My WordCamp New York talk on

Just found out that my WordCamp New York talk got listed on This is the first time one of my talks got published after being recorded, they did a nice job editing the slides in the video: State of WordPress eCommerce. Also note the nice eCommerce Q&A session that was a big part of the session, which has a couple real good questions and shows how active everyone is with eCommerce.

WordCamp Edinburgh, here I come

This weekend is WordCamp UK 2012, in Edinburgh Scotland. Since I started working at WooThemes, I wanted to visit this WordCamp. Not only will it be the first time I’m meeting Mike and James, my two closest¬†colleagues, but also the country where some regular WordCamp Netherlands visitors come from, so it will be good to return the visit. I’m very curious how a WordCamp is done in the UK.

I will be doing the State of WordPress &¬†eCommerce in 2012 again, which has been improved much since I did that talk in New York last month. It all makes me a little nervous though, since my talk will be the very first talk of the day and will be on the main stage. But hey, there is a first for everything, right? ūüėČ

Oh yeah, the hashtag for WordCamp UK is #wordcampuk. That is a long one, right? I’d say go for #wcuk since that is also the way most WordCamps do it, lots of people are actually using that, but it is never the official hashtag. To add more crazy to this, there is also the #wpuk hashtag and the confusion is completed… Continue reading WordCamp Edinburgh, here I come

State of WordPress & eCommerce in 2012 slides

Thanks all for visiting my talk yesterday, hope it was as cool for you guys as it was for me. For the people that missed it, or want to look up what I was talking about, I’ve posted the slides below.¬†Slideshare upload made some of the slides look crooked…

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Liked the way my slides look? Thanks James Koster for the design. :)

On my way to WordCamp New York City (and speaking!)

Tomorrow morning, my girlfriend and I are flying to New York City. It’s the first time I’m visiting The Big Apple around the time¬†WordCamp NYC¬†is taking place. My girlfriend surprised me with the trip and a ticket to WordCamp and I was lucky enough to get accepted as a speaker.

My talk will be in the ‘Community/ Membership’ track and is titled ‘State of WordPress¬†eCommerce in 2012’. With my work on the WooCommerce plugin in the past few months, I hope to be able to provide an overview of what is in the past, currently happening and will be in the future of WordPress and eCommerce. Continue reading On my way to WordCamp New York City (and speaking!)

WordCamp Netherlands 2012 recap

WordCamp Netherlands 2012 was exactly one weekend ago. I have been writing posts on my talks earlier, but this post is a full recap on the entire event. To summarize the entire event in one single line: I had an absolute great time and am already looking forward to the next event!

First of all, I’d like to thank all the people who organized or somehow contributed to this fantastic event.¬†The people capable of hosting an event which attracts close to 200 visitors, two days in a row, deserve an extra compliment (or two). Continue reading WordCamp Netherlands 2012 recap

Slides of my Custom Post Types talk WordCamp NL 2012

This talk was the only one of my three talks that was planned in the Beginners track. So, I expected a different audience, different questions and therefore prepared a talk showing the basic usage of Custom Post Types, Taxonomies and Meta Boxes. This approach proved to be a great idea, I think everyone walked out having learned something new.

With Custom Post Types being such a powerful technique, I planned a talk that consisted mostly of a demonstration. Real examples work better in such a talk than pure words. Continue reading Slides of my Custom Post Types talk WordCamp NL 2012

Slides of my Version Control talk WordCamp NL 2012

As all of my talks, this talk was in Dutch too. The audience was split into people who didn’t use version control at all, people with some experience and people that were using it on a daily basis. My talk was a bit boring for the last group, but they blended in and joined the discussion that was forming during my talk.

I think I was able to reach the goal of the talk; introducing people to version control, quickly showing them how things work and how different SVN and Git really are. Continue reading Slides of my Version Control talk WordCamp NL 2012

Slides of my Core Contributions talk WordCamp NL 2012

My first talk was about core contributing. Sorry for all the non-Dutch people that showed up and ended in a very hard to understand talk, but I was really trying to reach all the potential WordPress developers in The Netherlands. For version 3.3, only three Dutch developers made the ‘Core Contributors’ list and that number is way to little if you ask me.

In this talk, I raced through my slides just to get into Trac and show people what was happening there. That is also the moment when people started to see how active the community really is and how things roll on Trac. Continue reading Slides of my Core Contributions talk WordCamp NL 2012

Speaking at WordCamp Netherlands 2012

It got rescheduled from last year October, so basically we skipped the 2011 edition. But, next weekend, it is time for a two day WordCamp Netherlands 2012! The event is back in Utrecht, in co-working space Seats2Meet, the same venue as it was hosted in 2010.

At WordCamp Netherlands 2010 was the first time I got to speak at a WordCamp and I’m really looking forward to this years edition. Continue reading Speaking at WordCamp Netherlands 2012

Speaking at WordCamp Netherlands 2010

Last weekend was the first WordCamp I was speaking at. WordCamp Netherlands was a huge success with many great, international speakers. I had the pleasure to meet Adii Pienaar, Andrew Nacin, John O’Nolan, Fredrick Townes, Isaac Keyet,¬†Marco Galasso and many more.

From the moment Fredrick Townes opened with a great keynote, until host Erno Hannink closed the day, it was an adventure that I will not forget. Continue reading Speaking at WordCamp Netherlands 2010