The entire WordPress community believes in open source software development - the WordPress CMS is the preeminent software development - so it might really make sense to touch on the ethical side of the OS. Morten manages to answer some of the more difficult questions directly, thereby making the audience less conflicted over choices.
Morten also made a great retrospective video for the conference and summed up the purpose of similar events. According to Latest Mailing Database PressNomics is a safe, closed place where you can discuss important questions about the future of WordPress and open source. It is organized by people who really care about the future of the WordPress ecosystem.
WP Community – Rian Kinney – TheKinneyFirm
Bio: Rian is an attorney, legal counsel, and published author. Her firm, Kinney Firm , represents and advises companies of all sizes in many industries in the areas of intellectual property, e-commerce, privacy and corporate law, and business and marketing strategy. Rian is an active core contributor to the WordPress community and has spoken internationally at WordCamps on topics including: "The Future of Open Source", "How to Build Your Website", "Key Differences Between EU and US Privacy Laws" ".
Rian continues to stick to the emotional trend set by Morten, even escalating it. She discusses more sensitive issues related to ethics and how the staff community works. For some, her speeches drew a live audience like a live case.
According to Rian, PressNimics is “ a space where industry leaders can further their amazing and much-needed conversations.”
Safety Mistakes – Robert Rowley
Bio: Robert Rowley is a Senior InfoSec Engineer at Pagely and has been an active member of the Southern California hacking campaign for over 10 years. Co-founder of Irvine Underground , who recently published on security-related topics, today Robert spends a lot of time improving Pagely's threat mitigation protocols and methods.
Robert gave some very practical lessons to the audience in his talk on user content, process serialization, heeding warnings, and more. What we will add to all of this is – choose your hosting company wisely, work closely with them and co-design the workflow.