Each year we elect one person to oversee the organization as a whole, bringing their unique touch, experience and ideas to the table. Working in tight collaboration with the team lead of the host country, together they set the tone and create the dynamic for the event.
The Communication Team is the main interface with our public, our attendees past present and future. They write content for our website and our blog, animate our social media accounts and field questions on all fronts. They are one of the few teams working literally all year round – give them a shout out! (written by someone not on the Communication Team 😉 )
Co-founder of WordPress-Francophone in 2005 and still in the WPFR’s staff, French translator of WordPress, staff member of all WordCamps Paris
France / @benkenobi07
Head of Digital for the Jeune Afrique press group, avid user of WordPress since 2008, passionate co-creator of the WP-AppKit plugin, co-organizer of WordCamp Paris
France / @benjaminlupu
WordPresser. Automattician. Hails from Wales. Loves to explore. Keeps busy through books, travel plans, and endless day dreaming.
Great Britain / @siobhyb
In addition to the two days of talks during WordCamp Europe, we also hold an annual Contributor Day, and this year and for the first time, the Community Summit is coming to Europe! The Community Team is in charge of organizing programming and logistics for these two community events.
Code Wrangler at Automattic, WordPress and Jetpack developer, speaker and volunteer at several WordCamps.
Russia / @zinigor
Francesco Di Candia
Self-employed in love with WordPress. I’m a translator, a Meetup Organizer, sometimes i try to solve problems on italian WordPress Forum and organizing WordCamp. In a few year i’ll organize first WordCamp ‘on a beach’.
Italy / @fra83
I love to build WordPress plugins. French Podcasts @veryfrenchtrip & one of the founding members of @wpparis.
France / @imath
The newly named Content Team is at the heart of WordCamp Europe, charged with the great responsibility of curating the event’s program. From inspiring talks that will keep us talking for years, to enticing networking opportunities for all interests, they will instrument a rhythm to keep us engaged and wanting more.
Siobhan is Events Director at Human Made, where she shepherds events on development and remote working. She is a writer and has written a book about the history of the WordPress project.
Nikolay loves semantic arguments and asking why. Working on a better developer experience at Automattic.
Bulgaria / @nikolayb
Where WordCamp Europe is its own brand, part of that brand is the changing landscape as it travels from year to year. Starting with a local, culturally-inspired concept, the Design Team covers web design, stage decoration, badges, swag, and more; and lends support to other teams for their visual communication needs.
On the ground in Paris, the Local Team provides logistics, wrangles local vendors and venues, and gathers information ensuring a great experience for all attendees. Some of our members also work on other teams to provide clear, open communication and a seamless organization for all aspects of the event.
CEO of Whodunit (WordPress agency), COO of WP Media (WP Rocket e.g.) Co-organizer of WordCamp Paris, frequent speaker and promoting the professionalization of WordPress with ThinkWP and WPNext.
France / @addict2work
Experienced self-employed WordPress specialist at gd6d.fr, founded in 2006. Never missed a WordCamp in Paris. Co-organizer since 2014
Web developer from France. I teach WordPress at WPChef.fr. blogger at GeekPress.fr. Meetup Organizer and sometimes speaker and volonteer at WordCamps. ACF enthusiast and translator.
France / @maximebj
In order to keep our ticket prices low and the quality of our event off the charts, we rely on the generosity of our sponsors. The Sponsor Team is tasked with rallying companies to our cause, those which are in line with our philosophies and relevant to our attendees, while providing them in turn with a high-profile experience.
Remkus De Vries
Remkus is an enthusiastic WordPress aficionado from Fryslân, The Netherlands. Back in 2007 he founded his WordPress specialist company ForSite Media and has since been expanding in all areas WordPress. He’s been the Dutch admin for WordPress, and has been the lead-organizer of WordCamp Netherlands 6 times now and this will also be his fifth WordCamp Europe.
Head of Product at Happytables and CTO at Tribeca Studios. I spend my life building digital products and travelling the world.
When not interviewing people and writing, Nevena enjoys arial gymnastics, ice hockey and nutella.
Jonas is Monitoring Manager at Sucuri, Co-Organiser of WordPress Meetup Kaunas, Lithuania, and a Polyglots team contributor. He is also a husband, father of three and a firm believer in open source.
There could be no WordCamp Europe without the hard work of the team of volunteers who sign up to lend their time and energy to making sure everything runs smoothly during the event. The Volunteer Team has the illustrious job of recruiting, training, organizing and managing upwards of 250 individuals over 3 days.
Community Manager at Yoast, organizer of things, translator of stuff, finder of bugs, fixer of people. Dakar fanboy, minion of Luca. Shares house and life with his girlfriend Fay and their baby Lise.
Netherlands / @TacoVerdo
Milan lives and breathes WordPress: he’s the WordPress.org global translation editor, WordPress Serbia lead and one of WordCamp Europe and Belgrade organizers. In spare time he holds WordPress lectures and collects WordCamp T-shirts.
Serbia / @lanche86
HR Wrangler at Automattic, mother of two, Amsterdam-based, loves to surf, yoga and travel.
Netherlands / @stefchiorboli
Happiness Engineer at Automattic, WordPress enthusiast, and Customer Support addict.
Serbia / @izuvach
Veselin has 15 years of experience as a Software Engineer. He joined Automattic in 2011 and for the last several years has been working on the WordPress.com Store. He lives in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he is part of the WordCamp Sofia team. He is a geek, introvert, father, and has a master’s degree in Information Systems.
The newly formed Press Relations Team will be connecting with media outlets worldwide to put a spotlight on WordCamp Europe, deserved attention for this event which has become the largest and most impactful to date.
International Communication Specialist, Event Manager and wine lover.
Italy / @letiziabarbi
Customer Happiness Engineer and Supervisor @ManageWP. Likes to share knowledge and help people get into WordPress community!
Serbia / @Soda_1nc
CEO of mecus.es, a WordPress developer company and Cofounder of EBE.
WordPress lover. GTE of es_ES polyglots team.
Spain / @luisrull