WCEU Speakers: Julio Potier

Meet our next WCEU 2014 speaker and the guy who was so eager to share his WordPress know-how with you that he submitted 10 talk proposals!

It’s a pleasure to introduce to you French Security Consultant and PHP developer Julio Portier.

Julio is a freelance consultant and co-founder of WP Media. He’s been working with WordPress every day for the last four years and makes his living using the software. He’s a trainer and an experienced WordCamp Speakers, having spoken at WordCamp Paris every year from 2011 to 2014 and to WordCamp Montreal just a couple of weeks back.

Julio is speaking on a fascinating and rare subject – Colour blindness. He’ll be giving designers a personal and useful insight on what works and what doesn’t for people who are colourblind.

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WCEU Speakers: Luca Sartoni

Say hi to our next WCEU speaker Luca Sartoni.

Luca is a media professional with more than a decade of technical and marketing background. Thanks to his extensive experience in different business environments, from SMEs to large corporate projects, Luca helps companies scale up their business adopting data driven strategies. He does not believe in Santa Claus, magical spells and everything that is not backed up by facts. Luca is a Growth Engineer at Automattic.

Luca will be talking about Growth, exploring different scenarios on WordPress. He will apply a growth funnel to the most common projects in order to increase visits, retention and revenue on any WordPress site.

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Apply for Media Accreditation for WordCamp Europe 2014

So you cover technology in a media outlet and would like to come to WordCamp Europe and share the awesomeness with your audience? Be our guest.

Media Accreditation Process for WordCamp Europe 2014 is now open. Along with a free ticket to attend, you will get a direct line to our know it all organising team and our guests and speakers.

Sound good?

Fill in the application form by Friday, September 5th and we’ll get in touch.


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WCEU Speakers: Dario Jazbec Hrvatin

Have you ever noticed how many people working with WordPress are also musicians?

This community rocks!

We’re happy to welcome another one of these wonderful hybrids to the WCEU Speakers table – usability expert and musician Dario Jazbec Hrvatin.

Dario works as an in-development tester of WordPress plugins. Besides testing the plugins he also runs usability tests. He’s an in-development tester for OnTheGoSystems, which helps him to immensely broaden his experience and knowledge with everything connected to testing.

Born in Croatia and living in Slovenia for some years now, from the very start he chose WordPress as his primary development tool and never looked back. After freelancing and spending a few years in a non-governmental sector he started working for a renowned Slovenian marketing agency as a lead web developer. This allowed him to gain great experience on working with clients, online marketing and web developing for different sectors.

He spends much of his free time working with his band Helika in which he is the main author, singer and guitarist, so he’s used to talking and singing to big crowds.

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WCEU 2014 Speakers: Tony Perez

Welcome to the next speaker in #WCEU 2014 list – Security expert Tony Perez.

Tony is one of the Co-Founder’s and CEO of the globally recognized website security company, Sucuri, Inc. He has invested the better part of 4 years analyzing and assessing the state of security within the realm of websites, with a special interest in WordPress. He travels the world engaging website owners of all levels, beginners to advanced, in an effort to build a bridge between traditional Information Security processes and those that end-users should employ. He strongly believes that the challenges WordPress users face today around security can be addressed through education and awareness.

Tony will be giving a talk on WordPress Security. His talk will move beyond the traditional security presentations and push website owners, of all skill sets, to think of security more holistically. The emphasis will be on what Tony defines as setting effective security through Good Posture.

You can follow Tony on twitter at @perezbox and see his thoughts on security at http://tonyonsecurity.com and http://blog.sucuri.net.


WCEU 2014 Speakers: Noel Tock

Howdy, WordCampers!

Meet our next speaker – designer, product manager and world traveller Noel Tock.

Noel is a Swiss nomad wandering the globe. He’s one of the owners at Human Made, a WordPress.com VIP partner, where he heads up Product Development. If he’s not working on product design, he’s having a gin and tonic. Or more recently, both.

After his talk Less is more: The Journey of Happytables as a WordPress Saas at last year’s WordCamp Europe, Noel is coming to Sofia to share some of his insights on productivity, improving yourself within the WordPress industry and working on things you enjoy.

This talk will be a practical guide to doing more with WordPress; developing yourself to work on things that matter, getting in the habit of shipping and finally contributing back to this great open source project. I chose this area because I’d like to see freelancers/agencies in Europe do more with WordPress.

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WCEU 2014 Speakers: Jenny Beaumont

We’re happy to announce that next on the WordCamp Europe speaker list is designer, project manager and WordPress expert Jenny Beaumont from France.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Jenny moved to France in 1998 where she launched her career with the creation of her first web agency, Global Native. Equipped with a degree in Journalism and strong management experience, she quickly transposed her skill set to the emerging field of web design.

In 2000 she went freelance, and after spending time in project management, graphic design, Flash animation and UI design, has more recently oriented her work toward front-end development. In 2009 Jenny made the definitive switch to WordPress and started building custom themes for her clients to give them greater autonomy over their content.

An active member of the WordPress community in France and abroad, Jenny was a speaker at WordCamp Paris and at WordCamp Switzerland earlier this year.

Her talk at WordCamp Europe 2014 will deal with the eternal topic of Client Relationships, so for every designer, developer or project manager out there that does client work, make sure you save a slot in your WCEU Schedule for what Jenny has to share.

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WCEU 2014 Speakers: Joost de Valk

Give a warm welcome to our next WordCamp Europe 2014 speaker – WordPress developer, SEO & and an Open Source expert Joost de Valk.

Working with WordPress since 2006, Joost has a 10 year background in online marketing, more specifically SEO, and has always combined his knowledge of the two. Yoast, which he founded, has grown from a one-man-band to a 16 people agency over the last 3 years, focussing on both reviewing and improving websites as well as building free & premium plugins. His WordPress SEO and Google Analytics plugins are consistently among the highest rated and most downloaded plugins available for WordPress.

Joost was one of our most popular speakers at WordCamp Europe 2013. Watch his talk The Victory of the Commons and stay tuned for details on his talk in Sofia.

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WCEU 2014 Speakers: Siobhan McKeown

After being an invaluable member of WCEU 2013 organization team, we’re really happy to announce that Siobhan McKeown will also be a part of WordCamp Europe 2014 as a speaker.

Siobhan McKeown works at Audrey Capital where she writes about WordPress, deals with documentation, and has nightmares about the Codex. She’s currently working on an open source book about the history of WordPress. (Cool, right? Check out the project on Github.)

She spends her days delving into the brains of its early developers and community members. When she’s not worrying about the finer details of forking and the GPL, she’s helping out with the project’s future by wrangling WordPress’ documentation.

If you haven’t already, check out her talk “WordPress And The Ten Year Itch” from WordCamp San Francisco 2013.

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WCEU 2014 Speakers: Mark Jaquith

Hey folks!

We’re adding another lead #WordPress developer to the list of WordCamp Europe 2014 speakers.

Mark Jaquith has been working with and contributing to WordPress since 2004. He is one of the lead developers of the WordPress core and offers freelance WordPress consulting services through Covered Web Services with a focus on scaling, security, and custom functionality. Mark likes patches that have more red than green, and his favorite WordPress features are the ones that you’re not even aware of. He eagerly looks forward to shooting down your feature suggestions with, “No, but it would make a great plugin!”

Check out his talk Confident Commits, Delightful Deploys at WordCamp San Francisco.

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