Finally, the most-awaited, WordCamp of this year WordCamp Europe 2022 concluded last week with huge success. This event has finally come to an end with the promise to make WordPress an even better web management platform.
In this WordCamp Europe 2022, more than 2500 WordPress enthusiasts took part from different parts of the world. There were 50 different events throughout the 3-day conference in Porto, the famous city of Portugal.
Now, here we are going to give you a quick recap that will help you to understand what actually happened in the event and what are the outcomes of the event. Let’s look out:
Brief of WordCamp Europe 2022
Here is the brief key information on WordCamp 2022 Europe.
- Location: Super Bock Arena, Porto, Portugal
- Date: 2 to 4 June 2022
- Participants: 2,500+
- Events: 50+ (27 discussion sessions, and 18 workshops)
- Organizers: 90
- Volunteers: 164
- Sponsors: 69
- Speakers: 70
- Media Partners: 11
Day 1: The Contributor Day
Just like previous in-person WCEUs, this year also WordCamp began with the “Contributor Day”. On this day all the participants make their contributions to the WordPress ecosystem. As we all know that WordPress is an open-source platform, and most of its resources are the contributions of the community. On this Contribution Day, anyone can participate with any level of experience and skills.
This year’s WordCamp Europe 2022 Contributor Day witnessed several hundred WordPressers who made their contributions in various areas like themes, plugins, and core.
Day 2: The Beginning of the event
On the second day, 3rd June, the event started with an open networking session after the registration. There were a total of 14 sessions including discussions and presentations. Also, there were 10 WordPress workshops.
Day 3: The Final Day of the Event
On the final day of WordCamp 2022, some of the attractive events took place including the conversation with WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. On the third day, there were 13 discussions and sessions, and 8 workshops. Here area few highlights:
Glimpse into the Future of WordPress from a Frontend Point of View by Pablo Postigo
WordPress has become one of the most popular content management systems in the world. Pablo Postigo, a software engineer from Spain, explains how in this session.
Pablo and his team mainly focus on the Gutenberg and Full Site Editing. They are the full-time contributors to the Core and they believe that “WordPress can become the best development platform on the web”.
How Headless WordPress Benefits many Enterprises by Ivan Popov
Many enterprises have benefitted from Headless WordPress to grow their businesses. Ivan Popov a WordPress developer based in Bulgaria describes how and what are the concerns in this method.
The WordCamp Europe 2022 ended with a conversation participated by Matt Mullenweg, Josepha Haden Chomphosy, and Matias Ventura. Then, on 5th June, the participants enjoyed an after-party.
The outcome of the 2022 WordCamp Europe
Here are a few major outcomes in the following points:
- Promises to make WordPress an even better content management system
- Emphasis on performance optimization and improvement
- Security vulnerability still persists
- Make the relationships stronger among the community members
- Prioritization on maintaining community and building partnerships
- In the next updates, accessibility and full site editing will get the priority
- Wide knowledge and experience sharing
The main goal of WordCamp is to make WordPress better by sharing knowledge and exchanging views.
WordCamp Europe 2023 in Athens
And lastly the next year’s event, the WordCamp Europe 2023 is scheduled to be held in Athens, Greece. The event is taking place from 8 to 10 June. Also, you can even apply to the 11th edition of the WordCamp from now on.
If you are a WordPress developer or a general enthusiast, we recommend you to participate in any of the WordCamps in the upcoming days if you haven’t yet. This will give you a life lifetime experience, we assure you.
If you have missed the event for some reason, then no need to worry. You can watch your favorite sessions. You can find the links below.
WCEU 2022 Track One – Day 1, Day 2