Take the WordCamp London Survey

The 23rd – 24th November saw the first ever WordCamp London and the organising team are extremely happy with how well the event well. The speakers were engaging, the food was delicious, and throughout the venue we could see smiling faces and hear in-depth chit-chat about WordPress.

We’re going to do it all again next year and since there will always be room for improvements, we would appreciate your feedback to help us to make it even better. As organisers, we run around like crazy people all day trying to make sure everything runs smoothly, so your feedback lets us know about all of the little things that we didn’t pick up on. Was there a speaker you thought was particularly good? Did you love or hate the lunch? Was there something that you felt was lacking? Something you thought was amazing?

We could love it if you could spend a few minutes taking our survey - we really do listen to your feedback and will be making use of it when organising the next event.

Yay for CodePoet!

CodePoet supports WordCamps across the world, sharing the WordPress love with their haikus. The build.CodePoet website is a resource for anyone who builds things with WordPress. They do interviews with people across the community, have a directory of Code Poets across the world, and even publish a WordPress quiz that you can take to challenge your WordPress skills. Thanks for supporting WordCamp London as a Piccadilly sponsor.

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If you use WordPress to build things for other people, Code Poet wants to make your life easier. No matter whether you freelance on a solo basis, lead a small web shop, make plugins in a dark closet, or crack the whip at a large design firm, Code Poet’s aim is to become your go-to source of information and resources to help you expand your WordPress skills and know-how. To make you better at what you do. To make it easier to make your living and look great doing it.

A huge thank you to our microsponsors!

Microsponsorship of WordCamp London is a big deal. Microsponsors buy a ticket for the event but pay a little bit extra to show us some love for putting the event on. In return, we’d like to show them some love. Together our microsponsors comprise a major sponsor of the event, so please say hi to them and thank them for being a sponsor of WordCamp London. Our microsponsors for 2013 are:

Thanks everyone!

Thanks to Jossey-Bass!

Jossey Bass is the publisher of Scott Berkun’s new book – The Year without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work. The book is Scott’s personal story about his year working at Automattic, the makers of WordPress.com. If you’re interested in learning more about what goes on behind the scenes at Automattic it’s definitely worth checking out. Thank you to them for supporting us as a Angel Islington sponsor!

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Jossey-Bass (an imprint of Wiley) publishes books, periodicals, online assessments and other media to inform and inspire those interested in developing themselves, their organizations and their communities. Jossey-Bass publications feature the work of some of the world’s best-known authors in leadership, business, technology and education. Jossey-Bass is the proud publisher of recently released The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun, named by Amazon.com as one of the best business books of 2013.

Thank you BruteProtect!

BruteProtect is a free WordPress plugin that protects WordPress websites from brute force attacks. It has protected more than 15,000 websites from more than 14 million attacks. They’re supporting WordCamp London as a Angel Islington sponsor, and we’re grateful for their support. Here’s some more about them:

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BruteProtect is a free plugin that protects WordPress from brute-force attacks by tracking and analyzing failed login attempts across a large number of sites.  With over a 2.5 million attacks blocked every month, BruteProtect has quickly become the most effective way to protect your website from hackers.

Cheers to MailPoet

MailPoet (formerly Wysija) is a powerful plugin that makes sending newsletters from WordPress easy. They’ve got a team of 7 people from across the world including France, Italy, and Vietnam. Over the past few years, MailPoet has grown from a small plugin developed by a few friends to being a leader in the premium plugin market. They’re supporting WordCamp London as an Angel Islington sponsor and we’re super-excited to have them on board.

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Need to send newsletters, post notifications or autoresponders? Do it from WordPress with MailPoet, a newsletter plugin. We used to be called Wysija, but that name sucked, so we got rebaptized in September. Since you don’t like to read the regular marketing blah blah, let the stats speak for themselves:

  1. Over 600,000 downloads on the repository, in less than 2 years.
  2. 50,000 active users, which is an estimate
  3. Over 800 five star reviews. That’s a lot
  4. We’re on the first page of the highest rated plugins
  5. We’re way up there in Google.

Behind the stats, we’re real people. Our team is 7 guys (no girls, unfortunately), and we’re from far and wide: France, Italy, Vietnam, Georgia, and Canada.

Every team member does an equal amount of support, in 6 languages, 7 days a week. This is paramount since emailing can be frustrating at times. We also take great pride on our user interface. Everybody in the team participates in making the user experience a little easier. The perfect UI is never achieved, we know that.

One of us, Kim, will be in London for the WordCamp. He’s tall and skinny, and will wear a MailPoet t-shirt. Say hello, and ask him for a beer, which is proof you read this. He’ll oblige!