It’s become a tradition! Every year OTGSians based in Europe wait anxiously for the next edition of WordCamp Europe, the biggest WordPress event on the continent. Being part of a 100% remote company, we enjoy every opportunity we have to physically spend time together. For this 2018 edition, 15 members from OTGS were able to attend the event in Belgrade. We came from Poland, Spain, Israel, Italy, Greece, France, Slovenia, Bulgaria and of course, our resident teammates who just couldn’t miss this appointment.

FOCUS ON… our experience in WCEU!

 

We only get to meet once or twice a year, but it truly feels like family. WordCamp is fun and it’s good to meet partners. But I don’t come for that. I come to get together with my friends in OTGS

Amir Helzer (CEO of WPML & Toolset)

 

Meeting face to face with our amazing partners

During this meeting, we talked about WPML plans to add support for Elementor Templates, and also about tightening the integration with Toolset. Stay tuned, more is coming.

Meeting with the Elementor Team

We also had the chance to interact with other fellow collaborators:

Meeting with Raitis - Visual Composer Product Manager
Marketing meeting with Sujay from Brainstormforce (Astra theme)
SiteGround Hosting: Our ensuing partnership with SiteGround and their WordPress on-boarding experience.  Sharing
SiteGround Hosting: Our ensuing partnership with SiteGround and their WordPress on-boarding experience.
Marketing advice with Sujay from Brainforce (Astra theme)
Meeting with Raitis – Visual Composer Product Manager

Bloggers & theme authors stopping by…

We enjoyed chatting with WPMayor and a few other bloggers, sharing the latest trends in the WordPress community.  Let’s share a tweet from WPMayor:

We also met the Artbees team, the people behind the Jupiter theme. It was a pleasure to finally put a face on you guys as we are communicating a lot via email. WordCamps are great for giving that human touch to our virtual world.

The Future of WordPress 5.0 with Gutenberg

Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress and CEO of Automattic, is hoping to release WordPress 5.0 in August and to have hundreds of thousands of sites using Gutenberg by then.

Right now, WPML and Toolset work fine with Gutenberg, but Gutenberg is evolving (and getting better). We continue to adjust our code with every release of Gutenberg so when WordPress 5.0 is out, we’ll be fully compatible with Gutenberg.

Matt summarizing the timeline of Gutenberg
Timeline for Gutenberg
Gutenberg roadmap
Gutenberg roadmap

OTGS closing dinner: having fun at WordCamp

Just before the fabled WordCamp Europe after party, we really needed to spend some quiet time just as a family and to say goodbye until next year. Srdjan, one of our local OTGSians and guides, made a reservation for us at the great Stara kobila, a restaurant just on the Sava river.

It was the perfect occasion to chill out after three intensive, but exhilarating days. The view was beautiful, the food was great, the company was left without words!  It was the perfect way to say goodbye to Belgrade.

OTGS dinner
OTGS dinner on the Saturday.
Discovering the local food…

Where will our next meeting be?

WordCamp Europe 2019 will be held in…BERLIN! There is still one year ahead of us, but we are already counting the days to share more time with you and with all the WordPress community.

Bis bald!