Here’s why our team will be attending Prague WordCamp 2021 & what you will gain from it!
Our NIU team members are attending the Prague WordCamp 2021 virtual conference and are very much looking forward to it! WordCamp is known to be the biggest WordPress conference and we are attending the one being held in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. Such will provide a unique opportunity about getting to interact with others, exchanging ideas with big WordPress fans from all over the world, from core developers to casual users. The online event will be held on February 27th.
Having held the conference with attendees in person each year, this year’s virtual one is a major change. The organisers are however seeking to ensure that the same amount of quality information about WordPress content management system for users, developers and marketeers is generated during this online conference. The conference will contribute to enhancing our NIU team’s knowledge of the various elements, from designing custom themes, developing plugins and optimising WordPress powered websites.
During the conference our team will be able to learn from a host of reputable speakers, all peers in their field, from Masters in Google and Facebook analytics to UX designers. Besides obtaining fresh insights from the speakers, another crucial aspect for the NIU team is to network during this conference.
What will NIU team gain from attending this event?
Networking is not only about exchanging information, but also serves as an opportunity to initiate long-term relationships that lead to mutual benefits. Networking would be enabled during the conference through the use of the Hopin platform where there will be different networking rooms and workshops which the team will be able to login into virtually. Therefore, besides generating knowledge for NIU team members, joining the conference may also be a benefit to NIU in terms of business enhancement opportunities and relationship building.
What did NIU gain from previous WordCamp events?
WordCamp Europe is an annual global conference dedicated to WordPress and gives the European WordPress community a chance to gather together in a new beautiful location to share experiences, do business and keep themselves updated with the wonderful world of WordPress. During the year of 2016, NIU attended the WordCamp in Vienna, NIU team participated in a two day conference featuring valuable presentations about development, design, UX, community, marketing, performance, trends, Open Source, business, in the context of WordPress.
When NIU attended the WordCamp event in 2017, numerous speakers gave different informative sessions during WordCamp 2017, including Matt Mullenweg, the CEO of Automattic, Miriam Schwab who discussed WordPress Security, Morten Rand-Hendriksen on CSS Grid tricks and tips, and even Julka Grodel from AddThis who tackled code (PHP7). In terms of improving the UX of our products and services, Director Matthew Sammut said that “Accessibility talks were very inspiring for our work at NIU”. Furthermore, he also indicated that “WordPress is here to stay”, so potential clients reading this article should be knowledgeable about how powerful WordPress websites are, how well they rank, and how much they can actually improve a business.
Overall, the team attending this year’s WordCamp conference can see numerous benefits it has for a company such as NIU. Matthew thinks that it is imperative that the company becomes part of such an active community, and that WordCamp “can allow us to plan for future projects and also make sure that current projects are being developed in the right way”.
WordPress is a highly popular Content Management System (CMS) that is becoming increasingly prominent, and it is currently estimated that it powers around 30% of the World’s websites. And despite such impressive numbers, there is a lot of thought that goes into WordPress, with a large community of people working behind the scenes to ensure that the platform continues to run efficiently and seamlessly. This is the reason why a gathering such as WordCamp Europe is highly important for our work at NIU, as it allows us to rub elbows with the best WordPress minds in the world.
WordPress websites are easy to use, safe and SEO-friendly if implemented correctly. There are many different elements that make up a WordPress website, such as the more elaborate and functional eCommerce WordPress functionality. Various plugins such as WooCommerce which were purposely built to provide predefined eCommerce functionality are available for WordPress websites to help maximise value for money.
Prague WordCamp 2021 conference will enable our NIU team to gain more insight and expert advice on the content management system and evolving plug-in sector. The Prague WordCamp will also allow the NIU team to promote their skills set within the WordPress sector and attending this online conference will enable them to ask certain questions to help broaden their expertise and gain more exposure. These are informal, community-organised events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. This event shall no doubt provide an excellent opportunity to promote the NIU brand and show that we are actively involved in efforts to develop and improve this popular system. NIU’s participation should also make the conference experience even more fun and memorable.
The development of the wider world of WordPress could quite easily not remain foremost in mind when getting caught up in our day to day work routine. As a community-maintained and supported platform, WordPress relies on the collaboration between the many people that use it, so what better way than to attend Prague WordCamp 2021 to see this in action for yourself. Moreover it is reassuring that the organisers of WordCamp voluntarily dedicate their time, experience and energy to make the event an unforgettable experience for everyone.
In a nutshell, attending the Prague WordCamp 2021 is the ideal way to learn more about the WordPress platform, make connections and develop new business leads. These are the core reasons why our NIU team is attending.
Please click here for more information about how to participate and learn more about the opportunities this great event shall provide!