Contributor: Shawn Hooper

Shawn Hooper

Director of IT,

Shawn Hooper is the director of IT at, where he builds tools to integrate the many systems used in a distributed company. Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Shawn has been building web applications since the late ’90s, with a focus on WordPress since 2011. He is a core contributor to the WordPress open source project and has spoken at WordPress events in Canada, the United States and Australia. Shawn is also the co-organizer of WordCamp Ottawa.

Session: Keeping everyone in the loop

Preparing to release a new update to your website or app? This lightning talk will discuss how to prepare all stakeholders as launch day approaches.

Session: How To Create A Multilingual Website In WordPress

Hello! Hola! Bonjour! Does your institution serve students that speak different languages? If so, maybe your website should too! In this session we’ll compare different solutions for publishing content in multiple languages using WordPress, and what impact having a multilingual site could have on your site’s content and design. In this session, we’ll cover: Terminology…

Session: Automated browser testing using Selenium

Get to know Shawn before he presents. Learn how he got started on the web, who he follows on Twitter for WordPress, and why he thinks testing is important. There has been lots said about the value of unit testing your code, but what about actually testing that your websites and applications work correctly once deployed?…

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