Clear your schedules and mark your calendars for March 7-8, 2019. The first ever WordCamp Nordic is taking place in Helsinki, Finland, and we are beyond excited! This is one WordPress event you don’t want to miss. Eleven team members from Kinsta will be attending, and we would love to meet and chat with all of you.

Whether you’re a Kinsta client or not, we’d love for you to stop by and say hello. 👋 There’s nothing we enjoy more than striking up a conversation about WordPress and how we might be able to help your business.

What is a WordCamp?

WordCamps are just one of the many things that set the amazing open source WordPress community apart from others. For those who have never attended one, a WordCamp is a conference (usually organized by local leaders), where people can come together to learn and enjoy sessions about how to better use WordPress.

They provide great opportunities for meeting and sharing with all types of users, from web developers and agencies to enthusiasts without any technical knowledge. It’s a time when competitors lay down the sword to make connections with users and collaborate on ways to take WordPress to the next level or discuss how the CMS is changing the industry as we know it.

The first WordCamp was organized in San Francisco by Matt Mullenweg in 2006, and since then local communities around the world have organized hundreds of others. As of writing this post, there have been 948 WordCamps, across 71 cities, in 65 countries, on 6 continents! Make sure to check out the WordCamp schedule to see if there is one happening in your local area.


Why WordCamp Nordic is Important

There are a couple of reasons why you don’t want to miss WordCamp Nordic on March 7-8, in Helsinki, Finland.

First off, this will be the first one ever held. It’s always fun bringing together a new group of people for the first time. Over 600 attendees are already expected! Eleven of which will be from our own Kinsta team.

Second, it’s the only WordCamp in the world that represents Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden! 🇩🇰🇫🇮🇮🇸🇳🇴🇸🇪 Other WordCamps in Finland have been popular and successful, so the sky is pretty much the limit.

Given the importance of this unique opportunity and our passion to share, we are proud that Kinsta is a Gold Sponsor for WordCamp Nordic 2019.

Contributor Day (March 7, 2019)

The event will take place over two days, the first is the contributor day on March 7. This is basically an entire day dedicated to sharing and you can have some fun visiting all the booths! Some common topics you might see come up in discussions include:

  • Hosting
  • Gutenberg
  • Accessibility
  • Community
  • WordPress Core
  • Design
  • Marketing
  • Polyglots and translating WordPress into multiple languages
  • Themes and Plugins

Conference Day (March 8, 2019)

The second day is the conference itself (March 8), in which there will be 24 talks about all sorts of riveting topics, all related to the awesome world of WordPress. Here is the speaker and session lineup:

  • Allan Halme: Integrating Multi-Lingual Products from a PIM to WooCommerce
  • Andrey Savchenko: Lessons from WordPress Core on How to (Not) Write Code
  • Antonio Villegas: Gutenberg Best Practices for WordPress Developers That Had No Time to Learn Javascript Deeply
  • Bjørn Johansen: Continuous Integration and Deployment with WordPress
  • Christian Nikkanen: Revamping a Local Media Giant’s Web Service with a React Single Page App
  • Dominik Schilling: State of WordPress Internationalization in 2019
  • Elisa Heikura: The Next Most Important Skill to Learn
  • Felix Arntz: Web Policies and Reporting – Defining Contracts Between Your Site and the Browser
  • Francesca Marano: Standalone Contributor Days: Help Make WordPress with Your Community
  • Jaakko Alajoki: Environmentally Friendly WordPress Development
  • Jenny Wong: Getting Ready for PHP7.2
  • Jonathan Sulo: The WordPress Plugins That Your Hosting Provider Fears
  • Julius Haukkasalo: 5 Big Mistakes I’ve Made as an Entrepreneur That You Can Avoid
  • Kristoffe Biglete: How We Grew Our Blog Mobile Traffic by 800%
  • Laura Hinkkanen: Content <3 Design (And Vice Versa)
  • Magne Ilsaas: WordPress at Scale Within the Norwegian Government
  • Marco Fernandes: Gutenberg Cloud: Your Blocks in the Cloud (For Every CMS)
  • Monica Solheim Slind: WordPress at Scale Within the Norwegian Government
  • Otto Kekäläinen: How to Investigate and Recover from a Security Breach – Real-Life Experiences with WordPress
  • Piccia Neri: UX for Everyone
  • Rian Rietveld: Who’s Afraid of ARIA?
  • Sarah Semark: Why I’m Building a Robot to Steal My Job
  • Taeke Reijenga: The Accessibility Business Case
  • Thomas Audunhus: Cache Is Keeping You from Reaching Your Full Potential as a Developer
  • Thomas Hurd: How Do You Create the (Almost) Perfect Multilingual Website?
  • Thor Andre Gretland: Gutenberg Cloud: Your blocks in the cloud (for every CMS)

Get our Free Fully Illustrated Speed up WordPress Guide

Kinsta will be present at WordCamp Nordic and has prepared a special surprise for any of you wanting to improve your WordPress site’s performance. If you haven’t yet seen our speed up WordPress guide, we share over 15 years worth of experience and hard lessons we’ve learned. And now you can grab yourself a free fully illustrated printed copy.

Speed up WordPress guide
Speed up WordPress guide

Visit our Kinsta booth during the event and grab yourself a free copy. We promise it will beat out any other swag!

We will also have a few other surprises at our booth which you don’t want to miss. Hint: It might involve some free hosting and cookies. 🍪

Who Is Kinsta?

For some of you, this might be the first time you’ve seen us. Therefore, here’s a little information on what we do at Kinsta and exactly how we can help your business.

Kinsta provides premium managed hosting optimized for WordPress. About seven years ago we realized that it was not easy to find WordPress hosting providers that would guarantee an adequate level of security, speed, and stability. We thought that a higher level of service was needed in the hosting market and we decided to change things. Therefore, a new business that leaves nothing to chance was born.


Kinsta has put together the fastest platform in the world (built on top of Google Cloud), a fantastic design team, and a group of experienced WordPress developers.

Speed is our obsession, security is our main concern, and scalability is one of our unique features. We’ve combined lightning fast PHP 7, MariaDB, latest LXD container technology and developer tools like SSH and WP-CLI. We believe we have created the best managed WordPress hosting solution available today.

In addition to speed, we are more than proud to have the most knowledgeable and professional support team that you’ll find in the industry.

Our entire support team is made up of WordPress developers and Linux hosting engineers many of whom have managed their own servers, created themes and plugins, and contributed back to core. This ensures you’ll receive expert advice from someone who actively uses and develops with WordPress. We ditched the outdated support tier model. Every Kinsta client gets to chat with the same team members that support our large enterprise and Fortune 500 companies.

We also invest a lot of time and resources in sharing what we’ve learned, offering contributions to the community, and creating in-depth guides and tutorials! Knowledge is power, and everyone deserves to have access to this.

You’ll Love Our MyKinsta Dashboard

What distinguishes Kinsta’s hosting service is not limited to just speed and support. We weren’t satisfied with any of the existing control panel solutions on the market, so we built our own from the ground up specifically for WordPress site management. Our MyKinsta dashboard is one of a kind because of its complete suite of features and ease of use.

Manage multiple WordPress sites
MyKinsta dashboard

Earn Recurring Lifetime Commissions with Our Affiliate Program

Motivating partners is important to us, and we fully understand that your success is our success. That is why we decided not to rely on clunky third-party affiliate tools or services and again created our own from the ground up. Check out our in-depth post on how we went from MVP to the final product.

With the Kinsta affiliate program, you can earn up to $500 for every referral + 10% monthly recurring lifetime commissions. This is the best deal you’ll find in the industry! Our affiliate dashboard mimics the look and feel of our MyKinsta dashboard so you’ll feel right at home. You don’t even need to be a Kinsta client to join. Sign up today and start building your passive income.

Kinsta affiliate dashboard
Kinsta affiliate dashboard

Internationalization and Localization of Kinsta

The success we have achieved internationally has pushed us to localize our services to be even better for our clients. In addition to the English version, our website is also available in 11 languages:

  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Swedish
  • Danish
  • Finnish

The sites in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and Finnish have been live for a few months and the corresponding blogs are growing fast. Moreover, we are producing new content for the English blog at a rapid pace. For this reason, we advise you to keep an eye on all of these blogs, so you won’t lose any news, guides or tutorials that our authors are constantly publishing:

In addition to the site and blog, we are working hard on localizing both the MyKinsta and affiliate dashboards. We expect to have this completed within the next few months.

With regard to our support, we currently provide 24/7/365 support in English. Support is also available in German (9:00-17:00 CET), French (7:00-15:00 UTC) and Dutch (8:00-16:00 CET).

In regards to billing, we only accept USD for right now. However, we will be supporting payments in EUR, NOK, SEK and DKK (as well as in various other currencies) in the near future.

Mark Your Calendars!

Events like WordCamp are fantastic opportunities for anyone using WordPress, whether professionally or as a hobby, to meet and bounce ideas off each other. For this reason alone, we are excited to be participating in WordCamp Nordic 2019.

We hope to see you there! Make sure to stop by our booth and say hello. 👋

Daniel Harfouch

Daniel is the Chief Global Strategist at Kinsta. Apart from leading the Global Expansion project in all aspects of Kinsta’s services, he works mainly in marketing and sales areas. His goal is to analyse the experience and needs of our clients day by day to provide market-leading excellence in WordPress hosting for everyone, small or large.