The capital of the former communist country is an interesting mix of architecture for the travelers. The attractive combination of old and new buildings – which is due to the huge damage of the bombings during the Second World War – definitely makes the city vibrant and colorful. The event took place in the National Palace of Culture that provided a large interior for the 900+ WordPress enthusiasts.
Many of the attendees showed up days before the event to combine work with pleasure – they tried to puzzle out the characters of the cyrillic alphabet on street placards in order to find their way around the city and its surroundings.
The Kinsta team also attended this year, and were amazed by the people and the convergent community, as well as by the fantastic presentations.
The event was carefully prepared by the organizers; a homepage for WCEU Sofia was created that contained all the important information about the schedule, speakers and tickets and also everyone could follow @WCEurope or the hashtag #wceu to see all discussions and news related to the event.
There was a huge variety of presentations so everyone in the community could find their field of interest starting with design, to business, humanities, intermediate and advanced developer topics covering the colorful and all-around solutions of WordPress.
Some of the most popular topics were Rethinking Content Creation by Adrian Zumbrunnen, Professional WordPress by Chris Lema, The Craft of Answering WordPress Questions by Andrey “Rarst” Savchenko, and of course the the speeches by well known WordPress community members including Mark Jaquith, Andrew Nacin, Sara Rosso, and the co-founder of WordPress and founder of Automattic, Matt Mullenweg delivering a Q&A session.
We have some insider information up our sleeve about WordCamp Europe Sofia for you, so stay tuned!
Till then, we would love to hear the experiences of those who have ever attended a WordCamp, or particularly this one! What were your experiences? Which presentation(s) inspired you the most? Let us know!
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