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WordCamp Europe 2013

I’ve had the privilege of attending the first WordCamp Europe the past 2 days with the rest of the WooThemes crew and it’s been awesome! I thought I’d share some of the highlights for me:

Old Avatars, New Faces

I worked on WordPress 3.0 for menus with a few people but I never met any of them in person…until yesterday! I finally got to meet Ptah Dunbar and he’s a pretty cool guy! But that was just the first of many WordPress pro’s I got to meet…for me this conference has been a revelation to me in terms of understanding the community better – and not relying on twitter avatars to get perception of people.

Some of the (other) awesome people that I got to meet:

That’s what I’ll remember about WCEU – the people and the relationships.  Even just hanging out with the WooThemes team and talking about code and ideas has been such an inspiration for me personally and professionally. Some highlights were talking about the Heartbeat API with Remi, and BuddyPress with Scotty B. Moments like that are priceless in a distributed team like WooThemes.

I’m hoping the talks videos will be online soon so everyone can check them out! And now I’m tired…sleep time! 😀

Check out my photos here and here.

6 responses to “WordCamp Europe 2013”

  1. Very nice to meet you Jeff! WordCamps have really changed my perception of being part of the WordPress community. It’s not just about writing lines of code, creating themes or sending out tweets. It’s about meeting people, sharing ideas and working on something that does in fact influence much more then just us (The WP community) and our clients/customers.

    It’s a very exciting community to be part of, with so many opportunities to pursue. After a WordCamp I’m always inspired to push my own work forward and share my findings with the rest of our community. I now NEED at least 3 WordCamps a year so you are warned 😉

    • Yeah man! meeting everyone was the highlight for me, even more so than the talks! Building relationships is what its all about at the end of the day 🙂 Inspiration has definitely set in with me as well!!

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