With the internet using 416TWh of power every year and being the 6th largest polluter in the world, as web professionals we have the opportunity to help lower this.
Whether you're a designer, developer, administrator or builder this talk explains how electricity is used within the internet and is full of guidance, tips and resources to help make your website have a lower carbon footprint, perform better and help unlock a new more environmentally conscious market.
Chris is a sustainability focussed designer, developer and strategist with over 10 years experience of working in and strengthening the digital output of agencies of all sizes and has worked with almost every industry.
Follow him on twitter chris__butters (https://twitter.com/chris__butters) or connect via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrsbutterworth/
The usual format:
18:45: Roll up for a couple of beers in the foyer, & chat, mingle etc.
19:15 start: Everyone introduces themselves: 20 seconds max, mainly describing their involvement with WordPress.
2. Up to 3 * 3 minute pitches. Share discoveries, useful tips, requests for help with charitable projects.
3: WordPress News - we're missing our star reporter so please volunteer to help with this round up!
4. Chris Butterworth speaking about sustainability
5. Clinic: Bring along a problem, and the audience will offer advice. If we can't, maybe we'll have a solution by next meeting.
We aim to finish the formal part by about 21:00, depending on everyone's enthusiasm to chat & discuss.
6. Beer & networking: We should leave by about 21:45 at the latest.