Facts and Photos from WordCamp Belgrade 2018

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More than 2000 people joined forces and made the biggest WordPress event in history. But don’t take our word for it – we have photos and facts to prove it.

We’ll open big because that’s what the 2018 WordCamp was like – hands-down the biggest and most impressive WordCamp ever.

Some of the noted speakers for WordCamp Europe 2018 (Belgrade edition) included John Maeda, Morten Rand-Hendriksen, Adam Silverstein, K Adam White, Joost De Valk, and Alberto Medina.

Mix that with probably 3000 people from all over the world and you’ll see the true meaning of a WordPress community. (On a funnier note, check out an eating & drinking guide for Belgrade made by the Serbian WP community, experienced local eaters & drinkers).

Neuralab’s CEO Krešo talked about a “LifeCycle of a WordPress project” for around 90 minutes and covered tools and best practices on how to start, finish and maintain a full WP implementation for enterprise-grade clients. An interesting addition to the workshop was the analysis of modern tools like Trello for backlog grooming, JIRA for prioritization along with current communication tools like Slack groups and Google Hangouts.

But enough about us – let’s talk about WordCamp! Here are the raw facts and hard data:

  • Twitter impressions: 6m+
  • Number of on-site attendees: 2085
  • Live stream attendees: 808
  • Contributor day: 500 people in 24 teams!
  • Quiz participants: 492
  • Volunteers: 178
  • Sponsors: 81
  • Visiting countries: 68
  • Speakers: 65
  • Organizing crew: 54
  • Number of stages: 5
  • Live captioning crew: 2
  • Number of quiet zones: 1
  • Number of crying sessions: 1 (feedback for Morten: include some helpful ethics tips next time; for us senior folks :))
  • WCUS 2019 and 2020: St. Louis, Missouri
  • WCEU 2019: Berlin!

Hope you enjoyed our quick photos & facts overview and hope to see you in Berlin next year. Tickets will be available from the 1st of September, so be an early bird!