13 Mar

Two Decades of WordPress

Two Decades of WordPress


Wednesday 13th March    
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Runway East
York And Elder Works, 50 New England Street, Brighton, BN1 4AW

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This month we’ve got Paul Bunkham joining us for a look back on two decades of WordPress, the well-known PHP CMS that currently powers an estimated 43% of all websites (talk details further down).

Paul is a Code Mixologist at Automattic, a major actor in the WordPress ecosystem, and is currently in line for the coolest job title award. He’s also co-organiser of the Brighton WordPress Meetup, a local meetup that’s just restarted after a few months’ break so make sure to join the group and look out for upcoming events.

This event will be hybrid, meaning you can either join in person or online (please register for the meetup either way!):

The in-person event will take place at Runway East in Brighton from 6:30 pm. There will be food and drinks and you’re welcome to come have a chat before the talk starts (around 7 pm).

Online participants can join the live stream from 7 pm.

Here is how Paul introduces his talk:

“We’ll look at the evolution of WordPress over the past 20 years, as it’s grown from simple blogging software to a platform that runs around a third of the sites on the web. I’ll be debunking some of the misconceptions about WordPress and cover its modern capabilities that make it suitable for running large web apps and sites, including TechCrunch and The White House.”

We may or may not have Joe Biden patch in to talk about his experience with WordPress – I’ll keep you posted.

Hope to see you there and then!

A big thank you to Silicon Brighton and Runway East for their support.
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