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Irene Strikkers

Irene Strikkers is team lead of Yoast’s plugin team. She is a web developer with a passion for linguistics.

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During my first few months at Yoast, I focussed on developing content checks to help our users to write more readable content. When I was asked if I wanted to assist in writing the code for those checks as well, I immediately said yes!

My temporary move to the development team turned out to be quite permanent. After implementing the readability checks, I started to work on our internal linking tool that suggests to which related post users might want to link. After that, I joined the inaugural MyYoast team. Later, I switched back to the plugin team, where I am currently working on the integration of our plugin with Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor.

However, I didn’t bid farewell to my linguistic roots. I’m still involved in expanding our readability checks to new languages and other language-related issues. On top of that, I’m part of the product team that’s continuously working on improving our plugins and services. It’s the combination of development, research, and linguistics that I like best.

WordCamp Europe 2019

June 20 - 22, 2019
  • Attending
  • Organizing
  • Speaking
  • Sponsoring
Berlin, Germany

WordCamp Europe 2019 is in Berlin. This seventh edition of the largest WordCamp in the world is between the 20th and the 22de of June 2019. The Contributor Day is on the 20th of June 2019 in the same venue as the main conference, The Estrel in Berlin. Meet us there! Read about WordCamp Europe 2019 »

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