WordCamp Europe

Last weekend I had the opportunity to be a part of WordCamp Europe, and what an event it was!

This was the first WordCamp spanning multiple countries, and attracted over 700 participants. There were speakers from all over the world and the networking opportunities were amazing. I met a lot of people who are regular readers of WP Mayor, and others who are users of my RSS feed aggregator plugin, it’s always nice to meet such people face to face and get to know them better. It’s a great way of getting feedback too, in fact I came back re-invigorated and with new plans for my WordPress projects.

Zac from TeamTreehouse, myself and Troy from WP Elevation

Zac from TeamTreehouse, myself and Troy from WP Elevation

A big thanks goes out to all those who were involved in organising this event, considering it was the first WordCamp Europe I was amazed that there were practically no hiccups and the whole event was so smooth. The location (Leiden, Netherlands) was great too, and the weather favoured us.

I’d like to end by encouraging all those of you who have never been to WordCamps before to save up some money and do your best to attend the next one, you really get so much value from such events.

About Jean Galea

Jean Galea is a WordPress developer, entrepreneur and padel player. He is the founder of WP Mayor, the plugins WP RSS Aggregator and EDD Bookings, as well as the Mastermind.fm podcast. His personal blog can be found at jeangalea.com.

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15 Responses

  1. Remkus
    Remkus October 9, 2013 at 12:01 | | Reply

    Glad you had a great time 🙂 Let’s do it again some time 😉

  2. Nicola Ballotta
    Nicola Ballotta October 9, 2013 at 12:15 | | Reply

    Yeah! It was an awesome experience and it was nice to meet you! Next 5 years tickets for me too! 🙂

  3. Gert-Jan
    Gert-Jan October 9, 2013 at 12:34 | | Reply

    Hey Jean, too bad we didn’t meet (simply too many people, and too little time :). Will catch up with you using online media 🙂

  4. Peter van der Plaat
    Peter van der Plaat October 9, 2013 at 13:23 | | Reply

    Sorry, I didn’t meet you, but it was a awesome event with great speakers.

  5. Jeffikus
    Jeffikus October 10, 2013 at 12:59 | | Reply

    Was great to meet you man! Looking forward to meeting up again in the future!

  6. Tomaž Zaman
    Tomaž Zaman October 11, 2013 at 13:05 | | Reply

    Indeed, it was an excellent event and I’m happy to have met you in person! 🙂

  7. Kim
    Kim October 13, 2013 at 12:38 | | Reply

    I concur with everybody. It was a great opportunity to renew contacts, and create new ones.

    For a business like ours, it’s critical to meet people physically to move in the right direction.

  8. Troy Dean
    Troy Dean October 14, 2013 at 02:45 | | Reply

    Was awesome to finally meet you Jean. Three very handsome lads in that photo hey?

  9. Jenny Beaumont
    Jenny Beaumont October 17, 2013 at 20:20 | | Reply

    So wonderful meeting you at last, Jean. Love this pic. Speak soon 🙂
    best,
    -jennyb

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