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David and Tom will be speaking at WordCamp London 2019!

We don’t just have one speaker at WordCamp London, oh no, we have two! Aren’t we lucky!

WordCamp London 2019

I’m sure a lot of us know or have heard about WordCamp and their worldwide events by now. But if you’re new (hi, welcome) or in need of a little refresher, here’s what you can expect.

This year, the 6th annual WordCamp London will take place from the 5th to the 7th of April, at the London Metropolitan University. If you haven’t yet got your ticket, make sure you get one here! There’s a total of 45 speakers with a wide range of talks on different areas of expertise. Some talks may be business related, some might be design, development and so on.

WordCamps are super friendly conferences that are welcoming of everyone – regardless of your level of involvement with WordPress. They’re a great place to learn some new tricks, make new friends, and celebrate what’s possible with WordPress.

Without further ado, let’s introduce you to the two members of the Pragmatic team who will be speaking at WordCamp London 2019.

David LockieDavid Lockie – Content Monetisation Platforms With WordPress

When?: Saturday 6th of April, 5:10pm
Where?: The Rocket
What?: David will be conducting a long talk that will dig deep into the topic of content monetisation platforms and how to integrate them with WordPress.


David figured that websites and WordPress stopped being standalone business systems a long time ago and that now, integration is standard and understanding the role that CMS plays in business systems is key to our success.

Ask yourself, what are some of the most common content monetisation strategies? How are they being so successfully used by the likes of FT, Forbes and The Guardian? From paywalls to tokenized micropayments, there are a variety of different ways you can leverage WordPress to support those strategies. But, how do you know which way is right for you?

If you don’t know the answers, have no fear, David is here. He’ll be answering all of these questions and will discuss the successful content monetisation platform we build for PEI. Which in preparation for the talk you can read up on here. We also need to discuss WordPress right? David will conclude his talk on why you should be using WordPress to create seamless customer journeys.

Tom ChuteTom Chute – A master class in collaboration with education

When?: Sunday 7th of April, 3:30pm
Where?: Tower Building
What?: Tom will be conducting a lightning talk of 10 minutes on the importance of creating partnerships between industry and education.


Today’s students make up the next generation of our WordPress community, therefore, as an agency, it’s important to create and maintain strong links with education. In his talk, Tom will demonstrate that the support offered to students can result in major wins for businesses too.

Some of the benefits this partnership can bring is a supercharge of business activities, provide opportunities for joint research, and provide valuable industry exposure for students. Tom will use stories and examples to introduce the many ways the WordPress community, its individuals, businesses and agencies, can engage with educational institutes to grow their business and find new opportunities.

There’s many opportunities for businesses to support their growth and innovation by partnering with educational institutions. And, by doing this, businesses can provide students with valuable skills, experience, and opportunities.

If you see us at the event, be sure to come and say hi, we look forward to seeing you!

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