June 19 — 2019 @ Betahaus, Berlin

Advancing WordPress Infrastructure HostCamp 1.0



About HostCamp

HostCamp is a small, semi-formal, invitation-only event for technical leaders in WordPress hosting to come together outside the context of our typical gatherings, share insights, and provide their support to advance the state of WordPress infrastructure across the Open Web.

HostCamp is a participant-driven event. Each topic has an expert facilitator to set the stage and kick-start discussions. Participants take it from there, asking questions, sharing experiences, and taking the topic where they’d like to see it go.

As a participant, you have two tracks available to you, a strategic track and a tactical track. The strategic track focuses on high-level topics and will tend to be future-looking whereas the tactical focuses on details and work you can do now.

About HostCamp Team
±30 attendees
8 facilitators
1 day



Our gathering will take place at Betahaus, a go-to place in Berlin for those who want to work and exchange knowledge and inspiration. Built as a co-working space and designed especially for events like these, Betahaus is the right mixture between a (un)conference venue and a networking spot, with generous rooms for presentations, a coffee shop and a terrace for relaxing.





Jonathan Wold

Ecosystem Consultant, Formerly VP of Strategy at XWP

Jonathan has been building on the Open Web for nearly two decades. For the past 13 years, he’s focused on WordPress. He’s built hundreds of WordPress projects for clients, launched multiple agencies, co-founded an e-commerce technology startup, and served as a trusted advisor to dozens of individuals and organizations throughout the WordPress ecosystem. Jonathan believes in the importance and power of WordPress as an Operating System for the Open Web. Today he helps technology companies “figure out” and grow through WordPress.


Miriam Schwab

co-Founder & CEO Strattic

Over the past 12 years, Miriam founded and built a leading global open-source web development company, taught herself how to code and became one of the top thought leaders and influencers within the Israeli startup and open-source spaces. In mid-2016, feeling the need to create something revolutionary in order to protect the internet in a completely new and massively scalable way, Miriam founded Strattic. Miriam’s lifelong passion for helping people and doing good in the world has translated into Strattic’s mission and technology: making web security simple and accessible to all.


Călin Don

CTO @ Presslabs

Calin Don is a perfectionist, language-agnostic day-and-night code tinkerer, loving and hating WordPress since 2005. In 2011 he has started building a complex infrastructure to host demanding WordPress sites, in the CTO’s and co-founder’s shoes of Presslabs. Now he’s on a mission to simplify and open a scalable WordPress setup that powers millions of pageviews. He likes skiing in the Austrian Alps, swimming and making road-trips with his family.


Kevin Ohashi

CEO @ ReviewSignal

Kevin Ohashi is the founder of Review Signal LLC, the largest web hosting review site. Kevin publishes the annual WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks, which measures most of the industry’s most well known service providers and provides an unbiased look into their top end performance. Kevin also works as a consultant helping clients build/scale websites and helps them collect, analyze and understand large datasets.


Akshat Choudhary

Founder of BlogVault

Akshat is the founder of BlogVault, and has been a member of the WordPress community for almost a decade. Akshat is keen on understanding the areas where WordPress users struggle. Which is why he and his team launched MalCare – a security plugin in 2018 to make good security solution accessible to all. Akshat’s core belief behind building any product is to make sure the end-user doesn’t need assistance and to assist them in the best possible manner if they do.




Want to attend HostCamp this year? We’d love to hear from you!

Applications to attend are open until the 1st of June 2019 or when we reach our participant limit, whichever happens first.