Here are some of my highlights of WCEU 2019 in Germany.
Contributor Day & Contribution Area
I’ve already written about Contributor Day, but again I very much enjoyed that day! Contribution Area on other days was also a nice space to have.
Meeting WordCamp Asia Organizing Team
14 of 41 team members were at WCEU. I met seven of them for the first time in Berlin. Thanks to Abha from Marketing Team, we got a nice group photo.
In preparation for the first WordCamp Asia, part of the organising team is onsite observing and taking notes at #WCEU 📝🌏https://t.co/mkOSnAUwvG pic.twitter.com/SqIDK4iVNh
— WordCamp Europe (@WCEurope) June 22, 2019
Some of the members were volunteering and others had a busy schedule with appointments, but we got to hang out in between sessions and after hours.
It was so nice to meet all amazing WordCamp Asia organizing team and I am glad that I am a part of this team.😍😎✌️@WCEurope #WCEU @WordPress #WordPress #WordCamp #WCAsia pic.twitter.com/qGMwRFCUF7
— Nidhi Jain (@jainnidhi03) June 27, 2019
Getting Involved Table
I only spent 2 hours at the table, but the experience there as well as at Contributor Day made me realize something: there are still some hurdles for getting involved for the first time.
I really like what Training Team is doing to make it easier for everyone to participate. It’s my homework to review the flow for new Polyglots Team contributors and make some improvements.
Come to get involved table! Some WordCamp organizers are here! @anyssaferreira #WCEU pic.twitter.com/K0MjqkpIXI
— Mayo👟ホテル暮らし (@mayukojpn) June 21, 2019
Thanks to Mayo’s call on Twitter, I had a good conversation with Anyssa & Allyson from São Paulo about growing community.
WPCafe & Sessions
WPCafe was like a mixture of lightning talk & casual meetup. For the one I attended, Afsana opened the session with about 20 minutes of talk, and then the mic was passed around to the participants.
WPCafe with @afsana_multani on finding the right career path #WCEU pic.twitter.com/oZ4Mbk8HMq
— Naoko Takano (@naokomc) June 21, 2019
I’m glad that there was a full session dedicated to the multiligualization feature in core.
More than half of WordPress installs are not US English #WCEU @swissspidy pic.twitter.com/GUsg1O173t
— Naoko Takano (@naokomc) June 22, 2019
I didn’t have time to explore Berlin during this stay, but thanks to Ellen & Manuel I had a chance to experience a little bit of the life of Berliners. It was nice to stay outside on a long summer day with colleagues and friends.
Relaxing evening after an exciting WordCamp day 👍😁 @WCEurope #Berlin #WCEU pic.twitter.com/Y1GZrODMIv
— Ellen Bauer (@ellenbauer) June 21, 2019
See you next time… online & at WordCamps!
To all the people who made the event happen – thank you for a great time.
Now it’s my turn to help make WordCamp Tokyo a place attendees feel sad to leave. And of course, WordCamp Asia too!
Bye bye Berlin, and #WCEU 😭❤️
See you at #WCTokyo or #WCAsia next time! Then, maybe in Porto…🤞
— Naoko Takano (@naokomc) June 23, 2019
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Amazing article, Naoko. Very specific and organized. Thank you for sharing here 🙂 I always am inspired by you. 🙂