I was privileged to get the opportunity to speak at WordCamp London on Saturday. I’ll post the edited video here too, once it’s available.

Here’s the video of the talk from WordPress.tv:


Here’s my slide deck and a few follow-up bits. It won’t make much sense without the speaker notes which you can see using the settings cog.

Honestly? I was pretty nervous about giving this talk. Even before I started it seems a few other people were apprehensive too!

But thank goodness, it seemed to go down well with most people. I am massively grateful for these kind words:


As part of the talk, I asked for examples of how WordPress is being used by decentralised organisations to promote positive change in the world (the point of my talk) – and offered a bottle of good whisky for the best example. For me, the most beautiful part of the whole experience was seeing what people cam back with.

Here are a few of the ideas:


Some fantastic examples. But for me it was the video in this tweet that was the most profound:

– Lance won that whisky.

In one of those weird coincidences, I then got the chance later to Mike, one of the guys who’d worked on the behind-the-scenes WordPress project that powers Free Burma Rangers (NSFW, distressing images) site with Paul Clark. Kudos guys, what a project.

I left London wondering if there’s already a showcase of WordPress being used to promote positive change in the world. If not, should we start one?

Anyway, food for thought.

Thank you to the organisers, volunteers, other speakers and sponsors for making WCLDN possible, and epic.