WordPress London Meetup – Jan. 2015

29th January 2015

18:00

Happy New Year to you all!  The 1st #wpldn of 2015, January’s Meetup will be focusing you and your WordPress business.  Lots to catch up on and plenty of great WordPress discussions to be had.

Speakers

Franz Vitulli

Franz works as a Product Manager at Human Made, a top-tier WordPress agency (WordPress.com VIP partner) that provides development and consultancy for large-scale sites and enterprise clients, creates awesome products online, and runs its own line of events, so far based on the WordPress REST API and remote work.

Franz’s day-to-day life at Human Made consists of several activities, including product management / research / marketing, but also event strategy, agency sales, improving company processes, writing things up, and all things considered just getting stuff done. At WordCamp London, he leads the Communication team.

As an open source evangelist, WordPress enthusiast and remote work advocate, Franz loves sharing his knowledge and helping other people in the greater tech community succeed. He has spoken at fairly big events, as well as niche meetups with just a few people listening. He normally speaks about a wide range of topics, including product, communication, social media, productivity, writing. hiring, remote working, and user support.

Most recently, he jumped on the lifestyle blogging bandwagon with franzdrinks.com, a website about drinks and travel.

Outside of the WordPress ecosystem, he is a bass guitar player, has a Master’s Degree in Linguistics, is learning photography, and loves watching sports—notably rugby union, football, tennis, and MMA—as well as movies and TV series. When he’s not in front of his laptop, he’s either hitting the gym or enjoying a strong double espresso.

Chat with Franz on the UK WordPress community on Slack (@franz), and follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Fabio Torlini

Fabio is an MD for WP Engine. Based in Tech City, his main role is helping WP Engine launch their services into Europe. With over 15 years’ experience in the hosting & cloud industry, he has a thorough understanding of all aspects of IT B2B marketing, Branding, PR, Channel, and Management. Most notably in his career, Fabio helped build Rackspace to what it has become today – a leader in the cloud industry with revenues of $1.5B.

Milos Soskic

Milos is a designer with a computer science degree and the founder of Citrus Mist design studio. He started programming at the age of 12 and a couple of years later, in 2000 during the dark age of DHTML, he started making websites. A self-professed coffee addict, avid foodie, and an incurable typography buff, he mainly works on identity and web design projects with startups and small- to medium-sized businesses. He codes his own designs most of the time.

Sponsors

SiteGround
WP Engine
Campaign Monitor

Organisers

Dan Maby

Dan is a director at blue 37. He thrives on business development and project management, as well as having a passion for productivity & marketing.  He’s the founder of WP&UP, a charity supporting the WordPress community’s mental, physical, business and code health.   You’ll also find him organising WordPress focused events including #wpldn#wpEssex & #wpSuffolk.