If you happen to be in Vancouver on August 15th, I’ve got great news for you! I’ve been selected to speak at my first WordCamp for WordCamp Vancouver 2015.
My topic, Understanding & Combating Global Censorship with WordPress, will cover the following:
Recent growth in places like China, Vietnam, India and Russia brought astounding economic and technological successes that also yielded some of the largest networks of censorship in history. The Great Firewall of China, DPI and SORM in Russia, and SmartFilter in Iran and Saudi Arabia are just a few of the tools used to block the free expression of millions of people.
For this talk, we’ll discuss how WordPress can empower users while still understanding the pitfalls and considerations required to reach those affected by censorship.
Other topics will cover how WordPress sites and plugins get blocked, issues designing and maintaining sites, and how the OpenNet Initiative affects WordPress. John will also give insight into his own experiences working with censorship and the Web from his time working in China.
This is great opportunity to discuss WordPress censorship and learn about things that I haven’t already discussed in my blog. Better yet, my presentation will be published at WordPress.TV for all around the world to watch. See you in Canada!