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