When we think of WordCamp Europe 2023, we’re filled with nostalgia for the insightful sessions, the sense of community, and the shared passion for WordPress that the event ignited. WPExperts was one of the proud sponsors WCEU 2023 this year. Held in the historic city of Athens, Greece, from June 8th to 10th, it was an event that surpassed all expectations. Whether it was the hands-on Contributor Day, the enlightening conference sessions, or the energetic closing ceremony with the big names of WordPress, every moment was memorable.
In this blog post, we’ll revisit some of the highlights of WordCamp Europe 2023 and look forward to the next year’s event in the captivating city of Torino, Italy. Join us on this journey of recollection and anticipation!
Welcome to Athens, Greece
The beautiful city of Athens, Greece, played host to WordCamp Europe from June 8th to 10th, 2023, bringing together the brightest minds in the WordPress community. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and highlight some of the standout moments from this remarkable event.
Day 1: A Day for the Contributors
The event kicked off with Contributor Day, which was nothing short of inspirational. WordPressers rolled up their sleeves and got to work, donating their skills to enhance WordPress. Coders, designers, writers, and community activists collaborated to significantly impact the platform, proving that the power of the WordPress community goes beyond simple words.
Here are a few glimpses of what WPExperts was up to on Contributors Day
Day 2 & 3: Conference Days
The following two days of the conference were just as thrilling. With sessions designed for everyone, regardless of skill level or area of interest, the conference was a gold mine of knowledge and learning opportunities. Hot topics this year included AI, accessibility, and block themes – no surprise, given these are key areas of our industry’s focus.
Each session was designed to keep attendees one step ahead in the world of WordPress. They provided invaluable insights into the ever-evolving digital landscape, introducing innovative strategies and fresh tools to help participants keep up with industry trends and challenge their own ideas.
WPExperts Exclusive Giveaway at WordCamp EU Athens
WPExperts came up with an amazing giveaway for all who visited our booth this year. It turned out quite successful, as we interacted with WordPress enthusiasts during both Conference Days.
What WPExperts was up to on Day 2 of WordCamp EU 2023
What WPExperts was up to on Day 3 of WordCamp EU 2023
Ending Session with Matt, Josepha, and Matías at WordCamp Europe 2023
After an enthusiastic group photo that brought over 2500 WordPress enthusiasts closer together, we made our way to the traditional closing session.
As per WordCamp custom, WordPress’s founder Matt Mullenweg, Josepha Haden Chomphosy, and Matías Ventura took center stage.
Their session was a trip down memory lane and an exploration of the future, aptly titled “Variations on a Theme: 20 years of WordPress.” They shared exciting details about the recent accomplishments, reviewed WordPress’s roadmap over the years, and ended the session by opening the floor to questions. It was a unique opportunity for everyone in attendance to engage directly with these influential figures in the WordPress community.
The WCEU 2023 After Party!
A tradition, you can say! After three days of learning, sharing, and collaborating, it’s time to PARTY!
Athens, Greece, is famous for its nightlife, and the WordCamp EU 2023 organizers can’t let you go without a taste of it. In addition, this party for dedicated to WordPress for completing 20 years. The WordCamp EU after-party was at Lohan Athens Nightclub, and it was a night to remember.
See You at WordCamp Europe 2024 in Torino, Italy
The moment everyone was waiting for finally arrived: the announcement of the next WordCamp Europe location. Drum roll, please… It’s Torino, Italy, for WordCamp Europe 2024! To say we’re excited would be an understatement.
We’re beyond thrilled to be traveling to the beautiful city of Torino next year from 13 – 15 June. We’re certain that the event will be filled with more engaging talks, enlightening workshops, and countless networking opportunities. The team at WPExperts is already marking the days off on the calendar and can’t wait to hit the road for the next chapter of WordCamp.
As we look back on the memories and knowledge gained from WordCamp Europe 2023, we also look forward to what WordCamp Europe 2024 will bring. We hope to see you there!