I propose we build a WordPress profile bio block Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience., that, given a WordPress username, pulls the name, image and the bio from that users profile.wordpress page and displays it, and links back to the profile page. This could then be used by WordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. organizers instead of creating a speaker page for every speaker, which is inevitably going to be out of date, creates a lot of work etc.
Doing this dramatically reduces the number of pages on individual WordCamp sites, thus making it less work for the organizing team and reducing duplicate content between WordCamp sites.
The WordPress profile page of course should link back to the WordCamp page, preferably with a filter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. on the profile page showing future and previous speaking engagement for the user. This in turn improves interlinking of WordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ and WordCamp.org. In a later stage, we would ideally also tie this to WordPress.tv.
Would love to hear feedback for the next few weeks, say till end of June?
Thanks to @jonoalderson, @adamwood and @pkevan for discussing this with me at the #WCEU contributor day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/..