Please give a warm welcome to our eighth group of speakers: Boon Gorges, Andrea Middleton, Petya Raykovska, Caspar Hübinger, Jenny Wong, and Monique Dubbelman! They’ll be sharing tales of community, discussing the power that language holds, and talking about the art of communication.
Boon Gorges – The Pernicious Myth of the Code Poet
Boone is a Core Committer for WordPress and a Lead Developer for BuddyPress who focuses on development for universities and non-profits with his consulting firm, Hard G. In “The Pernicious Myth of the Code Poet“, Boone will argue that code is not poetry and that coders who considers themselves “poets” risk doing a disservice to themselves, and to the software they’re engaged in building. By breaking down the myth of the code poet, he hopes to introduce some new metaphors that software developers can embrace.
Andrea Middleton – How WordPress Communities Are Built
As a Dot Organizer at Automattic, Andrea has worked with WordCamp organisers since 2011. She helps people to plan events that inspire people to do more with WordPress, connect the WordPress community, and contribute to the WordPress project. Andrea’s talk will introduce you to the WordPress community’s “source code” and provide an overview on how you can contribute to the growth of your local community — or create a community if you don’t already have one.
Petya Raykovska – WordPress beyond borders: Cross cultural communication and the fundamentals of caring
Petya is a Senior Project Manager Human Made and the community lead for the WordPress Polyglots team. WordPress is available globally, in many many languages, and created globally – by people from all over the world. In theory, it has gone beyond borders. But does that mean that there are no walls? “WordPress beyond borders: Cross cultural communication and the fundamentals of caring” will explore the answer to that question.
Caspar Hübinger – Big little shame—A tale of empowered user experience through localisation
Caspar, a support agent at WP Media and active contributor to the WordPress community. He will bring “Big little shame—A tale of empowered user experience through localisation” to the WordCamp Europe stage. In the talk, Caspar will explore how the language we use can exclude people, and how translators play an important role in empowering users through localisation.
Jenny Wong – We didn’t care about diversity… what happened next is insane!
As a conference speaker, community conference organiser and open source evangelist, Jenny loudly cheers people on to share knowledge and contribute back to open source projects. She’ll share what she learned when she started thinking about event organisation in a different way in her talk — “We didn’t care about diversity… what happened next is insane!”
Monique Dubbelman – The Importance of Information Architecture: Organise Content to Improve User Experience
Monique will be talking about “The Importance of Information Architecture” at WordCamp Europe. Whether you’re a blogger, designer, copywriter, marketeer or developer, understanding the importance of structure in relation to context, content and users is crucial. Monique’s talk will raise your awareness of information architecture with the hope of influencing the way you create sites.
Get your ticket today
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to get your WordCamp Europe ticket. Your WordCamp Europe ticket covers both days of the conference – June 16 and 17th – and contributor day on Thursday, June 15th. It grants you access to all sessions, lunch, coffee breaks, and the after party. It also includes an exclusive #WCEU 2017 t-shirt, stickers, and other great swag.