John Maeda – The Simplicity of a Conversation

We’re thrilled to announce that Hugo will be directing a conversation with John Maeda at the next WordPress Lisbon Meetup organized by the Portuguese WordPress Community.

John Maeda

Who’s John Maeda

If you’re in the Design and Tech industry, there’s no need to explain who John Maeda is. Even so, we would like to honor what he represents.

While the Web was being built in the 1990s, Maeda led a research team at the MIT Media Lab to connect design with computer science. It was there that he fostered the first generation of engineers who could elegantly design, and designers who could fluently code.


You can only predict the future when you understand the past. Seeing John as such a knowledgeable person about the past, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the future in this conversation.

With the recent acquisition by Automattic as “Global Head, Computational Design and Inclusion”, Maeda is in a position where he can have an impact in more than 24% of the web. That’s how much WordPress powers all over the web. And that number keeps growing as you read this. (If you’re curious about why he decided to take this step, you can read it here)

Preceding the Lisbon Websummit, we invite you to join us on Monday, November 7, and participate in what will also be a conversation with the audience. More info here.

See you there!