This year, one of the biggest WordPress conferences in the world, WordCamp Europe 2020 is happening online due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The WordCamp Europe 2020 Online will take place on 4-6 June 2020. A virtual Contributor Day on 4th June and the other two days will feature live-streamed talks and workshops. And since WordCamp Europe 2020 Online is getting nearer, the confirmed group of speakers’ lineup is ready as well.
Below are the six confirmed groups of speakers who will be conducting their talk on various topics in the upcoming WordCamp Europe 2020 online event.
WordCamp Europe 2020 Online: Confirmed Group of Speakers
Suzanne is a world-leading privacy lawyer and author of GDPR for Dummies. Having previously worked at the world’s largest law firm worked alongside Richard Branson at Virgin and advised leading multi-nationals, she has devoted the last ten years to helping online businesses. Suzanne grew her Facebook group to 40,000 by posting a video a day for 90 days. What sets Suzanne apart is her real understanding of online marketing and the practicalities of how to comply.
Session: Why understanding data privacy and cookie law for your WordPress website is critical for success
Vili Mileva Yankova
Vili is a British and Swedish educated professional with 8 years of strong business experience, 6 ½ of which involved experience in planning, developing, and implementing international IT projects and programs (hardware, software, and Internet of Things). She is a certified PMP, PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner), and Professional SCRUM Master I. She is also a project management trainer dedicated to helping candidates acquire theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of the discipline.
Session: Benefits realization through project management
Tara King is a long-time Drupal and WordPress developer and open source contributor. She is a developer advocate at Pantheon. Previously, she worked as a Senior Developer at Universal Music, wore many hats at small digital agencies, and ran her own webshop. Tara leads to Drupal Diversity and Inclusion. She speaks regularly at open source events, on topics from command line skills to inclusive leadership. She lives in New Mexico (USA) and enjoys board gaming.
Session: Be a good boss: How to Support your marginalized colleagues
Jocelyn has 11+ years of experience building, running, and wrangling a WordPress website design agency all while having two boys at home. While her education in engineering certainly refined her technical and analytical skills, it is her passion for what she does that makes her an outstanding WordPress web designer. In addition to running her agency, Jocelyn is a mentor and coach to other WordPress professionals, helping them to build businesses that support the life they desire.
Session: Show your business who is Boss!
Wendie Huis in ‘t Veld
Wendie started playing with WordPress in 2009. Her hobby turned into her job and she created a business out of her job. Her company Websiteclub helps Dutch freelancers and small local businesses with their online presence. As a side project, Wendie works with the LoveDoctor Company, a social project with the mission to help people grow their relationship skills both at home and at work.
Session: Sustainable freelancing!
Mary is a creator at How Do You Tech. She currently works as a Technical Support Personnel at Paid Memberships Pro, a plugin that allows you to get paid by selling Membership on your WordPress website. Mary techs WordPress daily teaches digital skills freely to women and girls at her village hub and runs a personal blog —she believes everyone should tell their stories by themselves. Mary loves cats, photography, rabbits, and backpacking!
Session: How We Grew a Diverse Nigerian WordPress Community
David is a full-time freelancer. He’s a theme/plugin developer, consultant and Head of Development at Envira Gallery (1m+ downloads, 100k+ installs). David does regular consulting and freelancing work. He reports for Post Status and other sites. While he doesn’t consider himself a “professional speaker”, the “About” page on David’s website highlights his recent speaking gigs. For the past 12 years, David has been heavily involved in the organization of tech events, including WordCamp US and WordCamp Miami (one of the longest-running WordPress conferences).
Session: Why the next generation is critical to the survival of WordPress
James is MD & founder at Digitaloft, an award-winning digital PR, content, and search marketing agency that delivers high-performance strategies for clients including Compare the Market, Admiral Insurance, Groupon, StubHub, and more. He has recently spoken at some of Europe’s leading SEO and digital marketing conferences, including BrightonSEO, YoastCon, Ungagged and Learn Inbound, sharing his knowledge and insights into driving search success.
Session: How to use PR tactics to build better links and supercharge your SEO strategy
Ivana Ćirković is a Digital Marketing, PR, and SEO consultant from Serbia, with over ten years of experience in the field. She is also a WordPress enthusiast, one of the WCEU 2018 organizers, and has been an active member of the WordPress community since 2015.
Session: How to give people what they want with your content
Ahmed Khalifa is an experienced freelance WordPress SEO consultant, where he works with businesses to grow their visibility, engagement, and conversion of their WordPress sites. He is also deaf/hard of hearing and a deaf advocate. Combining his WordPress SEO experience with his own personal lifestyle has allowed Ahmed to understand how important it is for everyone to have access to content and how this can benefit content creators, too.
Session: Making videos captions beautiful, accessible and engaging at the same time
Amit is the Chief Customer Officer of OTGS. He is plurilingual and has supported many thousands of clients and partners in developing multilingual websites.
Session: The “dos and don’ts” of translating a website – a complete guide based on real cases
Brazilian, from the city of São Paulo. Co-founder of Haste, a WordPress development studio. A graduate in Design, Anyssa has over 10 years of experience in design and web development. In 2015, Anyssa won the inaugural Kim Parsell Scholarship. She has been organizing WordCamp São Paulo since 2014.
Session: Prototyping WordPress projects
Chris Lema has been building eCommerce stores since 1997 (back when it took forever, cost a lot, and still didn’t always work). He’s been telling stories even longer. Today he leads product development at Liquid Web, where his team designed and built the first platform dedicated to WooCommerce.
Session: eCommerce and storytelling: the shift away from catalogs and carts
Eileen is a designer and developer of user experiences and interfaces for WordPress websites and products. With over seven years’ experience building WordPress solutions, she currently puts her skills to work for clients and agencies as cofounder at Sidetrack Studio and WPBlockShop, and as the User Success Advocate with Castos and the Seriously Simple Podcasting plugin.
Session: Beyond pretty—simple design principles to create richer user experiences
Mel Choyce is a wicked awesome product designer based in Boston, Massachusetts. Not only is Mel a WordPress Core Committer and former Release Lead, but she is also a regular core contributor and speaks frequently at WordCamps on design, typography, and user experience. When Mel isn’t designing products at Automattic, she enjoys cold brew coffee, craft beer, and rocking out in her band. Say hi to her on Twitter, and visit her site.
Session: Art direction with Gutenberg
Ruth Raventós is one of the co-founders and CEO of Nelio Software, a startup focused on delivering WordPress-based services. Before founding Nelio, Ruth had worked in both the business world and at universities. She has been a University Lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Vice-Dean for Corporate Relations of the Barcelona School of Informatics, and Associate Lecturer at ESADE. She is also certified in Inbound Marketing and Google Analytics.
Session: A/B testing – the art of building better websites with science!
Sonja is a designer and developer focused on helping companies grow their business through digital channels. In her free time, she plays with clay, eats berries, and sometimes helps to organize WordCamp Finland and WordCamp Nordic.
Session: Designing for conversion
Stefano is a self-employed, all-round website manager for small local businesses. He describes himself as a front-end developer, but he is curious about all aspects of website building. Stefano joined the WordPress Community in early 2018; since then, he has decided to give back as an accessibility contributor and by speaking at WordCamps and WordPress Meetups around Italy. When he isn’t busy bothering his friends by talking about WordPress, he sings in a choir and goes ballroom dancing.
Session: Towards universal design through accessibility, usability, and inclusion
Development (Group I)
In over a decade of open source development, Chris has had the opportunity to work with some of the largest enterprises, built e-commerce in the emerging markets of Africa, and even aid work in Haiti and Washington DC. He has worked in both WordPress and Drupal to foster strong encryption and privacy standards. Chris has spoken all around the world often on the topic of security and privacy, teaching audiences of all backgrounds about how to keep their sites and data secure.
Session: Secure your site by becoming a hacker!
David works as an Enterprise Support Engineer and hiring lead on the WordPress.com VIP team at Automattic. His nearly thirty years’ experience in IT supports roles has given him the chance to cultivate the art of truly taking care of people and writing so anyone can understand. He has been active in the WordPress community for 12 years; first as a plugin author; then as a speaker and volunteer at various WordCamps; as well as contributing to Core, Support, Translations, and WordPress.tv.
Session: Everything you ever wanted to know about WordPress Transients. In 10 minutes.
David’s interests lie in WordPress, open-source, and future technology trends. He’s the founder and CEO of Pragmatic – a top-tier WordPress agency globally, which he started in 2012. David loves working with the team at Pragmatic in delivering websites that add real value to businesses, and in turn, enjoys sharing his expertise on this topic at international conferences such as WooConf and WordCamp Europe.
Session: Nine ways to make WordPress better with AI
When it comes to WordPress, Hristo has seen every side. He’s supported WordPress clients, built websites, designed themes, written eBooks, and is a long-time organizer of WordCamp Sofia! As SiteGround’s Manager of WordPress initiatives, Hristo spends his days developing and implementing various in-house performance-boosting solutions to help make WordPress websites faster and more secure.
Session: WordPress performance trends 2020
Jessica is a front-end developer at result gmbh, a digital agency from Cologne, Germany. She has been professionally creating websites for 13 years and dived into full-time WordPress development five years ago. While Jessica has worked with various CMS and programming languages, she is always passionate about HTML and CSS. She is an active member of the WordPress community, taking part as a volunteer, speaker, and organizer at Meetups and WordCamps. In her spare time, she enjoys DIYs and playing video games.
Session: How Subgrid enhances CSS Grid
After some years working at recording studios, Luis started on his path of entrepreneurship in 2011 with TrainYourEars, an ear training software that is still widely used. In 2015 he started the open-source acoustics project HertzLovers to help small recording studios improve their acoustics. Now Luis is the co-founder and lead developer of Frontity, an open-source framework to build WordPress themes using React.
Session: Headless WordPress: current status and remaining challenges
Thirteen years ago Miriam stumbled across WordPress and it was love at first sight. Since then she has gone on to found a leading WordPress development agency, and more recently Strattic: static and server-less hosting for WordPress websites, making them virtually unhackable, and exponentially faster. The five-time organizer of WordCamp Israel, a regular speaker at WordPress Meetups and events, including four-time speaker at WordCamp Europe, and mom of seven. Advocate for women in tech.
Session: Let’s make WordPress cutting-edge again to ensure its future for years to come
Development (Group II)
Doug says that as a kid he loved writing code so much that he filled many notebooks with handwritten code. He started freelancing in high school, found that he was building the same solutions repeatedly, and began building his own CMS. Then he discovered open source, and never looked back. Today he says he is privileged to work for a company delivering a leading WebOps experience for Drupal and WordPress websites.
Session: 10 steps to a faster site
Kirsty is a WordPress engineer/frontend developer at Human Made working on Enterprise level WordPress projects. She has a geeky fascination with frontend technologies, especially CSS. She lives in Shropshire in the UK, with her partner, three cats and two house rabbits (also known as destrocto-bunnies!), likes really naff (aka classic) films and has a slight obsession with Stormtroopers. All of which are well documented on Instagram!
Session: Accessible CSS – honoring dark mode!
Accessibility evangelist with 5+ years of proven experience in executing, development, and leading Accessibility processes in digital strategies for Fortune 100 clients. Subject Matter Expert contributions on Accessibility by establishing guidelines, best practices, and standards related to designing and maintaining accessible websites, native applications, and documents. Trains clients on using accessibility monitoring software and assists in identifying strategies and solutions focused on A11y.
Session: Accessibility: digital transformation or social digital transformation?
Nestor Angulo de Ugarte
Technology enthusiast, computer science engineer, early adopter, photographer, coffee lover, and passionate about learning… Living in the Canary Islands, Spain, Nestor says he feeds his huge curiosity by working remotely as a Security Analyst at GoDaddy Security, where he comes into contact with the cybersecurity world, hackers, backdoors, and more every day.
Session: AI in the ‘Hacking World War’
Niels de Blaauw
As the lead developer for Level Level, Niels’s role involves translating customer and user wishes into positive experiences. By staying on top of new developments in his branch, Niels creates efficient websites with interesting integrations. Outside of work, Niels likes cycling and watching TV series: in the winter, with Netflix on a home trainer and better weather, the evening starts with cycling and ends with a movie or a video game. On weekends Niels can often be found in the park with friends and a barbecue.
Session: Everything is broken: an introduction to testing, logging, monitoring, and metrics
Sarah got her first break into commercial development at a large London ISP when the dev manager found out everyone was playing an online PHP game she had co-written. After that, she worked as a developer or dev manager at several agencies, developing a love of WordPress, and working with Symfony. Now, as a developer on the WordPress.com VIP team at Automattic, Sarah is responsible for looking after sites for many well-known global brands, as well as developer hiring for the team.
Session: Getting the best from code review
Zeev Suraski is one of the principal authors of the PHP programming language – in which WordPress is written. Suraski co-created PHP 3 and spearheaded PHP 4 – which turned PHP into the most popular development language in the world for Web apps, contributed to PHP 5, and led the team which developed the groundbreaking PHP 7 engine. He also co-founded Zend Technologies in 1999 and served as its CTO for almost 20 years, before joining Strattic and making WordPress his full-time job.
Session: PHP: a glimpse into the future
So, these were the confirmed speakers that will be presenting their talks in WordCamp Europe 2020 Online event regarding various topics.
If you haven’t already, register yourself for WordCamp Europe 2020 Online today to hear from these amazingly inspiring WordPress personalities.