Upcoming Events 📆
- EXPAND 2021 is a free virtual event for web designers and developers being hosted by GoDaddy Pro from April 27-28. 🆓
- The WordPress London Meetup is happening on April 29th and will discuss the hidden features of WordPress. The event will be delivered via Big Orange Heart. 🧡
- WordCamp Venezuela is happening for the first time on May 6-7. 🇻🇪
- The Page Builder Summit 2.0 is a free summit about WordPress page builders taking place on May 10th-14th.
- Speak Up! Black Speakers in WordPress Workshop from WP Engine is accepting signups. It will kick off on June 5th to support “Black voices in the WordPress community” and elevate “community members to leadership roles.” 🧑🏾
- WordCamp Europe 2021 has announced it will take place online, June 7-10. 🏕️
- The World’s Largest eCommerce Event is being held by Ecom World from June 28-29. 🛒
📹 Here are my video picks of the week:
- Jonathan Sulo gave a talk at WordCamp Nordic this year about some of the most popular WordPress plugins with the most negative impact on performance.
🎙️ Here are my podcast picks:
- Changelog: Birgit Pauli-Haack and Greg Ziolkowski talk about the full-site Editing Scope for WordPress 5.8, the Gutenberg 10.4 Release, the Query Quest, and Gallery Block Refactor.
- Starting Greatness Podcast: Mike Maples Jr. interviews Matt Mullenweg about growing as a leader. Matt shares some history from the early days of WordPress when he was at CNet and his move to San Francisco.
- WPMRR Podcast: Joe sits down to talk to Matt Mullenweg about the “WordPress vs Wix saga” and successful strategies to scale Automattic to over 1,400 employees.
- WPCoffeeTalk: This was a nice conversation between Michelle Frechette and Chris Wiegman from WP Engine.
- Do The Woo: I had a fun time with Bob Dunn and my co-guest Alicia St. Rose on this episode about developer meetups. I co-host a mega meetup, and I found Alicia’s insights and different styles refreshing.