WordPress has gone from being a blogging platform to a content management system

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Can you tell us what your organisation does?

We’re an e-commerce focused WordPress agency from the forests of Värmland. Or Arvika to be exact. Most of our time is spent on developing, maintaining and supporting a number of WooCommerce extensions used by merchants in Scandinavia and other parts of the world.
We also do regular project work where we develop websites and e-commerce stores for clients in Sweden and Norway.

How does WordPress affect your business?

It’s extremely central. WordPress is the technical foundation that we build the majority of our business upon. The community around WordPress has also affected us greatly by being a hub for learning new stuff, making new friends and finding employees.

How can WordCamp Stockholm and its attendees help the Swedish WordPress community?

By making connections and building a stronger Swedish WordPress Community. This way we will hopefully see more future WordPress meetups being organized in different Swedish cities.

Where do you think WordPress is and where does it fit in 5 years from now?

WordPress has gone from being a blogging platform to a content management system. I think the usage of WordPress will keep growing but the largest difference in 5 years from now will be that we will see it used more as a headless CMS.

What opportunities are you hoping for at this WordCamp?

Meeting new WordPress geeks and reconnecting with friends that I’ve meet at previous WordCamps. Also, hoping to meet a WooCommerce developer that might be interested in working for a small company in the western parts of Värmland 🙂

Finally, the elevator pitch! Tell us why you’re great, in 140 characters or less?

Krokedil is an experienced e-commerce and WordPress agency. We love our job and we deliver good stuff. That’s it.

We value innovation & that’s one of the reasons to why we sponsor WordCamp

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Can you tell us what your organisation does?

– Catena Media is a online lead generation company within the online gambling industry. We run a large number of websites like JohnSlots  and NetEntCasino which are powered by WordPress where our visitors are able to make informed decisions on what online casino or sports book is best for them.

How does WordPress affect your business?

– Most of our websites run on the WordPress CMS and have done so from day 1 due to the WordPress platform allowing us to integrate smart tools and services through plugins developed by ourselves or third parties which allows us to make informed business decisions which in turn facilitate both traffic and revenue growth.

So for us WordPress is an important part of the success story that is Catena Media and that’s why we care so strongly about the WordPress CMS and it’s community so that we can have this fantastic CMS continuously evolve and create value for us and others.

How can WordCamp Stockholm and its attendees help the Swedish WordPress community?

– WordCamp Stockholm will be a great opportunity for Swedish WordPress users and developers to come together and talk about all things WordPress which without a doubt will lead to creating positive value for the Swedish WordPress community.

Where do you think WordPress is and where does it fit in 5 years from now?

– I believe that WordPress today is a fantastic framework to build whatever website or even web app that a person/business wants.

With the fantastic community that surrounds WordPress I believe that the CMS will continue to positively evolve just as it has been since its birth in 2013 and most likely become the go to framework for a lot more people and businesses – let’s keep this great momentum going.

What opportunities are you hoping for at this WordCamp?

– We are excited about the opportunity to connect with passionate WordPress developers and publishers that would be interested in pursuing a career within Catena Media. We are currently looking for talented individuals, interested in creating new WordPress powered websites and web applications and therefore we are hoping to meet with some great candidates, at this years WordCamp. That said, we really like the WordPress community and are looking forward to having a chat with anyone visiting our stand!

Finally, the elevator pitch! Tell us why you’re great, in 140 characters or less?

– We value innovation & that’s one of the reasons to why we sponsor WordCamp so that we can help innovate our CMS. Innovating Dev? Join Catena!

What is a WordPress contributor day and why should I come?

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Contributor days gives you a special opportunity to work together and learn from some of the best contributors in the community. Together you can to contribute to the awesome CMS that runs about 27% of all the websites on the web. This day you have a perfect chance to and give something back to the community and you will definitely lean a lot in the process.

Everyone is welcome and you can contribute regardless of your skill level. If you never contributed before, this is a perfect time to get started. You will be guided by experienced contributors in a friendly and relaxed environment. So take the chance of taking both WordPress and yourself to the next level.

It’s really fun and rewarding and after a day of presentations you get a chance to learn by doing. You will also meet a lot of nice and interesting people to expand your network.  A lot of people think the contributor days are more rewarding than the main WordCamp event, both in terms of knowledge and networking.

On this contributor day we will also have 4 very interesting presentations with workshops. The schedule looks like this:

Time Contribution day
09:00Contribution day opens
09:30Theme review workshop Milan Ivanović
11:00Integrating Visual Composer and Advanced Custom Fields Kåre Mulvad Steffensen
12:00Lunch
13:00Logging and monitoring with WordPress workshop Tobias Nyholm
15:00Improving WordPress performance with XDebug and PHP profiling Otto Kekäläinen
17:00Contribution day closes

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make a difference to WordPress community and learn from some of the best!

Here’s some pictures of last years contributor day:

To participate you need a ticket to the WordCamp Stockholm 2016 main event.

Venue

The contribution day will be in the office of Bonnier Tidskrifter AB. The address is:

Sveavägen 53
113 59, Stockholm
Directions (Google maps)

There is a phone on the door. Call and say that you are going to WordCamp Contributor day and they will let you in. We will start in the café on the first floor and for a short intro. After that we will be on the sixth floor for the rest of the day.

We are very exited, and we hope that you want to join us.

Don’t forget to signup.

We take care of performance, updates and security

seravocom_teamstockholmCan you tell us what your organisation does?

Seravo is a Nordic cloud hosting company aimed at all WordPress solutions from company sites to online stores, blogs and digital publications. We offer WordPress as a service: we take care of performance, updates and security. We provide an out-of-the-box optimized WordPress and all the tools developers love (Git, WP-CLI, Composer, Gulp etc). For digital and advertising agencies we have good partnership opportunities.

How does WordPress affect your business?

Seravo as a company has a strong background in open source and Linux. When many of our clients started to have similar needs regarding WordPress upkeep, we created a service around it. By offering WordPress as a service we can provide all our customers well maintained sites for an affordable price. We want to offer our customers the best possible WordPress experience and make the world’s most popular content management system safer, faster and more flexible. We are passionate about WordPress and have participated in its development process by being an active member of the WordPress community both in Finland and abroad. Our staff has also contributed code to WordPress core, made translations and we’ve published multiple plugins as open source at WordPress.org. For more check out our GitHub account.

How can WordCamp Stockholm and its attendees help the Swedish WordPress community?

WordCamps are great opportunities to meet like-minded WordPress people, to learn and share ideas as well as get new business opportunities. WordCamp Stockholm will hopefully make the voice of the Swedish WordPress community heard even louder!

Where do you think WordPress is and where does it fit in 5 years from now?

We believe that in the coming years, WordPress will remain as the number one choice of content management systems. It will also be the base for even more complex websites, for global online stores and even app development thanks to the WP API. It is clear that WordPress is a credible choice for enterprise scale solutions as well as for public sector. Our job is to keep our WordPress sites running whatever happens. Being obsessed by quality and security, we are especially proud of our system of tested updates which has made the lives of our customers a lot easier.

What opportunities are you hoping for at this WordCamp?

Seravo has proven to be a great success in Finland growing by 10% every month. Now we are going international. By participating in WordCamp Stockholm we wish to get in contact with fellow Nordic WordPress makers, get a view on the Swedish web development market and of course also learn more about the latest trends and features in WordPress. We are especially hoping to meet Swedish digital agencies and show how we could help them in their daily work. We are looking forward to seeing you all at the sponsor stand – meanwhile you can follow @Seravocom on Twitter and visit Seravo.com to get a deeper insight of our services.

Finally, the elevator pitch! Tell us why you’re great, in 140 characters or less?

Seravo is the only hosting service in the world that also monitors and upkeeps your WordPress site 24/7. We even update the plugins!

PS. Vi talar också svenska!