Here is the team behind the WordCamp Geneva 2016 organisation

You can contact us on this page.

Patricia Brun Torre

In charge: Lead the team, communication with WordCamp Central

Patricia is involved in WordPress since 2013, co-organising the popular monthly WordPress meetups in Geneva. Her experience with WordCamps has been speaking and volunteering on previous years. She adores everything related to communities and human-centered projects. In other words, everything open-source allowing everyone to have a voice is dear to her heart. WordPress aligns perfectly with those values.

Ulrich Pogson

In charge : website, social media, communication

Ulrich is a dedicated WordPress contributor, especially as a Key Code Reviewer for the Theme Review Team. He started the WordPress Meetup in Bern @WPBern and has his own multilingual e-commerce store @WPZOO selling WordPress Themes and Plugins. Currently employed by required+.

Thierry Muller

In charge: Sponsors, French-English

Thierry is Swiss Digital Wrangler writing code and architecting softwares for close to a decade. He is truly passionate about code quality, open source, community driven projects and building enterprise solutions. Thierry spent a great part of his career building products and web solutions for WordPress as well as driving open source projects.

He is fortunate to serve XWP as a WordPress Architect and Senior Engineer, working alongside some of the brightest WordPress experts in the world. Thierry is also the founder of Beans Theme Framework.

Andrew Liyanage

In charge: Sponsors, German-English

WordPress Freelancer | WordPress lover | WordCamp Co-Organiser. Andrew is currently working at and took over the project lead on the new blog. Ever since he finished his bachelor thesis on WordPress as an eBusiness solution he spends most of his time learning and developing his skills on WooCommerce projects.

Gilles Vauvarin

In charge : Speakers

Short bio :

Working in web technologies since 1995, I worked in several private companies and public institutions as front-end developer, back-end developer, and head of NTIC dept.

Freelance WordPress webdesigner/developer since 2008, I’m currently developing a SAAS service based on WordPress to offer to conference organizers a readymade managed site allowing them to build easily and rapidly their conference site. I also work as a WordPress expert for the University and Hospital of Geneva to develop several web projects based on WordPress multisite and BuddyPress.

Member of the WordPress Geneva meetup group since several years.

Benoît Chantre

In charge : Design, Printing

Benoît is a graphic designer who turned into full-time development recently. He enjoys to build custom themes from Underscores and to sharpen his knowledge by doing some custom plugins following the best practices.

Mikael Lopes

In charge: Venue / Catering

In a few words, I am a digital curious! 🙂

I discovered WordPress some years ago and I had the opportunity to work on some projects and especially to discover an awesome french community around this content management system who is, as you already know, Open Source. Today, I am really happy to give my help to build the first WordCamp in Geneva. It’s a real opportunity for the community to grow in our beautiful city and I believe that the #WCGVA will be fabulous!

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Helen Yau

In charge : After-party, Speakers/Sponsors Dinner


Manuel Schmalstieg

In charge: Audio/Video

Manuel is an artist, designer and educator. He teaches webdesign at Eracom and runs the software infrastructure at HEAD Geneva. He is contributing code and community work to WordPress since 2011.