My name is Areti Vassou and have been involved with WordPress meetups, as an attendee, since the very beginning in San Fransisco (Saturday, June 26, 2004) and later in New York. When I moved back to Europe and finally back to my home country Greece, visiting local WordPress meetups and WordCamps in Greece, was the natural thing to do.
In general WordPress events in Greece are well organized, diversity-oriented, safe for women or any other underappreciated groups. Diversity and inclusivity are major pillars of the WordPress community. WordPress Greek Community follows all the guidelines given by WordPress Central as are stated in the Code of Conduct.
Open to Diversity & Inclusivity
By default, Greek mindset and culture nurtures nobility and fosters an environment free of political, religious, gender, age, appearance, financial or education bias within its community. Even in rare cases where incidents occurred where people felt any kind of insecurity, there were rapid reflexes of securing the site from disturbing individuals. In other words, if someone says “I need help” at least a dozen people will assist.
Parents with young children can find the support they need in order to attend the conference. Also, hearing issues won’t hold back people to attend because WordCamp Athens provides signing language interpreters on site. The venues are wheelchair friendly and people with limited vision can participate at the event, upon request.
Having a walking difficulty myself and after attending hundreds of WordCamps & WordPress meetups all over the world, I can guarantee that WordCamps in Greece are the most welcoming WordPress community events on earth. That’s the reason I decided to participate as an organizer in 2020.
Of course, there are many different opinions and sometimes even mindset disagreements but that’s the point of being a volunteer. To be ready to see things from a different point of view and get out of your comfort zone. Participating in a community event is a choice that is backed up by the love we all share for WordPress.
Join WordCamp Athens 2022
There are several ways you can live the experience of this amazing tech conference. See how:
One last tip: WordPress Greek Community knows how to set up a spectacular gathering in big numbers. All previous conferences were full of personality and creativity. Worth mentioning that WordCamp Athens is one of the biggest WordPress events in Southern Europe.
The People of WordCamp Athens
WordCamp Athens 2022 is organized solely by volunteers, members of the WordPress Greek Community. Their love and dedication to WordPress are the motivation behind their involvement in organizing this community-based conference. They share all the responsibilities for making this huge event happen for free. Meet the organizing team of WordCamp Athens 2022 here.
WordPress Greek Community has organized 6 successful WordCamps in Greece so far:
- WordCamp Greece 2021 Online
- WordCamp Athens 2019
- WordCamp Thessaloniki 2019
- WordCamp Thessaloniki 2018
- WordCamp Athens 2017
- WordCamp Athens 2016
In WordCamps it’s all about knowledge
Knowledge, networking, business deals and of course new friends. WordCamps cover a variety of topics such as design, development, blogging/content, social media, marketing, startups, eCommerce / shops, and many others. Have a look at the presentations from previous WordCamps to get an idea.
WordCamps are available for anyone who works with WordPress, at any level of experience and knowledge, regardless of their sex, race, religion, weight, size, or any other human attribute. The conference gathers all the latest developments and skillsets that grow within WordPress. It aims to share all the latest news with the community. Furthermore, networking and business development opportunities are on the rise for all visitors.
WordCamp Athens’s previous conferences had the joy to create an interactive community with different business backgrounds such as Web Developers, Web Designers, Βloggers, Journalists, Content Curators, Web Editors, Social Media Managers, Digital Marketing Experts, SEO Consultants, Eshop Managers, Students just to name a few.