years of experience working with NGOs, major political campaigns and large corporate clients to design and develop digital platforms. He works closely with his clients to craft strategies and solutions, helping organisations achieve their goals by leveraging thoughtful, impactful design and the right technology solutions. Follow him @gabekarp (https://twitter.com/gabekarp). Running Order (STC): 18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments 19:00 - Opening remarks 19:20 - Speaker - Lightning Session 19:55 - Break 20:10 - Speaker - Gabe Karp 20:45 - 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: Dan (https://blue37.com/), Gary (https://gamajo.com/), Diane (http://sitebydiane.co.uk/) & Paul (http://www.paul-smart.co.uk/).

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  • WordPress London Meetup - May 2018

    Cloudflare

    We're talking GDPR, VueJS, Nuxt, REST API and of course the 15th anniversary of WordPress! It's a busy month again at WPLDN. **SAY HELLO** We're very pleased to welcome two new co-organisers to the WPLDN team: Diane Wallace and Paul Smart. Both are long-time attendees and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the events! **NEW(ish) VENUE** We're in our new(ish) venue again this month (our 3rd month here). We're pleased to be partnering with Cloudflare and using their meeting space for #WPLDN events. This is the building you'll be looking for: https://goo.gl/maps/tjttZSvgnKt There will be a slightly lower number of space available for attendees, so if for whatever reason you can't join us, please do free up your space. ## All-in-one GDPR We'll be looking at the development process and the problems solved by our compliance toolkit to help your WordPress site comply with each aspect of the new European GDPR data protection regulations. Presented by Anthony Budd. Anthony is a WordPress expert with 6 years of experience, 1 premium plugin and 5 open source projects built to give WordPress application-like functionality: WP_Model, WP_AJAX, WP_Route, WP_Mail and WP_Cron. He has 3 years of experience with Laravel building MVPs, Applications and APIs. He is a certified AWS Practitioner, with 3 years of experience working with AWS. Anthony is a self-employed IT / Business Consultant and PHP developer. Currently available for hire. Follow him @anthonybudd (https://twitter.com/anthonybudd). ## SSR using Wordpress API with VueJS and Nuxt Alessandro will talk of his experience building production ready websites using Nuxt (a VueJS SSR framework) interfacing with Wordpress REST API. Presented by Alessandro Giordo. Alessandro is a passionate Frontend Web Developer and Video-maker with experience in VueJS, AI and WordPress. He works for creative agencies and digital and across a wide variety of industries. Follow him @moustacheDsign (https://twitter.com/moustacheDsign). Running Order (STC): 18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments 19:00 - Opening remarks 19:20 - Speaker - Anthony Budd 19:55 - Break 20:10 - Speaker - Alessandro Giordo 20:45 - 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: Dan (https://blue37.com/), Gary (https://gamajo.com/), Diane (http://sitebydiane.co.uk/) & Paul (http://www.paul-smart.co.uk/).

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  • WordPress London Meetup - April 2018

    Cloudflare

    This month we're looking at what it takes to organise a WordCamp, events that are held by and for the WordPress community. We'll also be taking a look at the WP-CLI and how you can manage sites, plugins and themes via the command line. **NEW PODCAST & VENUE** #WPLDN has a new Podcast. Hear from this month's speakers and find out more about what to expect at the event: https://wpldn.uk/podcast/1-organising-a-wordcamp-an-intro-to-wp-cli We're in our new venue again this month. Yes, the WordPress London Meetup has moved to a new home. We're pleased to be partnering with Cloudflare and using their meeting space for #WPLDN events. This is the building you'll be looking for: https://goo.gl/maps/tjttZSvgnKt There will be a slightly lower number of space available for attendees, so if for whatever reason you can't join us, please do free up your space. ## An Open Q&A with the WordCamp London Team Lead Ever wondered what goes into organising a WordCamp? In this interview Ana Silva, the lead organiser for WordCamp London, will answer questions and shed some light on just what it takes to organise an open, inclusive and accessible event for over 600 WordPress enthusiasts. Presented by Ana Silva. Ana is a Communications Manager at Human Made (https://humanmade.com/) where she works on marketing, brand management, publicity and events. Born in Lisbon, raised in London and often found in coffee shop corners reading old poetry books. Follow her @AnaFranciscaS (https://twitter.com/AnaFranciscaS). ## WP-CLI: An Intro and Interesting Use Cases WP-CLI is the command line interface for WordPress. In this talk, John will introduce the core concepts of WP-CLI, talk about how to use it to manage your websites, and cover a few interesting use cases for it. If you've never heard of WP-CLI, or you're an experienced user, hopefully there will be something of interest for you in this talk. Presented by John Blackbourn. John is one of the core developers of WordPress, and he's been building on and working with the platform for over twelve years. He's a member of the WordPress security team, and was the release lead for WordPress 4.1. John enjoys sharing his knowledge with others at WordCamps, meetups, and other tech events. Follow him @johnbillion (https://twitter.com/johnbillion). Running Order (STC): 18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments 19:00 - Opening remarks 19:20 - Speaker - Ana Silva 19:55 - Break 20:10 - Speaker - John Blackbourn 20:45 - 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/).

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  • WordPress London Meetup - March 2018

    Cloudflare

    **NEW VENUE** Yes the WordPress London Meetup is moving to a new home: we're pleased to be partnering with Cloudflare and using their meeting space for #WPLDN events. This is the building you'll be looking for: https://goo.gl/maps/tjttZSvgnKt There will be a slightly lower number of space available for attendees, so if for whatever reason you can't join us, please do free up your space. This month we'll be learning some of the challenges of adding cloud services to WordPress, we'll also be hearing about the 2018 Rugby 6 Nations Match Centre developed on WordPress and scaled for millions of concurrent users. ## The Joys and Hardships of Adding Cloud Services to WordPress In this talk Nic will step through both the product and engineering challenges of tightly integrating a complex cloud services product with WordPress. At Bibblio (https://www.bibblio.org/) we provide advanced machine-learning recommendations to a wide sector of the publishing industry. Surely this should include WordPress, the biggest publishing platform on The Internet. But how does one provide a clean experience that feels like WordPress when the vast majority of the heavy lifting is happening off-site on our API? What kind of UX challenges arise from a workflow complicated by distributed systems? Presented by Nic Young. Nic is Head of Product at Bibblio, where he focuses on product development and algorithm implementations. He has over ten years experience as a software developer and has worked in a number of programming languages across a variety of industries, mostly at startups. ## NatWest 6 Nations Match Centre on WordPress Following on from our work with the British & Irish Lions tour of 2017, Sotic were engaged to use Wordpress as an enabling tool to deliver a new live match centre experience for the NatWest 6 Nations of 2018 (www.sixnationsrugby.com/matchcentre). The system brings together live statistics, live blogging, digital asset management and video in one live experience meeting on demand high spikes of traffic in a multi-lingual environment. Presented by Dan Drave. Dan joined Sotic (https://sotic.net/) in 2016 and leads the front-end development team, who deliver our fantastic websites. He has lived and breathed web development all of his professional career. Since working at Sotic, Dan and his team have delivered sites for a wide variety of our clients from Aberdeen FC to Six Nations and London Scottish to the Lions Rugby Tour of New Zealand. He actively contributes to the WordPress community and has recently spoken at exclusive WordPress events. Follow him @danieldrave (https://www.twitter.com/danieldrave). Running Order (STC): 18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments 19:00 - Opening remarks 19:20 - Speaker - Nic Young 19:55 - Break 20:10 - Speaker - Dan Drave 20:45 - 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/).

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  • WordPress London Meetup - Feb. 2018

    City, University of London (College Building),

    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/).

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