Attending WordCamp Bucharest 2016

River view from one of the windows of CCIR

 

I attended my first WordCamp outside of Bulgarian borders.

It was in Bucharest in the CCIR (Bucharest Chamber of Commerce) Building and it was a very nice experience.

Here is the link to the event: https://2016.bucharest.wordcamp.org/

 

WordCamp Europe 2014 – Sofia

This year, my home city – Sofia was the host for the WordCamp Europe event. Usually I attend every WordCamps, but this event was from a different magnitude. On the event there were many people from many different countries – that many, that I could rarely find someone speaking my native language – Bulgarian. This year was also different for me because I have joined the great community of the makers of WPML and ToolsetOnTheGo Systems and I very much enjoyed that they have sent my colleagues to attend the event with me and it was a bit more fun for me that way. We visited different lections together.

George Botsev, Juan de Paco and Dario Jazbec Hrvatin
George Botsev, Victoria, Juan de Paco and Dario Jazbec Hrvatin photo by Margarit Ralev

During the lunch break, I have found one of my other colleagues – Denise, and she joined us.

Denise VanDeCruze, George Botsev, Dario Jazbec Hrvatin and Juan de Paco
Denise VanDeCruze, George Botsev, Dario Jazbec Hrvatin and Juan de Paco

I am usually a bit shy around so many new people, but during the lunch, while I was waiting in queue, I was in line after Marion Gooding, and he said “Hi” to me and we exchanged business cards. He is Partner/CEO at Untame.net and a very nice guy! I have visited their site in the past – they develop beautifull professional WordPress themes, and also have some pretty good tips for creating themes for beginners and advanced users. On this event I was also able to meet more of my colleagues for a short time. Finally at the end of the event we were able to meet in one place and take a group photo.

Joanna Dawid, Juan de Paco, Paweł Wawrzyniak, Agnes Bury, Dario Jazbec Hrvatin, Denise VanDeCruze and George Botsev
Joanna Dawid, Juan de Paco, Paweł Wawrzyniak, Agnes Bury, Dario Jazbec Hrvatin, Denise VanDeCruze and George Botsev

On this event, in the second day I also met Andrew Georgakopoulos from a new managed WordPress hosting provider called PressidiumThey are offering quite good managed wordpress hosting solution. I have registered for a private beta, and I will soon review their service. I enjoyed the event and the company of my new colleagues. I hope that we meet more often, because they are very cool and nice guys and gals!