WordCamp Manchester 2018 Schedule Announced

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WordCamp Manchester is returning to it’s regular venue, the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School Building on Saturday the 27th October. It’s the only WordCamp running in the north of England this year.

The schedule for the conference day has been announced with topics for the talks including accessibility, SEO, security, managing clients, design and (of course) the new WordPress editor – Gutenberg. There will be two tracks on the day, with 7 talks in each along with a lightning talk session per track. Between talks, there will be a chance to network with the other attendees and meet the sponsors in the sponsor area.

Tickets for the conference are priced at £35 which includes refreshments, lunch and an invite to the after party (which will be held at the MMU Students Union building).

There is also a contributor day being held on Sunday 28th October at Ziferblat in the Northern Quarter. Tickets to contributor day are also available and are free, again food and lunch are provided. First time contributors are particularly welcome.

There are also opportunities still available to sponsor WordCamp Manchester.

WordPress Essex Meetup – April 2018

This month at the WordPress Essex Meetup we’re having a GDPR themed night. With the imminent implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) almost every development agency, design studio, freelancer and website owner will be impacted by the changes to the law enforced from 25 May 2018.

Open GDPR Workshop

This will be an opportunity as a collective to raise questions, get to grips with the potential impact, understand how we can ensure our sites are compliant and generally develop a deeper understanding of GDPR. We’ll also look at some of the plugin options to help manage data. If you’re willing to share your own websites, we can also use these as case studies during the evening.

Presented by Dan Maby. Dan is a Director at Blue 37 a creative digital agency. He thrives on business development & project management, as well as having a passion for productivity & marketing. When not in front of a screen, you’ll find him organising events. Follow him @danmaby.

Running Order (STC):

Arrive from 18:30 for networking
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – Talk TBC.
19:45 – wp_update_post
20:00 – Break
20:15 – The GDPR Workshop.
20:45 – Closing remarks
21:00 – Social

How to find us

The Anglia Ruskin University website has a comprehensive list of way to access the venue.

  • Car – The University car parks are free after 16:30. Sawyers Car Park is the closest, just off Hoffmanns Way.
  • Train – The Chelmsford Train Station is an 11 min. walk to the venue. See this map.
  • Bus – Regular bus services run to and from the venue.

Code of conduct

The WordPress Essex Meetup is intended to be a safe, judgmental free event for the local WordPress community to come together, share knowledge and grow. We have a code of conduct that all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organisers are expected to abide by.

Sponsors & Supporters

This event is supported by Blue 37 – a strategic-thinking team of digital experts with a creative edge, and Primary Image – a WordPress web design agency based in Southend-on-Sea.

WordPress Essex Meetup – April 2018

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018, 6:30 PM

Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Ln, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ, GB

5 WordPress Community Members Attending

This month at the WordPress Essex Meetup we’re having a GDPR themed night. With the imminent implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) almost every development agency, design studio, freelancer and website owner will be impacted by the changes to the law enforced from 25 May 2018. ## Open GDPR Workshop This will be an opportun…

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WordPress London Meetup #WPLDN – March 2018

**NEW VENUE** Yes the WordPress London Meetup is moving to a new home: we’re pleased to be partnering with Cloudflare and using their meeting space for #WPLDN events. This is the building you’ll be looking for: https://goo.gl/maps/tjttZSvgnKt There will be a slightly lower number of space available for attendees, so if for whatever reason you can’t join us, please do free up your space. This month we’ll be learning some of the challenges of adding cloud services to WordPress, we’ll also be hearing about the 2018 Rugby 6 Nations Match Centre developed on WordPress and scaled for millions of concurrent users.

The Joys and Hardships of Adding Cloud Services to WordPress

In this talk Nic will step through both the product and engineering challenges of tightly integrating a complex cloud services product with WordPress. At Bibblio we provide advanced machine-learning recommendations to a wide sector of the publishing industry. Surely this should include WordPress, the biggest publishing platform on The Internet. But how does one provide a clean experience that feels like WordPress when the vast majority of the heavy lifting is happening off-site on our API? What kind of UX challenges arise from a workflow complicated by distributed systems?

Presented by Nic Young. Nic is Head of Product at Bibblio, where he focuses on product development and algorithm implementations. He has over ten years experience as a software developer and has worked in a number of programming languages across a variety of industries, mostly at startups.

NatWest 6 Nations Match Centre on WordPress

Following on from our work with the British & Irish Lions tour of 2017, Sotic were engaged to use WordPress as an enabling tool to deliver a new live match centre experience for the NatWest 6 Nations of 2018.

The system brings together live statistics, live blogging, digital asset management and video in one live experience meeting on demand high spikes of traffic in a multi-lingual environment.

Presented by Dan Drave. Dan joined Sotic in 2016 and leads the front-end development team, who deliver our fantastic websites. He has lived and breathed web development all of his professional career. Since working at Sotic, Dan and his team have delivered sites for a wide variety of our clients from Aberdeen FC to Six Nations and London Scottish to the Lions Rugby Tour of New Zealand. He actively contributes to the WordPress community and has recently spoken at exclusive WordPress events. Follow him @danieldrave.

Running Order (STC):

18:30 – Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:20 – Speaker – Nic Young
19:55 – Break
20:10 – Speaker – Dan Drave
20:45 – Closing remarks
21:00 – Social

Follow #wpldn on Twitter for all the latest and join the Facebook Group to take the conversation further. Have a talk you’d like to present? We’d love to hear from you.

The WordPress London meetup is supported by a team of volunteers: Annabelle, Dan and Gary.

WordPress London Meetup – March 2018

Thursday, Mar 29, 2018, 6:30 PM

Cloudflare
25 Lavington St SE1 0NZ London, GB

60 WordPress Community Members Attending

**NEW VENUE** Yes the WordPress London Meetup is moving to a new home: we’re pleased to be partnering with Cloudflare and using their meeting space for #WPLDN events. This is the building you’ll be looking for: https://goo.gl/maps/tjttZSvgnKt There will be a slightly lower number of space available for attendees, so if for whatever reason you can’t…

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Blackburn WordPress Meetup – April 2018

The Blackburn WordPress meetup meets for its next event on April 4th 2018 at the Making Rooms in Blackburn. The session outline is below:

Event Format

  • 18:00 – Arrivals
  • 18:30 — Prompt start – Talk – WordPress news
  • 18:45 — Q&A – For topics covered and Michael’s WP update
  • 19:00 — WP Clinic – Bring your laptop and get the hands on help you need from the WordPress community in the room
  • 19:45 — Break & Networking
  • 20:00 — In Depth Talk – Using the developer and inspector tools in Google Chrome browser from Mark Wilkinson
  • 20:45 — End

Full Details: https://beewug.uk/

Please let us know your coming on meetup.com.

BeeWUG – Blackburn WordPress User Group

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018, 6:00 PM

The Making Rooms
1 Exchange Street Blackburn BB1 7JN Blackburn, GB

3 Members Attending

Event Format• 18:00 – Arrivals• 18:30 — Prompt start –  Talk – WordPress news• 18:45 — Q&A – For topics covered and Michael’s WP update• 19:00 — WP Clinic – Bring your laptop and get the hands on help you need from the WordPress community in the room• 19:45 —Break & Networking• 20:00 — In Depth Talk – Various speakers covering different topic…

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WordPress Essex Meetup – March 2018

We’re back from the winter break and will be holding another informal meetup for WordPress developers, designers, users and business owners in Essex.

Digital Trends – A study of Gen Z and how the web must adapt to their needs.

Presented by Jamie Lawrence, Elevate Account Manager at WP Engine. The WordPress digital experience platform

The major update coming to WordPress this year: Gutenberg

The WordPress editing interface has mostly stayed the same for many years, but that’s about to change. Later this year, a major update is coming to WordPress, called Gutenberg, which will revolutionise how you publish content on your website. It’s currently planned to launch with WordPress 5.0.

Soon, you’ll be able to create fancy page layouts and use a variety of new formatting options, simply by drag-and-dropping blocks into your page. No longer will you have to mess around with shortcodes, or have to install a page builder plugin. It’s also stirring a lot of debate in the WordPress community, for example many themes and plugins will need updating to work with Gutenberg, and users may need retraining.

Mike, from Primary Image, will lead a demo of the new WordPress editing interface, plus we’ll discuss some of the steps that webmasters will need to take.

Presented by Mike Pead. Mike works at Primary Image, a WordPress design agency based in Southend-on-Sea, who support businesses of all sizes across the UK.

Running Order (STC):

Arrive from 18:30 for networking

19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – Digital Trends – A study of Gen Z and how the web must adapt to their needs, by Jamie Lawrence
19:45 – wp_update_post
20:00 – Break
20:15 – The major update coming to WordPress this year: Gutenberg, by Mike Pead
20:45 – Closing remarks
21:00 – Social

How to find us

  • The Anglia Ruskin University website has a comprehensive list of way to access the venue.
  • Car – The University car parks are free after 16:30. Sawyers Car Park is the closest, just off Hoffmanns Way.
  • Train – The Chelmsford Train Station is an 11 min. walk to the venue. See this map.
  • Bus – Regular bus services run to and from the venue.

Code of conduct

The WordPress Essex Meetup is intended to be a safe, judgmental free event for the local WordPress community to come together, share knowledge and grow.  We have a code of conduct that all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organisers are expected to abide by.

Sponsors & Supporters

This event is supported by Blue 37 – a strategic-thinking team of digital experts with a creative edge, and Primary Image – a WordPress web design agency based in Southend-on-Sea.

WordPress Essex Meetup – March. 2018

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018, 6:30 PM

Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Ln, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ, GB

12 WordPress Community Members Went

We’re back from the winter break and will be holding another informal meetup for WordPress developers, designers, users and business owners in Essex. ## Digital Trends – A study of GenZ and how the web must adapt to their needs. Presented by Jamie Lawrence, Elevate Account Manager at WP Engine. The WordPress digital experience platform. ## The maj…

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