Lightning talks: Daniel Koskinen, Jaakko Alajoki, Viljami Kuosmanen

Say hello to our second set of lightning talks at WordCamp Helsinki 2017!

Daniel Koskinen

Daniel started his own freelance business in 2008, building and maintaining mostly WordPress-based sites. Along with his colleagues from H1, Daniel joined Zeeland Family in 2016 where he’s now in charge of supporting an ever growing number of WordPress installs. Daniel’s lighting talk will be about the Customizer: how to create a better experience for your clients or users of your theme.

Jaakko Alajoki

Jaakko is working as the CTO at Evermade. He leads their dev team, provides technical consultation and gets his hands dirty with code every day. In the beginning Evermade did everything from photography to USB-drivers. In 2012 they agreed that WordPress is basically useless and decided to focus on ExpressionEngine. After a year – and some pain – they changed their minds and decided to focus on WordPress.

Viljami Kuosmanen

Viljami is a Forbes featured Hacker, Security Expert and a WordPress digitalist star celebrity (from Savo) with years of experience in the tech business as an entrepreneur, thought-leader and coder-consultant. Viljami will give real arguments against WordPress and talk about what it would take to consider switching to an alternative (dream) CMS.

Tickets are sold out, but small batch will maybe be available later! Subscribe to updates from the sidebar or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with more details about the event.

Speaker announcement: Joonas Jukkara

Joonas believes that the only way to be successful is to understand your customer, and the best way to understand your customer is to collect information on their actual behavior. Why are we still starting website projects asking how much does this cost, instead of how much value could I bring to the customer? Joonas will demonstrate how the decision you make while building your WordPress/WooCommerce site affect the way it can be marketed post-launch, people on your site can find what they are looking for and that you actually have a chance to get leads or sales from your site.

Regular tickets were sold out in two hours, but you can still buy a micro-sponsor ticket to get your place at the event! Subscribe to updates from the sidebar or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with more details about the event.

Speaker announcement: Edmund Turbin

Edmund Turbin is Solutions Engineer at WP Engine, London. Over the past ten years he has built websites with content management systems and has held technical roles in media, publishing and ad tech in New York City. Edmund is passionate about front end coding, development workflow and scaling WordPress for enterprise. Edmund enjoys speaking about technology and is greatful for the opportunity to talk at more than ten events throughout Europe over the past two years. He knows that moving data between environments in a tiered development workflow can be tricky and time consuming. Edmund will tell his toughts and tips about configuration management in WordPress.

Thank you to our Bronze sponsors

The event would not take place without these sponsors. Without their support we wouldn’t be able to keep the event low cost and accessible to everyone. Thank you!

We’re an agile digital media agency fanatical about quality. Our business is to provide our clients with high quality and cost-effective online services using the open source content management system WordPress. Our strict professionalism can be seen in the end result, the smooth progression of the project, and in the price tag. Combined with the agility of a small company and the ability to react quickly you’re guaranteed the best possible return for your investment.

www.aucor.fi

Frantic is a 20-year-old strategy, design and application development company. We specialize in solving our clients’ challenges with digital products.

Our office in Helsinki is home to a team of 80+ talented individuals who get their kicks out of dreaming up and putting together future-proof digital products for real people.

We’ve designed and developed digital products for all platforms and devices and to companies such as Finnair, SOK, Pöyry, Värisilmä, Vaasan, HSL, Amnesty, WWF, Sitra, Pihlajalinna, just to mention a few.

More at www.frantic.com

Finnish:

WPML kääntää WordPress-sivustot monikielisiksi. Se käyttää välimuisti-, hakukoneoptimointi- ja sähköisen-kaupankäynnin laajennuksia ja sen avulla voidaan rakentaa täydellisiä monikielisiä sivustoja. WPML pyörittää yhtä hyvin yksinkertaisia blogeja kuin yhtiöiden ja yritysten sivustojakin.

WPML-laajennuksen avulla käyttäjät voivat kääntää sivustolla kaiken, mukaan lukien sisällön, valikot, vimpaimet ja jopa teemat ja laajennustekstit. WPML toimii 500 000 kaupallisen sivuston moottorina ympäri maailmaa.

Lisätietoa monikielisyyden toteuttamiseen löydät osoitteesta WPML.org

Etsimme kykyjä. Jos olet kyvykäs ohjelmoija, olet tervetullut ottamaan meihin yhteyttä täällä: http://wpml.org/home/were-hiring/.

English:

WPML turns WordPress websites multilingual. It works with caching, SEO and E-Commerce plugins, and allows the building of complete multilingual sites. WPML powers simple blogs as well as corporate and enterprise sites.

WPML allows users to translate everything in the site, including content, menus, widgets and even theme and plugin texts. WPML powers over 500,000 commercial websites from all over the world.

More information about going multilingual can be found at WPML.org

We are looking for talent. If you are a smart programmer you are welcome to contact us here: http://wpml.org/home/were-hiring/.

Wysiwyg is a digital agency specialized in WordPress and WooCommerce projects. We offer full-scale professional services for design, implementation and care-free maintenance of websites and e-commerce solutions with extensive customization and integration options.

www.wysiwyg.fi

Thank you to our Silver sponsors

The event would not take place without these sponsors. Without their support we wouldn’t be able to keep the event low cost and accessible to everyone. Thank you!

Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over 1 million WordPress sites worldwide. Their objective is to help customers, whether novice or pro, create a thriving online presence at an affordable price. With a team of in-house tech experts available 24/7, Bluehost dedicates time and resources to providing the best support and services in the industry. Join millions of other site owners and see what Bluehost can do for you and your online presence.

GoDaddy Pro is a free membership program for web developers, designers & agencies. It offers exclusive tools to help onboard, manage and maintain multiple clients and their sites fast and easy. With GoDaddy Pro tools, you can easily shop for your client, monitor their sites, and manage their products from a single dashboard. Additionally, your membership includes advanced 24/7 technical support and rewards for recommending GoDaddy to your clients.

You can use GoDaddy Pro with all of GoDaddy’s newly refreshed hosting products, including Managed WordPress, cPanel shared hosting, our brand new cloud product, and our virtual and dedicated solutions.

And, always get the best price on GoDaddy products with your “30% off list price” member benefit.

Learn more about GoDaddy Pro.

Redland is an advertising agency with a digital heart. We are a compact and agile team of innovative experts with extensive knowledge and use of WordPress-based solutions. We make use of the opportunities of digital marketing with the help of user-focused design and the measurability of operations. Our digital team is not just a bunch of banner coders. The versatile projects they operate with vary from designing and delivering campaign sites and web shops to the development of demanding specific online services and applications. Read more at redland.fi.

Thank you to our Gold sponsors

The event would not take place without these sponsors. Without their support we wouldn’t be able to keep the event low cost and accessible to everyone. Thank you!

Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites. This single plugin enables Photon (a global CDN for images), uptime monitoring, brute force protection, traffic-boosting tools, single sign on, multiple-site management, and automatic or bulk plugin updates. Additionally Jetpack includes several features that help you customize the look and feel of your site without installing other tools. More information can be found at jetpack.com.

37% of all online stores are powered by WooCommerce. Built on WordPress, WooCommerce is a fully customizable, open source eCommerce solution.

Whether you’re selling a few handcrafted items to a niche market, taking an existing business online, or going global with an enterprise level eCommerce business – WooCommerce will get you set up and selling fast and scale securely as you grow. Plus your content will be forever yours and customizable down to the finest button color.

Developed and supported by a distributed team, WooCommerce is powered by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com.

Seravon WP-palvelu tarjoaa parhaan palvelintilan ja ylivoimaisen ylläpidon WordPress-verkkosivustoille ja WooCommerce-verkkokaupoille. Huolehdimme tietoturvasta vuorokauden ympäri, päivitämme lisäosatkin puolestasi ja pidämme sivut nopeina myös kävijäpiikkien aikana. Palvelinympäristöstämme löytyvät kaikki tärkeät työkalut Gitistä Vagrantiin ja Composerista WP-CLIhin. Kehitysympäristö tekee verkkosivun luomisprosessista sujuvamman ja asiantuntijamme ovat apuna tiukoissakin tilanteissa.

Teemme tiivistä yhteistyötä WordPress-sivustoja toteuttavien digi- ja mainostoimistojen kanssa. Tutustu palveluumme osoitteessa wp-palvelu.fi, seuraa @SeravoFi Twitterissä  ja poimi parhaat tarjoukset pöydästämme WordCamp Helsingissä!

PS. The fastest, most secure and carefully updated hosting and upkeep service for WordPress is now available for international customers too. Visit Seravo.com for more information!

Lightning talks: Sauli Rajala, Danny Hobo, Onni Hakala

Say hello to our first set of lightning talks at WordCamp Helsinki 2017!

Sauli Rajala

Sauli Rajala was born in a small town called Peräseinäjoki. Now he lives in Jyväskylä, where he works as a front-end developer at Valu Digital. Sauli will give talk about visual regression testing. What it is and why should you use it? Sauli will demonstrate visual regression testing in action with a tool called Wraith.

Danny Hobo

Danny is a developer who has specialised himself in WordPress and e-commerce. As a backend developer he knows how to speed up your site as well as how to speed up the development process. Danny will show you how to use WP-CLI to all those tasks with just one command in the terminal.

Onni Hakala

Onni spends most of his time optimizing slow backends or building webscale solutions with WordPress. He knows how it feels to wake up in middle the night to fix broken websites. Onni will talk about automatic updates of WordPress and tell a story of how he disabled all automatic updates last year. Why he did it and the struggle he had.

Regular tickets were sold out in two hours, but you can still buy a micro-sponsor ticket to get your place at the event! Subscribe to updates from the sidebar or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with more speaker announcements.

Speaker announcement: Miikka Vento

Miikka has been working with WordPress for a few years, overseeing tens of projects ranging from simple campaign sites to large-scale multisites and high levels of API integration. Miikka focuses on “getting it done” – his motto is to enable everyone else to perform to their maximum potential. With the arrival of the so-called European Union “Accessibility Directive”, there has been a lot talk lately about the accessibility of the modern web. Most common guidelines to comply with the requirements of the directive are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. While doing large scale project, Miikka noticed that the WCAG is not perfect – and has, in fact, some contradictions. The topic will focus on telling what to take into account while designing accessible web services and some tips for the coders as well.

Regular tickets were sold out in two hours, but you can still buy a micro-sponsor ticket to get your place at the event! Subscribe to updates from the sidebar or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with more speaker announcements.