WordCamp Bordeaux 2017
I was lucky to be invited to speak about Accelerated Mobile Pages at last weekend WordCamp Bordeaux. This was one of my first encounters with such a large WordPress enthusiasts gathering, with a crowd of 350.
We were treated to 16 sessions, by a very diverse group of speakers, with some well-known developers such as Rémi Corson from WooCommerce, Julio Potier from WP Media and WP Rocket fame or Frédéric Demarle, creator of Polylang.
A testimony of WordPress community variety and attractivity, we also enjoyed talks such as How to turn WordPress into an E-learning platform, merging online and print activities with a WordPress site, or using WordPress as a central information management solution.
More technical talks as well, with a deep dive into taxonomies or practical code samples around migrating data around WordPress installations. The usual suspects of SEO, Social networking and contribution to WordPress were also on the list.
I also found a very welcome addition Elie Sloïm's presentation of Web Quality and accessibility, based on the Opquast certification program, who reminded us most do's and don'ts are relatively simple to use, while bringing extended benefits not only in terms of accessibility but, for instance, for SEO.
Lastly, I was to happy see a large number of folks showing up for my AMP talk, and enjoyed a lengthy question/answer session, that extended well into the following coffee break. As promised, below are my slides for the talk:
As mentioned, this is the English version. The French version is here.
Kudos to a wonderful organization team who picked a very convenient venue, next to the Garonne river banks, and treated us to a great French food lunch. And yes, it was in Bordeaux, so some serious wine activity was also involved!
Looking forward to next WordCamp Bordeaux!