Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress will deliver the keynote talk at WordCamp Europe 2019. Last year, Matt’s keynote and Q&A session was rated #1 out of all talks in WordCamp Europe post-event attendee survey, and his talks regularly draw a huge crowd at #WCEU.
During his keynote talks in previous years, Matt has shared exclusive insights into WordPress and Gutenberg. WordCamp Europe 2019 Team is delighted that he will be taking the stage again for WCEU 2019 as a guest speaker on Friday 21 June.
To coincide with announcing the keynote speaker, #WCEU has released the schedule of talks and workshops for WordCamp Europe 2019.
Introducing track 3
WordCamp Europe knows how much attendees value the schedule of talks at WCEU. Last year, the talks were rated #2 in their top-rated activities and services, following the volunteers, who took the top spot.
Combine this with a record-breaking number of talk submissions this year, and they decided they wanted to add more talks to the schedule. Introducing: Track 3!
Talks and lightning talks
WordCamp Europe 2019 is excited to offer a wide selection this year, with a total of 31 talks and 12 lightning talks covering eight different categories.
After feedback from last year’s event in Belgrade, they aim to bring variety but also focus in on some of the most popular topics, such as Development, Gutenberg, SEO, and Business.
More workshops for 2019
Last year, 78% of attendees said they absolutely wanted to see workshops again for 2019. #WCEU listened. This year, they will be running 15 workshops, including seven 3-hour workshops and eight 90-minute workshops.
Each workshop has a limited number of places, and early registration is encouraged if you want to secure a spot. They will be opening workshop registration on 10 May 2019. All workshops are free, but you must have a ticket for WCEU 2019 before you can register for a workshop. Don’t have a ticket? Go grab your #WCEU ticket now!
Panel discussions make a return
This year’s schedule sees the return of much-loved panel discussions, reminiscent of the early years of WCEU! For 2019, there are two panel sessions on the schedule, one for each day.
The first panel will discuss ‘User onboarding and retention — What can we learn from site builders?’ and the second panel will discuss ‘Growing beyond Gutenberg — From block-based editing to site administration.’
#WCEU will post more information about panel discussions within the next few weeks, so stay tuned.
At WCEU, they all have something in common… they love WordPress, open source, and swag!
The schedule includes an open networking session after closing remarks on Saturday afternoon. This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, meet new people, and build great working relationships — creating valued connections and friends for the future.
Between sessions, there are 20-minute breaks, which gives you time to switch tracks or workshops, or to meet the sponsors and grab your favourite swag.
With more than 2000 attendees already registered for WordCamp Europe 2019 in Berlin, they are anticipating a lively and diverse event, with a varied schedule that offers something for everyone.
Who is Matt Mullenweg?
Matthew Charles “Matt” Mullenweg is an American online social media entrepreneur and web developer living in San Francisco. He is best known for developing the free and open-source web software WordPress, now managed by The WordPress Foundation.
He is the founding developer of WordPress, the Open Source software used by over 31% of the web, including this site. The website says WordPress is “a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform” but more importantly WordPress is a part of who he is.
The WordPress community celebrated 15 years of WordPress in 2018. (Matt was 19 when he started.) As he said: “The project touches a lot of people, something I’ve recently begun to appreciate. I consider myself very lucky to be able to work on something I love so much.”
Every year Matt gives a “State of the Word” speech. Here’s the 2017 edition.
Photo credits for the cover photo: Matt at WCEU 2017 by Stephen Blythe