So here it is, the first day of WCEU 2019 in Berlin at the Estrel hotel. Our team, has had an exciting week so far. Lots of events and appointments and meeting lots of cool people and having interesting conversations.
Again, the day started for me with updating the blog diary, in this case with info for Thursday. Today, I’m doing better and am updating on the correct day :-)
The Estrel hotel is a huge convention venue and the perfect location for an event as big as WCEU. Official stats say that over 2600 attendees registered today, which is pretty awesome and makes this year’s WordCamp the biggest word camp of all time worldwide!
Registration went super smooth, the volunteers prepared the check-in perfectly and we were able to quickly move on to meeting people from the community and attending presentations from the 3 different tracks.
As always, the talks have been very professional and valuable for a broad audience. Our team met old friends, made some new contacts and had some good appointments today. We met with agencies from different countries, from Serbia to India, with folks from Envato, WPML, YITH, WPMUDEV, WooCommerce, SiteGround, our fellow authors from QODE and ThemeRex and many more. In fact it was so many different people that we had to shift some of the appointments to tomorrow. An incredible and als classic first day of meeting people ate WCEU.
The catering at lunch time was, again as always, one of its kind, and the community used the time to sit outside and enjoy the sun and some good company.
One of the major highlights in the afternoon sessions was the “Summer Update” talk by Matt Mullenweg, the co-founder of WordPress and CEO of Automatic. He presented some insights about the future of WordPress and also did a long Q&A where attendees could bring up all kinds of interesting questions.
Towards the end of the official working day, our team had an after business beer at the hotel lobby and then moved on to exploring some more of Berlin.
Ari did some nice pictures for us of today’s “night session” at the Estrel hotel.
We are looking forward to tomorrow, to meet more cool WP folks!