WordCamp Europe 2016 kicks off this Friday, June 24 in Vienna at MuseumsQuartier, and it’s expected to be the largest WordCamp to date.

The three-day event features an impressive line-up of sessions Friday and Saturday, with a contributor day Sunday. The three tracks cover a range of topics from community and design to development, business and beyond, including:

  • WordPress: the early years. A co-founder’s view — by WordPress co-founder Mike Little
  • Using the REST API and JavaScript to create better WordPress interfaces — by engineer at Bocoup K. Adam White
  • Managing a Local WordPress Community — by WordPress developer Sergey Biryukov
  • Decision-Making In WordPress Core Development — by WordPress 4.5 release lead Mike Schroder

On Friday at 2:30 p.m. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg will be doing a live Q&A, so it’s a great opportunity to ask all of your burning WordPress questions.

You can view the full event schedule here.

Speed Networking

A speed networking event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday during the morning breaks, which will give attendees an opportunity to meet a number of different folks from the WordPress community.

Attendees will have 2 to 3 minutes to engage with their matches before switching off to someone else. To participate, just show up in Leopold Museum during the morning breaks.

Tribe Meetups

Tribe meetups are unstructured groups focused on specific interests, such as community, agency, marketing, development, and more. Meetups will be held throughout the day Friday and Saturday in the Leopold Museum.

To attend, just show up to the appointed room during the appropriate time slot. Space for the tribe meetups is limited, so attendees are encouraged to fill out this form, although registration is not a requirement to attend.

Contributor Day

Contributor day will be held Sunday, June 26 at Vienna University in the city center. It is slated to be the largest WordPress contributor day on record with 500 contributors expected to attend. Even if you have never contributed to WordPress before, there are still plenty of opportunities to pitch in, from translation, community, and marketing to training, meta, and mobile.

Sign up to contribute here.


The official WordCamp Europe afterparty is Saturday, June 25 at 8:30 p.m. at Halle E. If you plan to attend the after party, be sure to bring your badge, as you will need it to get in. In addition, this year’s WCEU after party is “ball” themed, meaning attendees are encouraged to dress up for the event. This is not required, however, so don’t worry if you didn’t pack a bow tie or ball gown.

Are You Going To WordCamp Europe?

If you can’t attend WordCamp Europe, don’t worry, tickets to the live stream are still available. This is the fourth annual WordCamp Europe and with 2,200 tickets sold, WCEU is poised to be the largest WordCamp to date.

If you’re heading to WordCamp Europe this weekend, look for me at the WP Engine booth!

Marie Dodson

Marie is the editor at Torque. She enjoys reading good books, drinking good wine, and traveling to fun places.

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