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.

Speaker announcement: Thomas Hurd

A transplant from New Zealand, via a few countries along the way, Thomas came to Helsinki for love – of design. He has translated his background in product, system and service design into developing integrated digital experiences with the team at Pixels. As a creative and CEO, Thomas works with a team that creates considered user experiences, beautiful design and powerful technical implementations. Because a ‘Briefly in English’ page is about as big a turn off as an orange in the White House, Thomas will venture into strategies for planning and building successful multilingual and/or multi-regional websites that maximise content and the end user experience.

Be ready! Our ticket sales starts tomorrow, Tuesday March 7th at 10 AM. Also be sure to subscribe to updates from the sidebar or follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with more speaker announcements!

Speaker announcement: Aki Björklund

Aki Björklund has been building websites since 2000. After 10 years of developing custom CMSs with Microsoft technologies for big Finnish media companies, among other things, he had enough and switched to 100% WordPress. He knows that working with abstract things like the web can sometimes be demotivating and that it’s sometimes a struggle to find motivation to continuously do your best. Aki will share what he has learned on how to cope with the pressure, focus on stuff that matters, and finding meaning and motivation in work.

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