Speaking

I have spoken at a lot of different places over the years. I talk and run workshops about a wide range of things include user experience, psychology, design, front end development, Open Source, WordPress and themes. If you’d like to talk to me about speaking at your conference or running a workshop, please get in touch.

Slides: You can find my slides here.
Videos of talking: There are several videos of me talking on WordPress.tv.


Talks and workshops coming up

WordCamp Torino: Know your users
WP meetup, Montreal: Know your users
WordCamp Bristol: People Source
WordCamp Bristol: Introduction to running a contribution day [ workshop ]
UX Scotland: Remote UX, Open Source UX
WordCamp Europe: Introduction to the design team [ workshop ]
WordCamp Brighton: (subject to be decided) [ workshop ]

Past talks

2017

WordCamp London: Know your users

2016

WordCamp US, Philadelphia – Design for humans not robots
FrontEndNorth, Sheffield – Design for humans not robots
Digital Croydon: Thinking in patterns
Automattic Grand Meetup (annual company retreat): Psychology and design [ workshop ]
COSCUP 2016, Taipei, Taiwan – Designing Inclusive Open Source Communities
WordCamp Europe, Vienna – Emotional Interfaces : video
Front Trends, Warsaw – Pixel Bonding
UX in the City Oxford – Emotional Interfaces
WordCamp London – Design Patterns : video
WordUp Brighton: Get involved in speaking [ workshop ]
UXCamp Brighton: A tale of user testing themes
London Sass: Thinking in patterns

2015

CSS Conf EU – Emotion through CSS : video
Reasons to be creative – Brighton, Structure for creativity with pattern libraries
ThemeConf –  Thinking in patterns
WordCamp Europe – Mighty Morphing Design
WordCamp London – Colour theory and psychology
WordCamp Maui – Theme don’t be my everything
Brighton WordUp – Contributing to WordPress

2014

London Sass – A tale of Sass in Open Source
Brighton WordUp – BuddyPress 101
WordCamp Toronto – Level up with theme reviewing
WordCamp New York – Get involved in speaking [ workshop ]
Montreal – Get involved in speaking [ workshop ]
WP Sessions – BuddyPress theme development
WordCamp Manchester – A journey into Underscores
WordCamp Hamburg – The theme is in the details
WordCamp Sheffield – The theme is in the details
WordCamp Miami – Kids workshop getting them started with WordPress [ workshop ]
BuddyCamp Miami – BuddyPress theme do and don’ts

2013

WordCamp London – BuddyPress myth busting
Digital Barnsley – Herding Humans
WordCamp Europe – Life of a theme
WordCamp San Francisco – Beyond the default
Future of Web Design – Beyond the noise of social networks
WordCamp Norway – Herding Humans

2012

Inspire Conference – Designing for humans not robots
WordCamp Edinburgh, UK – Designing with communities for BuddyPress
WordCamp NYC – Express yourself with BuddyPress themes
WordCamp Netherlands – Design for humans with BuddyPress
London WordPress meetup – Designing for humans with WordPress


Conferences Organised

Along with speaking I am passionate about creating conferences and helping others speak at them. I have so far been part of the organising team for the following conferences:

WordCamp Brighton 2016 and 2017
WordCamp Europe: 2012 and 2013
Brighton BuddyCamp
ThemeConf