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What to do in Norrköping?

So, youré going to Norrköping for this WordCamp, right? It will be awesome. But if you by some odd chance wanted to do something more besides eating, drinking and talking to like-minded people at the camp, here are some tips for you.

Tip #1: Check out art

NP33

My personal favourite in Norrköping is NP33. It is a gallery with some real cool stuff. The place is a 10 minute walk from the central station.

Visit http://www.np33.se/ for directions and see whats up right now.

Norrköpings Konstmuseum

Of course we have an art museum. It is also centrally located near the main street.

Visit http://www.norrkopingskonstmuseum.se/ for directions and see whats up right now.

Tip #2: Go fishing

If you are into fishing, you can do that right in the city centre in the river running trough the city. Salmon is planted every year and there are a bunch of sweet-water fish in there, too. Ivé personally seen people pulling out monster-fish out of the river, so you can most def catch something.

How? Go to the tourist office or visit http://www.cityfiskeinorrkoping.com/ and you can buy a fishing permit.

Tip #3: Walking around

If you’re into walking around Norrköping is great. Walking around the city “Promenaderna” and walking around the river are both great.

Tip #4: Nightlife

There are some cool places to get your groove on in Norrköping.

Kopparhammaren

Kopparhammaren is a cool place. This is most probably where people will go after the official after-party.

Hugo

Hugo is the alternative to Kopparhammaren. It is closer to the station.

Puls

Puls is where you go if you are a bit younger. Just next to Hugo!

Enjoy

Enjoy is a cool place to eat and a great place just to hang out. Not a nightclub really, but a good place to hang out.

Tip #4: Moar foods

Enoteket

Enoteket is real nice Italian food.  You will probably see this place weather you like it or not, since this is where the official afterparty will be hosted. Best pasta in town, no doubt. They also have around 40 different kinds of wine you can buy per glass.

Burgers and Bangers

For the burger enthusiast, Burgers and Bangers is awesome. Pretty popular place though so you might have to wait a while for a table – but be prepared to be amazed!

The Lamp Restaurant

Fancy-pants small dishes. A lot of different small dishes. Great quality.

Vila

Real nice atmosphere with a great view and great food.

Kopparhammaren

Nice restaurant AND nightclub? This just keep getting better.

 

Any more tips for stuff to do? Give us some ideas in the comments!

New Gold sponsor: Angry Creative

Hey Jimmy, Could you introduce yourself in a few words?

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I’m Jimmy Rosén. I work as a product owner at Angry Creative. That means that I help clients find and prioritise what creates the greatest value in web projects, and help a group of designers and developers dto eliver this value. My greatest hobby is a sport called Brazilian Jiu-jitsu which I have practised for 10 years now.

Could you tell us more what Angry Creative does?

We build social intranets, marketing websites, e-commerce and web applications using WordPress. A big part of our business is high-quality WordPress maintenance.

We work very hard at being a good fit for medium- and large-sized clients who want Enterprise-grade WordPress solutions, while still maintaining the great bang for the buck that you have in your average freelancer.

We have a maintenance offer that we have put a lot of time, effort and innovation behind and there’s simple noone that comes near us when talking quality of service measured by spent time (and thus cost). I’ll bet anyone a beer in the bar about that! 😉

How does WordPress contribute to what you do?

We wouldn’t be anything without WordPress, really. In the future I hope that we’ll be more people and that we can contribute more to the community. We can only afford to give back a certain %, but with more people that % equals more contribution.

How will WordPress fit in your future business?

WordPress will continue to be the core of our business. The auto-update feature has forced lots of people to think again about weather they need maintenance or not, since it has made lots of sites explode unexpectedly. Stuff like that forces corporations to take action and actually hire someone who manages their website for them. And if you can do great management, you most likely will get the next project. And the next..

What are your hopes for the WordPress community?

I would like to see more people coming to the events! They are the foundation of our shared knowledge and communication. I grow each time I visit an event. Open Source attracts such cool people, and with a good vibe about what we do we can do pretty much anything. I would love to see more Swedish people actually contribution to core and not just talking about it. Maybe something awesome will happen at the contribution day?

What opportunities are you hoping for at this WordCamp?

I plan to persuade some developers and perhaps a designer to come work for us. Also, I might be spotted in the bar drinking free drinks.

Presenting Gold Sponsor: Internetstiftelsen

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Hey Pernilla, Could you introduce yourself in a few words?

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Pernilla Rydmark

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.

Presenting Silver sponsor: Skill

We have the pleasure of having Skill being a Silver sponsor to WordCamp Norrköping. We’ve talked with Anna Broeders at Skill a bit about their participation and their love for WordPress.

Hey Anna, Could you introduce yourself in a few words?

Anna Broeders

Anna Broeders

My name is Anna Broeders, I work as a recruitment consultant and talent scout at Skill. My main focus is recruitment in the area of IT. I’ve been working at Skill for about 3 years. As a part of my job I recruit participants to East Sweden Hack, a hackathon in Linköping. The theme for this year is open data and Internet of Things.

Could you tell us more what Skill does?

Skill is a recruitment company with offices on several locations in Sweden. We are specialized in IT recruitment and are continuously helping our customers in the IT industry to find qualified staff. We are your career partner from the first job after your studies to a position as a specialist and have a wide range of interesting job opportunities.

How does WordPress contribute to what you do?

WordPress is easy to use, even for us who do not have deep experience in development. This gives us an opportunity to update our webpages in a regular basis. It is easy to get out a message or change a text.

How will WordPress fit in your future business?

For the future we are curious about the flexibility that WordPress gives and how this will increase. We see that the use of mobile devices increase dramatically, a challenge for us as a recruitment company is to give our candidates the possibility to apply for a job through their mobile device.

What are your hopes for the WordPress community?

We hope to share our experience with WordPress with other participants. We also look forward to hear more about how WordPress will develop in the future and what the community think will be cool in the future.

What opportunities are you hoping for at this WordCamp?

We hope to meet lots of enthusiastic and open minded people. We like to discuss what the participants of WordCamp appreciate in a company. Of course will we also get in touch with talents in IT and development.

Presenting Gold Sponsor: WP Engine

We have the pleasure of having WP Engine being a Gold sponsor to WordCamp Norrköping. We’ve talked with Imran Pervez at WP Engine a bit about their participation and their love for WordPress.

Could you introduce yourself in a few words?

Imran Pervez

Imran Pervez

I’m a marketing manager at WP Engine and joined as the London office launched to better serve our EMEA customers. I’m a Londoner, an active and energetic guy who is learning lots about all things WordPress.

Could you tell us more what WP Engine does?

WP Engine provides managed WordPress hosting for mission critical sites around the world. Amazing support, enterprise class, & optimized for WordPress.

How does WordPress contribute to what you do?

Our whole business is based around supporting WordPress, so I help to market our service offerings to those clients that run on WordPress

How will WordPress fit in your future business?

WordPress hosting is all we do, we continiously aim to better ourselves and improve our knowledge on WordPress.

What are your hopes for the WordPress community?

Since launching the London office officially earlier this year, we’re looking to build our relationships with local communities within EMEA.

What opportunities are you hoping for at this WordCamp?

Build relationships, get a feel for what the WordPress community is like, learn from like-minded people, help promote the WP Engine brand in Sweden with key developers and influencers.

Presenting Gold Sponsor: Oderland

We have the pleasure of having Oderland being a Gold sponsor to WordCamp Norrköping. We’ve talked with Jack Oderland at Oderland a bit about their participation and their love for WordPress.

Hey Jack, Could you introduce yourself in a few words?

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Jack Oderland

Founder and CEO of ODERLAND Hosting Services, tech geek and father of four.

Could you tell us more what Oderland does?

ODERLANDs core business is hosting and consulting. We’re enabling site owners by offering the latest and greatest in web hosting software with a strong mix of security, performance and awesome in-house support.
We’ve been around since 1998 helping, teaching and supporting individuals and organisations about web applications, email usage and general internet security.

How does WordPress contribute to what you do?

WordPress powers about 24% of the websites out there today. It’s the most used CMS system in the world today. We’ve been advocating the use of WordPress for ages now and we’ve got a one-click installer/updater/backup in our customer’s control panel for it.

We’ve also developed a WordPress Migration tool, which helps customers to switch from another web host to us.

How will WordPress fit in your future business?

WordPress is constantly evolving, growing in feature sets and plugins which might slow down your page speed. In our shared hosting environments we’re adding components like WP-CLI, Redis Cache, Memcache and the latest in PHP versions with opcache support (even the latest Alpha release of PHP 7) to give our customers WordPress applications the best performance they can get. Our customers are asking for WordPress, we deliver and we’ll continue doing so in the future.

What are your hopes for the WordPress community?

“With great power comes great responsibility” 🙂 We’re hoping there will be a way to tag plugins as “code reviewed” to help people chose plugins where the source has been checked for vulnerabilities at least by another party.

What opportunities are you hoping for at this WordCamp?

We’re hoping to meet many interesting people at WordCamp, attend presentations and discuss both WordPress and hosting issues, limitations and how to overcome them.