Say hello to our final group of #WCEU speakers!

It’s an honour to introduce our last group of #WCEU speakers. Please welcome Helen Hou-Sandí, Mike Schroder, Mattias Ventura, Luc Princen, Graham Armfield, Daniel Bachhuber, Taylor Lovett, and Andy Nacin.

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Meet our next group of #WCEU speakers

Please join us in welcoming the next group of WordCamp Europe speakers to the stage! Meet Amelia Andersdotter, Anders Jensen-Urstad, Adam Silverstein, Dan Blows, Davide Casali, Tom Nowell, Karim Marucchi and Davor Altman!

 


Amelia Andersdotter

Amelia Andersdotter is a former Member of the European Parliament and an experienced public speaker and presenter. Her current focus is the understanding of data protection not only as a law but as a tool for advancing the fundamental principles on which democracies are built.


Anders Jensen-Urstad

Anders Jensen-Urstad has been a developer and free software advocate since the days of Netscape and PHP 3. After a stint as a professional pirate in the European Parliament, he now develops tools to make it easier for people to make websites that respect privacy.


Adam Silverstein

Adam started programming in assembly code and learned Java when Netscape Navigator ruled the web – eventually embracing WordPress as his platform of choice.

He loves helping other people learn and getting them excited. He loves helping out in WordPress core. He is a release Deputy for WordPress 4.5, the lead developer of the WP REST API JavaScript client, a serial core contributing developer and a Senior Web Engineer at 10up. He loves long rafting trips, playing mbira, travel, taking walks and tending his over-sized garden.


Karim Marucchi

Karim Marucchi is the CEO of Crowd Favorite and Chairman of The VeloMedia Group. In the past 20 years, his career path has encompassed a variety of opportunities including founding startups, working for large web agencies and taking companies public.

This wealth of experience in taking digital teams across the globe has provided Karim with the necessary foundation and institutional knowledge in leading Crowd Favorite into the growing multinational organization it has become today.


Tom Nowell

Tom is a developer from the UK and a VIP Wrangler at Automattic. Prior to that he’s had 5 years of experience at agencies building and maintaining websites.

Tom runs multiple open source projects, has plugins in the .org repository, and was elected a community moderator for the WordPress Stack Exchange where he was in the top 20 high ranking users.

He strongly believes most developers are missing information that’s presumed and assumed, and that with the right knowledge they can make leaps and bounds.


Dan Blows

Dan is a Senior PHP developer from London, using WordPress and Symfony to build usable software for big companies. He’s a top 3% contributor on StackOverflow.


Davide Casali

Davide Casali, better known as “Folletto”, is one of the product team leads for WordPress.com and on the advisor board of multiple startups. He’s a polymath with a hybrid background in design, psychology, and technology.

In his 15+ years of professional experience, he designed consumer (B2C), enterprise (B2B) and internal products for more than 6 million users worldwide in different markets and industries.

He’s worked with companies like Bank of England, Intesa Sanpaolo, Banca Sella, Unicredit, Nokia, Vodafone, Telecom Italia, Ferrari and Benetton.

In Automattic, he leads Hyperion, the team that is working on WordPress.com, specifically on the themes and customization side, and he collaborates with the other teams and designer to align the experience across our products.


Davor Altman

Being a WordPress enthusiast and Customer Support addict, Davor manages to combine these two passions of his as a Happiness Engineer at Automattic! He’s organized Customer Happiness meetups in Serbia and taught WordPress to students.

Davor has vast experience on the subject of Customer Service, especially when it is combined with WordPress! He blogs about both WordPress and Customer Happiness at davoraltman.me.

 

Don’t miss the #WCEU focused track on WordPress Development for beginners

For the first time this year, WordCamp Europe will have more than two tracks. With the conference expanding almost twice since 2015, we decided to add more content and most of all – experiment with formats and topics.

Our third track is going to be in the beautiful Leopold Museum, just a 2 min walk from Halle E+G and it will host all our networking activities (link), three highly targeted, focused content tracks (development, business, and community) and for the first time for an event of this side – unconference (more information coming in the next few days).

Today we’d like to introduce the third and final of our three focused tracks: “WordPress Development for Beginners”. The speakers in this focused track are successful developers with tons of experience in all areas of WordPress. They’ll get you familiar with some important concepts in WordPress development – from theme and plugin development to setting up your dev environment and working with Multisite.

Please welcome Marcos Schratzenstaller, Jeremy Felt, Edmund Turbin, Aaron Campbell, Matt Geri and Ulrich Pogson. 

Marcos Schratzenstaller

Working at Rainmaker Digital as a SysAdmin focused on WordPress hosting, Marcos is a System administrator focused on WordPress hosting, developer in languages: Python, Bash, PHP, C/C++, Informix 4GL, Java, HTML, JavaScript, C#, Visual C++ (with large experience in this field) with large knowledge in databases (SQL and No-SQL).

WP-CLI for beginners


Jeremy Felt

Jeremy is a senior WordPress engineer with University Communications at Washington State University, where he helps power the web on an open source, multi-network, multisite platform.

He describes himself as an Open Source Student. Is a WordPress core committer. Maintainer of VVV. Thankful community member of all the above.

Multisite!


Edmund Turbin

Edmund Turbin is a London based Solutions Engineer at WP Engine originally from New York. He has been developing websites for over 10 years.

He’s worked with proprietary and open source CMS platforms at media, publishing and ad tech companies and is passionate about optimizing workflows.

When the laptop is closed, he enjoys producing tech house in the studio, cycling and spending time with his family.

Theming in WordPress: Where do I start?


Aaron Campbell

I’ve been doing web development professionally for over 16 years.

I’ve been a core contributor to WordPress since 2007 (WordPress 2.3), co-led the WordPress 3.6 release, am a part of the WordPress security team, and have commit access to WordPress core.

Website Security – The Big Picture w/ Simple Steps to Take


Matt Geri

My name is Matt, I’m a full time WordPress Engineer at XWP. I’ve been a WordPress developer since 2005 and have loved the platform ever since.

I run a WordPress development blog at http://mattgeri.com where I post daily articles and videos on WordPress development.

The ultimate WordPress development environment


Ulrich Pogson

Have been teaching myself web development with WordPress since January 2012. I moved from support to theme development to plugin development to developing a site with custom features. I would like to show what I have done as there are not many resources how to develop and deploy small/medium sites. Hopefully, this will start a discussion and sharing of other solutions.

Themes & Plugins in harmony

 

Cultivating happy teams, for better business – a WordPress business panel moderated by Brian Krogsgard

Meet the leaders of some of the leading WordPress-centric consulting agencies worldwide, as they are interviewed by Brian Krogsgard on what it takes to cultivate a happy team, with discussion topics ranging from remote work and salary to management feedback, and personal growth.

Brian will be joined on stage by Magne Ilsaas (Norway), Matt Johnson (USA), Ilona Filipi (UK) and Alex Frison (Germany) for the panel that we called “Cultivating happy teams, for better business”.


Magne Ilsaas, Founder of DekodeMagne Ilsaas, Dekode

Magne is the founder and manager of Dekode, Norway’s biggest WordPress agency.

With a background in design, he works on bridging the gap between design and technology in order to create the best and most cost-efficient WordPress projects for their clients. When he’s not working on WordPress projects, you’ll find him skiing or fishing in Lofoten.


Matt Johnson, CTO of Alley InteractiveMatt Johnson, Alley Interactive

Matt Johnson is co-founder and CTO of Alley Interactive, a full-service digital agency in New York City that works with large media companies and non-profit organizations, where he leads company technology strategy and outreach to the open source community.


Alexander Frison, Germany – Co-founder InpsydeAlex Frison, Inpsyde

Alex is a co-founder of wpengineer.com and co-owner of Inpsyde, the no. 1 WordPress agency in Germany, WordPress.com VIP partner and Gold WooExpert. His team and he are behind the multilingual WordPress solution MultilingualPress, BackWPup, Adminimize, Search & Replace and many, many more…

He’s responsible for WordPress VIP projects as project manager, strategic partnerships, and other marketing & growth activities.

When he’s not in front of his PC, he’s enjoying time with friends and family and if he is not injured, he loves to play squash, tennis and football.

 


Ilona Filipi, Co-founder Moove AgencyIllona Fillipi, Moove

Ilona Filipi is the co-founder and MD of Innovative WordPress Agency Moove.

She blogs at IlonaFilipi.com about the business side of running a WordPress Agency.

 


Panel moderator: Brian Krogsgard

Photo by Tammie Lister, Eyetaken.com

Photo by Tammie Lister, Eyetaken.com

Brian is a web developer, writer, and consultant based in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the editor of Post Status, a news and information website for WordPress professionals.

He loves building websites, and he builds them with WordPress.

Brian delivers news, commentary, and WordPress insights on a daily basis and has an in-depth knowledge of everything important that is happening in the WordPress world.

Brian hosts a weekly WordPress podcast which you can follow on https://poststatus.com/category/draft/.

 

Introducing the #WCEU focused tracks: “Running a WordPress business”

For the first time this year, WordCamp Europe will have more than two tracks. With the conference expanding almost twice since 2015, we decided to add more content and most of all – experiment with formats and topics.

Our third track is going to be in the beautiful Leopold Museum, just a 2 min walk from Halle E+G and it will host all our networking activities (link), three highly targeted, focused content tracks (development, business, and community) and for the first time for an event of this side – unconference (more information coming in the next few days).

Today we’d like to introduce the first of our three focused tracks: “Running a WordPress business” and its amazing speakers. They come from all over the world and bring you know-how on successful practices that each WordPress business needs to be aware of. From agency to SaaS and services built on WordPress, we bring you some of the best professionals in the industry to share practical advice on marketing strategies, project management, development and growth strategies and managing a successful team.

So, without further ado, please welcome Becs Rivett-Kemm, Matt Cheney, Becky Davis, Mario Peshev and Lesley Molecke – our lovely business track speakers.

Becs Rivett-Kemm

Becs has been an email marketer for the past 8 years and is passionate about design and code. She works for Receiptful and also provides freelance email marketing consultancy, giving her a wide range of experience of the practical applications of email and the challenges of email for the common man. Her goal is to teach people how to do email well themselves, rather than relying on her to do it for them.

Her talk is What’s my WordPress site’s email strategy?

Matt Cheney

Matt is a long time web developer who has implemented several decoupled CMS solutions using AngularJS and Backbone. He is also the co-founder of Pantheon which provides WordPress and Drupal hosting.

Matt’s talk: Making the Leap: Successful Products as a Web Agency.

Becky Davis

Becky is an independent front-end developer specializing in custom WordPress themes and project management. She is Chicago native and is very active in the WordPress community there, including helping with WordCamp Chicago and running one of its most active meetups. She loves training and teaching WordPress as well as gardening, movies, and biking. She is especially fond of bars with couches and good whiskey.

Becky will talk about Project Management or How to Herd Cats.

Mario Peshev

Mario is the CEO of DevriX, a distributed WordPress development agency with a team of 20. He’s been a WordPress Core contributor since WordPress 3.7, an author of dozens of plugins, and a technical aficionado with over 12 years of software engineering and architecture experience. Over the past 5 years, Mario has been leading a remote team around the world, leading the technical business development of large platforms in the automotive, airline, media, educational and marketing fields, and consulting businesses on growth, business development and architecture.

Mario will talk about Managing a remote WordPress team.

Lesley Molecke

Lesley is a 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.

Lesley’s talk: Changing the world, one WordPress site at a time: How we built a successful, distributed WordPress firm serving nonprofits.

 

Introducing the #WCEU focused tracks: “Building a WordPress community”

For the first time this year, WordCamp Europe will have more than two tracks. With the conference expanding almost twice since 2015, we decided to add more content and most of all – experiment with formats and topics.

Our third track is going to be in the beautiful Leopold Museum, just a 2 min walk from Halle E+G, and it will host all our networking activities, three highly targeted, focused content tracks (development, business, and community), and for the first time for an event of this side – unconference (more information coming in the next few days).

Today we’d like to introduce the wonderful speakers who form our “Building your local WordPress community” focused track.

We all know that community matters and people are in the core of why we love WordPress so much. That’s one of the reasons this year we’re introducing the European communities in special blog series.

But we didn’t want to stop there. During our focused track dedicated to community, we’ll hear about the experiences of people from all over the world. Dee Teal (Australia), Kel Santiago-Pilarski (Japan/Poland), Sergey Biryukov (Russia) and Naoko Takano (Japan) all have fascinating stories to share and friendly advice for everyone who’s involved in a local WordPress community.

Welcome to the WordCamp Europe stage!

Dee Teal

Dee Teal is a front end developer building bespoke sites for a wide range of enterprises and in recent times under contract to top quality WordPress agencies. Dee has been using WordPress exclusively since having had her mind blown with its possibilities at her first WordCamp in 2011. Since then she’s been a sold out advocate of WordPress meetups, WordCamps and the WordPress community as a whole. She comes from Australia and speaks on events in her local Melbourn, around Australia and now – on WordCamp Europe.

Dee will talk about Keys to Growing & Developing your WordPress Meetup.

Kel Santiago-Pilarski

From distant Japan comes Kel Santiago-Pilarski. Originally from Philippines and based in Japan since May 2014, she works as Writer ad Evangelist of DigitalCube Inc. – Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner and WordPress Code Poet Consultant. She spoked in quite a few WordCamps (Warsaw, Brisbane, Kansai, Krakow) and is also on a polyglot team who helps localize WordPress. Kel organizes meetups in Japan and international meetups, trainings and hands-on in Singapore and Poland.

She will talk about Contributing to WordPress for Business, Profession & the Community

Sergey Biryukov

Sergey is a freelance WordPress developer since 2006, core contributor since 2010, contributing developer since 2011 and core committer since 2013. He co-founded and was a maintainer of Russian WordPress community since 2007. Besides all that, Sergey helps on support forums, he’s a plugin author and WordCamp Speaker.

He will talk about Managing a local WordPress community

Naoko Takano

Naoko Takano is a Globalizer at Automattic. She is a part of Team Global, which facilitates internationalization and localization of WordPress.com and other products. She has been involved in the Japanese WordPress community since 2003, contributing in the areas of translation, documentation, community including meetup and WordCamp organization.

Naoko will talk about The Story of the Japanese WordPress Community

Community tribe meetup

In addition to the focus track, there’s also a planned Community tribe meet up on Friday morning, so if you’d like to connect with other people around the world that organise local WordPress events, be at the Leopold Museum at 10am.

 

Excited about #WCEU yet? We surely are.

Three weeks to go! See you there.

Welcome our next group of awesome #WCEU speakers

Please join us in welcoming this great group of speakers to the WordCamp Europe 2016 stage! Dion Beetson, Juan Zapata, Konstantin Obenland, Kel Santiago-Pilarski, Joost de Valk, Marieke van de Rakt, Tammie Lister, David Lockie and Andrea Badgley!

Konstantin Obenland

Konstantin is a WordPress developer and Core contributor based in Southern California. You might remember him from projects like the new WordPress.org Theme Directory or WordPress 4.3.

Andrea Badgley

Andrea Badgley is a writer and Happiness Engineer with Automattic. By publishing regularly since 2012, she has built a community of close to 20,000 followers on her personal blog.

David Lockie

David is a WordPress specialist and agency Founder & Director. He has experience building a WordPress business from the ground up, having grown his agency Pragmatic from just himself to over 25 people over the course of 3 years.

Joost de Valk & Marieke van de Rakt

Joost is the founder and CEO of Yoast, a geek by background having built his first website in 1994 at 12 years old, he became a marketeer by trade. At Yoast he combined the two, leading to the very successful Yoast SEO plugin which is now available on several platforms.
Marieke holds a PhD in social sciences, has done research and taught classes at several universities before joining Joost to become responsible for strategy at Yoast 3 years ago. She has written 4 books since joining Yoast, created several online courses and has spent a ton of time researching what leads to success online, focussing mostly on content and copywriting.

Dion Beetson

Dion is a full stack software development leader based in Sydney, Australia. Being a software engineer at heart, he’s architected and lead the development and roll out of some of the largest e-commerce and CMS migrations within Australia.

Kel Santiago-Pilarski

Kel is from the Philippines and has been based in Japan since May 2014 working as the Writer + Evangelist of DigitalCube Inc. – Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner, WordPress Code Poet Consultant, first in Japan & all of Asia.

She’s also on the Polyglots team who helps localize WordPress.

Tammie Lister

Tammie works at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. She has a varied background including psychology, design, front-end development and user experience. She is a contributor to WordPress and passionate about Open Source.

Juan Zapata

Juan has been working with WordPress since version 2.9 and has seen it evolve since then to what it is now. Currently, he works in news corp Australia where he’s migrated their main newspapers to WordPress VIP ( news.com.au, theaustralian.com.au, foxsports.com.au within other 13 newspapers ).

Say hello to our next group of WCEU speakers

The full schedule is online and in the next couple of weeks we’ll continue to introduce our amazing lineup. Today we’re extremely happy to welcome eight new speakers – Rian Rietveld, Marcos Schratzenstaller, Thomas Kräftner, Gary Pendergast, Ivelina Dimova, Lucijan Blagonic, Joe Hoyle and Mika Epstein.


Rian Rietveld

Rian Rietveld is a self employed WordPress front and backend developer, specialized in web accessibility. She is also part of the Make WordPress Accessible Team.

Marcos Schratzenstaller

Working at Rainmaker Digital as a SysAdmin focused on WordPress hosting, Marcos is a System administrator focused on WordPress hosting, developer in languages: Python, Bash, PHP, C/C++, Informix 4GL, Java, HTML, JavaScript, C#, Visual C++ (with large experience in this field) with large knowledge in databases (SQL and No-SQL).

Thomas Kräftner

Thomas Kräftner is an interactive developer with a degree in Information Design. While having a clear focus on web development, he always keeps his mind open and has a good understanding of a lot of surrounding fields.

Gary Pendergast

Gary is a WordPress, web and music geek who writes poetry with Automattic. He’s been know to commit random things to WordPress Core, just to see what would happen.

Ivelina Dimova

WordPress developer working at CrowdFavorite where we create web solutions for big enterprise companies. I am more focused on back-end development and passionate about version control systems, deployment and server administration tools.

Lucijan Blagonić

Lucijan has 12 years of experience working on the web, including planning, prototyping, designing and coding standards–compliant — semantic websites and interfaces. He is a strong advocate of responsive design, building mobile–first interfaces with usability and accessibility in mind.

Joe Hoyle

Joe Hoyle is the co-founder of Human Made where he heads up their development efforts. He’s been working on the WordPress REST API team for almost a year, and is dedicated to getting it shipped in WordPress Core.

Mika Epstein

Mika (実佳) Ariela Epstein is better known as Ipstenu, the Half-Elf Rogue. Working for DreamHost, specializing in WordPress hosting (aka ‘WordPress Guru’), Mika helps make WordPress and hosting better for everyone.

Introducing the WordCamp Europe 2016 schedule

Seven weeks to WordCamp Europe 2016! We can’t wait to meet you all in Vienna for three days of everything WordPress!

The Schedule

Today, we’re excited to share the full schedule for WordCamp Europe 2016 and some interesting speaker demographics. During the next several weeks we’ll keep introducing our speakers so you get a chance to know them better before meeting them in Vienna.

The applications and the selection process

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We received 227 applications from 33 countries

 

The overwhelming number of applications we received this year are making us extremely happy because they show a trend of more and more people stepping up to share their experience with others, and on a bigger stage.

We received 227 applications from 33 countries in 5 continents (121 from Europe, 85 from North and South America, 12 from Asia, 9 from Australia and NZ). We also received twice the number of applications from women compared to WordCamp Europe 2014 and 2015.

Our selection process included internal voting within the 18-person WordCamp Europe team followed by a careful selection of the final speakers shortlist with topic, gender, and location diversity in mind.

The final selection

WordCamp Europe, the most important WordPress event on this continent.

 

We are proud that we will have 73 speakers from all over the world on the WordCamp Europe stage covering topics from beginner to advanced development, design, accessibility, business, big media, hiring, community and personal growth.

Our final speaker demographics: 73 speakers from 20 countries. 43 from Europe, 21 from North America, 1 from South America, 5 from Australia & NZ, 2 from Asia, 1 from Africa.

There will be 22 women and 51 men on stage in three tracks in Halle E, Halle G and the Leopold Museum at the Vienna Museum Quartier.

Focused tracks in the Leopold Museum

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There will be three thematic tracks in the big hall at the Leopold museum, dedicating half a day each to “Introduction to WordPress development”, “Running a WordPress business” and “Running a local WordPress community”.

Unconference

On Saturday, after lunch, the Leopold’s big hall will host a Barcamp – a format which we’re excited to experiment with and which will give you the opportunity to get on the #WCEU stage for a flash talk.

Networking events

Last year we gave networking events during the conference a try. Based on the feedback, attendees enjoyed those a lot, so we’re bringing them back in 2016. There are many scheduled networking events around the official schedule to let you connect with others – we will have tribe meetups and speed networking in the Leopold museum. Stay tuned for the specific announcement.

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The Organising team

Meet the third group of #WCEU speakers!

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.

Gábor HojtsyGábor_Hojtsy(2)

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 Molecke

Lesley Molecke

Lesley Molecke

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 Birchler

Pascal Birchler

Pascal Birchler

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 Ladoshkina

Anna Ladoshkina

Anna Ladoshkina

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

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

Maurizio Pelizzone

Maurizio Pelizzone

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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