I’m always fascinated when international folks sign up to attend WordCamp Lisboa. Last year, out of nowhere we saw @jboydstun and @drewstrojny, founders of Theme Foundry, on the attendee list. At first we thought they were just supporting us by buying tickets, little did we know they were spending a few weeks in Lisbon! We immediately sent them a tweet making arrangements to meet and in the end even had Drew give a talk!
Other international speakers last year were Scott Berkun, now out of Automattic and into writing again (go Scott!) and Isaac Keyet, co-founder of IntenseDebate.com.
This year we raised the bar and we have even more international speakers. Now that the program is out I can finally brag about it, some of the speakers we’re having:
- Ryan Hellyer – developer at Metronet.no, writer at WP Realm, etc. Will be joining us from Norway.
- Noel Tock – Web Designer specializing in WordPress & Project Management. Also founder of happytables, a SaaS for restaurant websites. Noel will be flying from Switzerland.
- Kim Gjerstad – from WordPress Newsletter Plugin WYSIJA. Kim comes from Montréal.
- Hanni Ross – Happiness Lead at Automattic. Flying in from France.
- Cristi Burca – WordPress Core contributor, plugin author and web developer (if you don’t know Scribu you shouldn’t be reading this anyway!). From Romania.
So, who has the longest flight this year?