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