WCEU, Weglot and the WordPress community

WCEU, Weglot and the WordPress community
Thomas Fanchin
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Thomas Fanchin
Thomas Fanchin
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Thomas Fanchin
Thomas Fanchin
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June 19, 2023

Physical events are finally back! We’ve been waiting a long time to write this blog post and waited for a special occasion to do so. Well, what better way to write this post than a few days before WCEU 2022 in Porto

Global Sponsor of 2022 WordPress events

We announced in our previous blog post that Weglot is now a proud WordPress Global Sponsor –  that means we’re supporting all the meetups and WordCamps all over the world this year! 

With this comes great responsibility. So, we’re aiming to be present as much as we can in each community we’re supporting by attending numerous WordCamps and WordPress events.  

With almost 6 months of the year already behind us, I thought I’d share a couple of pictures with some of our friends (old and new) from the several WordPress events we’ve already taken part in.

WordCamp Geneva🇨🇭

wordcamp geneva
  • Guillaume (Product expert @Weglot) > this was his first WordCamp outside of France! 
  • Thomas Deneulin (@WPUmbrella) > the WordPress wizard, a great friend of ours, and the best table football player I know 😉
  • And lastly, I’m the one on the right of the picture with the big smile 

WordCamps are also a great opportunity to make new friends. Here’s Nestor (Security Analyst at Godaddy) who we chatted with:

Top tip, if you ever have an opportunity to listen to one of Nestor’s talks, I’d strongly recommend you do so! He’s a GREAT speaker and always has something insightful to share! 😊 

WordCamp Athens 🇬🇷

I couldn’t make the WordCamp in Athens this year, but our Weglot ambassador Fotis did an amazing job of chatting to the Greek WordPress community (which he’s been doing for 3 years now)! Here he is with Maja (Field Marketing Manager EMEA at GoDaddy). 

We love you Fotis! 😉 

WordCamp Irun 🇪🇸

Here’s Nestor again chatting up a storm with Jesus, a great friend of ours with whom we’ve collaborated over the past few years in Spain, plus our new ambassador Ibon, who’s also doing an amazing job too! 

And there’s more to come this quarter, we have two other WordCamps on the map – WordCamp Montclair in the US and WordCamp Warsaw in Poland. 

We’re on the lookout for an ambassador for WordCamp Warsaw which is being held on the 11 June, so if you’re interested, please drop us a line! 😊 

Weglot and the five for the future movement

Launched in 2014, Five for the Future encourages organizations to contribute five percent of their resources to WordPress. 

We love the initiative and Weglot is currently involved in the project too, read more about it here.

During the past few months, we’ve been supporting Juan who’s heavily involved in the WordCamp Europe organization and is also doing a lot to help and support the WordPress community as a whole. 

I’d recommend you read more about what he’s doing through the articles he’s contributed to the Weglot blog.

We’re also super proud to say that we’re now supporting Pedro Mendonça who’s part of the WordPress Polyglot team and contributing a lot to WordPress internationalization. If you want to find out more about him, have a look at his profile on WordPress.org. 

This is only the start of our journey with the 5FTF movement and there’s a lot more to come in the coming months, so watch this space! 😉

WCEU Porto 

So that brings me back to the next big event on our agenda and most likely many others’ within the WordPress Europe community…WordCamp Europe! 

Whilst I’m getting ready to take the short flight from Paris to Porto in a few days, it made me reflect on previous events. Here’s a souvenir from WordCamp Europe in Berlin.  

Wordcamp berlin
Eugène (CMO at Weglot) on the left and Rémy (Co Founder and CTO of Weglot) on the right. 

This picture was taken three years ago and brings back a lot of good memories! For me, it was my first WordCamp ever and it was such a great experience getting to meet face-to-face many of the people that I’d been talking to via email and hundreds of new connections too! 🙂

Fast forward to 2022 and WCEU is back and this time in Porto. Those two years have felt long and we’re eager to see everyone in person again! We can’t wait to be in Portugal and meet everyone from the community and be back together. Make sure you pop by booth Adm_5.

I’ll be there with Weglot co-founder Augustin, and teammates Etienne, Guillaume, Thibaud.  We’re keen to chat to as many of you as we can and as an extra incentive you can grab some cool merch too! 

See you in Porto. 🇵🇹

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