Next week, thousands of WordPressers will descend on Athens, Greece for WordCamp Europe 2023. The conference kicks off with Contributor Day on June 8 and is followed by two jam-packed days of talks and workshops on the 9 and 10.
It’s going to be an amazing weekend full of sun, food, and learning. Let’s dive into what you can expect.
Organizers did not skimp on the content for this year’s event, and there is absolutely something for everyone. Because so many people applied to speak, they have added an entirely new speaker track. Talks cover topics like AI, the WP-CLI, security, and more.
Here are some we don’t want to miss:
Women and Non-Binary Folx of WordPress: A prestigious panel of people will lead a discussion on underrepresented people in WordPress. This conversation will undoubtably be eye-opening and educational, so come with questions.
Building Interactive Blocks: Interactive blocks can entirely change the functionality of your site. This workshop led by developer Luis Herranz, will take you through the process of creating one step-by-step.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love our AI Rulers: AI has been a huge topic among WordPressers over the last year, and some people are reticent. Technical Architect at WP Engine, James Dominy, wants to assuage some of those fears and take a look at how to leverage these tools responsibly.
Variations on a Theme: 20 Years of WordPress: WordPress Co-Founder, Matt Mullenweg, and WordPress Executive Director, Josepha Hayden Chomphosy, will wrap-up the conference with a look at the last 20 years of WordPress and what’s in store for the next.
This list doesn’t even skim the surface of the amazing content available. Make sure you go back and watch all the talks on WordPress.TV after the event so you don’t miss a minute.
Check out our conversation with Global Lead for WCEU Evangelia Pappa:
After you have soaked up all the knowledge you can, it’s time to relax and connect with the other attendees. WordCamp is a great time to meet new people and catch up with old friends, and there are a plenty of chances to do that.
WP Engine is hosting an after party on Friday at 7 pm at Le Grand Balcon, located on the 6th floor of the St. George Lycabettus Hotel. The even is free to anyone who registers. There will be drinks, appetizers, and of course, networking.
Come for the drinks, stay for the great company.
As always, organizers have put together a rockin’ after party for anyone with a badge. At 8:30 on June 10, head to the Lohan Athens Nightclub and compliment your favorite speaker.
There are also a variety of side events to attend including a pre-event picnic and a Pride event. Check out the entire list here.
The conference will be held at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre. It is near historical sites and a metro ride away from city center.
Whether you’re there for the sun, talks, or networking, WCEU is going to be an incredible experience.