Call for speakers closes next week

Apply to Speak at WordCamp Europe 2017. Speaker applications close January 27th, 2017 — Photo by Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

Apply to Speak at WordCamp Europe 2017. Speaker applications close January 27th, 2017 — Photo by Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

The countdown begins! There’s less than ten days left for you to submit a speaker application to WordCamp Europe 2017. We’re set to close the call for speakers next Friday, the 27th January 2017.

Thinking about speaking?

WordCamp Europe was attended by over 2000 people last year. We hope to welcome even more in Paris this year.

The stage will be set for speakers to share their stories with the largest WordCamp audience in Europe and we would love for you to be a part of it.

Apply to Speak

What we’re looking for

WordPress encompasses a wide range of topics. Last year, we had talks on theming, imposter syndrome, development environments, managing communities, and a wide variety more.

This year, we continue to encourage applications on any topic related to WordPress.

If you’re stuck for ideas, here are some topics to spark your imagination:

Development

  • Case studies of big media or enterprise websites
  • Internationalisation
  • Scaling & performance
  • Security
  • Front-end technologies including JavaScript
  • Working with the Customizer
  • Working with taxonomies & terms
  • Automated testing (unit/end-to-end)
  • The WordPress REST API
  • Turning your plugin into a business
  • Development tools, including dev environments, dependencies, and deployment

Building websites with WordPress

  • Best practices when building WordPress websites
  • Guide to choosing themes/plugins
  • Security 101

Design

  • Theme design
  • User interface design
  • Typography

Business

  • Going from freelancing to building a team
  • Dealing with clients
  • EU website/internet law
  • Pricing

Community

  • Contributing as a non-coder
  • Diversity/inclusion

Content

  • Content strategy
  • Blogging/writing

Other

  • Mental health & well-being
  • Open source & licensing
  • Translations (non-technical aspects)
  • Accessibility

Applied. Now what?

You can review the speaker selection process and expect to hear from us by the end of March.

We look forward to seeing you in Paris!

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