We have been writing lately about our presence at WordCamps as speakers or organisers. Continuing our support of our WordPress community, in addition to being Global sponsors for several years, we are also joining you at the sponsor’s area. We want to be able to reach out to you and receive direct feedback from our customers.
Our Indian team attended WordCamp Nashik. Harshad Mane has worked hard during these past months as an organiser and all his efforts made a buzz in the Indian community. Nonetheless, he wasn’t alone. He was with Bigul Malayi, one of the panelists in a discussion on “How to Contribute to WordPress”. Our ambassadors, Sumit Singh and Ankit Gade, were also there as sponsor representatives. As Bigul says:
“To be honest I don’t have enough vocabulary to praise our Harshad. He almost single-handedly proved that an awesome WordCamp can be organized in a non-IT city with a very young community. They started WordPress Meetups in a very professional manner merely a year ago.”
George Botsev spoke at WordCamp Sofia about Working Remotely. It was his first experience as a speaker at a WordCamp and it was great. He was joined by Vuk Vukovic and Dario Jazbec Hrvatin, and according to Dario, “he was really relaxed, interesting, and funny”. Well done, George!
We were also involved in WordCamp Milano. As Selena was busy volunteering, Andrea, Vincenzo and Valentina were at the sponsor’s area talking directly to our clients. It was a valuable opportunity to come in touch with our clients.
As Vin told us:
“During the WordCamp, I met three forum clients. One of them started saying, “I opened a ticket in the Italian forum……..” then paused for some seconds leaving me wondering about the outcome. At last, I was relieved when he said “…You saved my life! Thank you” and left. He didn’t add anything else!”
As we announced previously, Lauren Jeffcoat was preparing for WordCamp Wilmington where she was an organiser and a speaker. In Lauren’s own words:
“WordCamp Wilmington was a great success. Since it was the first one, it was small with about 75 attendees. The sessions were really great, although as a co-organizer I was busy bouncing around everywhere and not able to sit through many full sessions.”
As for myself, I was also busy during these days. Thanks to the WordCamp Incubator program of the Foundation, we had the first WordCamp Medellín where I was given the opportunity to be an organizer. It was just great! We had around 95 attendees – WordPress fever has spread all over Colombia. I also had an introductory talk about WordPress Multilingual.
Last but not least, even our Support Manager has been involved with the community these last days. He led a three session WordPress Meetup in Cadiz, Spain about ‘How to create a membership site with Toolset’.
It is getting colder but this doesn’t mean that WordCamps will slow down. On the contrary, we have big news:
We previously announced that our own Konstantinos Kouratoras is one of the organisers of WordCamp Athens. As we know it is a big responsibility; he will be joined by Andreas Panagiotopoulos, Mladen Andrejic and Joanna Dawid, part of our representatives team. Furthermore, the icing on the cake, Dimitris Mitsis will present a short use-case of automated testing in the WPML.
On the same weekend, helping with the WordCamp Incubator program, Emerson Maningo and Dat Hoang will be speaking at WordCamp Denpasar on Introducing WordPress Actions and Filters for Beginning Developers and Going Global with WordPress Multilingual respectively. It sounds great!
Finally, on December 3rd, I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Barcelona about creating WordPress Multilingual communities .
So, where will we next get together – Athens, Denpasar or Barcelona?