Community Events in WordPress

A presentation at Drupal Europe in in Darmstadt, Germany by Francesca Marano is an open source project created and maintained by a community of users. Its mission is to democratise publishing through open source software.

WordPress is a global and inclusive project made up of hundreds of thousands of people that meet online, through Slack, and team blogs.

However, offline and in person is where the true magic happens. From a single event in 2006 (WordCamp San Francisco), we now have hundreds of meetups every month and over 120 WordCamps each year.

They are all organised by volunteers, including the two flagship events: WordCamp Europe and WordCamp US, that have now over 2,000 attendees each year.

In this talk I will tell the story of the WordPress events, how they evolved through the years, how the WordPress Community Team supports them, and how we organise our web presence and communications.