Counting Down To WCEU: Paris For Kids And Families

Our tips and recommendations series continue. This time we are going to explore what you can do if you travel with your family.

Don’t miss the other series of Counting Down To #WCEU:

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Let’s make accessibility the next big thing

It was during the inaugural WordCamp Europe that I first met Rian. It was my first WordCamp ever, as for many others. I met Rian on Contributors Day in the accessibility track, which was also my first contact with how WordPress faces accessibility. Yes, I was aware of various accessibility issues and how people with disabilities use the web, but that was the point, that first Contributors day of mine, when I realised how important this work is.

Since then I followed Rian and the efforts of the entire WordPress accessibility team. Their job is the important one of not only improving accessibility in our WordPress world but building awareness for it too. They work hard every day to make WordPress, its plugins and themes accessible to everyone, yet, we can be unaware of that. This is a story about WordPress and its accessibility team. Continue reading Let’s make accessibility the next big thing

Deadline for applications to host WCEU 2018 extended to March 15th

The deadline for teams who would like to apply to host WordCamp Europe 2018 is now extended to March 15th. We would like to invite all teams who have organised a WordCamp in Europe in the past year to consider hosting WordCamp Europe in their city next year.

We’re here to coach and help you to prepare your applications, so if you’re interested in talking about it, please send us an email at host (at) wp-europe.org. Continue reading Deadline for applications to host WCEU 2018 extended to March 15th

Call for Photographers

Help us make WordCamp Europe memorable — Photo by Florian Ziegler

Help us make WordCamp Europe memorable — Photo by Florian Ziegler

We are doing things a little different this year, as we are announcing an official call for photographers.

In the previous years we recruited photographers from the volunteers pool. This year we decided to up the game and make a separate application available for photographers who want to document what will be the largest WordPress conference to date. Continue reading Call for Photographers

Final batch of tickets now on sale

It may have slipped by unnoticed, but last week we started selling the very final batch of tickets.

At the end of the last WordCamp Europe in Vienna, when we announced Paris as the next host city, we released the first batch of 2000 tickets. That first batch sold out at the end of January 2017 and we decided to release the second batch immediately after, along with 300 microsponsor tickets.

With over 2200 tickets already sold or reserved (for our sponsors, speakers, and volunteers), WordCamp Europe 2017 will be the biggest WordCamp to date.

Keep in mind that there won’t be any more tickets after this release, except reserved tickets that won’t get collected. Continue reading Final batch of tickets now on sale

WordPress People: Bernhard Kau

WordCamp Europe is about a lot of great people meeting in Paris this summer. In our new WordPress People interview series we will introduce you to people who are active in the community and use WordPress every day.

Our first interview is with Bernhard Kau. Bernhard is a PHP developer living in Berlin, Germany. He is a passionate WordPress user, plugin developer and community member. He also organizes WordPress events, like the WordPress Meetup and WordCamp in Berlin.

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Counting Down To WCEU: Looking At Paris From Above

Next June, WordCamp Europe will be held in Paris. Thousands of WordPress fans will gather to share and contribute to what is currently one of the biggest open source projects. As you may know, each edition of the WordCamp Europe is held in a different city. We think it is a great way to enlighten the European communities diversity. This year, we thought that it would be a good idea to bring out the host city more than we did the previous years so that attendees can take the most out of their travel. Continue reading Counting Down To WCEU: Looking At Paris From Above

Devenez partenaire média du plus grand WordCamp en Europe

Après, Leiden en 2013, Sofia en 2014, Séville en 2015 et Vienne en 2016, Paris va accueillir en 2017 la communauté internationale WordPress pour le cinquième WordCamp Europe. Ce sera le plus grand événement WordPress jamais organisé.

Aimeriez-vous faire partie de cette aventure et être au cœur de la communauté WordPress européenne pour offrir à votre audience un aperçu de ces trois jours pendant lesquels plus de 3 000 professionnels et amateurs enthousiastes se rassemblent pour apprendre, collaborer, réseauter et se faire des amis ?

Pour ce faire, il vous suffit de remplir ce formulaire  et faites-nous savoir si vous souhaitez être partenaire de l’événement. Continue reading Devenez partenaire média du plus grand WordCamp en Europe

Be the media partner of the biggest WordCamp in Europe

Help us tell the stories from WordCamp Europe — Photo by Florian Ziegler

Help us tell the stories from WordCamp Europe — Photo by Florian Ziegler

In 2017 Paris will welcome the global WordPress community for the fifth WordCamp Europe. It will be the largest WordPress event to this day after Leiden in 2013, Sofia in 2014, Seville in 2015 and Vienna in 2016.

Would you like to share stories and offer to your audience insights of this three days WordCamp, where more than 3000 WordPress professionals and enthusiasts gather to learn, co-work, network and make friends? We would love to hear from you! Continue reading Be the media partner of the biggest WordCamp in Europe

What have past #WCEU volunteers learned from their experience

Read about experiences from past WordCamp Europe volunteers — Photo by Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

Read about experiences from past WordCamp Europe volunteers — Photo by Vladimir Kaladan Petkov

WordPress is one of the most inclusive pieces of software today, and WordCamps — conferences about WordPress itself — are too. To make each WordCamp as inclusive as possible, and especially a WordCamp as big as WordCamp Europe, we really, really need your help. Albert Schweitzer, a German philosopher, born in the late 19th century once said – ”Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in the world all of your own.” And that is the real truth. We don’t live in a world alone. As individuals, we can do all so much; but if we work together, there is no limit to what we can achieve.

At WordCamp Europe, we need your help. We are building the biggest volunteer team ever, as we’re trying to accommodate 3000 people that will learn and contribute to WordPress during the three amazing days. You can apply to volunteer today, but if you are still thinking about it – read what our past WCEU volunteers told us about their experience during the event.

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