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10up is a proud sponsor of Media Makers Meet’s November 2023 report, Innovators in Specialist Media Europe (Consumer Edition), which highlights how consumer media publishers across Europe are reinventing their business models and diversifying revenue streams.

As an agency specializing in experiences for online content creators, staying on top of the evolving landscape is essential. We are honored to sponsor a report that aligns with our focus on innovation. Check out the full report, and if you’re interested in rethinking your media organization’s digital presence, reach out.

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This afternoon, October 24, I’m presenting a workshop at AI DevWorld in Santa Clara, California. My talk, “Game On: Teach AI to Play Browser Games”, will explore different ways to build an AI bot to play — and win — browser games through Deep Learning, Neuroevolution, and Reinforcement Learning. Learn more about the AI conference and my workshop.

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On Tuesday, September 19, I’ll be attending the California Government Innovation Summit in Sacramento. alongside Director of Account Strategy, Brian Bourn, and Director of Client Strategy, Shannon Swenson. 10up is proud to sponsor a Summit focusing on driving digital innovation for all sectors of California’s government.

We’ll be frequenting WordPress VIP’s booth, as we jointly share how we each leverage open source and WordPress to propel digital transformation and innovation in California government. If you’re interested in learning more about 10up and WordPress VIP’s partnership in government innovation, check out our brochure.

Fueling Up: 10up joins forces with Fueled Digital Media

Today, I’m proud to announce a merger months in the making with a fellow premium digital services agency whose work and leadership I’ve come to admire: Fueled.

Fueled is to mobile and enterprise-grade online applications what 10up has been to WordPress and online content management and publishing: an innovator and leader driven by the values of customer service, creativity, and craftsmanship. Fueled has built stand out iOS and Android apps – several of which I’ve personally used – for clients like Warby Parker, Verizon, the United Nations, and even Apple themselves. Just as 10up has built some great mobile applications, Fueled has executed notable works in the web application space for clients like Wall Street Journal and The New York Times – but content management systems and editorial experience has never been a core focus and strength. Until now.

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10up Heads to WordCamp US 2023, With Several Speaking Slots

Next week, I – and ten other 10uppers, including President & Founder Jake Goldman and CEO John Eckman – are traveling to National Harbor, Maryland (just outside of Washington DC) for WordCamp US. The largest WordPress conference in the United States, this annual event takes place August 24 – 26 and expects nearly 2,000 attendees.

On Thursday night, the evening before the WordCamp begins, Jake will be joining a panel to discuss how governments and civic tech can modernize with WordPress during the inaugural “Run with VIP: WordPress for Government Summit”. The event is independent of the WordCamp, free to attend, and includes time for networking — you can still register here.

I’m looking forward to several presentations from my 10up colleagues during the three-day event:

  • Dmitry Mayorov, Lead Front-End Engineer, is presenting “From Comfort Zone to Cutting Edge: Embracing Lean Principles in Front-End Projects” — where he will introduce ideas to help developers stay on the cutting edge of the CSS by shifting their mindset.
  • Jeff Paul, Director of Open Source Initiatives, will be giving a lightning presentation on “Using a GitHub Action to Ensure Your Plugins Are GPL Compatible”.
  • Peter Wilson, Lead Web Engineer from our Open Source Practice, is speaking on a holistic approach to WordPress security in his talk, “The Enterprise Approach to WordPress Security”.

Some other attending 10uppers will include SVP of Engineering Taylor Lovett (a local!), VP of New Client Strategy Brad Miller, Director of Client Growth Strategy Steve Meyers, and VP of Platforms & Systems (and ElasticPress product lead) Vasken Hauri.

We can’t wait to see you there!

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On Monday, June 26th, I’ll be presenting at Boston’s WordPress Meetup on ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) can integrate with WordPress. The presentation, “You Got Your AI In My WP: WordPress and Artificial Intelligence”, will explore a few tools available that utilize AI to assist content creators on WordPress — including 10up’s own ClassifAI and Jetpack’s AI Assistant.

The Boston WordPress Meetup is free to attend (registration required) and starts at 6:30 PM with a networking hour. If you’re in the Boston area, sign up here — I’d love to see you there.

WordPress VIP Names 10up 2022 Partner of the Year

We are honored to be named WordPress VIP’s 2022 Partner of the Year. This past year continued over a decade of close collaboration and formal partnership between 10up and WordPress VIP – and our shared success is evidence of the strength of open platforms like WordPress in the enterprise.

“As one of WordPress VIP’s longest-tenured partners, 10up understands the carefully-crafted architectures and strategies that drive success on the WordPress VIP platform. And how to deliver exceptional results for customers.” — WordPress VIP

We look forward to another year — and decade — of building a better web alongside WordPress VIP.

If you’re interested in learning more about how we work alongside partners like WordPress VIP to build finely crafted websites and tools on open source platforms like WordPress, reach out! We can’t wait to hear from you.

10up Turns 12

This February, 10up celebrates our twelfth anniversary — a year of team and revenue growth, innovation in our solutions, and continued contributions to the open web and greater community. Our work continued to be recognized around the web, earning 10up nods as WordPress VIP’s Inaugural Gold Partner of the Quarter and 2022 Partner of the Year, garnering another Webby Award for our work on Democracy Docket, and an Innovation SABRE Award for our work on Stories From Hilton, among other recognitions. Our clients agreed: we’re honored to exceed a 70+ net promoter score (NPS) from our clients in both halves of 2022, the threshold of a “world-class” service partner.

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