WCEU2019 Speakers for Development I and II Categories

Confirmed WCEU2019 Speakers for Development I and II

WordCamp Europe 2019 is all set to take place on June 20-22 in Berlin, Germany. And since WCEU2019 is getting nearer, the confirmed group of speakers’ lineup is getting ready as well. Another confirmed group of WCEU2019 speakers is here and it’s for the Development I and II categories. Let’s get started!

WCEU2019 Speakers for Development I

WCEU Speakers for Development I

Anesa Colakovic

anesa colakovicAnesa Colakovic has traveled to more than 60 countries and speaks more than 5 languages. Her hobbies include dancing to a Latin rhythm, cooking Indian food, and training karate.

Topic: Education Innovators

David Needham

david needhamDavid Needham has a heart for helping beginners to feel empowered and to grow. He uses his own experience to explain topics, ranging from fundamental building blocks to soft skills such as productivity and public speaking, clearly and concisely. David has presented on Drupal and WordPress dozens of times, including at DrupalCons in Chicago, London, Denver, Munich, Portland, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Vienna, Nashville, and Drupal Europe 2018; as well lots of WordCamps, including WCEU in Belgrade.

Topic: Find that bug you made months ago with Git Bisect

George Gkouvousis

george gkouvousisGeorge is a co-founder of 8web Interactive, has been a full stack developer for more than eight years, and is an official WPML contractor and rtCamp’s EasyEngine project expert. Handling some serious projects in Greece and London, he helps serve the world wide web tons of megabytes every day through awesome websites and scalable solutions.

Topic: [Workshop] Deploying a WordPress webserver in minutes

John Jacoby

john jackobyJohn Jacoby is a software developer and project lead for BuddyPress and bbPress, as well as a WordPress core contributor, component maintainer, and security team member.

Topic: Advanced database management for plugins

Jonathan Bossenger

Jonathon is an open source, a freelance web developer from Cape Town, South Africa. His time is currently split between being the lead developer on Seriously Simple Podcasting/Castos and working with clients from around the world through Codeable. Jonathon enjoys writing and sharing knowledge with others and regularly speaks and blogs about development or related topics, from hosting to freelance business practices.

Topic: [Workshop] Travelling the web on the WordPress HTTP API

Maura Teal

Maura TealMaura is a software engineer at Pagely and previously developed for WordPress at the scale at a large media company. She is an open source and emoji enthusiast and is a firm believer that speaking about and sharing life experiences — both failures and successes — builds lasting connections.

Topic: Develop with Docker: Containers for everyone!

Pascal Birchler

Pascal is a software engineer and WordPress core developer based in Zurich, Switzerland. He’s been working with WordPress for half of his life and is an avid member of the community. Most recently, Pascal joined Google as a developer programs engineer to help advance WordPress even more. Living in a multilingual country, he is passionate about internationalisation and improving this area in WordPress to make software accessible for everyone.

Topic: On multilingual WordPress sites

WCEU2019 Speakers for Development IIjack lenox

Andrew Taylor

Andrew currently works for Pantheon as a developer programs engineer, providing consulting to their agency partners around complex workflows and automation. As a former web developer, Andrew spent his time on large-scale projects for clients such as AMC Networks, Frito Lay, National Van Lines, and more. With over 10 years of web development experience, he is a seasoned veteran.

Topic: Automating your QA with visual regression testing (Workshop)

Jack Lenox

jack lenoxJack has previously spoken at WordCamps and a number of other tech conferences, including the Future of Web Design and A Day Of REST. He ran in a UK parliamentary by-election, which led him to present and debate at numerous public husting events and on regional and national TV and radio.

Topic: How better-performing websites can help save the planet

Juliette Reinders Folmer

Juliette is an opinionated, passionate busy-body with a prolific portfolio of contributions to various high-profile, open-source projects over the years. She is a co-author of PHPCompatibility and initiator of PHPModernizer and created the PHP Cheatsheets. Juliette regularly speaks at conferences and is always happy to discuss how we can all contribute to changing both the dev-culture and our code, to be better. She is self-employed and based in the Netherlands.

Topic: [Workshop] For the love of code: Modernizing WordPress, plugins, and themes

Micah Wood

Having been as a professional WordPress developer for over a decade, Micah has worked on sites for Fortune 100 companies, has released over a dozen WordPress plugins, is a frequent speaker at WordCamps, co-organises the WordPress Gwinnett meetup, is co-host on the WP Square One podcast, and shares his knowledge by blogging on WordPress development topics.

Topic: REST API [Workshop]

Sami Keijonen

Sami Keijonen is a front-end engineer at 10up, a company that finely crafts websites and tools for content creators. He focuses on making the web better with accessibility in mind.

Topic: Maintainable CSS architecture in the Gutenberg era

Torsten Landsiedel

Torsten is a WordPress freelancer from Hamburg and is a former GTE, former support forum moderator, and a member of Pluginkollektiv, a group of people maintaining plugins from Sergej Müller.

Topic: Special characters and where to find them

Vladimír Smitka

Vladimír is a network engineer, developer and security researcher, WordPress enthusiast, and WordCamp Prague organizer, as well as the founder of a marketing agency, Lynt.

Topic: WordPress through bad guys’ glasses



So, these were the confirmed WCEU2019speakers that will be presenting their talks in WordCamp Europe 2019 regarding the topic ‘Development.

If you haven’t already, grab your WCEU2019 tickets today to hear from these amazingly inspiring WordPress personalities.



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