Finally, I made it to my first WordCamp, organised here in London. I had been a huge fan of the WordCamp since the WordCamp UK days and learning about the event around the world always kept me enthused to attend one soon.
For those of you who aren’t aware of WordCamp, it’s a community-organised gathering of WordPress enthusiasts. More than 21 thousand WordPress users attended 89 WordCamps organised in 34 countries in 2015 and this figure is continuously growing.
Last year, I made it to the contributor day of WordCamp London but sadly couldn’t make it the main event days. This was the third year of WordCamp London and it was organised from 8-10th April at the London Metropolitan University.
More than 500 WordPress enthusiasts including bloggers, core developers, and end-users made it to the gathering over the weekend. 53 amazing speakers shared their knowledge of different areas of WordPress through talks organised in three different tracks on Saturday and Sunday.
As this was my first WordCamp in the city that I live, I decided to get involved by volunteering for the event. In addition, I also got involved in the photography team for the event. I along with four others in our photography team volunteered to fully cover the event.
Here’re few of my selected photos from the WordCamp London 2016, organised by different days – Contributor day (Friday), Saturday, and Sunday.
Contributor Day – WordCamp London 2016
The Contributor Day took place on Friday 8th April, at the Graduate Centre of London Metropolitan University. Almost 100 WordPress contributors came together to contribute in different areas including Accessibility, BuddyPress, Community, Core, Design, Documentation, Flow, Meta, Mobile, Polyglots, Support, Themes, and more.
I decided to contribute by volunteering on the day and managed to take some photos towards the end of the day. It was a fun to attend and know many of the WordCamp speakers, MC’s, organisers and volunteers at an informal dinner organised later that evening.
Here’re few of my photos from the contributor day.
Saturday – WordCamp London 2016
Saturday was officially the first day of the WordCamp event. Along with doing the photography, I enjoyed attending few talks of speakers including Pascal Birchler, Julio Potier, Tim Nash, Tammie Lister, and Konstantin Obenland. Of course, you can see these speakers and others in my images gallery from the Saturday below.
The day ended with a great after party event with games, dinner, and free drinks.
Sunday – WordCamp London 2016
Sunday was the second and final day of the event packed with more exciting sessions. Along with few panel talks, I managed to attend few more sessions from speakers including Petya Raykovska, Dmitry Mayorov, Taco Verdonschot, Tom Greenwood, and Alex Denning.
You can see images of those speakers and several others in the gallery from Sunday below.