WordCamp Prague is gearing up for its second edition on February 28, 2015. The event will be held at the University of Economics. Organizers are planning two tracks of presentations: one for end users and bloggers and the other for WordPress developers and programmers.
Co-organizer Vladislav Musílek said that the team is expecting 300-350 attendees. “The Czech WordPress community is young and we started meeting in the summer of 2013,” he said. “There were three small meetups with a maximum of 30 attendees, but our first WordCamp Prague in 2014 had 230 attendees.”
Musílek is one of three local organizers who decided to hold a larger meetup every three months, with smaller ones taking place monthly. The three meetups held in 2014 attracted 130-150 attendees each, and sessions are published on YouTube.
Although the Czech WordPress community is relatively small, it is situated in central Europe with easy access for attendees from other countries. “We invited developers from other countries, because modern WordPress trends are what is missing in the Czech community,” Musílek said.
“But what is unique is Prague, a beautiful city in the center, with 23 European capital cities not more than 1000 km away, i.e. Vienna, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Paris, Rome, Warsaw and more.”
Musílek said the organizers’ goal was to create a WordCamp not only for the Czech community but for the greater central European development community. Many of the sessions cater to developers, and Musílek said this is intentional. “I am a developer and I wanted to invite speakers who are working with modern and trending technologies that we’ll be using for development in the near future,” he said.
WordCamp Prague’s schedule will host 16 sessions, including nine in English and seven in Czech. There will also be two workshops held in English and two in Czech. The variety of languages helps to make the event more accessible to international attendees. View the event’s schedule for more details. Tickets are still available for any attendees who decide to join at the last minute. If you’re still on the fence, check out the promotion video the organizers created for the upcoming event: