Announcing The Second Group of Speakers at WordCamp Manchester

With confirmations coming in thick and fast we’re able to announce the second group of speakers who will be speaking at WordCamp Manchester on October 10th. As speakers are being announced, we’re expecting tickets to be picked up quickly. As such, bag your ticket now and be sure to see some amazing speakers.

Mike Little

Co-founder of WordPress, founder and director of Zed1.com Mike is a WordPress specialist: he build sites, custom plugins, and themes; he provide consultation, training, and much more.

VPS hosting for speed and security

In his talk, Mike will detail setting up a secure, performant, VPS using modern up to date techniques. Covering WordPress, Nginx, caching, DNS, email, and security.

Dave Green

Dave Green is a Yorkshire tea drinking web developer from sunny Manchester specialising in front-end development, WordPress and WooCommerce. He has been developing websites using WordPress for the last five years and is one of the main cogs in the machine known as Make Do: a team of engineers and designers specialising in WordPress development.

Building themes using the WP Customizer

If you’re not already using the customiser to add custom ‘options’ into your themes, then this talk will help you get started! Dave will cover the fundamentals of getting your theme ready for customiser action before showing you how to add settings, controls, sections and panels. Then the talk will touch on more advanced topics such as enabling live updates to preview your changes, exercising control over your website’s colours and finally how to add your own custom controls for more advanced input options.

Konstantinos Kouratoras

Konstantinos Kouratoras is a web developer based on Crete, Greece. He took a MSc in Computer Science with specialization in User Experience and Web Standards. He is a WordPress lover and currently working for OnTheGoSystems, the makers of WPML and Toolset plugins. His main tasks include in-development testing and technical writing. He is also an associate author of WordPress section on Smashing Magazine.

Testing in WordPress: Building High Quality Products

Testing process is very important as it helps to speed up your development workflow, keep your source code away from bugs, improve user experience and build high quality products.

In this session Konstantinos will talk about:

  • Testing tips and tools
  • Automated tests
  • Usability tests and how to get the most out of users feedback

Edmund Turbin

Edmund Turbin is a London based Solutions Engineer at WP Engine originally from New York. He has been developing web sites for over 15 years and has experience with various CMS platforms at media, publishing and ad tech companies. Some milestone development initiatives that Edmund has been a key part of are the University of Surrey, shape.com, manhattan.de and the upcoming WP Engine Partner Portal. When the laptop is closed, Edmund enjoys music technology, cycling and spending time with his family.

Working in Harmony – Optimize Your WordPress Development Workflow

Development process is a critical part of making a WordPress project a success. Defining a workflow and establishing development tools can help you code more efficiently. This session is intended for developers looking to fine tune the tools they use to code more efficiently.