First pictures from WordCamp Europe 2014

We’re short on words after these amazing three days, but here are the first pictures from our amazing photographers Vladimir Kaladan Petkov and Margarit Ralev.

They say enough.

Make sure you also check out the fantastic #WCEU galleries from Tammie Lister and Karin Christen.

Please don’t hesitate to share links to your own pictures in the comments below.

Love,

The organising team

Contributor Day Reminder and Information

Thank you to everyone who signed up for Contributor day tomorrow. Here’s all the important information you need to get to the venue and start contributing to WordPress.

Contributor day venue

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The contributor day will be held on Sep. 29th, at the SiteGround Office in Sofia.

Address:

Adora Business Center/Coca Cola Building, fl 3
8 Racho P. Kazandzhiyata Str.
Sofia 1766

Here’s a map to the venue and the Foursquare venue 

The office is in the Coca Cola building and you need someone to let you in, so please come on time.

Getting there

The fastest way to get there will be with a taxi. It will take from 15 to 20 minutes from the city centre depending on traffic and will cost you about 10-15 BGN (5-7EUR).

Alternatively and if you’re more adventurous, you can use public transportation: take the metro to Mladost 1 station and then bus line 314 to Coca Cola building stop.

We start at 11am, bring your computer!

Please try to be in front of the building at 10:45 sharp and watch for the Contributor Day signs. SiteGround folks will meet you at the entrance and let you in.

Teams

We will have a lot of core developers and core contributors tomorrow and a lot of different teams you can join to get started on contributing to WordPress.

  • Contributing to core
  • Theme Review
  • Translations
  • Rosetta
  • Documentation
  • Support
  • GlotPress

Food & Drinks

We will have coffee, lunch and drinks at the venue.

Thank you, .Me registry

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Thank you so much, .Me for supporting WordCamp Europe as a Bronze sponsor!

What .com is for a company, .Me is for people. As the most personal domain .Me is a home for many bloggers, tech savvy people, designers and photographers but it’s also a destination where companies personalise their businesses like Mercedes.me and Vertu.me. It’s a perfect call-to-action and it speaks about You!

Thank you to 1&1 for being a Bronze sponsor

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Thank you 1&1 for supporting WordCamp Europe as a Bronze sponsor!

With 13.64 million fee-based customer contracts and 31,65 million ad-financed accounts, 1&1 is a global leader amongst web hosting providers and one of Europe’s leading Internet service providers, serving consumer, business and developer users. 1&1’s products range from web hosting and domains to the provision of dedicated and cloud servers, email and e-commerce packages. More than 70,000 servers run within the company’s five state-of-the-art, high performance and green data centers.

In Germany, 1&1 Group also offers a range of broadband and mobile access products for 5,72 million customers. Founded in 1988 1&1 is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of more than 6 billion Euro and a generated revenue of 2,6 billion Euro in 2013. With a staff of 7,000 employees United Internet has operations in the UK, Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Poland, Italy, Mexico, Canada and the United States.

WordCamp Europe 2014 is here – what to expect

Hey guys,

WordCamp Europe is tomorrow. We hope you are as excited as the organising team.

Here are a few quick notes to help you go through tomorrow with as much ease as possible.

Getting to the venue:

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Here’s a map to the venue and the Foursquare venue

Parking

If you’re coming with a car there are plenty of spaces available in the Green Parking Zone around the venue. Alternatively you can use the free parking at Vassil Levski Stadium that’s 10 minutes walking distance from the venue.

Registration starts at 8am

Registration is on the 6th floor of NDK (National Palace of Culture).

Stating your name at the registration desk is enough to get you in. You don’t need to print out a ticket or show us any receipts.

Registration opens at 8am sharp. We kindly ask you to show up on time and help us start at 9 am with the opening remarks as planned.

Important: When you get in the building from the central entrance, please use the elevators and escalators on your right.

The central entrance is the one between the two coffee houses – Memento and Costa Coffee.

Halls

The two conference halls are Hall 3 (aka the Big Hall on the 7th floor ) and Hall 9 (aka the small hall on the 5th floor).

Schedule

This year we don’t have special tracks. Use the colour coding of the schedule on the website to decide which talks you’d like to see. Here’s a hint:

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Sponsors

Our brilliant sponsors will be on the sixth floor along with the registration desk and information.

After party

The after party starts at 8:00pm and will be held at club Mixtape5 which is in the underpass of NDK, just 2 minutes from the venue.

Bring your badge to the club to get in. It’s also your pass for free drinks, so kind of important.

That’s it everyone. See you tomorrow!

Love,

The organising team

Cheers to Multilingual Press Pro!

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Big ups to Multilingual Press Pro for being a WCEU Bronze sponsor!

Use WordPress’ built-in core features to create networks with multiple languages without losing any performance. Write your translations with the visual editor and guide your visitors to the language they understand best per redirect and language switcher widget. Rely on our automatic updates and exclusive support.

How to decide what talks to see

We’ve got a great schedule and amazing speakers at WordCamp Europe this year. Since most of the presentation titles are somewhat creative we figured we’d help you out a bit here.

So how to decide what to see?

We know presentation titles can be a little vague and since we don’t have two separate tracks this year we decided to have a colour coded schedule to make it easier for you to decide what to see.

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We hope this helps!

Love,

The org team

 

Thank you, CSSIgniter!

cssigniterA big thank you to CSSIgniter for their support of WCEU as a Bronze sponsor.

CSSIgniter is a small team of designers & WordPress developers based in Greece. We provide beautiful WordPress themes to small web design / development agencies, freelancers and small business owners around the world. We make sure that there aren’t any confusing part in our themes so users can concentrate on what really matters, their content. People love us for our technical support too.