We’re two co-speakers:

Amelia Andersdotter is a former Member of the European Parliament and an experienced public speaker and presenter. Her current focus is the understanding of data protection not only as a law, but as a tool for advancing the fundamental principles on which democracies are built.

Anders Jensen-Urstad has been a developer and free software advocate since the days of Netscape and PHP 3. After a stint as a professional pirate in the European Parliament he now develops tools to make it easier for others to make privacy-friendly websites.

Dataskydd.net has informed a Swedish-language audience of European data protection reforms since 2012. Since 2015 we are an independent NGO. We are presently engaged with easy to implement technical measures that embody the spirit of European human rights legislation, specifically data protection and privacy. A democratic and rights-based society doesn’t function only by law, but also by the actions of different actors in communities with respect to each other. Our contribution to the community is our aspiration to make it easy to understand why privacy and data protection laws matter, why we should all help in respecting and upholding human rights while also making it easy to act on this understanding.

John Blackbourn

I’m a senior WordPress developer at Human Made in the UK. I’m a WordPress core developer, a member of the WordPress security team, and I was the release lead for WordPress 4.1.

Noel Tock

Noel is a Swiss Digital Nomad that enjoys building solutions online. He’s also a partner at Human Made, a top tier WordPress agency (and VIP Partner). There he oversees the growing product portfolio (Nomadbase, Happytables, etc). Lastly, he also oversees product for everything web at Norway’s fast moving startup, United Influencers.

Metteliva Sofia Henningsen

A girl who knew nothing about web and decided to start an international web based concept.
My mind is mostly twirling around experience economy, community management and clever strategies. Fourth-time entrepreneur. Three succesfull ones and one complete failure.
I grew up in Denmark, spend a year with start-ups in New York, moved to Asia for a while before heading back to Scandinavia in 2012. Been working and living in Norway since.

Håkon Stillingen

Håkon @stillingen works as a project manager @making_waves .
He really want to be a developer, but are much better at getting multidisciplinary teams produce great stuff with WordPress.

Got in to WordPress publish pictures on the web. Helped out some kite friends build commerce with Woocommerce, and saw the value of WordPress as a platform and brought it in to www.makingwaves.no

Wilhelm Joys Andersen

In an earlier life, Wilhelm built web browsers. Now he’s leading his own development agency, trying to turn grand visions into running code. He also contributes to the next generation of web standards at W3C.

Luca Sartoni

Luca Sartoni is a media professional with more than a decade of technical and marketing expertise. Thanks to his extensive experience in business environments ranging from SMEs to large corporate projects, Luca helps companies scale up by implementing data-driven strategies. He does not believe in Santa Claus, magic spells and everything not backed by facts. Luca is a Growthketeer at Automattic.

In addition to his consulting background, Luca is a well-renowned blogger and a speaker in the online communications industry.


Part of my WordPress contribution is by organizing local WordPress meetups in Japan and international meetups, tranings and hands-on in Singapore, Poland and the Philippines.

I’m also on the polyglot team who help localize WordPress. I also spoke in WordCamp Warsaw 2014, WordCamp Brisbane 2015, WordCamp Kansai 2015, WordCamp Krakow 2015.

I’m from the Philippines and now based in Japan since 2014 working as the Writer + Evangelist at DigitalCube Inc. – Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner, WordPress Code Poet Consultant, first in Japan & all of Asia.

Scott Basgaard

Scott Basgaard (@scottbasgaard) lives somewhere in the mountains of beautiful Southern Norway. Born and raised in New Jersey, he moved there to live with his wife Renate. He loves all things WordPress and organized the first WordCamp Norway in 2012. Scott’s got years of experience with WordPress and has worked previously at WebDevStudios, Time Inc., WooThemes and Human Made. He’s passionate about helping others and recently organized a 24-hour-long WordPress event, which was free for community, called WordSesh.

Edmund Turbin

Edmund is a London based Solutions Engineer at WP Engine originally from Jersey City, NJ. He has professional experience as web developer and has been advocating the benefits of content management systems for over 10 years. He has worked with numerous proprietary and open source CMS platforms at media, publishing and advertising companies and has a passion for usability and simple content creation workflows.

Gerasimos Tsiamalos

As a web designer for the past 15 years I have worked for projects big and small, and for some fancy names like BBC and Lotus Cars. In 2007 I discovered WordPress and never looked back. In 2012 I co-founded a small premium WordPress themes shop and alongside my 3 partners, we have happily served 33,000+ users around the world.

Lauga Oskarsdottir

Lauga Oskarsdottir is the co-founder and CIO of United Influencers (formerly United Bloggers). They are a digital content marketing agency working exclusively with over 200 influencers like Zlatan, Messi, Blondinbella and Mikael Persbrandt. Lauga also co-founded Mesher, an Icelandic size recommendation software and ecommerce company. She learned some things in school, but mostly she learned from experience and mistakes.


Kaspars Dambis

I am a full-time WordPress engineer at XWP (http://xwp.co), author of dozen WordPress plugins, themes and open source tools, including a commercial plugin. I’m also interested in electronics, electric cars, online privacy and encryption.

Laurie MacGregor

Laurie is Head of digital at Green Party, and will talk about how they worked to win votes (and made headlines) with its voter-focused content management strategy during the Norwegian local elections 2015.

Marko Heijnen

Marko is a long term WordPress contributor from the Netherlands. He uses wordPress since 2006 and started contributing back to it in 2009. For more then two years he was the lead developer of GlotPress.
After years of freelancing he now works for his own agency CodeKitchen B.V. He works continuously on improving the project flow.

He can be found on Twitter @MarkoHeijnen or one of his blogs at markoheijnen.com and wpunknown.com.