Summer is here and so is another WordCamp Europe! WordCamp Europe 2019 will be held on June 20-22 at the Estrel Hotel and Congress Center in Berlin this summer, and we just cannot wait to attend another great 3 days packed with all things WordPress! This means meeting the best of the WordPress family and community, who will attend the biggest gathering of the technology that we, you, and one-third of the worldwide web loves!
What is a WordCamp?
The WordCamps Central website says, “WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.” Every year, tens of WordCamps are held in different cities around the world. Local WordCamps focus more on local communities and continental WordCamps such as WordCamp Europe, WordCamp US and WordCamp Nordic gather members of a wider region or from around the world.
Why should you attend?
They are also a great opportunity to experience and practice an event not driven for profit by a community not formed solely around benefits. This event is organized and run by a large group of volunteers and financially powered by sponsor funds and humble attendee tickets. So you will experience a different atmosphere and culture than what you may get at other events such as WebSummit or TNW Conference.
What happens at WordCamp?
Each WordCamp has a Contributor Day, which is a daylong session dedicated to contributing to the WordPress open source project. Different groups are formed to contribute in different fields such as core, design, marketing, community, and polyglot. WordCamp Europe will have its Contributor Day on its first day, Thursday, June 20.
Talks and workshops
WordCamps are also famous for their various talks and workshop sessions. Every year, hundreds of talks are presented by WordPress professionals at WordCamps about different aspects of WordPress – from development to business to marketing!
The WordCamp Europe 2019 schedule promises a vast variety of topics such as SEO, accessibility, Gutenberg, diversity, copywriting, support, REST API and more. Some of the sessions we are interested in attending include:
- What got you here won’t get you there – moving from developer to WordPress business owner by Kevin Stover
- Why I walked more than 700km to Berlin, and survived by Marcel Bootsman
- How to create a UTM tag protocol by Annelieke van den Berg
- How to build a lean SaaS startup with WordPress Multisite by Sabrina Zeidan
- Customer support: Turning your nightmare into a growth engine by Valentina Thorner
- How fast-growing agencies win business by Simon Cooke
Matt Mullenweg Keynote
WordPress co-founder and visionary leader Matt Mullenweg has a famous ‘Matt on WordPress’ talk in which he shares the status of WordPress and its key points in the past 6 months (and the same at WordCamp US for the next 6 months of the year) as well as the short-term roadmap for the software.
What’s special about WCEU 2019?
As the second WordCamp Europe we’ll be joining, Artbees is attending WCEU 2019 at full capacity this year! Our very own Jupiter X is an official sponsor of WCEU 2019 and will happily showcase the product in our booth during the Conference Days on June 21 & 22. We will also join Contributor Day to contribute to the marketing, design and development teams.
Meet the makers of Jupiter X
Enter our exclusive AirPods giveaway!
We’re raffling off a FREE set of AirPods to any participant who tweets a photo taken in our booth. Stop by our booth at WordCamp 2019 on June 21 & 22 to learn more! You can find more info on the participation process on our exclusive WCEU page.
Do follow our coverage of WCEU 2019
Do follow the #WCEU hashtag and our channels on social media for special coverage of WordCamp Europe 2019 from Wednesday, June 18 to Saturday, June 22. We will cover different sections of the event, including Matt’s keynote, expert talks, the Jupiter X booth as well as the side meetups and events.
Have a great weekend, and we’re looking forward to meeting all of you guys at WCEU 2019 this year 😉