After the past frenetic start in India, spring arrived with a lot of activity all over the world from North America to Asia. We had new organisers and speakers, that’s why we want to share with you news about our next WordCamps.
Lauren Jeffcoat contributed at WordCamp Atlanta speaking about Gaining a Global Audience: The Importance of Website Translation. In her own words:
“WordCamp Atlanta was a great experience for me. It was the largest camp I have attended and presented at – 675 registered attendees! I had a great time networking and talking about WPML.
I had the best question and answer session I have ever had at any camp. Attendees were opening their laptops at the end of the session and I spent an extra 30 minutes discussing with them about what WPML could do. There were lots of questions about machine versus manual translation. It was just a great session.”
And if you feel curious about her session, here you can go to her slides. We will share her talk as soon as we have it on wordpress.tv.
Just a couple of months after becoming an OTGsian and Meagan Hanes was already speaking at WordCamp Miami about How To Extend WordPress Past a Simple Blog. As she saids:
“Thanks to our entire company team, I was able to attend one of America’s top WordCamps, WordCamp Miami 2017 and represent OTGS. With over 800 attendees, this was a large and fun camp!”
If you want to check some professional tips to extend your WordPress, take a look at her presentation.
Just as we did last year, we attended WordCamp London as sponsors, Marine Larmier and myself, Andrés Cifuentes. It was a great WordCamp with around 600 attendees. Everything was well organised and the atmosphere was dynamic! It was a weekend full of work, cultivating relationships, meeting old friends and bolstering the community together.
Do you remember your first WordCamp? For our OTGSian Bobby Karabinakis, WordCamp San Diego was his first time getting directly in touch with the community. He had a great time during the talks, meetings… According to him:
“The venue took place in downtown San Diego and it was a pleasure to meet some of the other hosts from WooCommerce , WP Engine and others. Especially stimulating was the experience of diving into conversations about WPML and answering a few questions. “
WordCamps in India continue maintaining their momentum and cementing the community. This time, it was the turn of WordCamp Mumbai, the biggest WordCamp ever to take place in India with around 600 participants. Sumit Singh, Ankit Gade, Bigul Malayi and Harshad Mane just couldn’t miss this opportunity. As Bigul says:
“In general, it was a great event. We had a chance to interact with many WordPress agencies, plugin & theme authors. Most of the participants were familiar with WPML and we had excellent feedback, especially about the compatibility program. This time we also received many questions about our Toolset. It seems Toolset is steadily growing in India also.”
Bigul also was there as one of the Panelists for a discussion group about Manual Vs. Automated Testing where he was asked many questions related to our QA environment.
WordCamp Torino was the scenario to welcome Francesco Di Candia to our OTGS family and meet with Andrea Sciamanna and Selena Salustri. Francesco is our new member from the Italian community, and he was also an organiser of this great WordCamp. Selena was volunteering energetically during the weekend and Andrea was there reaching out and talking to the WordPress community.
As every hard job has a reward, Selena won a backpack for her efforts
This time, I will make a small exception and won’t start chronologically as I usually do. For one of the most important events of this year, WordCamp Europe 2017, we are not only happy to be sponsors but also we are proud to announce that we will have Dario Jazbec Hrvatin as a speaker, also Francesco Di Candia and I (Andrés Cifuentes, as we previously mentioned) as organisers. Selena Salustri will also share her passion for the WordPress community and will be there volunteering and doing her best to have a perfect WordCamp.
It seems like April will be another month of activity. Lauren Jeffcoat will be speaking at WordCamp Raleigh on Saturday, April 22nd about Destination Anywhere: Creating the ultimate DMO or Directory website. The same weekend, I will be speaking about my own experiences in Remote work: Debugging your stress and improving your productivity at WordCamp Vienna.
Just one week later, we have our new dynamic duo striking WordCamp Chicago. Our new team member Meagan Hanes will be giving some advice from her experience as a blogger with To the Word and Beyond! Extending WordPress Past a Simple Blog on Sunday, April 30th. Later that day, Lauren Jeffcoat will be speaking about Support Starts Here: How to go the extra mile to make and KEEP your customers happy.
On May 13th-14th we will be present at WordCamp Belgrade. Joining Vuk Vukovic, organiser of this WordCamp, we will have Dario Jazbec Hrvatin and Mladen Andrejic in the sponsor’s area. Furthermore, Dario will also be there as speaker!
Let’s jump to Asia because we are also attending WordCamp Kathmandu. Harshad Mane will share his experience with Unit Testing for WordPress on May 20th. Getting back to North America, during the same weekend, Lauren Jeffcoat will join WordCamp Jacksonville as a speaker. One week later, Meagan Hanes will be part of a discussion panel about Rocking A WordPress Business at WordCamp Halifax. Finally, once again, our ambassador Lauren Jeffcoat will speak at WordCamp Portland.
As you can see, there are no excuses for not meeting us at one of the many WordCamps held around the world!