A huge thank you to all our photography volunteers who did an incredible job capturing all the different elements that made WordCamp London 2016! You can find all the photos from the event here.
We were also lucky enough to have DigiChemistry film a short documentary about the event. They interviewed speakers, organisers, volunteers, sponsors and attendees to gather a wide variety of opinions and ideas from the people building and using WordPress. A massive thank you to them for their incredible work and support!
Watch the WordCamp London 2016 short-film here.
We did it!
WordCamp London 2016 is officially over, but it continues to live in the hearts and minds of all of you! Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to write about their experience; your comments, feedback and ideas are invaluable in ensuring we are always improving and responding to the needs of the community.
Please see a round-up of all the write ups we could find about WordCamp London 2016 – let us know if there’s any we’ve missed.
Highrise Digital: WordCamp London 2016
Interconnect/it: WordCamp London 2016 A First Timer’s Perspective
Digital Cube: Highlights: WordCamp London 2016
Emanuel Blagonic: WordCamp London 2016 Recap
Purple Baby Hippo: My Trip To WordCamp London
Callia Web: WordCamp London 2016: An Accidental Organisers Tale
LlamaPress: My Experience at WordCamp London 2016
Bookswarm: WordCamp London 2016 – from a volunteers perspective
Liz Delves: 10 Reasons WordCamp London was the best conference I’ve ever been to
Daily Pinner: 7 Takeaways From WordCamp London 2016
Siobhan McKeown: WordCamp London: A Parent’s Experience
Unramble: On WordCamp London 2016 & being inclusive
Claire Brotherton: A First Time Speaker’s Experience At WordCamp London 2016 – A Bright Clear
Diane Laidlaw: WordCamp London 2016 – Vlog
Dmitry Mayorov: WordCamp London 2016 Recap
If you haven’t created a round-up of your experience, let us know exactly what you think by taking the official feedback survey here. And please get in touch with any vlogs or podcasts of your experience – we’d love those too!
Thanks to everyone that contributed their feedback and shared their experience. See you all next year!
We Want To Say Thank You!
Thank you to everyone who came along to WordCamp London 2016! We had such a great time and hope that you did too.
Your support and attendance made all the hard-work and long hours absolutely worth it and we were thrilled to see so many WordPress lovers come together to share the experience with us.
Now, it’s over to you: share your feedback with us
Please take a moment to complete the feedback survey. Your comments and improvements are invaluable in making the next event even better.
For the incurably curious, here’s some stats about the event:
- Attendees: 502
- Organisers: 8
- MCs: 7
- Speakers: 53
- Exhibiting Sponsors: 11
- Non-exhibiting Sponsors: 60
- Cavalry & Photography Volunteers: 39
- On-site Vendors:
- 6 x STTRS
- 5 x A/V Team
- 3 x Creche Attendants
- 1 x Retro Games Provider
And we wouldn’t have been able to do it without any of you!
WordPress is all around you!
If, like us, you’re already having WordCamp London 2016 withdrawals, take a look at this curated list of upcoming events and local groups.
WordCamp Bratislava – 23rd – 24th April
WordCamp Porto – 14th – 15th May
WordCamp Denmark – 28th – 29th May
WordCamp Antwerp – 4th – 5th June
WordCamp Belgrade – 4th – 5th June
WordCamp Bilbao – 11th – 12th June
WordCamp Europe: Vienna, Austria – 24th – 26th June
WordCamp Brighton – 23rd – 24th July
WordCamp Gdynia – 10th – 11th September
There are many more WordCamps coming up. You can see the full list at www.central.wordcamp.org/schedule/ which includes a list of WordCamps that are in the early stages of planning, but are yet to set a date.
Local User Groups & Meet ups:
WordPress User Group London
Cambridge UK WordPress Meetup
Bournemouth WordPress Group
Bristol WordPress People
WordPress Shropshire Meetup
Oldham WordPress Meetup
WordPress North East
WordPress Northern Ireland Meetup
Please visit www.meetup.com/pro/wordpress/ for more information about global WordPress events.
For information about non-WordPress groups check out www.meetup.com, php.ug for PHP events and local user groups, and www.groups.drupal.org for Drupal events.
If we’ve missed out local groups or events, please let us know in the comments!
As well as the AV team who’ll be filming speaker sessions for wordpress.tv, this year we’ll have an additional film crew who will document the rest of the event, covering all the areas we don’t normally get to see on wordpress.tv!
The friendly bunch at DigiChemistry have kindly offered to cover the event for us and they’re interested in interviewing speakers, sponsors, attendees and volunteers about all things WordCamp.
They’ll be holding interviews in the Media Room so please pop in to say hello or join them if you have something to share about WordCamps.
The WordCamp London 2016 organisers held an online orientation with volunteers which we’ve made public.
(Please note the actual meeting begins at approximately 5:00 mins as we waited for everyone to join the call.)
Please see the chat transcript below:
Continue reading Volunteers Orientation: 4th April
London Metropolitan University is a big venue, so to give you a helping hand in getting around there will be venue maps placed in several different areas across the buildings we are using. Holloway Road provides direct access to all three of the following buildings; Henry Thomas Room, Graduate Centre & the Rocket.
Take a look at the venue map below to help you get your bearings and don’t worry if you get lost – our volunteers will be wearing bright blue t-shirts, so please grab one of us to help you get to your next destination!
There are only 10 days left until WordCamp London 2016 and we’re super excited! Here, we’ve collected all the practical information we think you should know, so please read through this and don’t hesitate to ask us any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration opens between 07:00 – 09:00 on Saturday 9th April. You don’t need to print or bring your tickets with you – all we need is your name to register you.
We will be serving tea, coffee and delicious breakfast bites from 07:30 on Saturday 9th April – so feel free to join us bright and early!
Registration will also open on Friday 8th April (Contributor Day) at 09:00, so you can register early for the Conference and collect your badges in the Graduate Centre.
Continue reading WordCamp London Practical Information
Helping to document a WordCamp is a great way of volunteering in the community and means we’re able to keep beautiful records of the events that everyone works so hard to put on. WordCamp London is looking for a few volunteers to document the event between 9th – 10th April! You don’t need to have a top of the range camera to get involved so please don’t let that stop you.
If you think you might be interested in taking some photos for us please get in touch at email@example.com so we can coordinate our efforts and ensure the whole event is covered.
Volunteer photographers will receive image credits on the website and anywhere else images are posted. All images must be under a Creative Commons licence.
Nick Mailer is the CTO and a founder of the exciting new UK-based WordPress platform, Timpani. Nick has over 20 years of experience in the Free and Open Source Software hosting world, and has helped to distil that experience into a new WordPress platform with great, humane support.
Who is Timpani and what are you guys doing?
We’re a group of hosting and WordPress veterans who looked hard at the frustrations developers and designers were having with some of the traditional hosting companies – and even dedicated WordPress offerings – and decided to try to solve those frustrations.
Continue reading Say hello to… Timpani!