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This week, I — and eight other 10uppers — are heading to Torino, Italy for WordCamp Europe. The largest WordPress conference in Europe takes place on June 13-15 and consists of talks, hands-on sessions, and workshops centered around the world’s most popular CMS.

In between catching insightful talks, 10up will be with our partners from Google at the Site Kit booth — if you are attending, be sure to stop by. We can’t wait to see you there!

Gearing Up for WordPress 6.5: 10up’s Talk at DE{CODE} 2024

A few weeks ago, I presented at WP Engine’s virtual developer conference DE{CODE} 2024. As an Associate Director of Editorial Engineering here at 10up, I focus on content creation experiences for our clients, and devote meaningful time to working on the open source WordPress project’s included content editing experience (aka “Gutenberg”). At DE{CODE}, I joined Anne McCarthy, Product Wrangler at Automattic, Nick Diego, Developer Relations Advocate at Automattic, and Damon Cook, Developer Advocate at WP Engine, for “Empower your development: the breakthrough features of WordPress 6.5 unleashed”.

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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!