+ Jill Binder, speaking at a WordCamp

WordPress Diversity Culture

“WordPress is about democratizing publishing, removing barriers to getting your words on the web. There’s a cool effort underway right now to remove some barriers that people from groups underrepresented in tech might face when becoming a WordCamp speaker. Automattic is supporting this by sponsoring Jill Binder’s work on the WordPress Diverse Speakers Training Group.

I would love to see the WordPress contributor base become more diverse, and training people from marginalized communities to speak at WordCamps is a great way to help that along. Check out that effort if you’d like to get involved.” Matt Mullenweg wrote on 19th June 2019.

Diversifying WordPress

Want to See a More Diverse WordPress Contributor Community? So Do We! More diverse speakers at WordCamps mean a more diverse community contributing to WordPress — and that results in better software for everyone. “- Andrea Middleton

Andrea Middleton wrote on 19th June 2019:

The mission of WordPress is to democratize publishing: to make it possible for anyone — no matter their background, location, or identity — to bring their ideas to life on the internet. This mission inspires thousands of volunteers all over the world to contribute to the WordPress open source project, building and supporting the software that makes this possible.

But as in most technology organizations, the people who work on WordPress aren’t always representative of all the people who use WordPress. The majority of WordPress core developers, conference speakers, and other volunteers are young men. That’s where the WordPress Diverse Speaker Training Working Group comes in.

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Breaking Down Barriers

A group of WordPress community organizers and volunteers, led by freelance developer Jill Binder, is working to change this. They’ve developed a workshop that trains women and other people from traditionally underrepresented groups in technology who’d like to present at conferences and WordCamps. These training events are organized by local WordPress meetup groups and are always completely free of charge.

The workshops help attendees address some of the common barriers and fears underrepresented people have around public speaking: “I don’t know what I could speak about.” “I’m not an expert.” “I don’t know how to write a proposal.” “I don’t know how to create a presentation.” “I don’t have any experience speaking in front of groups.”

In 2018, the group supported and advised 55 WordPress communities in 26 different countries. New speakers were trained in 12 different WordPress meetup groups in the US, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, and Venezuela.  

All of the communities that held this workshop experienced a real change in the speaker roster for their annual conferences; many of their WordCamps went from having 10% women speakers to having 50% or more women speakers in less than a year. In 2017, Seattle had 60% women speakers and in 2018, Vancouver had 63%.

Why WordCamps?

Speaking at WordCamps is a consistent path to leadership in the WordPress community, so having more diverse speakers directly supports the goal of more diverse leadership in the WordPress open source project. WordCamps are where many WordPress enthusiasts choose to become professionals. When more people see speakers like them on stage and feel welcome in the community, a more diverse group of people participate in the WordPress project.

When WordPress events are more diverse, the WordPress project gets more diverse — which makes WordPress better for more people.

Watch this inspiring video by Jill Binder:

Help Us Grow This Work

Jill kicked off the Diverse Speaker Training Working Group at the beginning of 2018, and dedicated a year to it training facilitators and supporting organizers as an unpaid volunteer.

This year, Automattic has signed on as a 50% sponsor of Jill Binder’s diverse speaker outreach and training work. Her work is already making a noticeable impact on the WordPress project, and we want to make this training as accessible as possible to WordCamps globally. Like anything worth doing, this is a marathon and not a sprint — it’ll take time to see a more diverse contributor pool — but we’re dedicated to making sure this necessary groundwork happens.

Would you like to help foster diversity across the WordPress project? Automattic invites interested partners to pick up the other 50% of this project’s costs. Get in touch with Jill today!

Jill Binder
Jill Binder

Who is Jill Binder

She is leading the Diverse Speaker Training group in the WordPress.org Community Team with a 50% sponsorship from Automattic. They have a 4-hour workshop that encourages folks from underrepresented groups to speak at WordPress events.

WordCamps typically start at 10% or fewer speakers of underrepresented groups, and within months of running the workshop, most have 50% or more diverse speakers! Find out more about this exceptional fellow WordPress enthusiast at her website jillbinder.com

+ What to expect as a WordCamp Asia 2020 Sponsor #WCASIA

What to expect as a WordCamp Asia 2020 Sponsor #WCASIA

WordCamp Asia is the first flagship WordCamp in Asia. So far, there have been only two types of flagship WordCamps: US and Europe. Flagship WordCamps draw more attention than any other types of WordPress events in terms of media, users, and businesses.

They are looking for generous sponsors to help make the first flagship WordCamp Asia 2020 a success. Without you, WordCamp Asia would not be affordable to the vast majority of the WordPress community.

Discover all the benefits and exposure you will get as a Sponsor at WordCamp Asia 2020 #WCAsia and register today before you will lose this opportunity!

About an estimate of 1,000 participants is anticipated at WordCamp Asia 2020. Therefore, sponsorship packages are in high demand, and in limited quantities. We encourage you to apply for the sponsorship packages quickly. They remain on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please feel welcome to contact WordCamp Asia organizing team directly via sponsors@wpasia.org with any questions.

Learn more about the available Sponsor packages!

WordCamp Asia 2020 #WCAsia

WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users. WordCamp Asia 2020 is an event put together by the WordPress community in Asia.

The organizers were recruited in April 2019 and they had their first online meeting in May 2019. The majority of the organizers have been involved in local WordCamps as a lead organizer or team members.

WordCamp Asia social media platforms were launched in June 2019 and the teaser site was live in July 2019. The official hashtag for this event is #WCAsia.

Follow and support WordCamp Asia by using the magic hashtag #WCAsia.

The event will start off with a contributor day on February 21, followed by two days of conference on February 22-23. On these two days, attendees can expect dozens of talks from various WordPress experts from around the world split into two conference tracks.

Various opportunities to network and collaborate will be available for attendees, considering that the event has attracted many WordPress enthusiasts from all kinds of industry and background.

The event will also feature booths from more than 20 sponsors that the attendees can visit and interact with. At the end of the 3-day event, WordCamp Asia 2020 will close with an after-party, as per the traditions of WordCamps.  

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WordPress in Asia

WordPress has a huge following in Asia. Over the years, the region has amassed over 127 WordPress Meetup Chapters across 23 countries with over 73,000 members and held more than 150 WordCamps in 52 cities across 18 countries.

This number continues to grow, as more Meetup Chapters and WordCamps continue to form in the region. It is not an exaggeration to say that WordCamp Asia 2020 has been a long-awaited event by the WordPress community in Asia.

The support received from the community so far has been very encouraging; the various call for speakers, sponsors, and volunteers have been met with enthusiastic responses. In addition to that, the first batch of 200 tickets was sold in less than 48 hours. 

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What to expect as a WordCamp Asia 2020 Sponsor #WCASIA
+ Zoia House at Athens Lycabettus Hill

Zoia House at Athens Lycabettus Hill

The Zoia House (The Hill) at Athens Lycabettus Hill is a typical Athenian apartment complex known as “polykatoikia” with a strong architectural character. Situated on the corner of two streets the building is exposed on three sides to sunlight and views. Its location on the ring road of Lycabettus Hill allows a unique feeling of being in nature and in the middle of the city at the same time.

The Lycabettus area itself is safe and quiet. This rare combination of urban life and tranquility makes The Hill is a unique and convenient place for both business and leisure trips. At The Hill, we provide a relaxing and at the same time stimulating the environment which we believe will make your stay in Athens an unforgettable experience.

Zoia House The Hill, is located in a beautiful and exclusive neighborhood in downtown Athens, at the foot of Lycabettus Hill. Address: Sarantapichou and Kosma Melodou 30 St., Lycabettus.

The original character of the building has been preserved but fully upgraded and reconfigured to allow for a modern way of living. Through a process of removing the partitioning is minimal or movable allowing for flexible spaces and openness. The communal rooftop, a once unused abandoned space, has become the ‘public space’ of the building, connecting inside and outside living.

Zoia House at Athens Lycabettus Hill

Zoia House The Hill

Zoia House The Hill building hosts nine impeccably designed and fully furnished premium serviced apartments, with vibrant urban views and pastoral green landscapes, and a shared rooftop and lounge that provides stunning city-wide views.

Available as short, medium, or long term rentals, the apartments are ideally suited to both ex-pats, business travelers, and tourists looking to enjoy an international standard of accommodation, in a central location, at a competitive price.

Learn more about Zoia The Hill Apartments

Near Zoia House The Hill building, there are two of the most well-known locations of Athens. The Park of Lycabettus is popular for outdoor walking enthusiasts and nature lovers. From the top of the Lycabettus, the view is breathtaking and during the night the stars can transform everyone into a romantic poet. For those who prefer to save their energy, they can take the Funicular Railway to reach the top of Lycabettus, the world’s weirdest train which starts at the top of Ploutarchou Street in Kolonaki.

Another destination for nature lovers is The National Garden. The garden has been named as one of the top family-friendly urban gardens in Europe. The gates stay open until the sunset and the visitor can actually see some rare plants and trees inside the Garden.

Zoia House at Athens Lycabettus Hill
Zoia House at Athens Lycabettus Hill

Lycabettus Hill

Lycabettus Hill is a timeless landmark of Athens and together with the Acropolis, they form the hilly landscape of the center. Legend claims that the hill was formed when the goddess Athena threw a rock upon the ground, creating a fortress for the Acropolis hill.

Excavation has shown that during antiquity there were quarries and this was the heart of the largest aqueduct in Athens. Nowadays it is more famous for its breathtaking views of the busy metropolis of Athens. On the hilltop, there is a renowned theater for concerts, a café – restaurant and many paths cutting through the lush green hill, easily accessible and perfect for strolling or jogging.

The Hill is located only 10 minutes from Syntagma square, the city’s most central square. In the surrounding area, you can find Kolonaki, an upscale part of Athens great for shopping and socializing and full of cafes, restaurants and bars.

Zoia House at Athens Lycabettus Hill

Premium Living by Zoia

The name Zoia stems from the word Zoi, which means “life” in Greek. Creating living experiences across the globe has been the company’s passion over the last decades. By leveraging their expertise and focusing their efforts on the formation of living experiences rather than simply investing in “4 walls”, they are able to bring change and add value to those markets in which they operate. www.zoia.com

Zoia House at Athens Lycabettus Hill

Business Blogging Meetup

At Zoia House The Hill

Ideadeco is organizing a premium Business Blogging Meetup at Zoia House The Hill. Top tier professionals from different industries meet and analyze the best practices of Business Blogging. More info is coming soon. www.ideadeco.co

+ Enjoy all the presentations of WordCamp Thessaloniki #WCThess2019

Enjoy all the presentations of WordCamp Thessaloniki #WCThess2019

Going through all the presentations of WordCamp Thessaloniki #WCThess2019 brings back the best memories of this great conference.

Here are all the presentations and workshops of WordCamp Thessaloniki 2019. Some are in the Greek language and some are in English, but all of them worth your attention.

The presentations of all the talks have been uploaded to the official WordPress Greek Community account at SpeakerDeck.

Note: Presentation videos are still in the process of being edited.

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Presentations #WCThess2019

Track A #WCThess2019

Track B #WCThess2019

Workshops #WCThess2019

History of WordCamp Thessaloniki

WordCamp Thessaloniki 2019 is organized by volunteers, members of the WordPress Greek Community. In particular, 15 members of the community (who you can see in more detail here), have shared the responsibilities and work to give life to the conference for the fourth year in a row, after three successful WordCamps in Athens in years 2016, 2017, 2019 and WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018.

A WordCamp is for anyone that works with WordPress, at any level of experience and knowledge, but not only. The conference is addressed to any internet user interested in getting informed on the news around WordPress, including but not limited to Web Developers, Web Designers, Βloggers, Journalists, Content Editors, Web Editors, Social Media Managers and many more fields of expertise or professionals.

Globally, WordCamps are supported by the WordPress Foundation—the official nonprofit organization the purpose of which is the preservation of the openness of WordPress—and this conference is approved and recognized by the Foundation.

WordCamps hold discussions on various topics: Startups, e-Commerce and Βlogging are just some of the topics covered at conferences like the one getting prepared at the moment.

+ Join this Pilates Workshop by Sean Gallagher in Athens on Friday 15 November 2019

Pilates Workshop by Sean Gallagher in Athens

In this full-day workshop, Sean Gallagher will help you acquire a fuller understanding of the human body, including the natural laws that govern what we can or cannot change through the work of J. Pilates or other exercises. It is a number of mini-workshops in one.

To gain a better understanding of how to teach the body in front of you, you must first understand the body.

Pilates Workshop by Sean Gallagher in Athens on Friday 15 November 2019

Pilates Workshop Sean Gallagher

Friday 15 November 2019

Understanding And Teaching The Body In Front Of You

By Sean P. Gallagher, BFA, PT, CFP, CPT, MS
When: Friday, 15th November, 10:00-17:00
Where: At Athens Pilates Studio, Adramytiou 31, Nea Smyrni

Participants will receive a certificate of participation and a relevant workshop booklet.

Sean will teach you how to understand imbalances in the skeleton from the “Powerhouse” to the feet, and what modifications are possible. Not all imbalances can be fixed, but you can work with them by adjusting your Pilates practice in a way that still promotes overall symmetry and removes strain.

Most accommodation from imbalances occurs in the feet and hips, therefore placing much of the strain in the knees. By analyzing the anatomy of the lower extremities in relation to the skeleton, Sean explains how proper footwork can set the entire body back into optimal alignment and strengthen it symmetrically without the need for any accommodation that generally increases muscular imbalances.

Pilates Workshop by Sean Gallagher in Athens on Friday 15 November 2019

What Will I Learn In This Pilates Workshop?

Sean Gallagher will share tricks for determining the exact anatomy of your client’s imbalances and what adjustments need to be made accordingly. You’ll attain a new level of appreciation and respect for the Footwork series and understand why we know it as “the foundation of Pilates”.

  • You will learn how Genetics and Development are integral to understanding some of the foundations of J. Pilates’ system of body conditioning.
  • You will explore the developmental patterns found in the mat and in every apparatus that comes from J.Pilates’ understanding of organic movement. These patterns make his methodology unique in the exercise world, differentiating it from other methods such as bodybuilding.
  • You will look at the dynamic spine and how it changes over a functional life span both with and without Pilates. Compensation will also be addressed in relation to the skeleton and posture and Dynatonic™ muscle Balance, scoliosis, and synergy patterns of movement as integrated into J.Pilates’ workouts.
  • You will learn how the apparatus as J. Pilates invented them provide a progression from open to closed chain kinetics (basic physics) and everything in between. J.Pilates was using this type of movement before there was a science to give it a name. Then you will learn about dynamic muscle action and cortical and subcortical control.

The last part of this workshop will be looking at the powerhouse into the lower and upper extremities. You will learn to use what you explored in the first part of the workshop to appreciate what changes can or cannot be attained through Contrology.

Common body anomalies of the bones will be discussed, as well as how to modify exercises on the apparatus when such anomalies are present. You will thus be equipped to provide the best balance for each client.

The Pilates Workshop is powered by Sean P. Gallagher and is hosted by Maria Vorrias, at Athens Pilates Studio.

  • Learn more about Maria Vorrias here
  • Learn more about  Sean P. Gallagher here>> 

Register today!

😀

Registrations Will Be Open Until 14th November 2019.

Feel free to contact the workshop’s organizer (Maria Vorrias) for any further information at info@athenspilates.gr

+ WordCamp Europe 2020 Call For Speakers is Open #WCEU2020

WordCamp Europe 2020 Call For Speakers is Open #WCEU2020

In June 2019, nearly 3,000 members of the WordPress community came together in Berlin at the biggest WordCamp Europe to date. With lots of happy memories from WCEU 2019, we’re now ready to continue making WordPress history! Will you join this awesome conference?

The 2020 edition of WordCamp Europe will take place in Porto, Portugal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Porto is loved by tourists and locals alike for its colorful cobbled streets, beautiful buildings and, of course, its world-class food and wine.

Call for Speakers #WCEU2020

WordCamp Europe is the largest WordPress event in the world bringing all local communities together. WordCamp Europe 2020 is looking for speakers on a wide variety of topics and backgrounds. Are you ready to take to the stage in Porto? Do you have a story to tell? Do you have expertise in a specific field to share? Then they sure want to hear from you!

Be a part of WordPress history by speaking at #WCEU 2020

We hope that you’re as excited as we are to bring the spirit of the WordPress community to such a special city. With that in mind, we’re delighted to share from the WordCamp Europe 2020 website that the Call for Speakers is open!

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Apply Now For Speaker #WCEU2020

Are you ready to talk at WordCamp Europe?

Are you ready to speak on the biggest WordPress stage in the world?

The organing team is looking for long talks, lightning talks, and workshops that bring value to the WordPress audience. They want talks and workshops to appeal to developers, designers, bloggers, business owners, site builders, translators, community organizers, and everything in between.

Looking for talk ideas? Check out this amazing list of topics. Need more ideas for workshops? Then this is the list for you.


Format & Application Process

You can apply for the following format:

  • Long talks – 40 minutes total (30 mins for talk & 10 mins for questions).
  • Lightning talks – 10 mins for talk & 5 mins for questions.
  • Workshops – 90 minutes or 3 hours long.

These are the key dates you need to know:

  1. Call for speakers and workshops will be open until 6 January 2020
  2. They will then be selecting speakers and workshops until late February
  3. Selected speakers and workshop hosts will be informed starting 1 March
  4. Speaker and workshop announcements will start mid to late March

Read more about the speaker selection process.


WordCamp Europe 2020 Photo by Nick Karvounis
WordCamp Europe 2020 Photo by Nick Karvounis

DIVERSITY DO MATTERS!

WordCamp Europe 2020 is committed to creating a diverse conference that is representative of the WordPress community. We welcome submissions from a diverse set of backgrounds, and particularly applications from under-represented groups in tech.

As a community-focused event, they want to create a space where old friends can get together, new relationships can be forged, ideas exchanged, and everyone feels comfortable. Harassment in any form will not be tolerated. This includes any harassing activity from speakers, sponsors, volunteers, or attendees. WordPress & WordCamp Organizers reserve the right to remove, without refund, any attendee who does not adhere to the code of conduct.


Let’s talk about topic ideas!


What topics are they looking for?

Basically, as long as it relates to WordPress in some way, shape or form, all the proposals are welcomed, for just about any topic you can think of.

The WordPress community has an open mind & diverse mentality and they want the WCEU 2020 stage to reflect this. It is extremely important to the WCEU Organising Team to deliver an event with a balanced and diverse range of speakers that reflects the WordPress culture!

Submit your application, even if you’ve never spoken before: they’re eager to hear your voice!


WordCamp Europe 2020 Photo by Daniel Sessler
WordCamp Europe 2020 Photo by Daniel Sessler

#WCEU2020 Attendees

WCEU attendees travel from far and wide to meet and learn from other members of the WordPress Community and everyone is excited to hear about different WordPress experiences.

All WordPressers are welcome to apply: while roughly half of WCEU attendees have a technical background, the other half come from the world of marketing and business so don’t be put off if you’re not a developer.

During the selection process and schedule planning, they’ll carefully consider all of the proposed talks to make sure that WCEU 2020 offers a good balance of interesting content for everyone.

To give you a little inspiration to apply, here are just a few ideas to get your creativity flowing:

  • Accessible design
  • Advanced development
  • Business strategy
  • Copywriting
  • Culture
  • Frameworks
  • Healthy life and work
  • Project Management
  • Security
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Storytelling
  • Success stories
  • Typography
  • Working remotely
  • Website Performance Optimisation (WPO)

What presentation formats will be available?

As in previous years, they’re planning to have multiple tracks. Each slot on the schedule will be one hour in total. Content will take up to 40 minutes of each hour, leaving 20 minutes after each session to switch between tracks, grab a cup of coffee, and chat with other attendees.

WCEU 2020 will feature talks in the following formats:

  • Long talks: 40 minutes in total, breaking down to around 30 minutes for the talk & 10 minutes for Q&A
  • Lightning talks: 10 minutes each, grouped by related topics, without Q&A
WordCamp Europe 2020 Photo by Val Vesa
WordCamp Europe 2020 Photo by Val Vesa
Do I need to know anything else before submitting my application?

During the selection process, they try to take into account the speaking  experience of each applicant. While not essential, it’s a plus if you have experience speaking at any type of event, so they recommend mentioning this on your application.

That said, don’t be put off if you’re relatively new to the stage. This year, they will also be providing resources and best practice advice to all speakers, covering both public speaking techniques and content management of presentations. They want to make all speakers feel comfortable on stage and they will provide all the necessary tools to help them.

If you’re feeling tempted to apply but can’t quite decide on a topic, don’t worry – you can send up to three different proposals for talks and/or workshops*. 

This means you can submit a total of three talks and/or workshops on topics of your choiceSo start brainstorming and don’t hesitate to apply!

*Important: The Call for Workshops now open. If you are considering submitting a workshop proposal, either instead of or in addition to a talk, please also read the Call for Workshops information.


Let’s talk about dates: when does this process start and end?

The Call for Speakers will be open until 6th January 2020, so make sure to send in your application before the deadline.

Application timeline:

  • 23 October 2019: Call for Speakers opens
  • 6 January 2020: Call for Speakers closes
  • Late February: Speakers selection process takes place
  • Late February: Selected speakers contacted
  • Mid-March: Speakers announced

Submit your application!

+ WordCamp Asia 2020 Roadmap #WCAsia

WordCamp Asia 2020 Roadmap #WCAsia

Follow the #WCAsia WordCamp Asia 2020 roadmap and learn more about all the updates and events of this amazing WordPress conference in Bangkok. See all the important dates so that you’ll know what to expect and when to prepare your applications and your bags for the conference.


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Call for Organizers19 April 201926 April 2019
Call for Media Partners23 July 2019Closed
Call for Speakers25 July 2019Closed
Ticket Sales29 July 2019Until sold out
Call for Sponsors6 August 2019Until sold out
Call for Volunteers22 August 2019Closed
Call for Wapuu2 September 2019Closed
Call for Panel6 September 2019Closed

#WCAsia 2020 Roadmap

Last update: 02 November 2019

Today, as you can see, the call for #WCAsia organizers is closed. Also, the call for Media Partners, Speakers, Volunteers and Wapuu are closed, too.

But the call for sponsors is still running and waiting for your support! Have a look why you should sponsor WordCamp Asia 2020.

Reach your customers & business partners by sponsoring WCAsia 2020

WordCamp Asia 2020 is the first flagship WordCamp event in Asia, expecting 1,000 participants from around the world. Flagship WordCamps draw more attention than any other types of WordPress events in terms of media, users, and businesses.

As a bonus for every sponsor tier, you will receive an invitation to the private Sponsor and Speaker dinner.

Sponsoring will enable you to give back to the WordPress community and simultaneously capture the attention of a diverse and engaged audience.

Check out the Sponsor Packages, and fill out the sponsorship application when you are ready.

Have any question? No worries! Send them a message to sponsors@wpasia.org and the organizing team will get back to you shortly.

#WCAsia will bring you the best sponsorship experience at WordCamp.

Please note that the sponsorship packages for the first WordCamp Asia are in high demand and they are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please apply for sponsorship as soon as possible to secure your spot!

See you at WordCamp Asia 2020 🙂

Photo by WCEU2019 @ Sponsor Area
Photo by #WCEU2019 @ Sponsor Area

Book your tickets now!

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The Design Journey of WordCamp Asia Logo #WCAsia

In designing the brand identity for Asia’s first flagship WordCamp #WCAsia, the team understood the importance of starting right; the identity had to be able to represent the unique diversity of Asia, considering that each Asian country has its own distinct culture, language, writing system and colours.

Let’s walk you through the amazing journey of designing the brand identity for Asia’s first flagship WordCamp #WCAsia

WordCamp Asia Logo #WCAsia

It is, by all means, not an easy task! In short, WordCamp Asia’s brand identity must be:

  • Distinct and unique from other regional, flagship, and local WordCamps
  • Represent Asia as a whole, not just a particular sub-region or country
  • Can be easily customized to reflect the current host city (in this case, Bangkok)
  • Consider and respect WordCamp and WordPress chapter meetup logo guidelines

The design approach by the team is to separate the identity into 2 parts; logomark, and logotype + key visual.

The Design Journey of WordCamp Asia Logo
  1. WordCamp Asia Logomark – The logomark will be the “constant” part of the identity. This logomark was intended to create brand awareness, keep consistency and continuity of WordCamp Asia going forward. Therefore, it had to be simple, memorable, and versatile.
  2. WordCamp Asia 2020 Logotype & Key Visual – This was the “customizable” part of the identity. It was intended to be refreshed every year, and also reflect the unique flavor, attractiveness, and style for the current host city. (For WordCamp Asia 2020, the theme will be about the city of Bangkok.)

With that decided, the design team started to work!


WordCamp Asia Logo Design

WordCamp Asia’s design team consists of three members: Boy, the team lead, is a graphic designer from Thailand. Junko is a web designer and photographer from Japan. The last team member is Daiya, a digital marketer from Hong Kong. One of the key tasks for the team was to design a brand identity that will set the tone for WordCamp Asia going forward.


How was the #WCAsia Logomark Designed

After defining the key messages that need to be conveyed through the logo, the design team brainstormed together and experimented with various ideas: maps element, sunrise, combinations of maps and letters, fabric patterns, languages, and even 4 seasons in Asia.

The design team then decided to bring several of these reiterations to the rest of the organizers and the majority voted for Junko’s idea of “Circle and bridge with ‘A’ motif (A from Asia). The organizers also gave some valuable feedback to the design team.

How was the #WCAsia Logomark Designed
How was the #WCAsia Logomark Designed

A is the first letter of the alphabet and triangle shape is similar to ‘人’ in Chinese that means ‘people’, and it represents the ‘camping tent’ too, which suits the name of WordCamp. That was the perfect element to be included in the logo!

The logomark iterations went on and it finally found the sweet spot for communicating the team’s initial idea mixed with Daiya’s idea about chaos, variety, and diversity in Asia that the team agreed.

The reiteration process was done numerous times over a few weeks, but the process is summarized here by Boy, the design team lead:

The first step was to use the Fibonacci Sequence Golden Ratio to define the proportion of circles
The first step was to use the Fibonacci Sequence Golden Ratio to define the proportion of circles
Next, combine all of the circles to create guidelines from the implication points
Next, combine all of the circles to create guidelines from the implication points
(Junko’s original logo fits perfectly to this grid!)
(Junko’s original logo fits perfectly to this grid!)
Put on emphasis on the bridge shape and “A” shape
Put on emphasis on the bridge shape and “A” shape
Finally, increase the stroke width to match the simplified WordPress logo
Finally, increase the stroke width to match the simplified WordPress logo
Variations for filled black & white version
Variations for filled black & white version
Final black & white version of the Logomark
Final black & white version of the Logomark
The design team also experimented with a variety of colour combinations (at this point, the colour scheme has not been decided yet).
The design team also experimented with a variety of colour combinations (at this point, the colour scheme has not been decided yet).

Designing 2020 Key Visual and Logotype

After the logomark was finalized, the design team started on the next part of the identity: the key visual and logotype, which also included the colour scheme.

Since Boy (the team lead) is from Thailand and is currently residing in Bangkok, the design team endorsed Boy to be in charge of designing the key visual that has and reflects the attractiveness, unique flavor, and appeal of Bangkok.

Boy first started with defining the colour scheme, as colour is an important element that dictates the overall mood of a design. His approach was systematic, as you can see from the steps that he described below:

First, the team described the expected mood and tone for WCAsia 2020 key visual using adjectives. Here, Kobayashi’s Colour Image Scale was used.
First, the team described the expected mood and tone for WCAsia 2020 key visual using adjectives. Here, Kobayashi’s Colour Image Scale was used.
After defining the adjectives, the colours from the tone that reflect those adjectives were chosen.
After defining the adjectives, the colours from the tone that reflect those adjectives were chosen.
Finally, the team narrowed down the selection of colours above to match with Thaitone colours.
Finally, the team narrowed down the selection of colours above to match with Thaitone colours.


Most of the upcoming WordCamps limit the colours to only 2 colours, but as this Asia’s first WordCamp, the design team felt that they could have more colours to make it more attractive and show more of Asia’s diversity.

For the primary colour, RED was chosen by the team, as red is a colour of passion (it’s hot and spicy, just like Thai weather and cuisine) which suits Bangkok and Asia vibes perfectly!

The final colour theme, which perfectly reflects Bangkok vibes will excite you! You’ll see how marvelously it match the defined mood and represent the diversity of Asia.
The final colour theme, which perfectly reflects Bangkok vibes will excite you! You’ll see how marvelously it match the defined mood and represent the diversity of Asia.

The colours were applied to the #WCAsia logomark, and here it was the result:

The colours were applied to the #WCAsia logomark
The colours were applied to the #WCAsia logomark

The Final #WCAsia Logo

As a final touch, a traditional Thai garland pattern was added as a background to further emphasize Bangkok’s flavor.

As a final touch, a traditional Thai garland pattern was added as a background to further emphasize Bangkok's flavor
As a final touch, a traditional Thai garland pattern was added as a background to further emphasize Bangkok’s flavor
The black and white version of the final #WCAsia logo
The black and white version of the final #WCAsia logo

As to the font type, the design team decided to use ‘Rubik‘ font for Logotype and ‘Roboto Slab‘ font for body text.

The proportion grid of Logomark and Logotype #WCAsia also follows the Golden Ratio
The proportion grid of Logomark and Logotype #WCAsia also follows the Golden Ratio

Behold, the final logo for the first flagship WordCamp in Asia!

Light version #WCAsia
Light version #WCAsia
Dark version #WCAsia
Dark version #WCAsia


Bonus: Logo Rank Score

The logo also received an overall high score of 95 (!!) from Logo Rank, which is an AI system that evaluates logo based on uniqueness, legibility, and colour contrast.

A huge round of applause to the design team members, Boy, Junko, and Daiya! ٩(^ᴗ^)۶

The #WCAsia logo also received an overall high score of 95 from Logo Rank
The #WCAsia logo also received an overall high score of 95 from Logo Rank

Meet the Design Team

Boy Witthaya is a graphic designer who can code. He’s ♥ about making design, hand-crafted websites and brands better. Connecting people and technology. Co-organising meetups and WordCamps in Bangkok. Contribute to Make WordPress #design and #docs team.
Thailand / @ibdz / ibdz.me

Junko Nukaga works on the WordPress Community Team. She was the lead organizer of WordCamp Kansai 2014 and the co-organizer of WordCamp Ogijima 2018. She lives on an island called Ogijima in Japan and runs a private library. Her profession is a web designer and photographer.
Japan @nukaga / nukagajunko.com  nuuno.net

Daiya Morita is a digital marketer and occasional developer working with WordPress sites.  He was involved in organizing WordCamp Hong Kong 2019.


See you soon in WordCamp Asia 2020

Get your tickets now!

Visit the website of WordCamp Asia and discover more

about this great conference!

+ WHITE PAPER WORKSHOP - PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

Top Photography and Filmography Workshop Comes In Athens

Are you looking for a top photography & videography workshop in Athens? We’ve got you covered with this amazing and new workshop, the White Paper Workshop in Athens. Open your calendar and save the dates… 27 & 28 April 2020 will change your life forever! Book your seat today and thank us later.

Yes, I am knocking your screen right now. This is a huge step for your career. Read more about the speakers and you will understand my excitement. But you must speak and understand the Greek language.

White Paper Workshop

White Paper Workshop

Learn how to master the art of wedding photography and videography at this 2-days workshop. The speakers alone are hard to find or even talk to them. Being able to hear their tips and guidance is more than just an opportunity. It’s a life-changing experience!

Do you think that I am exaggerating? See how is in the speakers’ schedule and thank me later:

Run like fire to ensure that you will be among the lucky attendees at White Paper Workshop. Their technique and words of wisdom will be at your disposal. Come on, now… Who wouldn’t want to learn how to become one of the best wedding photographers & videographers?

This year the workshop will be in the Greek language, so allow me to introduce the White Paper Workshop in the local language.

WHITE PAPER WORKSHOP - PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Photographer: @chrisgouberis

White Paper Workshop in Greece

PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

Το πιο ολοκληρωμένο Photography & Filmography workshop έρχεται στις 27 & 28 Απριλίου 2020 στην Αθήνα. Στο White Paper Workshop, 3 κορυφαίοι επαγγελματίες μαζί με καταξιωμένους ομιλητές, ενώνουν τις δυνάμεις και την εμπειρία τους για να διδάξουν στους συμμετέχοντες όλα τα απαραίτητα εργαλεία, τεχνικές και δεξιότητες που θα τους κάνουν να ξεχωρίζουν μέσα στην απαιτητική αγορά του Wedding Photography & Wedding Filmography.

Μέσα από διαδραστικές παρουσιάσεις και 3 εργαστήρια styled photo shoots, η εξάσκηση θα πραγματοποιηθεί σε συνδυασμό με την θεωρητική κατάρτιση. Σε πραγματικές συνθήκες εργασίας και φωτογράφισης, όλοι θα μάθουν πως να δουλεύουν αποδοτικά και να δημιουργούν το επιθυμητό αποτέλεσμα για τον πελάτη τους.

Ο Δημήτρης Χαϊδής, ο Χρήστος Γουμπέρης , η Μόνικα Κρητικού και όλοι οι ομιλητές, θα είναι οι οδηγοί σε αυτό το επιμορφωτικό ταξίδι μέσα στη τέχνη και επιστήμη της Φωτογραφίας & Βιντεογραφίας. Το εκπαιδευτικό πρόγραμμα του White Paper Workshop απευθύνεται σε όλους τους επαγγελματίες που επιθυμούν να βελτιώσουν την τεχνική τους ή να προσθέσουν νέες γνώσεις στην επαγγελματική τους πορεία.

Η πορεία, η εμπειρία και το επαγγελματικό πορτφόλιο και όλων των εισηγητών είναι η ζωντανή απόδειξη του πόσα πολλά μπορεί να κατορθώσει ένας ενημερωμένος και καλά εκπαιδευμένος επαγγελματίας φωτογράφος και βιντεογράφος.

WHITE PAPER WORKSHOP - PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Photographer: @fiorello Monika Kritikou

ΤΙ ΘΑ ΜΑΘΩ ΣΤΟ WHITE PAPER WORKSHOP;

Σε αυτό το διήμερο workshop, η τέχνη της φωτογραφίας και της βιντεογραφίας, συναντιούνται με όλες τις σύγχρονες επαγγελματικές πρακτικές και με την καλλιτεχνική προσέγγιση. Η φιλοσοφία του White Paper Workshop καλλιεργεί την σύνδεση, τη συλλογικότητα και τον επαγγελματικό συντονισμό της ομάδας.

Προάγει την έμπνευση, τη διορατικότητα, τις κατάλληλες μεθοδολογίες και τεχνικές ώστε να επιτύχουμε το ιδανικό αποτέλεσμα κάτω από εξαιρετικά απαιτητικές συνθήκες. Τοποθετεί τους συμμετέχοντες στην πρώτη γραμμή της δουλειάς και τους εκπαιδεύει να είναι έτοιμοι για κάθε photography & filmography project.

Οι ομιλίες σε συνδυασμό με τις ώρες εξάσκησης στα οργανωμένα styled photo shoots, θα παρέχουν όλες τις δεξιότητες χειρισμού, σύνθεσης, λήψης και πολλών άλλων, όπως το κατάλληλο τρόπο επικοινωνίας και προώθησης της δουλειάς σας.

ΓΝΩΡΙΣΕ ΤΟΥΣ ΟΜΙΛΗΤΕΣ

Οι συντελεστές και ομιλητές του White Paper Workshop, έχουν γράψει πολλά μίλια στο στίβο της πραγματικής αγοράς του Wedding Industry. Με αναρίθμητες δημοσιεύσεις, πολλές βραβεύσεις, συνεργασίες με γνωστά Wedding Blogs & Vendors σε όλο τον κόσμο.

Ο καθένας ξεχωριστά, είναι επιτυχημένος στο είδος του και αναγνωρισμένος στο επαγγελματικό του πεδίο. Έχουν αναγνωριστεί ως ειδικοί στο να αφηγούνται ιστορίες γάμου χρησιμοποιώντας την κάμερά τους. Κατέχοντας την τεχνική του Wedding Storytelling, μπορούν να καθοδηγήσουν νεότερους επαγγελματίες, καθώς όλοι οι ομιλητές είναι τόσο δημιουργοί όσο και ικανοί επιχειρηματίες.

Το μεγαλύτερο προτέρημα του White Paper Workshop είναι πως μέσα σε 2 μέρες, μπορείς να συγκεντρώσεις την γνώση και την τεχνική από τις διαφορετικές προσεγγίσεις των εισηγητών. Αυτό είναι και η πεμπτουσία του White Paper Workshop: η σφαιρική και ολοκληρωμένη προσέγγιση, σε συνδυασμό με την πραγματική εξάσκηση. Το πορτφόλιο σας θα γεμίσει με υπέροχες εικόνες και η οπτική σας θα ανοίξει προς νέους ορίζοντες.

Γνωρίστε τους Ομιλητές και δείτε το αναλυτικό Πρόγραμμα του White Paper Workshop. Επωφεληθείτε από τις Early Bird τιμές εγγραφής εώς και τις 31 Δεκεμβρίου 2019. Οι θέσεις είναι περιορισμένες, για αυτό κλείστε την θέση σας γρήγορα!

Η ομάδα του White Paper Workshop

www.whitepaperworkshop.com


  • This is not a sponsored post. We love and support art and especially all educational workshops that boost creativity.
  • Cover photo credits:  @fiorello Monika Kritikou

+ Join WordCamp Asia 2020 #WCAsia

Join WordCamp Asia 2020 #WCAsia

Are you excited about WordCamp Asia 2020? We are super excited about being Media Partners of the first-ever flagship WordCamp Asia 2020 #WCAsia

WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users. WordCamp Asia 2020 is an event put together by the WordPress community in Asia.

The organizers were recruited in April 2019 and they had their first online meeting in May 2019. The majority of the organizers have been involved in local WordCamps as a lead organizer or team members.

WordCamp Asia social media platforms were launched in June 2019 and the teaser site was live in July 2019. The official hashtag for this event is #WCAsia.

Follow and support WordCamp Asia by using the magic hashtag #WCAsia.

Growing WordPress Community in Asia

by Bringing People Together

and Trying New Things

Join WordCamp Asia 2020 #WCAsia

About WordCamp Asia 2020 #WCAsia

The organizers of WordCamp Asia 2020 are expecting more than 1,000 WordPress bloggers, developers, designers, entrepreneurs, marketers and enthusiasts to attend the 3-day event, scheduled for February 21-23, 2020 at TRUE ICON HALL @ ICONSIAM.

WordCamp Asia 2020 is Asia’s first flagship WordCamp, and overall third flagship WordCamp, after WordCamp Europe and WordCamp US. To mark this important milestone, Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress, will present the keynote address.  

The event will start off with a contributor day on February 21, followed by two days of conference on February 22-23. On these two days, attendees can expect dozens of talks from various WordPress experts from around the world split into two conference tracks.

Various opportunities to network and collaborate will be available for attendees, considering that the event has attracted many WordPress enthusiasts from all kinds of industry and background.

The event will also feature booths from more than 20 sponsors that the attendees can visit and interact with. At the end of the 3-day event, WordCamp Asia 2020 will close with an after-party, as per the traditions of WordCamps.  

WordCamp Asia 2020 #WCAsia

WordPress in Asia

WordPress has a huge following in Asia. Over the years, the region has amassed over 127 WordPress Meetup Chapters across 23 countries with over 73,000 members and held more than 150 WordCamps in 52 cities across 18 countries.

This number continues to grow, as more Meetup Chapters and WordCamps continue to form in the region. It is not an exaggeration to say that WordCamp Asia 2020 has been a long-awaited event by the WordPress community in Asia.

The support received from the community so far has been very encouraging; the various call for speakers, sponsors, and volunteers have been met with enthusiastic responses. In addition to that, the first batch of 200 tickets was sold in less than 48 hours. 

WordPress

Asia’s First Flagship WordCamp

As Asia’s first flagship WordCamp, WordCamp Asia 2020 is envisioned to be a welcoming, nurturing, and experimental event, as described by the Global Lead Organiser, Naoko Takano.

She was quoted saying: “We are really excited to be working on creating a place where community members can learn from and get inspired by each other”.

Part of the vision is reflected in the organizing team composition, which is made up of 42 members from 16 Asian countries. The organizing team works almost entirely online, although some of the members have met in person during recent WordCamps in Germany, Singapore, the Philippines. There are also plans by some of the organizers to meet up during the upcoming WordCamp Tokyo and WordCamp US. 

WordCamp Asia 2020 #WCAsia

WordCamp Asia 2020 Vision

The vision is also reflected in the newly-launched WordCamp Asia 2020 logo. “The logo represents the unique diversity of Asia, considering that each Asian country has its own distinct culture, language, writing system and colors!”, WordCamp Asia 2020 Local Lead organizer Nok said. 

The success of WordCamp Asia 2020 lies in the hands of the Asian WordPress community. Be it as a Media Partner, Speaker, Sponsor, Volunteer or Wapuu Designer, the organizing team encourages the community to share the word and invite their peers and colleagues to the event, to ensure that WordCamp Asia 2020 will be a memorable and inspiring event for all. 

Press Contact: Devin Maeztri, asia@wordcamp.org

Follow #WCAsia on Social Media
Follow #WCAsia on Social Media

Follow WordCamp Asia 2020

WordCamp Introduction Slides
WordCamp Asia 2020

Get the latest news and updates, subscribe to https://2020.asia.wordcamp.org/contact/subscribe/ 

Follow WordCamp Asia social media platforms: 
Twitter https://twitter.com/WordCampAsia
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WordCampAsia/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wordcampasia/

Join the community on Slack:
https://wordpress.slack.com #wcasia


Book your tickets now!
+ Let's have a coffee at WP Cafe #WCTHESS2019

Let’s have a coffee at WP Cafe #WCTHESS2019

Has it ever happened to you to attend a conference talk and have further questions and opinions that you would like to discuss? But sometimes, the Q&A section of the talk might not be the right time. The talk might run out of time, or you just may not want to share your thoughts on a microphone at that time.

It can happen to all of us. On the other hand, it is too bad to miss an idea that may spark some great discussions and resolve questions, due to bad timing.

And someone in the organizing team had a great idea. To create a WP Cafe!

Let's have a coffee at WP Cafe #WCTHESS2019
Let’s have a coffee at WP Cafe #WCTHESS2019

WP Cafe is here to stay!

Have you heard the news? WordCamp Thessaloniki 2019 #WCTHESS2019 is launching the best way to keep the conversation rolling.

We are really excited to present to you the new component of WordCamp Thessaloniki 2019: WP Cafe.

So, for the sake of all these nice conversations we want to foster, we decided to create the proper place for hosting them. What a better opportunity than the comfort of a (WP) Cafe!

For the first time, the participants will have the opportunity to meet the speakers of the conference and discuss in greater detail the impressions and questions left by the speeches.

WP Cafe is a WordCamp happening, taking place in parallel with the talks during the main event. A spot inside the Thessaloniki Concert Hall will be dedicated to finding and reaching out to the professionals you will listen to, and discuss more in-depth the topics of interest to you and other conference attendees.

Our goal is to spark creative and constructive chats that will further contribute to the WordCamp experience.

WordPress

What do I have to do to join the WP Cafe?

Joining the WP Cafe is already included in your WordCamp Thessaloniki 2019 ticket so, you only have to come by the Thessaloniki Concert Hall on October 12th, 2019, keep track of the topics that interest you and get in the mood for exchanging ideas.

So, cheers to WP Cafe! We really liked the idea and hope to create something beautiful and meaningful enough to make it a WordCamp tradition.

Get your ticket NOW!


+ Sean Gallagher Pilates Workshop in Athens

Sean Gallagher Pilates Workshop in Athens

Sean P. Gallagher will share his expertise in the upcoming 2 Days Workshop at Athens Pilates Studio, Adramytiou 31, Nea Smyrni. Join now this exclusive pilates workshop, on 15 – 16 November 2019.

Sean P.Gallagher, BFA, PT, CFT, CPT, is a graduate of Temple University where he received his BFA in Dance and BS in Physical Therapy at the same time. He was also a student Athletic Trainer scholarship recipient for 3 years while at Temple.

Sean P.Gallagher

Sean was awarded the Alumni Fellow Award in 2008 from Temple Universities School of Allied Health for his many accomplishments in the field of Dance Medicine and Physical Therapy.

Sean continues to progress his understanding of the body through training in may other forms of therapy with the goal to provide the performer with the best care. Mr. Gallagher was a modern dancer for 10 years. He is a licensed physical therapist in 2 states and has been a leading practitioner in dance physical therapy for over 32 years.

Sean Gallagher Pilates Workshop in Athens Pilates Studio
Sean P. Gallagher

The New York Pilates Studio®

He is the owner of The New York Pilates Studio® that is the continuation of Joe Pilates original studio business. Using the extensive Pilates archives he developed the first professional Pilates teacher training certification that has been used around the world and is considered the gold standard that all others are based on. He was also instrumental in integrating Authentic Pilates into physical therapy since 1990. Sean has lectured in Pilates all over the world for the past 25 years including Brazil, Australia, Isle of Man, Scotland, England, Canada, Mexico and Spain as well as all over the USA

Mr. Gallagher is also a Feldenkrais practitioner and has studied yoga with B.K.S. Iyengar in India and acupuncture in Korea and Vietnam( where he received acupuncture certification) as well as in the United States and has studied massage in Thailand and the Philippines. He started and developed the physical therapy programs at The Juilliard School, S.U.N.Y Purchase, The Miller Institute for Performing Artists, The Pennsylvania Ballet as well as being the first PT to work with Modern Dance Companies (Paul Taylor, David Parsons and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago), Broadway shows and was the founder and first president of the performing arts special interest group of the Orthopedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Performing Arts Physical Therapy

As founder and director of Performing Arts Physical Therapy, Mr. Gallagher and his staff have provided Physical Therapy care at over 165 Broadway shows including these current and upcoming Broadway productions – The Play that Goes Wrong, Phantom of The Opera, Come From Away, Dear Evan Hanson, and Kinky Boots, and Mr. Gallagher has provided his vocal wellness to Patina Miller of Sister Act and Pippin and Tony winner Nina Arianda of Venus in Fur, and Doug Hodges in LaCage.

With over 40 years of dance and physical therapy and Authentic Pilates experience, Mr. Gallagher has developed the most comprehensive injury prevention and self-care program available to performers today. He has a Masters degree in clinical nutrition from Bridgeport University and has training in Macrobiotic counseling from the Kushi Institute in Becket Mass. He has completed work towards his doctorate in physical therapy as well over three years of courses at The Canadian College of Osteopathy.

Mr. Gallagher has been an adjunct professor for anatomy and pilates at the New School University (12 years) and at Marymount Manhattan (4 years) where he also taught Somatics for the dance science program and has been the gross anatomy professor at NYU’s Doctoral Physical Therapy program. He volunteers in his local ambulance service and fire department where he was awarded Fireman of the year award in 2012.

Sean Gallagher Pilates Workshop in Athens Pilates Studio

Pilates 2 Days Workshop

15 & 16 November 2019


Day 1: Friday 15 November 2019

Understanding And Teaching The Body In Front Of You

By Sean P. Gallagher, BFA, PT, CFP, CPT, MS
When: Friday, 15th November, 10:00-17:00
Where: At Athens Pilates Studio, Adramytiou 31, Nea Smyrni

Participants will receive a certificate of participation and a relevant workshop booklet.

To gain a better understanding of how to teach the body in front of you, you must first understand the body.
In this full-day workshop, Sean Gallagher will help you acquire a fuller understanding of the human body, including the natural laws that govern what we can or cannot change through the work of J. Pilates or other exercises. It is a number of mini-workshops in one.

Sean will teach you how to understand imbalances in the skeleton from the “Powerhouse” to the feet, and what modifications are possible. Not all imbalances can be fixed, but you can work with them by adjusting your Pilates practice in a way that still promotes overall symmetry and removes strain.

Most accommodation from imbalances occurs in the feet and hips, therefore placing much of the strain in the knees. By analyzing the anatomy of the lower extremities in relation to the skeleton, Sean explains how proper footwork can set the entire body back into optimal alignment and strengthen it symmetrically without the need for any accommodation that generally increases muscular imbalances.

Sean Gallagher Pilates Workshop in Athens Pilates Studio

What Will I Learn In This Pilates Workshop?

Sean Gallagher will share tricks for determining the exact anatomy of your client’s imbalances and what adjustments need to be made accordingly. You’ll attain a new level of appreciation and respect for the Footwork series and understand why we know it as “the foundation of Pilates”.

  • You will learn how Genetics and Development are integral to understanding some of the foundations of J. Pilates’ system of body conditioning.
  • You will explore the developmental patterns found in the mat and in every apparatus that comes from J.Pilates’ understanding of organic movement. These patterns make his methodology unique in the exercise world, differentiating it from other methods such as bodybuilding.
  • You will look at the dynamic spine and how it changes over a functional life span both with and without Pilates. Compensation will also be addressed in relation to the skeleton and posture and Dynatonic™ muscle Balance, scoliosis, and synergy patterns of movement as integrated into J.Pilates’ workouts.
  • You will learn how the apparatus as J. Pilates invented them provide a progression from open to closed chain kinetics (basic physics) and everything in between. J.Pilates was using this type of movement before there was a science to give it a name. Then you will learn about dynamic muscle action and cortical and subcortical control.

The last part of this workshop will be looking at the powerhouse into the lower and upper extremities. You will learn to use what you explored in the first part of the workshop to appreciate what changes can or cannot be attained through Contrology.

Common body anomalies of the bones will be discussed, as well as how to modify exercises on the apparatus when such anomalies are present. You will thus be equipped to provide the best balance for each client.


Day 2: Saturday 16 November 2019

Workshop DynatonicsTM Self-Care Using Balls And Rollers

Train the trainers seminar

By Sean P. Gallagher, BFA, PT, CFP, CPT, MS
When: Saturday, 16th, November, 10:00-17:00
Where: At Athens Pilates Studio, Adramytiou 31, Nea Smyrni

Participants will receive a certificate of participation and a relevant workshop booklet.

The Workshop Includes

This method is applicable to most Pilates client populations as well as to anyone seeking a healthy preventative care program.

Participants will learn how to teach their clients to use foam rollers and rubber balls to actively release and stretch the dysfunctional myofascial trigger points and fascial planes force transmissions patterns that are endemic in the human structure.  These techniques also facilitate the movement of the fluids in the extremities and torso.

You will learn how to provide specific post-Pilates session exercises to your clients that will help facilitate and enhance the Pilates work that you currently provide.  This form of self-care can also maintain and improve the health and wellbeing of your clients between their sessions. This will also help you manage and self-release your own myofascial/ fluid imbalances and restrictions that may result from teaching Pilates.

Pilates 2 Days Workshop 15 & 16 November with Sean Gallagher

What Will I Learn In This Workshop?

You will discuss the stability/ mobility functional relationships that are required for living a life that can be addressed using foam rollers and trigger point balls.

This workshop provides a way to incorporate the changes that can be helpful in supporting a Pilates practice to enhance and support the body and maintain it in the steady-state of optimum function by allowing a dynamic reciprocal balance.

This balance permits the body to function with ease when the demands are made on the physiological activity of the musculoskeletal system. It also provides a way to maintain a dynamic posture and decrease stress relationships of all body parts.

Register here

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Registrations Will Be Open Until 14th November 2019.

Feel free to contact the workshop’s organizer (Maria Vorrias) for any further information at info@athenspilates.gr

Pilates Workshop in Athens Pilates Studio by Maria Vorrias

The 2 Days Workshop is powered by Sean P. Gallagher and is hosted by Maria Vorrias, at Athens Pilates Studio.

Learn more about Maria Vorrias here


We love and support Pilates. Spreading the good news is an act of kindness. Having said that, may I add this is not a promotion post.