With around 600 attendees, it is the largest WordCamp held in the UK.
The speakers came from a wide cross-section of the WordPress community, from all over the world and the standard was very high.
Andrew DixonTechnical Director
WordCamp London 2018 was held this past week, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April across two buildings at London Metropolitan University. With around 600 attendees, it is the largest WordCamp held in the UK, offering 36 presentations over the two days with topics covering business practices to development techniques and everything in between. There was also an “activities room” with a range of people available to offer assistance with WordPress to anyone who needs it. Several members of the mso team attended so that we could cover the majority of the presentations and get the most from the event.
In the WordPress and WordCamp spirit of community and inclusiveness, the event price was kept low at just £40 per person for the two days, which included snacks, drinks, and lunch on both days, as well as an evening social event (including dinner) at the end of the first day. There was also a range of accessibility and inclusiveness features to the event including childcare, disabled parking, hearing loops, a lactation room, a multi-faith room, a quiet room, wheelchair access and most impressive of all, live speech to text reporting for live captioning of every presentation throughout the event.
The speakers came from a wide cross-section of the WordPress community, from all over the world and the standard was very high. Many of the more technical speakers were either Automattic employees or WordPress Core contributors, giving you insight directly from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.
Over the next few weeks, we will be writing some articles about the various different presentations we attended to give you details about what we found out about over the weekend.
Many thanks to the organisers and all the volunteers for putting on such a great community-led event and making everything run so professionally and smoothly.
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