What can I say. WordCamp London 2017 was amazing. It was well organised and atmosphere was relaxed. The coolest part was meeting people as always. You know the feeling when you meet people which you have been chatting in Twitter or Slack.
Big thanks to Diane Wallace who helped the speakers in most friendly way.
Here is short overview of my trip to London.
I had two reasons to go in London.
That’s why I arrived two days before WordCamp in London and left one day after. I was thrilled!
The food wasn’t that bad either.
— Pradeep Singh (@pradeepdotco) March 18, 2017
On Friday we had contributors day and I worked in accessibility team:
My main job was testing the new tag cloud widget:
For Twenty Seventeen there is a patch waiting already.
After a long day contributing we had volunteers and speakers dinner on Friday evening. Or should I say it was all about playing ping pong! Which was super fun.
I also ate too much. It was time to get some rest and get ready for my talks.
There is no way to pick the best talks I went to see. There were so many good ones going on in the same time. And this is not a competition. There were plenty of different type of talks for everybody.
I know that the best talk that I didn’t see was from Adrian Roselli: Selfish Accessibility.
My first “talk” was on Saturday. I was invited to theme panel with Ulrich Pogson, Sue Fernandes, Afzaal Ahmed, and the panel was hosted by Jonny Allbut. We could easily talk about 4 hours about themes but we had only 40 minutes to talk about for example these topics:
Theme panel turned out to be pleasant experience. Jonny kept good rhythm and panelist have different kind of perspective how to build themes. We worked together as team really well!
On Sunday I had a lightning talk about SVG icon system in WordPress. In the same session Pascal Birchler was talking about internationalisation improvements and Matt Radford about simple simple purpose plugins.
— Shake It Up Creative (@ShakeItCreative) March 19, 2017
I was little nervous waiting for my talk but I got relaxed when it was my turn to go on the stage. I think the talk went pretty well and I got some nice feedback.
— CoolfieldsConsulting (@coolfields) March 19, 2017
Here is again the slides and related articles:
It’s certainly not easy to organise events like WordCamp London. But I honestly can’t think any negative feedback. Everything just worked, people were friendly, and there was plenty of time to hang out with others.
Huge huge thanks to organising team, volunteers, speakers, sponsors, and everybody involved! See you again next year.
In the end I’m just going to leave this song here.