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WordPress Meetup: Becoming a senior developer and keeping your sanity

May 8, 2019 · Helsinki, Finland

Due to the 1st of May being a national holiday in Finland, we are moving this meetup to Wednesday, May 8th.

The WordPress Helsinki meetup group aims to bring people of all skill levels together, from beginners to WordPress professionals. WordPress Helsinki is purely organised by community volunteers, and operates under the WordPress code of conduct.

Teemu Suoranta is a senior developer at Aucor Oy (https://www.aucor.fi/en/). He has built custom-made WordPress sites since 2013, published many plugins and organises WordPress Turku Meetup.

The talk he has prepared for this month’s meetup is mainly aimed at developers, but others might learn valuable lessons from it as well:

“After working as a programmer for a few years you will face new challenges. There are two clear paths ahead and you must choose a way or find some kind of balance to keep growing. You will have to fight against the reality that you will be a bottleneck in many things.

This talk goes over some changes of mind that you need to make. I will talk about handling stress, anxiety, busyness, leadership issues and professional growth. There will be book recommendations.”

The talk will be in English.

Drinks & snacks will be provided by Zoner (https://www.zoner.fi/).

You’re more than welcome join us later at Teerenpeli in Kamppi after the talk if you can’t make it earlier or just want sit down and chat with others from the local community.


17:15 – Doors open
17:30 – Opening words
17:40 – Becoming a senior developer and keeping your sanity
19:00 – Drinks & networking at Nordcloud
19:30 – Teerenpeli, Kamppi

If you have any questions, leave a comment or contact us directly through the contact form on Meetup.com. You can also find us on Twitter @WPHelsinki (https://twitter.com/WPHelsinki) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WPHelsinki/). If you prefer a more direct approach, you can find most of the community members on the #meetups-helsinki channel on Slack.

See you on Wednesday!



The local Finnish Slack community is a great place to meet other WordPress enthusiasts online and get help and advice with WordPress-related issues.

We’ve written a brief introduction on our meetup page if you're interested in joining: http://www.meetup.com/WPHelsinki/pages/Slack/



If you’d like to speak at an upcoming meetup or suggest some topics you’d like to hear about, leave a comment on our meetup board (http://www.meetup.com/WPHelsinki/messages/boards/thread/49133846) or contact us on the #meetups-helsinki channel on Slack.



Our meetups are run by volunteers and could always use some support from the professional community. If your company is interested in sponsoring an upcoming meetup or hearing more about it, leave a message on the #meetups-helsinki channel on Slack or contact us directly through our meetup page.


Local communities on Twitter

Helsinki, https://twitter.com/WPHelsinki (#WPHEL)
Jyväskylä, https://twitter.com/WPJyvaskyla (#WPJKL)
Oulu, https://twitter.com/WPOulu (#WPOUL)
Seinäjoki, https://twitter.com/WPSeinajoki (#WPSJK)
Tampere, https://twitter.com/WPTampere (#WPTRE)
Turku, https://twitter.com/WPTurku (#WPTKU)

To reach the whole WordPress community in Finland on Twitter, use the hashtag #WPFI (https://twitter.com/hashtag/WPFI)

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  • WordPress Helsinki

    We're a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. This WordPress Meetup is open to all who love WordPress – join us!

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