WordCamp Europe 2017

I’m in Paris, France to attend WordCamp Europe 2017, a community-driven conference for users, developers, designers and enthusiasts of the open source software that powers 28% of the web — WordPress. 

It’s my first WordCamp Europe, and from this I hope to pick up some learnings and insights to bring back home for organizing WordCamps in the Philippines. I’m extremely proud and happy to be a part of this and be able to see my colleagues whom I don’t see that often. 

You see, our company, Automattic, is a 100% distributed company.  500-plus of us work from our own homes helping people who are users of WordPress.com, Jetpack, WooCommerce and our many other excellent products. (Want to join us? Apply here.)

We are on our first day of WordCamp and I am a volunteer tasked to do things today and tomorrow. In my free time I hope to be able catch some interesting talks. I am watching John Maeda’s talk “Design in Tech Report 2017” as I write this. Not a bad way to start my WordCamp! 🙂

More photos below.