My background is varied and includes psychology, design, development and user experience. I am passionate about open source and community.
I have spoken at a lot of different places over the years. I talk and run workshops about a wide range of things including design operations, community, experience, psychology, design, front-end development, Open Source, and WordPress. If you’d like to talk to me about speaking at your conference or running a workshop, please get in touch.
I am currently working on new talks for 2021 and would love opportunities to give them.
- WP Block Talk: Global styles story so far.
- WordCamp Glasgow: Dropped stitches and tangled yarn, a call to simplify WordPress.
- WordCamp US: Playing games remotely.
- Joint Futures: Lessons from growing design in the open.
- WordCamp Brighton: Organising a WordCamp panel.
- Being Brave: JS for WP conference.
- DesignOps Conference UK: Lessons from growing design in the open.
- WordCamp Bristol: Thinking in Patterns
- WordCamp London: Design matters in Open Source
- The UX Conf, London: The opportunity of Open Source
- WordCamp USA: Product design through stories
- WordCamp Manchester: Design matters in Open Source
- Dibi conference: The user is the casualty of our design process
- WC Tokyo: Gutenberg design matters: creating open source
- WordCamp Brighton (England): WordPress future panel
- WordCamp Boston (USA): The Gutenberg Journey (keynote):
- Learn JS deeply conference (Remote): The experience bridge: slides – video
- WordCamp Europe (Belgrade, Serbia): Anatomy of a block: Gutenberg design patterns / Q&A workshop: resources and deck – video
- WordCamp Belfast (Northern Ireland): Building for the stress cases: slides
- VIP workshop (Napa, USA): Diving into Gutenberg (2 talks)
- WordCamp London (England): Anatomy of a block: Gutenberg design patterns
- Cambridge WordPress meetup (England): Diving into Gutenberg
- January 29th 2018: WP meetup Brighton (England): Diving into Gutenberg
- Big WP, London (England): Diving into Gutenberg
- WordCamp US (Nashville, USA): Media Matters [ presented with Mike Schroder ]: slides – video
- Webdev LDN (London, England): Getting to know Gutenberg
- WordCamp Milano (Italy): A tale of Gutenberg Usability testing
- WordCamp Dublin (Southern Ireland): Getting to know Gutenberg
- WordCamp Torino (Italy): Know your users
- WP meetup, Montreal (Canada): Know your users
- WordCamp Bristol (England): People Source
- WordCamp Bristol (England): Introduction to running a contribution day [ workshop ]
- UX Scotland, Edinburgh (Scotland): Remote UX, Open Source UX
- WordCamp Europe (Paris, France): Introduction to the design team [ workshop ]
- WordCamp Brighton (England): [ workshop ]
- WordCamp London (England): Know your users
- WordCamp US (Philadelphia, USA) : Design for humans not robots
- FrontEndNorth (Sheffield, England) : Design for humans not robots
- Digital Croydon (Croydon, England): 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, Austria): Emotional Interfaces : video
- Front Trends (Warsaw, Poland): Pixel Bonding
- UX in the City Oxford (England): Emotional Interfaces
- WordCamp London (England): Design Patterns : video
- WordUp Brighton (England): Get involved in speaking [ workshop ]
- UXCamp Brighton (England): A tale of user testing themes
- London Sass (England): Thinking in patterns
- CSS Conf EU (Berlin, Germany) : Emotion through CSS : video
- Reasons to be creative: (Brighton, England) Structure for creativity with pattern libraries
- ThemeConf (Keswick, England): Thinking in patterns
- WordCamp Europe (Seville, Spain): Mighty Morphing Design
- WordCamp London (England): Colour theory and psychology
- WordCamp Maui (Hawaii): Theme don’t be my everything
- Brighton WordUp (England): Contributing to WordPress
- London Sass (England): A tale of Sass in Open Source
- Brighton WordUp (England): BuddyPress 101
- WordCamp Toronto (Canada): Level up with theme reviewing
- WordCamp New York (USA): Get involved in speaking [ workshop ]
- Montreal (Canada): Get involved in speaking [ workshop ]
- WP Sessions (Remote): BuddyPress theme development
- WordCamp Manchester (England): A journey into Underscores
- WordCamp Hamburg (Germany): The theme is in the details
- WordCamp Sheffield (England): The theme is in the details
- WordCamp Miami (USA): Kids workshop getting them started with WordPress [ workshop ]
- BuddyCamp Miami (USA): BuddyPress theme do and don’ts
- WordCamp London (England): BuddyPress myth-busting
- Digital Barnsley (England): Herding Humans
- WordCamp Europe (Liden, The Netherlands): Life of a theme
- WordCamp San Francisco (USA): Beyond the default Future of Web Design – Beyond the noise of social networks
- WordCamp Norway (Olso, Norway): Herding Humans
- Inspire Conference (Liden, The Netherlands): Designing for humans not robots
- WordCamp UK (Edinburgh, Scotland): Designing with communities for BuddyPress
- WordCamp NYC (USA): Express yourself with BuddyPress themes
- WordCamp Netherlands (Utrecht, The Netherlands): Design for humans with BuddyPress
- London WordPress meetup (England) – Designing for humans with WordPress
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 (lead organiser) and 2017
- WordCamp Europe: 2012, 2013 and 2020
- Brighton BuddyCamp
- ThemeConf (co-lead organiser)
I also was a co-organiser of the local Brighton WordUp meetup for a while.