WordCamp Europe 2014 was the first-ever WordCamp event I have attended. Since it was the first time, I didn’t expect anything impressive. However, it was remarkable and unforgettable. I met so many interesting people and attended several excellent presentations. I think I’ll be visiting all WordCamp Europe events and local WordCamp events from now on. In short, this is the best experience so far. I’ve never been to a better conference.
Tracks I have attended
- Beyond the Code – Noel Tock
- Why sometimes happiness requires effort: depression in IT – Yana Petrova
- WordPress: Bringing Ideas to Life – Siobhan McKeown
- Inside Underscores – Konstantin Obenland
- Post-Modern WordPress – Andrew Nacin
- Functional programming: What’s the fuss all about? – Stefan Kanev
- Developers, get curious about WordPress core – Helen Hou-Sandi
- Contributing to Core: Hassle to Hobby – Michael Schroder
- Professional WordPress – Chris Lema
- WordPress Security – It Starts With Posture – Tony Perez
- How to be a WordPress Freelance Consultant and not die trying – Rocío Valdivia
- Running An Open Source Business – Simon Wheatley
- Q&A with Matt Mullenweg – Matt Mullenweg
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Enterprise WordPress Sites – Sara Rosso
- Gestalt Design Principles for Developers – Davide Casali
You can find a full list of presentations here – WCEU 2014 schedule
I can’t name one presentation as the best, I just had too much excitement, but Q&A session with Matt Mullenweg was excellent and inspiring.
WordCamp host town – Sofia
Sofia met me with lousy weather, cold rain, and strong winds. Maybe that’s why the city seemed gloomy and abandoned.
However, it did not spoil the overall impression of the trip. It was also exciting to get to know Sofia closer because I have been in transit several times here.
I think I’ll visit Sofia a few years later and see how it has changed over the years. There a lot of things to see, but it was impossible due to a busy schedule.