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!
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 wp.com, 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 wp.com 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!