Announcing More Speakers for WordCamp Norrköping

In two weeks, we will welcome you all to Norrköping for Sweden’s biggest WordPress conference! Here is our next group of speakers for this exciting event.

Erik Johansson

Social Intranet on WordPress and BuddyPress. How to compete with SharePoint
Erik works as “Lead Architect for Mobile and Open Source Solutions” at Avantime Group, a Stockholm-based web consultant firm. In his role, he sees a lot of business cases, customer software architectures and infrastructures, frameworks that gives possibilities and so on and uses all these experiences to bring better solutions and architectures to the group’s customers.

Edmund Turbin

Working in Harmony – Optimize development and content workflows
Edmund is a London-based Solutions Engineer at WP Engine originally from New York.  He has professional experience as web developer and has been advocating the benefits of content management systems for over 10 years. He has worked with numerous proprietary and open source CMS platforms at media, publishing and advertising companies and has a passion for front end development and development workflows.  Follow him on twitter: @spicecadet.

Hans-Helge Bürger

Boost Your Development with Vagrant
Hans-Helge is a german master student at TU Berlin and is doing his masters in computer science. In University he deals with Machine Learning and Data Science methods to do some data wrangling. Besides university, Hans-Helge is an active member of the germanophone WordPress community and helps organizing WordCamp Berlin.

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Meet Another Group of Speakers for #WCNKPG

We’re thrilled to announce another group of WordCamp Norrköping speakers! This year’s event is shaping up to be quite a diverse mix of topics and speakers. And we couldn’t be happier!

Miljenko Rebernišak

Scaling WordPress with Amazon cloud
Miljenko works as a software engineer for Devana Technologies – a company behind ManageWP. His daily job at ManageWP includes building infrastructure and applications to automate management of large scale WordPress sites.

Marko Heijnen

Node.js to the rescue – Let Node.js do things when WordPress/PHP isn’t enough
Marko is a long term WordPress contributor from the Netherlands. He runs his own company called CodeKitchen B.V where he build projects for clients but also own products and services. Beside his work on WordPress he also works on GlotPress to build a better open source tool for translations.

Andreas Ek

Business challenges as a consultant for WordPress projects
Andreas is a consultant specialized in web production automation based on open source solutions such as WordPress. His passion is business automation and he has experience from building administrative web solutions for various industries, including education, publishing, and government.

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Presenting Our Next Group of Speakers

WordCamp Norrköping is happening in just over three weeks! We are excited to welcome our next group of speakers.

Milan Ivanović

Using Sage WordPress starter theme
Milan is a WordPress enthusiast, one of the founders of the WordPress community in Serbia, the organiser of WPSerbia Meetups, and also one of two founders of WordCamp Belgrade. He works as Happiness Engineer in Devana Technologies, on developing themes and supporting ManageWP.

Karin Taliga

Take the next step with git
Karin is the owner of Invistruct, a Gothenburg-based web consultant firm. She has been involved with WordPress since 2008, and is a lead developer of the Thematic theme framework.

Bernhard Kau

Beginner’s Guide to SASS
Bernhard is a PHP developer living in Berlin, Germany. He is a passionate WordPress user, plugin developer, and community member. He also organizes WordPress events, like Berlin WordPress Meetup.

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Interested in sharing your knowledge? The Call for Speakers closes in less than a week. All the information you need is on the speaker application page.

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The countdown is on – one month left until WordCamp Norrköping

We’re counting down the days until WordCamp Norrköping, and the planning is intensifying as the event draws closer. A few small announcements:

Call for Speakers is still open!
We are still accepting speakers, especially for the Entrepreneurs & Designers track. We also welcome international speakers, so if you’re feeling up to the challenge, there’s no better time to apply to speak!

Be a Volunteer Photographer at WordCamp Norrköping
We’d love to get some beautiful photos of WordCamp Norrköping that we can share on our blog and use in posts and articles about the event afterwards. We’re looking for some volunteer photographers to document the event over the two days. We’ll make these available on the blog after the event, including image credits back to the photographers. If you’re interested, drop us an email using the contact form!

Hashtag and social media
If you’re sharing photos on social media, don’t forget to use the official #wcnkpg hashtag!

We will be sharing more about WordCamp Norrköping in the coming week, feel free to subscribe to our email list or RSS feed!

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We’re looking forward to meet everyone in beautiful Norrköping on August 28-29!

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Ulf Liljankoski

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?

Image of Jack Oderland

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.