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June 4, 2024
Adyen Rokin Office
Rokin 49 · Amsterdam, NH

Schedule

17:30 Walk-in
18:15 Speaker 1
19:55 Break
19:15 Speaker 2
19:45 Open Call
20:00 Drinks
20:30 Wrap up

Page Builders & International Community

Location Adyen Rokin HQ
This time the Meetup is hosted at Adyen Rokin HQ! Adyen will provide drinks and snacks.

Register correctly and come early

  • Please fill out your First and Last Name when attending. This is requested to be able to enter the building of Adyen, for security reasons.
  • Because the Adyen building closes at 9PM, we start our Meetup earlier than usual.

This Meetup was originally planned a week later on June 11, but moved due to WordCamp Europe.

Page Builders.

Samir Rafiq is Front-end Developer @ Inesta. In his presentation, he will take you into the fascinating world of WordPress Page Builders. With his deep knowledge and practical experience, he will explore the intricacies of these powerful tools... and provide insight into how they are changing the landscape of web design and development."

Diverse ways WordPress is utilised around the world

Hussain Bharmal is an Implementation Manager at Adyen and a WordPress enthusiast. Have you ever wondered about the diverse ways WordPress is utilised around the world? In this talk he shares his experience of being a member of the WordPress community in Uganda and how WordPress helped him make ends meet as a young university student/recent graduate. Also hear about how WordPress is being used in education in Uganda. Given the diversity of the WordPress community, especially in Amsterdam; listening to stories and challenges from another side of the world gives one an appreciation for the impact of WordPress globally.

July 4, 2024
Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Oost (Zeeburg)
Timorplein 21 · Amsterdam, NH

Schedule

Thursday, July 4, 2024
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Talk and Repair Café

This event was originally planned on July 7.

Prevent problems by using test and staging environments

Richard van Denderen from WPHelpdesk.nl will explain how to prevent problems by using test and staging environments.

 

Share knowledge and to help each other

After the break we will have use the power of the WP community: to share knowledge and to help each other. In the WP Repair Café you can ask one-on-one question to other attendees. So, are you stuck with a problem on your WordPress site? Were Google and ChatGPT not really helpful? You are a developer but need some design advise? Or vice versa? How to start a website?

 

April 15, 2024
Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Oost (Zeeburg)
Timorplein 21 · Amsterdam, NH

Schedule

19:00 Walk-in
19:15 Thijs Buijs: WordPress Sustainability Team
19:55 Break
20:15 Marieke van de Rakt: honoring Open Source and Diversity
20:45 Open Call 🔔
21:00 Drinks @ the bar

Sustainability Team - Open Source & Diversity

Diversity and inclusion

Marieke van de Rakt strongly believes - as an entrepreneur and an investor - that a company can be social responsible and at the same time have a very ambitious growth model. But how do you combine a strong love for and belief in Open Source software with a high growth mindset? And how do you honor your beliefs in diversity and inclusion in a tech world mainly dominated by white men? In this talk, Marieke will take you along the Rollercoaster Ride that Yoast experienced while growing. Marieke and her husband Joost founded a plugin company in 2010, working from our bedroom, and grew it into about 140 employees before selling it to a big international company in 2021. She will tell you about the challenges we faced and the succes we celebrated in our growth trajectory. And, she will talk about the changes WordPress has gone through in the last decade and what we can do to keep our open source ecosystem strong.

WordPress Sustainability

Thijs Buijs, in his role as Team Representative of the WordPress Sustainability Team, will introduce the newest WordPress team to you. He will elaborate on the ambition of the team to make WordPress and its ecosystem leading on sustainability. You will learn more about the focus of the team and how you can help raise awareness and take action for a greener digital future.

February 20, 2024
Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Oost (Zeeburg)
Timorplein 21

Schedule

19:00 Walk-in
19:15 Olaf and Sharon Lederer: Turning Visitor into Followers
19:55 Break
20:15 Ask Me Anything by the WooCommerce Blocks Team
20:45 Open Call
21:00 Drinks @ the bar

WooCommerce Team - CTA's

How to craft Call To Actions (CTAs)

Olaf and Sharon Lederer (father and daughter) will tell you what to do if your website has tons of visitors (or a little bit less), but your blogpost or sales page just doesn't convert enough? You can cry, pity yourself and do nothing OR you learn how to craft Call To Actions (CTAs) that convert like magic. They will share:

  • Which types of CTAs made a real difference for them and which ones were just a waste of time.
  • How they add CTAs to their WordPress websites and which (less known) email marketing software they use.
  • The different options you have to improve the CTAs on your own website.
  • You will go home with enough inspiration to boost the performance of one of your web pages with an amazing CTA.

WooCommerce Blocks plugin

The WooCommerce Blocks Team from Automattic have a meeting in Amsterdam. Recently the the WooCommerce Blocks plugin was merged into the WooCommerce core and the Cart and Checkout blocks became the default checkout process.

You want to know more about the checkout process in general?
You want to know the difference between the classic and the block-based checkout process?
You want to know which extensions are compatible or how to make an extension compatible worth the new checkout process?
You want to know how to extend the next checkout process?

January 10, 2024
Brouwerij Poesiat & Kater
Polderweg 648, Amsterdam

Schedule

9:00 tot 21:00 CET

New Years drinks

We celebrate the New Year with drinks and bitterballen at Poesiat & Kater!

We celebrate the New Year with drinks and bitterballen at Poesiat & Kater!

We hope to see familiar and new faces then and there.

Attendees is limited to 40 people. If you have RSVP'd but are not able to attend, please change your status to "Not going", so other people can go in your place.

November 23, 2023
Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Oost (Zeeburg)
Timorplein 21
Stayokay Amsterdam Oost | Foto Taco Van Der Werf

Schedule

Composer & Contributing to WordPress

Composer, Sage theme, automatic deployments and more.

David Beentjes is a developer of custom WordPress websites who doesn't like to repeat tedious tasks. He'll show you how he automates these away with tools like Composer, Sage theme, automatic deployments and more.

Contributing to WordPress and building a stronger Open Source community

Marcel Bootsman will speak about contributing to WordPress and building a stronger Open Source community. He will provide a comprehensive roadmap, based on his 12+ years of experience, for engaging with the WordPress community, demonstrating how it can be a rewarding experience both professionally and personally. It outlines the practical steps to initiate contributions and offers insights into the challenges and benefits of active participation in this vibrant open source community.

October 17, 2023
Stayokay Hostel Amsterdam Oost (Zeeburg)
Timorplein 21 · Amsterdam, NH

Schedule

19:00 Walk-in
19:15 Wendie Huis in 't Veld on WP Community
19:55 Open Call
20:00 break
20:15 WP Repair Café
20:55 Wrap Up
21:00 Drinks @ the bar

Repair Café

Happiness Engineer @automattic

Wendie Huis in 't Veld is very active in the WP Community: organizer in the Eindhoven Meetup, Volunteer Team Lead on WordCamp Europe 2023 and she will be Lead Organizer on WordCamp Europe 2024. She will talk about what The Community is about, what it is to be an organizer and her work as Happiness Engineer at Automattic.

WP Repair Café

After Wendie's talk we will use the power of the WP community: to share knowledge and to help each other. In the WP Repair Café you can ask one-on-one question to other attendees. So, are you stuck with a problem on your WordPress site? Were Google and ChatGPT not really helpful? You are a developer but need some design advise? Or vice versa? How to start a website?