The very first WordCamp Europe took place this last weekend in Leiden, The Netherlands, with over 700 WordPress fans in attendance. From all reports it seems to have been a resounding success. This was the first large-scale WordCamp to be held in Europe. It included two days of world-class speakers from all of the world and one day dedicated to contributing to WordPress. Many attendees reported that it was the best WordCamp they have ever attended.
For those of us who weren’t able to attend, you probably noticed your Twitter stream full of the #wceu hashtag, with photos and updates offering a window into all the activities surrounding WordCamp Europe. “Armchair WordCampers” could follow the event via the wceu.wparmchair.com website, created by David Bisset. The site captured 1200+ photos and 3700+ tweets from WordCamp Europe, using the #wceu hashtag.
If you are at home wishing you could have attended all of the awesome sessions, the next best thing is getting your hands on the speakers’ slides. We’ve selected a few of the fantastic presentations that were given this past weekend and have posted them here. If you attended WordCamp Europe or have links to slides from other presentations, please let us know in the comments below.
WordPress: To OOP or not to OOP
Writing Secure WordPress Code
Herding Cats with the BuddyPress Activity Component
Why Big Brands Love WordPress
Real Security for WordPress
Perfecting Your Images Using WordPress
Learnings from Growing Local WordPress Communities
On Internationalization: Plugins and Themes for the Whole World
Working towards great version control for WordPress
Unit Testing Like a Pirate