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We’re delighted to announce that we are sponsoring WordCamp Edinburgh, happening on November 17 and 18 at CodeBase.

Taking place right next to Edinburgh Castle, WordCamp Edinburgh is a fantastic opportunity for the Scottish WordPress community to join up and discuss ideas, share knowledge, and revel in their love of WordPress.

If you’re just starting out with WordPress, or you run hundreds of sites, a WordCamp is an excellent event to get more involved with the WordPress community.

WordCamp Edinburgh 2018

There are two tracks on Saturday and a workshop/panel day on Sunday. It’s a tough choice on Sunday between the panels and workshops, but we’ve picked five talks on Saturday that are going to be a treat:

What are coding standards, and why should you bother? by Carme Mias
Track B, 9:30 – 10:15

Adopting coding standards always seems like something you’ll eventually get to – it’s good for you and it’ll be helpful, but there’s always something else that gets in the way. In this talk, Carme will tell you why it matters, explain her experience of the process, and share some tricks she picked up along the way.

Improving the User Experience of your WordPress sites by Neil Scott
Track A, 10:15 – 11:00

It might seem easy as anything to just throw up a pre-existing WordPress theme, but do you know why that theme looks that way? What design decisions have been made? How is it affecting your users? Neil will answer these questions and give a beginner’s guide to UX, bringing together your users’ needs and your business goals together through research, testing, and design.

How to integrate WordPress’s GDPR features into your project by Rhys Wynne
Track B, 11:15 – 12:00

Now that the panic over GDPR is mostly over, it’s a good time to get your compliance a little more organised and easier for you. WordPress 4.9.6 brought in a lot of new privacy features, and in this talk, Rhys will talk you through the privacy features and how he integrated them into his plug-in.

How to kick off your WordPress project the right way by Steven Jones
Track A, 14:45 – 15:30

You know you have a great project and you’re ready to get started. But do you have a clearly defined scope? Are the requirements well defined? What assumptions are you making? Steven is going to get into why projects fail, and how you can kick your project off the right way to increase success and keep your clients happy.

A digital world for all by Luna Carmona
Track A: 15:45 – 16:30

As much as we like to talk about the digital world, we need to realise there are barriers this world is setting for many people. Luna works for a local charity in Glasgow and helps kids and young people from deprived areas with digital inclusion, and her talk will get into the value of digital inclusion and breaking down the barriers that are separating so many people from being part of the conversation.

WordCamp Edinburgh's Wapuu

With the wide range of sponsors, the exciting workshop/panel day on Sunday, and the beauty of Edinburgh, it’ll be a fun two days of WordPress activity.

Tickets are now available, and are only £20, so get yours now!

And if you’re a Heart Internet customer, please come and say hi!


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