A virtual conference for WordPress professionals featuring hands-on workshops, incredible sessions, great swag, and an amazing community.

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What's WordSesh?

WordSesh is a live, virtual conference for WordPress professionals. Each event is highly curated to provide you with the absolute best possible experience.

Every presenter has been hand-picked and each topic is selected to complement or build on the others.

Best yet, every presentation is recorded and published to WPSessions after the live event has ended. This means you can watch everything no matter when you're available.

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A look at our past speakers

Enjoy the incredible speaker lineup for WordSesh 2022!

Portrait of Aaron Jorbin
Aaron Jorbin Senior Director of Editorial Technology, Penske Media Corporation

Details coming soon!

Presenting: KEYNOTE: Rebuilding WhiteHouse.gov in Six Weeks

Portrait of Alex Nitu
Alex Nitu Product Manager / Technical Strategist, Crowd Favorite

Alex Nitu is a Product Manager and Technical Strategist for Crowd Favorite. Having worked in startups, government agencies, and large organizations, he is experienced in planning, managing, and executing technology projects. His expertise in accelerating development efforts and identifying pressure points comes from his passion for accessible, developer-friendly products aimed for the enterprise. Alex has a knack for all languages — he is a skilled communicator in Romanian, English, and French, and can fluently translate technical information for enterprise clients.

Portrait of Anil Gupta
Anil Gupta CEO & Co-Founder, Multidots

Anil Gupta is the co-founder and CEO of WordPress VIP Gold agency Multidots. Anil and his team at Multidots have helped and consulted big enterprises like PepsiCo, Ask.com, Accenture, etc., for their complex WordPress migration and customizations since 2009. Multidots group also released the famous WordPress plugin — Multicollab, a google doc-style editorial commenting for Gutenberg; and are the creator of the DotStore, a place for premium plugins for WooCommerce, focusing on scalability, performance, and security which 70,000+ users and customers love. Anil is also a thought leader at Forbes Technology Council. Anil ❤️ to read, travel, yoga, and meditation!

Portrait of Aurooba
Aurooba Ahmed Web Developer, Aurooba Makes

Aurooba Ahmed is a web developer and content creator who specializes in bespoke WordPress solutions, particularly using the WordPress Block Editor.

Potrait of Ben Ostrower
Ben Ostrower CEO/Founder, Wide Eye

Details coming soon!

Presenting: KEYNOTE: Rebuilding WhiteHouse.gov in Six Weeks

Portrait of Bhavesh Radadiya
Bhavesh Radadiya UX, CRO Consultant, Dzine Interact

Bhavesh founded templatic – one of the pioneers in WP theme business in 2008. After exiting this business, Bhavesh now helps other design-challenged founders, agencies, and SaaS companies with result-focused design solutions, SEO, and strategy.

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Carl Alexander Founder, Ymir

Carl Alexander is a PHP developer from Montréal, Canada. He’s the solo founder of [Ymir](https://ymirapp.com), a serverless DevOps platform for WordPress.

He also has a [website](https://carlalexander.ca/) where he publishes articles regularly. It’s his way to help the WordPress community with these hard-to-learn topics. It’s also why he’s excited to speak at WordSesh. It’s another way for him to help the WordPress community.

Besides that, he’s been a [WordPress Montréal](https://montreal.wordcamp.org) organizer since 2010. He also helps organize other WordPress events during the year. You can find him on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/twigpress) and [GitHub](https://github.com/carlalexander).

Portrait of Chris Lema
Chris Lema General Manager, LearnDash

Chris Lema is a blogger, coach, product strategist and storyteller. He’s got a framework for everything, and today he’ll introduce one of them that has come from the more than 20 years he’s had leading product development teams.

Presenting: Eliminating Friction from Your Products, Customers and Your Life

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Chris Reynolds Software Engineer, Pantheon

Chris is a Software Engineer at Pantheon and technical lead of the Edge Integrations project. Before joining Pantheon, Chris was a Senior Engineer at Human Made, worked on Human Made’s Altis Digital Experience platform, was a Developer Lead for WebDevStudios, an author of online training videos for Pluralsight, a developer, project manager, and support technician at Event Espresso, a freelancer, and a Specialty Team member at Whole Foods. Though vegan, he can still be snobby about cheese and chocolate. Chris maintains a number of open-source plugins on GitHub and WordPress.org and has been involved in WordCamp Salt Lake City since 2011.

When not coding, he can most likely be found planning for his next Dungeons & Dragons session.

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Daisy Olsen Developer Advocate, Automattic

​​Daisy has worked in and around the WordPress community since 2007. She has spoken at WordCamps around the world. She also helped to organize the first WordCamp Boston in 2010. Currently, Daisy works for Automattic as a Developer Advocate with a special focus on helping WordPress developers do more with the Block Editor. In her spare time, you’ll often find Daisy listening to audio books while knitting. She loves to travel with her family and has often spent many weeks throughout the year visiting different places.

Portrait of Ebonie Butler
Ebonie Butler Senior Software Engineer, Penske Media Corporation

Ebonie, also known as Metal & Coffee, is a full-time WordPress developer with Yikes Inc. in Philadelphia and is the founder of the WordPress Women of Color community. She is also a Metal DJ, having been featured on various radio streaming platforms. Eager to share her knowledge and uplift other underrepresented groups, Ebonie also does livestreams on Twitch where she codes and works on various projects live while answering viewer questions about the code she is working on and what they can do to get into the tech industry. And of course, she plays video games too. 😉

Presenting: How Live Streaming Transformed My Career

Portrait of Ellen Bauer
Ellen Bauer Frontend Developer, Elma Studio

Ellen has been building WordPress themes since 2011. She is active in the WordPress community and is currently building blocks and block themes for the new WordPress Full Site Editing experience.

Portrait of Erica Comfort
Erica Comfort Engineering Manager for LocalWP, WP Engine

Details coming soon!

Presenting: KEYNOTE: Rebuilding WhiteHouse.gov in Six Weeks

Portrait of Helen Hou-Sandí
Helen Hou-Sandí Senior EM, Special Projects, Github

Details coming soon!

Presenting: KEYNOTE: Rebuilding WhiteHouse.gov in Six Weeks

Portrait of Henri Helvetica
Henri Helvetica Lead, Developer Community, WebPageTest By Catchpoint

Henri is a developer who has turned his interests to a passionate mix of site performance engineering and pinches of user experience, which led to his joining Catchpoint Systems on the WebPageTest Team. When not reading the deluge of daily research docs and case studies, streaming, or profiling sites in his favourite tools, Henri can be found contributing back to the community with the Toronto Web Performance Group meetup + as Jamstack Toronto organizer, curating conference content or volunteering his time for lunch and learns at various bootcamps. Otherwise, Henri is focusing on running the fastest 5k possible (surprise surprise), encouraging a healthy lifestyle via #devsWhoRun.

Presenting: Pressing for Performance

Portrait of Jeff Paul
Jeffrey Paul Director of Open Source Initiatives, 10up

Details coming soon!

Presenting: KEYNOTE: Rebuilding WhiteHouse.gov in Six Weeks

Portrait of Jen Perrone
Jen Perrone Managing Director, Wide Eye

Details coming soon!

Presenting: KEYNOTE: Rebuilding WhiteHouse.gov in Six Weeks

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Josh Palmeri Senior Web Developer, Suffolk County Community College

Josh Palmeri is a Senior Web Developer at Suffolk County Community College. He has a passion for creating really great user experiences for website visitors, students and faculty alike. His main focus at work is the innovation of existing systems to improve the experience of both users and admins alike.

Josh worked several years as a web developer for Nikon Inc. where he developed a passion for photography. Since then, He has worked at SUNY Stony Brook and SUNY Suffolk on Long Island, NY, where he and his family live. He loves to play music (guitar and piano) and enjoy time with his family and friends.

Portrait of Justin Nealey
Justin Nealey Senior Product Manager, GoDaddy

I am a product manager at GoDaddy for the Hub by day and a freelance web designer by night. My mission is to make it easier for the everyday website designer to get their projects finished so they can get paid.

Presenting: How to Use the Hub to Streamline Your Web Design Workflow

Portrait of Leonardo Losoviz
Leonardo Losoviz Developer

Leonardo Losoviz is an open-source developer and technical writer, working at the intersection of GraphQL and WordPress.

Portrait of Lesley Sim
Lesley Sim Founder, Newsletter Glue

Lesley Sim has been a government employee, an ad agency suit, and a freediving instructor… and then she found WordPress. She built sites on WordPress as part of her digital marketing agency and moved on to building plugins last year. Now, she focuses on Newsletter Glue, a plugin that connects your email service provider to WordPress and turns the block editor into a newsletter builder so you can build and send newsletters directly from WordPress.

Matthew Haines-Young Engineering Manager, Human Made

Details coming soon!

Presenting: KEYNOTE: Developing and Defending a Free Press

Portrait of Melissa Love
Melissa Love CEO, The Design Space Co

Melissa is a website designer and brand specialist for creative businesses and entrepreneurs.

She is the founder of WordPress theme company, The Design Space, which makes excellent design affordable, and she’s a WordPress nerd who has taught thousands of business owners how to build their own beautiful websites. Through her online membership, The Marketing Fix, she and her team coach members through building ethical sales funnels.

She also owns several WordPress plugins.

She lives in Cornwall, UK, with her family, where she spends her spare time surfing.

Néstor Angulo de Ugarte Security Analyst, GoDaddy

I’m a Technology enthusiast, Computer Science Engineer and WebSecurity geek. I also love to travel, although I’m based in Spain, you can find me learning from other cultures and meeting people where an Internet connection is available always with my mug of coffee. I’ve been working in Sucuri and GoDaddy WebSecurity since 2015 and is there where I’m getting tons of Knowledge about hackers, malware, and strange cases to study like a CSI, AKA Security Analyst.

Presenting: Incident Response: What Happens After the Worst Case Scenario

Portrait of Pippin Williamson
Pippin Williamson Managing Director, Sandhills Development, LLC

Pippin is a nature loving farm boy that somehow found his way into computers, Internet, and business. He is a PHP developer, craft beer lover and brewer, cyclist, and founder and Managing Director of Sandhills Development, LLC.

Presenting: Buying and Selling WP Businesses: An interview with Pippin Williamson

Portrait of Reavens Fenelon
Reavens Fenelon Senior Front End/UI Developer, Wide Eye

Details coming soon!

Presenting: KEYNOTE: Rebuilding WhiteHouse.gov in Six Weeks

Portrait of Rich Tabor
Rich Tabor Head of Product, Extendify

As a WordPress entrepreneur, designer and developer all wrapped up in one, Rich Tabor is recognized as one of the top leaders in this Gutenberg era of WordPress. His ever-precise design chops have topped the 2018 Automattic Design Awards and led him to co-found CoBlocks, ThemeBeans, and Iceberg – a markdown editor for Gutenberg.

Now Rich leads the Extendify team as the Head of Product, extending the best of WordPress through innovative, Gutenberg-first solutions.

Portrait of Sumant Lohar
Sumant Lohar Tech blogger/Podcaster, Blogospedia

Sumant is a dedicated tech-blogger based in Ahmedabad. He also specializes in crafting content/social media strategies for various brands as well as startups. His core strength lies in Instagram marketing, video editing, and apart from that podcasting is his new skill set. WordPress is a true inspiration for him that encouraged him to help businesses through creative content. He has also been a volunteer, Organizer at WordCamp Ahmedabad 2018, do_action Hackathon organizer, featured as a WordFest 2021/2022 edition speaker, WordCamp India 2021 Speaker, GoDaddy EMEA Event Speaker 2021, WordPress Meetup Speaker, and always an active WordPress community member since 2017.

Susan Enners Senior Account Manager, Human Made

As a Senior Account Manager in APAC, Susan is a custodian to the clients at Human Made. Susan lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and 2 daughters. Susan originally comes from Canada.

Presenting: KEYNOTE: Developing and Defending a Free Press

Portrait of Tiffany Bridge
Tiffany Bridge Product Manager, WordPress eCommerce, Nexcess

Tiffany Bridge is a local rabble-rouser, a holder of strong opinions, a damn good cook, and the person you call first when your friend moves to her town.
Currently, she is applying her talents to helping small businesses grow with WordPress as the Product Manager for WordPress eCommerce at Nexcess, part of the Liquid Web family of brands.
She lives in Washington, DC with her spouse, child, and cat. You can find her on Twitter or very sporadically at her neglected blog, https://tiff.is.

Portrait of Vikas Singhal
Vikas Singhal Founder, ExpressTech/InstaWP

Vikas has a background in programming, networking & cyber security. He has been building side projects since he was 14. He came to know about WordPress 4 years ago while setting up an ecommerce store for his brother.

He heads the team at ExpressTech, serving over 150,000 in the WP ecosystem. He has started working on InstaWP with which he wants to make WordPress easier to launch and play with. He enjoy bike rides and learning new languages.

Presenting: 5 Easy Ways to Fix your WordPress Workflow

Wisdom Hambolu Cloud Engineer, Altis

Wisdom is a Cloud Engineer based in Lagos, Nigeria. His focus is designing, implementing, and managing the cloud infrastructure.

Presenting: KEYNOTE: Developing and Defending a Free Press

Hands-on Workshops

This year we have 2 in-depth workshops to provide you hands-on practice to what you're learning.

Each workshop is anticipated to last roughly 90 minutes inclusive of all instruction, activities, discussions, and breaks. All times shown in your local timezone.

Convert a Classic Theme to a Block Theme

Portrait of Ellen Bauer Ellen Bauer Front-end Developer, Elma Studio 20 May 2022, 00:00 (UTC)

Together, we will set up the header and footer in a block theme, learn to work with Templates and Template Parts, set up page contents, and dive into how Styles work.

Throughout the workshop we'll discuss which website projects can benefit from the new FSE features the most, what limitations we are still facing, and how the future of WordPress themes will most likely look like.

Growing Traffic, Growing Problem: How to Prepare for a High Traffic Event

Portrait of Tiffany Bridge Tiffany Bridge Product Manager, Nexcess 20 May 2022, 14:00 (UTC)

Discover new ways to prepare for and prevent the multitude of problems that arise from traffic spikes and increased website popularity.

Tiffany will teach you how to measure and monitor the web properties you're developing along with important hosting resources you can take advantage of to ensure every day is a smooth day of production.

Kind Words about WordSesh

Hallway Track

No good conference is complete without the opportunity to chat and network with your peers. This year, WordSesh has multiple built-in opportunities for you to connect with other attendees, talk shop, swap notes, and make new friends from around the globe.


Event Swag

No, we won't have any stickers, pins, or t-shirts, but we will have plenty of useful gifts for every WordSesh attendee! We've made special arrangements with many awesome companies in the WordPress space to provide exclusive digital swag.

Watch Past Events

There have been so many great presentations on WordSesh that it would be criminal to make a list of favorites. Instead, here are just a few recent sessions.

You can watch the recordings from all past WordSesh events right now on WPSessions.

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