There are less than 9 weeks left to WordCamp Europe and we’re excited to welcome our next group of WordCamp Speakers – Gábor Hojtsy, Lesley Molecke, Anna Ladoshkina, Pascal Birchler, Morten Rand-Hendriksen and Maurizio Pelizzone.
The #WCEU team is extremely happy to welcome Gábor Hojtsy, one of the lead Drupal developers, to the WordCamp Europe 2016 stage.
Gábor is an open source enthusiast and contributor, most active as a Drupal developer, working with and on the open source project itself at Acquia. He was the release maintainer for Drupal 6, the initiator and lead of localize.drupal.org, Drupal’s software localization site and lead to the Drupal 8 Multilingual Initiative.
He started off contributing to Open Source in 2000 when he became an active contributor to the PHP Documentation team and became the lead to that team and the lead to the PHP.net website team for years. He is the technical editor of the first Hungarian PHP developer book, he’s led courses on web technologies and co-organized various PHP and generic web development conferences in Hungary.
He started working with and on Drupal in 2003, and became devoted to the multilingual functionality and sometimes the lack thereof. He is an active contributor ever since and has co-organizer of DrupalCon Szeged 2008 and Drupal Dev Days 2014.
He’s a father of an amazing boy, loves reading non-fiction and is very passionate about singing, music and amateur acting, especially when these three are all combined.
Lesley is the co-founder of boutique WordPress agency, Cornershop Creative, which focuses on helping nonprofit and small business customers set and meet their goals online. She’s been working on the web since she was in high school and ran her own small web design shop before she could drive.
Prior to founding Cornershop Creative, she managed enterprise-level CMS rollouts for both the City of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Public Schools (one of the largest districts in the US) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Lesley and her co-founders have turned a pipe dream of a business into a reality that employs 10 remote employees and helps more than 100 nonprofit customers each year.
Pascal is a 22-year-old student and web developer from Switzerland. He contributes to WordPress whether it is by organising local events, or through direct core contributions.
His passion is to help other people, whether it’s by cooking, building awesome websites, or by blogging. He’s been working with WordPress for years and he’s involved with both the German-speaking and the international community.
Pascal received commit access to WordPress core after leading the embeds feature plugin included in WordPress 4.4.
He had a great time at WordCamp Europe 2015 and is coming back in 2016 to share his experience about contributing to WordPress with others and inspire people to do the same.
Anna has been developing websites on WordPress for NGOs in Russia since 2006 as a freelancer.
Apart from that, Anna is working with te-st.ru team (that’s open educational project for NGOs) to promote web-technologies and WordPress in particular for NGOs in Russia. Her team creates events and educational materials to help Russian charities become more efficient on the web.
Anna is a self-educated specialist and used to adopt new techniques and tools on her own.
Anna will share her experience on how to start using modern tools when you are developing websites (not themes of plugins), how to manage such projects and how they are different.
Morten Rand Hendriksen
Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a senior staff author at Lynda.com, a LinkedIn Company, with 60+ courses published.
When not creating training materials for Lynda.com, Morten teaches Instructional Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, co-organizes the Vancouver WordPress Meetup Group, and contributes to WordPress core and community projects.
In his spare time, he reads sci-fi and philosophy, tries to find time to play guitar, and wears out his dance shoes on the ballroom floor.
Maurizio Pelizzone is a WordPress Developer from Italy. He discovered WordPress ten years ago and since then he’s used if for a wide range of personal and professional projects.
Today his web agency archives a lot of beautiful WordPress sites, made in collaboration with many freelancers, designers and communication agencies.
His free time is dedicated to his wife and son, he loves taking shots with his reflex camera and playing board games with his friends.
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