Klein News Innovation Camp, Web Summit, WordCamps, and Other Recent 10up Talks

Service (to our clients, our colleagues, and our communities) is one of 10up’s core values, and one way we see that value made concrete is in sponsoring and speaking at various conferences connected to WordPress, content publishing, and generally making the web a better place.

This fall has been especially busy – so much so we’ve neglected to share updates here.


Gabe Karp, 10up’s Business Director in Europe, will be speaking next week at Web Summit 2017 in Lisbon. The “largest tech conference in the world,” WebSummit brings 25 different conferences together in one physical space over 4 days. Gabe will be part of a Marketing Technology panel in the Growth Summit track on Nov. 7th

10up is excited to sponsor Klein News Innovation Camp (formerly Barcamp News Innovation), an open, unconference style event being held at Temple University in Philadelphia on November 4th, focused on the future of news and how we can improve communities and conversations across the web. I’m looking forward to participating personally – let me know on twitter (@jeckman) if you’ll be there as well.

We will also be sponsoring WordCamp Seattle (November 4th-5th 2017). VP of Client Strategy Grant Landram and Director of Systems Engineering Zach Brown will be there along with a number of our pacific northwest area clients and colleagues, and would love to meet people interested in working with or for 10up.

Our VP of Engineering, Vasken Hauri, will be speaking that same weekend at WordCamp Riverside, on the ways ElasticPress can be used to improve WordPress site performance and functionality, in “ElasticPress: It’s More Than Just Search!

Web Engineer Ivan Kristianto is the lead organizer of WordCamp Jakarta – also November 4th – and Web Engineer Dreb Bits will be speaking on what it means to use WordPress as a “headless” CMS. Check out their Wapuu, Wapuu Ondel-Ondel:


Lead Audience & Revenue Strategist Ben Ilfeld was recently a guest on the WP Tonic podcast, discussing how organizations can better leverage Google Analytics.

10up sponsored WordCamp NYC 2017 (as we have every year since 2012). Speakers included Lead Web Engineer Adam Silverstein on “JavaScript in WordPress Core: Past, Present, and Future,” Director of Platform Experience (and WordPress Lead Developer) Helen Hou-Sandí on a “Women in WordPress” panel, and me on “Dear Firstname Lastname: Content Targeting & Personalization in WordPress.”

Senior Web Engineer Pete Nelson spoke at WordCamp Austin on Custom Roles and Capabilities in WordPress.

Front End Engineer Daine Mawer spoke at WordCamp Cape Town on Automating WordPress, including a demonstration of a voice-controlled deployment to a VPS using DeployBot and Amazon Alexa.

Senior User Experience Designer Sarah James spoke at WordCamp Phoenix on “The Art of Creating Custom Admin Interfaces”

Senior Web Strategist Christopher Lauzon spoke at WordCamp Philly on “That Time I Blew Up Someone’s Site and Other Ways to Avoid Disaster”

Senior User Experience Designer Melissa Vander Wilt was a guest speaker at a Portland State content strategy class.

Director of Strategic Opportunities Phil Crumm spoke about Headless WordPress in the technical innovation track at the second annual WPEngine Summit for Digital Innovators.

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