Workshops and Contributor Day

Workshops and Contibutors Day will be on April 22nd (Saturday) at Microsoft Flux on Korkeavuorenkatu 35, Helsinki.

Register to Workshops from here

On Workshops and Contributors Day we’ll be going through specific topics in small groups. Bring your laptop with you because it might involve coding also.

  • Workshops are more like easy going classes in school.
  • Contributing means contributions to Core and translating Core, Themes and Plugins.
  • Beginners Desk – help setting up local development environments, and general WordPress advice.


11:00 – 13:00: Workshop round I / contributions to Core and translating / Beginners desk
13:00 – 14:00: Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00: Workshop round II / contributions to Core and translating / Beginners desk

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Join us for the after-party on Friday!

The after-party for WordCamp Helsinki will be held at VIP Room on Fredrikinkatu 51 on Friday 21st April from 20:00 (8 pm). The place is within 10 minutes walk from Virgin Oil, where the conference day is held.

You can leave your coats and bags at the coat service downstairs.

Drink tickets will be given on arrival. You can exchange them for sodas, cider, wine and beer.

The private event will end around 22:00 (10 pm), but we can enter Club Capital next door for no extra cost.

This will be a great opportunity for you to meet some of the local WordPress communities from Finland and get a chance to share your experiences from the conference.

We hope to see you there and remember to bring your badges!

Get a Badge for your Website

Badges are a great way to tell the world you’re joining us in WordCamp Helsinki. Download the image and put it on your website. Let everyone know you’re attending, volunteering, speaking or sponsoring.

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.