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WCEU Photos & Facts – WordCamp Europe 2018 – Belgrade

More than 2000 people joined forces and made the biggest WordPress event in history. But don’t take our word for it – we have photos and facts to juice you up for the next WCEU – drumroll please!

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We made an intro about WCEU 2018 on our previous #NeuralabTour2018 post so i don’t want to get into tech details here. Let’s just say that this was hands-down the biggest and most impressive WordCamp ever and i can’t wait for another one. Here are some quick facts about #WCEU WordCamp Europe 2018:

  • Twitter impressions: 6m+
  • Number of on-site attendees: 2085
  • Live stream attendees: 808
  • Contributor day: 500 people in 24 teams!
  • Quiz participants: 492
  • Volunteers: 178
  • Sponsors: 81
  • Visiting countries: 68
  • Speakers: 65
  • Organizing crew: 54
  • Number of stages: 5
  • Live captioning crew: 2
  • Number of quiet zones: 1
  • Number of crying sessions: 1 (feedback for Morten: include some helpful ethics tips next time; for us senior folks :))
  • WCUS 2019 and 2020: St. Louis, Missouri
  • WCEU 2019: Berlin!

And of course, here are some quick facts about Gutenberg (sorry, no GDPR here :))

  • Library of 20+ blocks to improve your content editing experience
  • Support for child blocks (and parent blocks obviously :))
  • support for nested blocks
  • Copy/Paste from Evernote, Google Docs, MS Word, Apple pages, Office 365 and Markdown!
  • Templates > Allows you to build a layout that can be used  or assigned to complete pages.
  • Complete WYSIWYG editing
  • Fully adaptive / responsive
  • Global Blocks > allow you to reuse blocks of content across the entire application.
  • Use Gutenberg Ramp to gradually push changes to existing web applications
  • Roadmap, June: Freeze new features, Opt-in for WP admin users on, Opt-In for teachers, hosts and agencies, Mobile app support
  • Roadmap, July: 4.9 release with invitation to install Gutenberg or classic editor, heavy triage, bug gardening, opt-out for admin users
  • Roadmap, August: Integration with Calypso, critical issues resolved, Core merge, beginning the 5.0 release cycle + 5.0 beta out (probably)
  • You can read Petra’s long-read on Gutenberg editor here

Hope you enjoyed our quick photos & facts overview (and hope to see you in Berlin next year. Tickets will be available from 1st of September so hop in early :)) On another note, we’re always on a lookout for new team-members so if you’re eager about WCEU, WordPress and Gutenberg, contact us and we can talk about developing WP projects together!

Krešimir Končić
Krešimir Končić Owner at Neuralab

Ex QBASIC developer that ventured into a web world in 2007. Leading a team of like-minded Open Source aficionados that love design, code and a pinch of BBQ. Currently writing a book that explains why ‘coding is the easier part’ of our field.

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