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WordUp June 2019: Writing your first Gutenberg block

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WordUp June 2019: Writing your first Gutenberg block


🗣 Nicola Heald - Writing your first Gutenberg block.

This talk is aimed at folks who want to get up and running writing their own custom Gutenberg blocks as quickly and easily as possible - all you need to get started is some basic JavaScript knowledge. We’ll look at using a zero-configuration tool and learn a bit of JSX to help us create a brand new block… and there’s even a live demo!

Nicola is a software developer with 20+ years of experience. Ex-Canonical, HP, IBM, currently at Automattic working on exciting additions to the block editor. She's enthusiastic about blocks, helping new developers getting to grips with Javascript, transparency, communication, inclusion and Radiohead. Give her chocolate.

🍕Catch up with the WordPress community in Brighton, with drinks and pizza courtesy of our lovely sponsors & Pragmatic!


  • 6:00 - 6:30 pm - Welcome and networking.

  • 6:30 pm - Talk begins.

  • 7:30 pm - Pizza, drinks and networking.

  • 8:45 pm - Start leaving the venue and if anyone wants to continue the chat and informal networking, head to 'Seven Stars' pub on Ship St.


  • Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you RSVP.


  • Pragmatic, 3rd-floor, Chandos House, 26 North Street, Brighton, BN1 1EB

  • Main entrance on Meeting House Lane across from Riddle & Finns.

  • Please ring the 3rd-floor buzzer and someone will let you in.


  • Find us on Twitter @WordUpBrighton (#WordUpBTN) or join us on Slack, in the channel #wordup-brighton.

Do you have a topic for the WordPress Brighton Meetup that you would like to help arrange or could possibly speak at? Get in touch, we'd be delighted to hear from you.

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