Speaker applications for WordCamp Europe 2014 are now closed. We’ve received over 80 applications from 19 countries all over the world. In the next few weeks we will be going through everyone’s applications, and decide on the speakers for WordCamp Europe 2014. Much like last year, there are certain things we’ll be looking for in your applications, in order to put our final schedule together:
- Diversity of subject — since WordCamp Europe will attract people from different areas, we need to make sure that we’re providing content that’s useful for developers, designers, bloggers, business owners, and everyone else in between.
- Diversity of geographical location and gender — the final schedule will represent the WordPress community worldwide, while particularly showcasing WordPressers in Europe.
- Novelty — is the presentation saying something new? Or saying something old in a new way?
- Relevance — is the content relevant to WordPress and WordPress users today?
We will look at the applicants’ past presentations, and previous content on the web, to make sure that the program for WordCamp Europe 2014 is top notch.
Thank you to everyone who applied! You’ll be hearing from us soon, as we will contact everyone who applied no matter what our answer is. To everyone else – stay tuned for our first speaker announcements!