GCU WordPress Glasgow launch – Tuesday 28th Feb.

We had a great night with two really interesting talks. Here’s some photos of the evening:

Steve McLeod’s talk “Fake News, WordPress and Freedom of Speech”
Steve McLeod’s talk “Fake News, WordPress and Freedom of Speech”
John Johnston starting his talk “Scots Edublogging”
John Johnston starting his talk “Scots Edublogging”

Many thanks to the GCU for hosting us and to all who came for making it possible!

Tuesday 28th February, 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Glasgow Caledonian University, the Campus Life Lounge, 1st floor George Moore building, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA (find it on Google maps or the campus map)

For our first GCU WordPress Glasgow event, we are focusing on blogging and issues around content.

As always everyone is welcome. There are website designers, developers, business owners, community bloggers and learners in the group so please do come along regardless of your WordPress knowledge!

GCU Campus Life Lounge Pic Peter Devlin
GCU Campus Life Lounge, Pic Peter Devlin

6:00 pm – Doors open, food and meet other WordPressers

6:30 pm – ‘Fake News’, WordPress, and Freedom of Speech Online

A look at freedom of speech online in the age of ‘fake news’, from WordPress.com Community Guardian and Internet law specialist ‘Clicky Steve’.

About the speaker: Stephen McLeod Blythe (aka ‘Clicky Steve’) is a tech law geek from Glasgow. He is a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, ACLU, and the Open Rights Group Supporters’ Council. Stephen writes passionately about digital rights and constitutional law, as a fierce advocate of freedom of expression, and currently  spends most of his time defending WordPress users from abusive copyright and trademark claims (amongst other things) as Community Guardian for Automattic.

Find him at https://iamsteve.in and https://automattic.com/

*** short break ***

7:15 pm – Scots EduBlogging

John Johnston will talk about the development and use of blogs in Scottish Education and his personal experience of blogs in teaching and learning.

With 150.000+ sites, Glow Blogs is the biggest WordPress install that you don’t know about. A Glow account provides access to a number of web services and procured resources that allow users to create, collaborate and innovate.

About the speaker: John Johnston is a primary school teacher in Banton, North Lanarkshire. He works (part time) as Product Owner for Glow Blogs and has been interested in Open Education and an enthusiastic proponent for blogging and podcasting in the classroom for over 10 years.

Find him at http://johnjohnston.info/blog/  and@johnjohnston

8:00 pm – WordPress Clinic

Let’s chat and discuss our WordPress projects, questions or conundrums. Between us all we’ll get the solution or idea you need to get unstuck!


This event has been organised in collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University Career Service.

We would like to very much thank GCU Career Service for allowing us the use of such fantastic venue and for the internal promotion of the event.


Glasgow Caledonian University is across the road from the Glasgow Bus Station and the Concert Square Car Park. 10 minutes walk from Queen Street train station, and both Cowcaddens and Buchanan underground stations.
There are lifts for disabled access on the ground floor, by the cafeteria.


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