We are only a few days away from WordCamp Belgrade, and everyone is getting excited. It’s going to be a weekend packed full of talks, workshops, city tours and great food & drinks. I want to introduce you to the people behind the scenes, and give you an overall idea of what we have planned.
But first …
The talk & workshop schedule
This year we have 11 talks in English, 10 in Serbian, 2 workshops in English (one for kids), and 1 in Croatian. It’s safe to say there is a little bit of something for everyone. With two tracks named after the two rivers that flow through the city of Belgrade, Sava and Danube, you will be able to hear about design, development, content marketing, SEO and UX. Have a look a the full speaker schedule.
Contributing Day will be held at the GoDaddy offices, but we promise a breathtaking view of the rivers. During Contributing day you can expect 3 workshops, and don’t forget to bring your kids as one is tailor made just for them.
Petya is joining us and will be holding a workshop for up to 20 kids (sign up to reserve a spot). The goal of the workshops is to introduce WordPress to a younger audience and to show different aspects of the software to kids who are interested in writing or developing with it. While your kids are taken care of, you can enjoy two other workshops. Emanuel will be talking in Croatian about client work and communication. Most importantly, what if you land the wrong type of client and what to do about it. The third workshop is held by me in English, and it will focus on the art of storytelling, and how to apply it to content marketing.
The day will end with a walking tour, that will take you through the heart of Belgrade, and back to town centre where you can then enjoy the rest of your day.
For those who have been to Belgrade before you might have noticed that we are big on the nights out. This year will be no exception. On Saturday join us in the hip part of Belgrade, where we will kick off the official WordCamp after party at 21h, on Saturday May 13, in one of Belgrade’s trendiest clubs, Mladost. We have an area for all of us at the club (you will get your drink coupons), but bring your plus one, as there is plenty of space for everyone. Make sure you don’t miss it!
WCBGD behind the scene
You had a chance to check out the ManageWP team in the video waving at you from our offices, and the location of the Contributing day. But, really we are only a part of WCBGD and the organization. The WordPress community here in Serbia has grown tremendously over time, organizing this years event we have some talented, enthusiastic WordPressers taking the lead. We are proud to be part of this environment.
I wanted to share with you what WordCamp Belgrade means to them, and to extend a huge thank you for their effort, patience and persistence. Here are a few quotes just from some of them.
To me, WordCamp Belgrade is about good stories, good vibes and friendships, valuable networking and knowledge you can use instantly to grow yourself and your (future) business. – Ivana, PR and Digital Marketing consultant.
Great place to hear new things and meet new people from the WordPress industry. Plenty of coffee, and a great after party as an ending to an awesome geekish weekend. – Nemanja, senior full-stack developer
Community is what matters the most. Just bring a good mood and positive energy and you’ll have an opportunity to advance both personally and professionally. – Vuk, full-stack developer
See you this weekend!
WCBGD weekend is upon us, and 300 of your already bought your tickets, so see you all there for a weekend of fun and learning. Don’t forget to #WCBGD on Twitter and share your photos and comments with us.
We have a final 20 tickets left, so if you haven’t already grab yours now.