Be a Volunteer Photographer at WordCamp London

We’d love to get some beautiful photos of WordCamp London 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 at london@wordcamp.org.

Big thanks to our global community sponsors!

Some sponsors sponsor one WordCamp, others sponsor all of them. These are the Global community sponsors, and they provide funding for every WordCamp in Europe. We think that’s pretty great so a huge thanks to all of them!

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WordCamp London Practical Information

Just one week until WordCamp London and we are getting pretty excited. We hope that you are too! We’ve got lots of fun in store for you, with three days packed full of WordPress. This post has all of the information that you need ahead of the event, so please read it (you’ll also find it in your email inbox). If you do have any questions for us, send us an email at london@wordcamp.org

Contributor Day

If you have signed up for the contributor day, you’ll be receiving and email to confirm your attendance and with all of the finer details. The contributor day will take place at the Graduate Centre. This the building after the main London Met entrance on Holloway Road. Registration starts at 09:30 and the event finishes at 17:00.

Registration

Registration on Saturday 21st starts at 8am and will take place at The Rocket Complex on Holloway Road. We’ve got around 600 attendees so it’d help us out if you could get through registration quickly. There will be coffee, tea and morning pastries, and plenty of places where you can hang out before the talks get started.

Access Requests

London Met University is fully accessible but if you do have any specific access requests please let us know in advance. You can email us at london@wordcamp.org. If there’s anything you need throughout the day, grab one of our volunteers, who’ll be wearing bright pink t-shirts.

Getting Around

The easiest way to access the three areas where the conference takes place (the Rocket Complex, the Graduate Centre, and the Henry Thomas Room) is via Holloway Road. Each of the spaces has direct access onto Holloway Road. There is a map on your name badge. The University itself is something of a warren. If you find yourself getting lost, as one of our volunteers where to go.

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Catering

We have done our best to cater to all dietary requirements. If you have very specific dietary requirements (if you’ve requested gluten free -and- lactose free -and- vegetarian, for example), please grab one of our volunteers at lunch time so that they can ensure you get what you ordered. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, and Lactose Free diets will be easily available and properly labelled.

Volunteers

Our volunteers will be dressed in gorgeous pink t-shirts. If you need any help, just grab one of them and they’ll do their best to help you out.

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After-party

The after-party will take place in the Rocket Complex, and kicks off straight after the end of the conference. A full bar is available, and we’re making plans for some fun activities for you to enjoy. We’ll be providing a full dinner with a selection of that English classic: pies, mash, and lots of sides (all of the dietary requirements that you requested when you bought your tickets will be provided). Dinner will be served upstairs at the Rocket between 7:30pm and 9:00pm.

Please keep your name badge with you at all times. If you decide to leave the building you’ll need it to get back in.

The party will end at midnight.

Code of Conduct

We have a Code of Conduct to ensure that WordCamp London is a safe and welcoming environment for every attendee. If you experience anyone breaking the code of conduct, or see anyone doing so, please tell one of our volunteers.

Big thanks to 1&1 and GoDaddy for being such fabulous WordCamp London sponsors!

Last chance to guarantee your t-shirt size!

A WordCamp wouldn’t be a WordCamp without an amazing and stylish WordCamp t-shirt. We’re pretty chuffed with the designs for this year’s t-shirt: it might look something like what you see right here on the website.

Our printer needs our final t-shirt numbers by the end of the week. So if you want to guarantee your t-shirt size, you need to buy your ticket by Thursday evening at the very latest.

To make sure you both look and feel fabulous, grab your ticket now.

The WordCamp London After-Party!

No WordCamp is complete without a social event where everyone can hang out, chat, and have even more fun. WordCamp London is no different. The after-party will take place in the Rocket Complex at London Metropolitan University, which means that you don’t need to go anywhere, since it’s the same venue as the WordCamp!

The party will start straight after the conference ends on Saturday, from 6pm in the bar at the Rocket Complex and will wind down at midnight. We’ll be providing dinner, which will be served at around 7pm. Food will be provided according to the dietary requirements you filled in when you bought your ticket.

Not bought your ticket yet? What are you waiting for?!

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WordCamp London Lightning Talks

We had a fantastic session of lightning talks at the last WordCamp London, and this year we’re going to have even more. We’ve split the lightning talks up across three tracks on Sunday – they were a really popular sessions last year and we hope you enjoy them just as much in 2015.

Here are our 2015 lightning talkers:

Design

  • Dave Redfern is a digital designer at iWeb and co-founder of the Staffs web meetup.
  • Julio Potier is a security consultant and developer of the WP Rocket plugin.
  • Scott Evans is a designer at Automattic.
  • Lance Willett is a WordPress core committer for the default themes.

Development

  • John Blackbourn was release lead for WordPress 4.1.
  • Kirsty Burgoine runs a web design studio based in Shropshire
  • Tom Nowell is a developer at Automattic.
  • Miles Stewart is a developer specialising in WordPress and PHP.
  • Mark Wilkinson is a freelance WordPress developer.

Business

  • Tom Greenwood is the Managing Director of Wholegrain Digital.
  • Annabel Kaye is the founder of Irenicon.
  • Michael Killen is the founder of Sell your Service.
  • Rachel McCollin is a WordPress developer and author.
  • Franz Vitulli is a Product Marking Specialist for Human Made.

 

Welcome our next group of WordCamp London Speakers

It’s just over 6 weeks until WordCamp London. We’re getting pretty excited about it and thought it would be a good time to introduce you to our next group of amazing speakers.

  • Lorna Jane Mitchell is the Principal Developer at Siftware, a published author, web development consultant and technical trainer.
  • Adrian Zumbrunnen is a User Experience Designer, Writer, Speaker and Coffee Enthusiast.
  • Sophie Plimbley is an Operations Product Owner for News UK based in London.
  • Luke Wheatle is the Platform Owner at News UK, based in London.
  • Kathryn Reeve  is a PHP developer who’s been working for PHP since early in PHP4’s lifespan.
  • Jo Waltham is a freelance WordPress developer at Callia Web. She specialises in building websites with the Genesis Framework for bloggers and small businesses.
  • Brad Williams is the CEO of WebDevStudios and co-presenter on the DradCast.
  • Fabio Torlini is MD for WP Engine, based out of Tech City in London.
  • Sue Keogh is director of Sookio, who offer web content and social media services to small businesses and big brands.
  • Simon Wheatley is the co-founder of Code for the People, which was recently acquired by Automattic.
  • Joel Bronkowski works at WooThemes where he pioneers WooCommerce partnerships with global ecommerce services and the developer community.
  • Lily Dart is the Head of Service Design at dxw.
  • Ben Furfie is a web designer and front-end developer specialising in building lead generation websites for businesses.