Hey Pernilla, Could you introduce yourself in a few words?
I work at IIS (The Internet Foundation in Sweden) and we are responsible for the internet’s Swedish top-level domain .se. We love the Internet!
I’m operating the Internet Fund which through financing external projects promote the internet’s development. IIS has run the fund for over 10 years and more than 300 projects have benefitted from it.
Could you tell us more what IIS / Internetstiftelsen does?
We are responsible for the top-level domains .se and .nu, including the registration of domain names, and the administration and technical maintenance of the national domain-name registry.
A share of the fee that IIS charges for domain name registration is invested in projects that promote the positive development of the internet in Sweden in various ways. Our ultimate objective is for everyone to be able to harness the internet’s potential.
How does WordPress contribute to what you do?
Almost all the web sites in our organization run on WordPress and has done so for the last 5 years. We have about 15 websites running.
How will WordPress fit in your future business?
There is only a bright future for the use of WordPress. It’s easy to use and to manage and we love the fact that it’s open source. There is no reason to change that.
What are your hopes for the WordPress community?
I think the WordPress community is doing great. Since I’m no developer I do hope that developers around the world will continue improving the software so people like me can benefit from it.
We promote the use of WordPress in our school competition Webbstjärnan (the Web Star) where students from the age of 7 to 18 learn how to create websites of their school projects. The fact that it is so easy to get started and easy to understand is one of WordPress biggest advantages. I do hope it will stay this easy.
What opportunities are you hoping for at this WordCamp?
I hope to learn some new tricks and meet some nice people. It would also be great if I could find some new projects to support.