Join WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018 on 15 – 16 December. WordPress tribes will meet and share their knowledge!
More than 30% of the websites you visit on a daily basis are built with the WordPress open source software, a platform the usage of which is rising constantly, especially in Greece. This is the reason why this great event is organized in so many locations, every year! The WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018, is a conference about WordPress, open software and digital skills in general.
WordCamps hold discussions on various topics: Startups, e-Commerce and Βlogging are just some of the topics covered at conferences like the one getting prepared at the moment.
Globally, WordCamps are supported by the WordPress Foundation—the official nonprofit organization the purpose of which is the preservation of the openness of WordPress—and this conference is approved and recognized by the Foundation.
Why should I attend a WordCamp?
A WordCamp is for anyone that works with WordPress, at any level of experience and knowledge, but not only. The conference is addressed to any internet user interested in getting informed on the news around WordPress, including but not limited to Web Developers, Web Designers, Βloggers, Journalists, Content Editors, Web Editors, Social Media Managers and many more fields of expertise or professionals.
WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018 Organizers
WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018 is organized by volunteers, members of the WordPress Greek Community. In particular, 15 members of the community (who you can see in more detail here), have shared the responsibilities and work to give life to the conference for the third year in a row, after two successful WordCamps in Athens.
WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018 Financial Sources
The WordPress Foundation is the valuable partner and supporter of their efforts. While a big part of WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018 is financed by Foundation’s global sponsors and supporters, they also have the ability to seek out local sponsorships, monetary or providing a service, by companies active in Greece.
For that purpose, there are 5 sponsor packages available to anyone interested to pick one up and support the conference. Of course, these packages include a varying set of benefits.
How to Attend
The tickets to attend the conference for both days, including meals and coffee breaks, will have a symbolic price and are available here>>
WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018 will be hosted at Thessaloniki Concert Hall and more specifically in the M2 building and Maurice Saltiel Hall on the 5th floor, while coffee breaks and lunch break will take place in the foyer and the impressive café-restaurant Allegro at the same floor.
Designed by the famous architect Arata Isozaki, the M2 building gives the city a unique structure that summarizes the virtues of modern architecture. Geometric lines, large glass surfaces, and metallic elements make up a picture of imposing simplicity, contrasting but standing equally next to the neighboring M1 building.
Thessaloniki Concert Hall is located at the junction of 25th March with the beach, right next to Posidonio Athletic Center.
Individuals with special needs can have an easy access inside and outside both venues of the Thessaloniki Concert Hall.
Access: You can reach the Concert Hall from all the neighborhoods of Thessaloniki with the Public Transport.
Bus: The Megaron is located 100 meters from the «March» stop, from which the buses 5 / 6 / 8 / 33 pass, while about 200 meters away, the 30 / 78 busses pass from the «Georgiou» stop. www.oasth.gr
Taxi: There is a Taxi stop in front of the Concert Hall entrance, where there are always taxis at the end of the performances.
Parking: The underground parking of the Megaron Music, located in the M2 building, is 11,800 m² in size and 230 seats. Parking will be available free of charge to all attendees on the day of the conference.
Thessaloniki Concert Hall
25 March and Beach
Call for speakers
Please, fill in the form below in order to send them your presentation proposal for WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018. If you wish, you can send them more than one proposal. Please, make sure that you have read the code of conduct for participating in a WordCamp first. The organizing team will try to contact you shortly.
The call for speakers of WordCamp Thessaloniki will expire on October 15th, 2018. All submissions will be considered and answered by October 30th, 2018, regardless whether they are accepted or not.
What they seek:
People who love their work and carry it out with care and craftsmanship, experienced individuals who possess a deep knowledge of their field, and finally, those who have a knack for public speaking. They just seek people who can tell a beautiful story!
Examples of the themes they seek are (non exclusively):
The basics (for novices and professionals)
Web development, website building
Web Design (HTML, CSS, JS, front-end)
Design (UI/UX, typography)
Blogging, content creation, journalism
Marketing, branding, strategy
Something new, that we do not know about yet
The WordPress Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Matt Mullenweg to further the mission of the WordPress open source project: to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software.
The point of the foundation is to ensure free access, in perpetuity, to the software projects we support. People and businesses may come and go, so it is important to ensure that the source code for these projects will survive beyond the current contributor base, that they may create a stable platform for web publishing for generations to come.
As part of this mission, the Foundation will be responsible for protecting the WordPress, WordCamp, and related trademarks. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the WordPress Foundation pursues a charter to educate the public about WordPress and related open source software.
They hope to gather broad community support to make sure that they can continue to serve the public good through freely accessible software.
They are inspired by a number of other organizations and non-profits:
- Free Software Foundation, the creator of the GNU GPL license they use and promote.
- Mozilla Foundation, making the web and email more accessible and built on open standards.
- Public Code, demanding legislation requiring that publicly financed software be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software license.
You won’t be able to join the WordCamp? No worries! You can still support the WordCamp Thessaloniki through sponsorships. You can also use the magic hashtag each time you post something relevant to the WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018.