WordCamp Europe 2016

WordCamp Europe 2016 – Vienna (Austria)

My trip to the WordCamp Europe 2016 hosted in Vienna, Austria is over, and all I need to do is to share some impressions that I had a lot. First of all, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the event organizers and volunteers without whom this would not have happened. Thanks to all of you and those who attended this fantastic event.

WordCamp Europe 2016 - random session

Sessions I attended

This time I missed several sessions due to interesting talks with other attendees. Still, I had a chance to listen to these talks:

  • WordPress: the early years. A co-founder’s view – Mike Little
  • Multisite! – Jeremy Felt
  • Short Talks: WordPress Hardening – Ten tips in ten minutes, What’s New in PHP7 and what to expect in PHP7.1 – Dan Blows, Maurizio Pelizzone
  • Website Security – The Big Picture w/ Simple Steps to Take – Aaron Campbell
  • Interview and Q&A – Matt Mullenweg
  • Seven Times Faster: A Study in frontend Optimization – Peter Wilson
  • Making the Leap: Successful Products as a Web Agency – Matt Cheney
  • Managing a remote WordPress team – Mario Peshev
  • The Ultimate REST API talk Part 2 – Joe Hoyle
  • Privacy and the Web: are you doing what it takes? – Anders Jensen-Urstad, Amelia Andersdotter
  • From Blogger to WordPress Core Committer – Pascal Birchler

WordCamp Europe 2016 - Matt Q&A session

WordCamp Europe 2016 in numbers

  • Regular Tickets sold – 2032
  • Microsponsorship tickets – 150
  • People attending – 1952
  • Live Streaming tickets – 1402
  • Live streaming sessions – 5150
  • Total time watching sessions via live stream – 1079.625 hours
  • Sponsors – 39
  • Speakers – 69
  • Number of countries attendees came from – 68
  • Number of countries attendees watched the live streaming – 82
  • Number of Twitter users active on the #WCEU hashtag – 923
  • Tweets – 2727
  • Number of Twitter impressions – 6.2 million
  • Contributors during contributor day – 440
  • Nannies that took care of the WordPress kids – 6
  • Volunteers – 160
  • Organizers – 20
  • Co-founders of WordPress – 2

Spare time in Vienna

I’ll be honest this trip was cool but not as cool as it was last year when I went with two friends to the WordCamp Europe 2015 in Seville, Spain. Anyway, Vienna rocks and there are a lot of things to see and a lot of places to visit. Here are some photos, keep in mind I went there to see the city not to take some fancy photos of it.

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