• Big WP London, September Meetup

    News UK

    The BigWP meetup is open to developers, product managers, and editorial teams who work on high-traffic or high-profile WordPress sites. Doors will open at 5:30pm and presentations start at 6:30pm. Please allow enough time to enter the building and pass security. This will be followed by a number of fifteen-minute presentations, with time for questions between the talks, or over drinks afterwards. Schedule WordPress Multisite for large and high traffic multilingual websites by, Giuseppe Mazzapica, Inpsyde Starting from a comparative overview of the various approaches to multilingual WordPress websites, the presentation will focus on the usage of Multisite for the scope, documenting Inpsyde’s experience with the multilingual-via-multisite approach and the benefit it brings for large, high-traffic websites in terms of performance, flexibility and "vendor lock-in" avoidance. Rebuilding NobelPrize.org by, Gabe Karp, 10up Built in 1994, NobelPrize.org was one of the very first websites powered by a MySQL database. More than 20 years later, VIP agency partner 10up led a project to modernise the site, and bring a modern editorial workflow to the Nobel Digital team, whilst preserving the flexibility of that original build. 10up’s Gabe Karp will describe the creative and technical transformation behind the new site. How we won the World Cup by, Joel Davis, News UK With the first major football tournament since we launched the Sun website on WordPress this was the ideal excuse to launch a new, innovative destination page. From the proof of concept to delivery in a few months. Using Gutenberg in Production by, Jason Agnew, Big Bite Creative Jason is going to discuss his recent experiences of using Gutenberg with two enterprise projects - one for the largest bank in Europe and the other for the world-impacting Amnesty International. The Gutenberg journey hasn't been without its issues, so Jason is going to explore the impact of the new editor, including how Big Bite are using Gutenberg, how the team tackled training, and how they price new projects which require blocks. Talks will finish at approximately 8.30pm and be followed by drinks and small bites. After the meetup we will go to the pub (TBC). If you plan on attending, please be sure to RSVP as space is limited. Sign ups will close 24hrs before the start of the event and you must be on the guest list in order to get into the venue. Please ensure you're signed up with your full name (first and surname). A huge thank you to News UK for hosting this meetup. Guests are welcome but must sign up themselves as security will be checking the sign-up list at the door.

  • BigWP December Meetup

    Twitter

    The BigWP meetup is open to developers, product managers, and editorial teams who work on high-traffic or high-profile WordPress sites. Doors will open at 6:00pm and presentations start at 6:30pm. This will be followed by four fifteen minute presentations, with 5mins Q&A between each talk. Schedule Diving into Gutenberg by Tammie Lister What is Gutenberg and how will it impact existing flows? Hear the story so far, from the design lead of the project. This talk will guide through the features and also focus on the current project state, with a little dash of what is to come. Along the way you’ll get to find out how to be more involved and where to go to get ready for Gutenberg. Rebuilding Liveblog by Jason Agnew We'll discuss how we rebuilt Automattic's Liveblog plugin from the ground up. We'll cover how Liveblog V2 gets around some of the performance bottlenecks of the original and how using React, Redux & RxJS Observables simplifies the overall build. A New Digital Culture of Creation at Capgemini by Parker Ward Earlier this year, Capgemini—a multi-billion euro technology consultancy present in over 40 countries—underwent a huge replatforming project, moving their network of 27 sites from their legacy Drupal CMS to WordPress VIP. There were several reasons for this: the previous platform was no longer facilitating workflows and supporting editorial needs; the lack of backwards compatibility with previous versions made the website increasingly unstable and difficult to use; the system no longer supported their digital roadmap, and teams across the organisation were becoming frustrated with the lack of usability and extensibility – thereby seeking their own solutions outside the group platform. WordPress helped Capgemini to enable a new digital culture of creation with a robust, usable, and intuitive CMS to support them in delivering their business objectives and empowering their global network of teams to do their jobs effectively. The transition has been hugely impactful, and in this presentation, Parker will talk through the top level features and the various reasons WordPress was chosen as a new publishing platform for Capgemini’s 400-person marketing and communications network. WordPress on the Lions Rugby Tour by Dan Drave Sotic are a digital agency focused exclusively on the world of sport, running sites for top-flight professional clubs, national governing bodies and international events such as the Ladies European Golf Tour and cycling's Tour Of Britain. Over the past year, they have adopted WordPress as their platform of choice; and senior front-end developer Dan Drave will explain how they used it to power the data-rich website for the British & Irish Lions rugby tour to New Zealand this past summer. Talks will finish at approximately 8pm and be followed by drinks and small bites. After the meetup we will go to the pub (TBC). If you plan on attending, please be sure to RSVP as space is limited. Sign ups will close 24hrs before the start of the event and you must be on the guest list in order to get into the venue. A huge thank you to Twitter for hosting this meetup. Guests are welcome but must sign up themselves as security will be checking the sign-up list at the door.

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  • May 2017 Meetup

    Ubicación visible para los miembros

    The BigWP meetup is open to developers, product managers, and editorial teams who work on high-traffic or high-profile WordPress sites, typically in the media or large enterprises. If you plan on attending, please be sure to RSVP as space is limited. Doors will open at 6:00pm and presentations start at 6:30pm. Talks will finish at around 7:30pm and be followed by drinks. After the meetup we will go to the pub. Schedule 18:30 John Blackbourn, Human Made Layout Customiser for The Sun John will talk about the custom layout manager that was built for The Sun newspaper website, powered by WordPress, and the UX and editorial considerations that led to its development. 18:45 David Lockie, Pragmatic A Pragmatic digital platform for Bacardi David will talk about Pragmatic's work to consolidate Bacardi's websites into a WordPress marketing platform. There will be an emphasis on the key problems during this process, including budget difficulties, and expanding on the problems within agency immaturity vs client sophistication. 19:00 Kimb Jones, Make Do Gutenberg: The new core WordPress editor In this talk Kimb will be showing progress of Gutenberg, the new content editing experience for WordPress. He'll be doing a little history around the how's and why's, looking at the impact of this change for new and existing WordPress sites, and, most importantly, how you can get ready for the arrival of Gutenberg which is currently targeted for early June 2017. 19:15 Simon Wheatley, WordPress.com VIP tbc We're very grateful to Twitter for hosting us this time round. For security reasons, signups will close on May 17th at noon. We are unable to accept signups after this time. Guests are welcome but must sign up themselves.

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  • January 2017 Meetup

    Ubicación visible para los miembros

    The Big Media & Enterprise meetup is open to developers, product managers, and editorial teams who use large, high-traffic WordPress sites. If you plan on attending, please be sure to RSVP as space is limited. Doors open at 6:00pm and presentations start at 6:30pm. The event will start with an introduction to the latest WordPress release, followed by four fifteen minute presentations. Talks will cover developer, editorial, and business-related topics that are relevant to big media and enterprise. 6:40pm - John Blackbourn - WordPress 4.7 for big media and enterprise 7:00pm - Controlling WordPress Outside WordPress Sophie Plimbley (NewsUK) 7:15pm - Using WordPress as a backend (API) to power multiple mobile apps Jason Agnew (Big Bite Creative) 7:30pm - Progressive Web Applications Paul Baukus (Google) 7:45pm - WordPress @ The Sun Pedro Moreira (NewsUK) & John Blackbourn (Human Made) January's Big Media & Enterprise Meetup is hosted by News UK, publishers of The Times and The Sun, reaching 30 million people each week and growing. Many of the digital products at News UK are powered by WordPress from the relatively small news.co.uk to thesun.co.uk, Britain's fastest growing newspaper website.

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  • March 2015 Meetup

    Westminster HUB

    The Big Media & Enterprise meetup is open to developers, product managers, and editorial teams who use large, high-traffic WordPress sites. If you plan on attending, please be sure to RSVP as space is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentations will begin at 7 p.m. We will have a number of "flash talk" presentations, each lasting 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions. Guests are welcome, but for security reasons we'll need to provide a full list of names to get into the building, so please ask guests to sign up individually. Flash Talks: • John Johnston, Education Scotland: 'You have 140,000 WP 2.9.2 blogs?': Educational blogging at scale • Steph Gray & Luke Oatham, Helpful Technology: 'WordPress on the inside: bringing humanity to the corporate intranet' • Matt Haines-Young, Human Made: 'Making WordPress shortcodes a piece of cake' • Duncan Stuart, dxw: 'Snakes in a plugin' • Jack Rivlin & George Marangos-Gilks, The Tab: 'User generated plus: blending professional journalism with a disparate network of voluntary contributors' Afterwards, we'll head out for drinks nearby to continue the networking!

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  • May 2014 Meetup

    Ubicación visible para los miembros

    After the success of our NYC Big Media & Enterprise Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/Big-Media-WordPress-Meetup/), we've decided to bring the event to London! Join us for our very first event. The Big Media & Enterprise meetup is open to developers, product managers, and editorial teams who use large, high-traffic WordPress sites. If you plan on attending, please be sure to RSVP as space is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentations will begin at 7 p.m. We will have 4 "flash talk" presentations, each lasting 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions. Flash Talks (still being updated): • Dave Jensen, Metro.co.uk, Head of Development, "Metro's Content Algorithm" • Lee Aylett, IPC Media, Head of Web Technology • Ed Coke-Steel, Rufflr, "RUFFLR - not just another WordPress site" • Simon Dickson, Code for the People, Director, "Seeing your content as WordPress sees it." Afterwards, we'll head out for drinks nearby to continue the networking!

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