WordPress Essex Meetup - February 2019

WordPress Essex
WordPress Essex
Public group

Anglia Ruskin University

Bishop Hall Ln, Chelmsford · CM1 1SQ

How to find us

Access by Car (Free parking), Train (11 min. walk from station), Bus or Foot. Further details in the main description.

Location image of event venue


Join us for the first WordPress Essex Meetup of 2019!

We're back after the holidays and jumping straight into WordPress security, we'll also be talking about our mental health as freelancers, solo-business owners and distributed team members.

We're in our normal room in the Lord Ashcroft Building MAB 116.

Find out more about the WordPress Essex Meetup at https://wpessex.org.

# Going to the dark side, they have cookies

Everyone should be a little bit worried about the security of their site, and at conferences, lots of security talks focus on practical steps people can take. In this talk, Tim will flip the norms and instead focus on several real examples of sites being hacked but from the attackers perspective. We will see the whole attacks from the bad actors view identifying targets, analysing vulnerable sites, adding payload, exploiting in doing so showing how sites are infected, how some tools do prevent certain attacks and how clever and indeed not so clever bad actors can circumvent lots of hardening done.

Each step we can analyse what could have been put in place to prevent and frustrate the attack and then look at how this can be implemented on your site.

Presented by Tim Nash. Tim is the platform lead at 34SP.com for their Managed WordPress product in addition to being the companies developer advocate. One day he will work out what either of those job titles means. Until he does he spends his day in a mix of dev, security, ops and project management as well as speaking at user groups and conferences. He also helps run WordPress Leeds and writes for several publications including his own site timnash.co.uk. Follow him at @tnash (https://twitter.com/tnash).

# Together We Can #PressForward

Let’s have an honest discussion about the challenges of running your WordPress business. Building your own business, no matter what size, can be one of the most rewarding, satisfying and freeing experiences you’ve ever encountered. It can also be one of the most terrifying, isolating and lonely roads to take.

Having successfully started, developed and sold businesses, Dan has first-hand experience of both the positive and negative impacts on his mental health.

Dan will talk candidly about some of his experiences and giving you some insight into his decision to launch the charity: WP&UP.

Presented by Dan Maby. Dan is a director at Blue 37 – a WordPress specialist agency. He’s also the founder & trustee of WP&UP – a charity that supports & promotes positive mental health within the WordPress community. Follow him @danmaby (https://twitter.com/danmaby)

Running Order (STC):

18:30 - Arrive for networking
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:15 - First session: Tim Nash
20:00 - Break
20:05 - Second session: Dan Maby
20:50 - Closing remarks
21:00 - Social

/* How to find us -----*/

The Anglia Ruskin University website has a comprehensive list of way to access the venue (http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/chelmsford-campus/travelling-to-our-chelmsford-campus).

• Car - The University car parks are free after 16:30. Sawyers Car Park (https://b37.co/wpEssexCar) is the closest, just off Hoffmanns Way.

• Train - The Chelmsford Train Station is an 11 min. walk to the venue. See this map (https://b37.co/wpEssexTrain).

• Bus - Regular bus services run to and from the venue.

/* Code of conduct -----*/

The WordPress Essex Meetup is intended to be a safe, judgemental free event for the local WordPress community to come together, share knowledge and grow. We have a code of conduct (https://wpessex.org/code-of-conduct/) that all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organisers are expected to abide by.

/* Sponsors & Supporters -----*/

This event is supported by Blue 37 (https://blue37.com/) - a strategic-thinking team of digital experts with a creative edge, and Primary Image (https://www.primaryimage.uk) - a WordPress web design agency based in Southend-on-Sea.