WordCamp Vienna Wrap-up

WordCamp Vienna 2017 is over and thank you to everyone who joined us for two fantastic days at Vienna University / altes AKH.

Please take a moment to answer our post-event survey. It should take no more than 5 minutes of your time. We really appreciate your time and feedback and hope to see you again at WordCamp Vienna 2018 or at our next WordPress Meetup in Vienna on May 10th!

WordCamp Vienna 2017 Attendee Survey

WordCamp Vienna in Numbers:

  • 205 Regular tickets sold
  • 25 Sponsors
  • 23 Speakers
  • 18 Volunteers
  • 7 Organisers
  • Sum: 275 attended (2 Organisers were also Speakers)

“Conference Day” at #wcvie 2017: April 22nd, 2017

Photos from WordCamp Vienna 2017

“Contributors Workshop Day” at #wcvie: April, 23rd 2017

Photos from WordCamp Vienna 2017 Contributor Day

Speakers Notes & Downloads will be posted in the respective Session as they become available:

Thank you to Wirecard for being a Platinum sponsor

Our valued sponsors help support the WordPress open source project by donating to WordCamp Vienna. Without them this event simply would not be possible. We are grateful to Wirecard for providing us with their support!

Wirecard CEE offers you state-of-the-art technologies for cashless payment processing as well as providing support for the development of international payment strategies for multichannel solutions. Using the extensive and comprehensive know-how in payment solutions, the company deals intensively with business ideas analysing each one thoroughly and in detail.

The 360° payment service extends from innovative online, offline and mobile payment processing to loyalty, couponing and mobile Point of Sale (POS) solutions. The portfolio is complemented by comprehensive sales and marketing support. Wirecard CEE also realizes the idea of a truly open payment. Following this philosophy, Wirecard CEE continuously releases free of charge shop plugins, add-ons, integration examples and solutions for programmers, merchants and integrators on developers’ platforms.

WordCamp Vienna 2017 Twitter Contest

Tweet to win one of 15 licenses of Yoast SEO copywriting training (valued at €199) !

All you have to do is tweet from your Twitter account during the WordCamp conference using both the hashtags #wcvie and #seo – and include something new you learnt during the WordCamp.
All entries posted between 09:00 and 17:00 on the day of the conference will be entered into a draw to win a license for one of 15 Yoast SEO copywriting trainings.
The winners will be announced during the closing session of this year’s conference and need to be present to collect their license.

Special thanks to Yoast for making this possible.

The small print – by entering the competition you agree to and confirm you understand the following:

  • The competition opens for entry from 09:00 CEST April 22nd, 2017
  • The competition closes for entry on 17:00 CEST April 22nd, 2017
  • The competition is open only to visitors of WordCamp Vienna 2017 and you need to be present during the closing session.
  • Only one prize per Twitter Account.
  • The prize does not hold a cash value and can not be refunded

Presenting our Gold-Sponsor: OSEG Open Source Experts Group

Our valued sponsors help support the WordPress open source project by donating to WordCamp Vienna. Without them, this event simply would not be possible. We are grateful to OSEG Open Source Experts Group for providing us with their support!

With over 300 registered vendors, the Open Source Experts Group is Austria’s largest competence pool of independent open source providers. The organization strengthens the internal networking of the members and serves the realization and support of numerous projects, always with the aim of advancing the philosophy of open and free software development.

The specialists of the Open Source Experts Group support companies and institutions that use open source software, GNU Linux and other free software, or plan their deployment. Numerous specialists will inform you about products, services, applications, special features and requirements in connection with open source software and accompany their customers in their implementation.

Keynote Speaker: Luca Sartoni

For many of us in the local WordPress community in Vienna, Luca Sartoni brought us together. I remember at one of the first WordPress Vienna meetups some years ago being surprised that Luca, who had recently moved to Vienna, almost immediately started working to create a WordPress community in Vienna. Now I know better than to underestimate Luca.

I was able to ask him a few questions in preparation for his keynote presentation at WordCamp Vienna about WordPress and the opportunities of the Open Web.

Luca Sartoni is a growth engineer at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. He actively contributes to the WordPress community and co-organises WordCamp Europe, the world’s largest event about WordPress. He has a background in computer science, technology, marketing, and media. He is a prolific photographer.

Why did you choose to come to Vienna?
In 2010 I was offered a job at a startup based in Vienna, a couple of years later I joined another startup, and after I joined Automattic in 2014 I decided to stay because Vienna is conveniently located.
Why did you get involved with building the WP Vienna community?

Back in 2013 I was already involved in the WordPress community, volunteering at WCEU and attending other WordCamps. I realized there was no WP meetup in Vienna and I decided to start one with Paolo, who was already employed at Automattic and co-organiser of WCEU.

What would you like to see for the future of the WP project?

I’m very excited by the evolution of the Editor and the Customizer, the current two focuses of the current development cycle.
How can WP communities better incorporate sponsors and partners?
Making sure that sponsors and partners are well aware of the expectations that the community has from them. It’s not trivial to incorporate commercial entities and their practices within a community that has its own culture as the primary value. Sponsors and partners should be involved and educated, before just taking their money.

Thank you to TOWA for being a Gold sponsor

Our valued sponsors help support the WordPress open source project by donating to WordCamp Vienna. Without them, this event simply would not be possible. We are grateful to TOWA for providing us with their support!

TOWA is an award winning digital agency located in Bregenz, the most western part of Austria – right next to the borders to Germany and Switzerland. The agency with its 32 employees is specialized in digital enterprise communication. The team consists of consultants, coders, marketers and designers who work in close collaboration to create successful, compelling solutions for local and international brands and organizations.

TOWA provides enterprise WordPress solutions reaching from corporate websites for SMBs, multisite-solutions for multi-national corporations, web shops, to tourism portals or intranet solutions. Next to web- and mobile development TOWA offers a full-service approach including hosting, managed service and online marketing.

TOWA is certified by Google and Facebook and is part of “E3”, an international agency network. To find out more about all our products and services like Virtual Reality etc., please visit our website www.towa-digital.com.

Thank you to Rita bringt’s for being a Gold sponsor

Our valued sponsors help support the WordPress open source project by donating to WordCamp Vienna. Without them, this event simply would not be possible. We are grateful to Rita bringt’s for providing us with their support!

The coexistence of RITA bringt’s and the common WordPress enthusiast is a symbiosis that existed in nature for millennia. While RITA bringt’s delivers the nut, the WordPressee delivers his or her idea in a nutshell – simple and effective through wordpress.

While RITA bringt’s sustains and enhances the functionality of the fingers, the eyes and the hunchback through purely organic and fresh vegetarian food, RITA thrives on the green paper and round metal that is created by the WordPressee.

As for every Adam there is an Eve, for every situation the common WP-geek might stumble upon, there is a solution from RITA bringt’s. May it be a lonely night only lightened by the neon screen there is the delivery service. The food is cooked so freshly that it survives at least two days in the cooling block or fridge.
May it be a WordPress feast, where the crowd gathers to create the next big thing, there are the „Pausensnacks”, with delicious sweet and savory snacks delivered to your door for free.

Or may it even be a WordPress conference such as this, there is the Catering for up to 1000 participants where a free refill of coffee and pie is only a few steps away.


Thank you to Yoast for being a Diamond sponsor

Our valued sponsors help support the WordPress open source project by donating to WordCamp Vienna. Without them, this event simply would not be possible. We are grateful to Yoast for providing us with their support!

Yoast helps you to get the most out of your website! You might know the Yoast SEO plugin; with over 6 million active installs, Yoast SEO is one of the most popular WordPress plugins worldwide.

Yoast believes in holistic SEO: not just one aspect of a website, but all aspects are important and should, therefore, be as good as possible. All awesome websites have three things in common: they’re easy to use, contain the right information, and they’re fast and reliable. The bonus is, that if you do all that right, a website becomes easier to find as well!

Yoast’s products help people create remarkable sites. Yoast offers plugins that make optimizing websites as easy as pie. By subscribing to our SEO Care package, they can directly help customers make a better site. Last but not least, they have online courses and eBooks that give people the skills and the knowledge needed to start improving their site.

Presenting our Diamond-Sponsor Multimadia

Our valued sponsors help support the WordPress open source project by donating to WordCamp Vienna. Without them, this event simply would not be possible. We are grateful to Multimadia.com for providing us with their support!

Multimadia.com makes it possible to stream any of your events live or share it at any time later on. Whatever the occasion might be, the stream team 360 comes with up to 6 cameras to televise your messages and events to your chosen audience. Format and quality can be chosen depending on your needs. Streamed videos are usually posted to social platforms like YouTube, Facebook or Twitter, but can be published on any internet platform. The content can also simultaneously be captured and used for other purposes later as well.

The advantages of this service are:

  • no post production, therefore fewer costs, discussions, and headaches
  • immediate message in form of a news style show, an interview or public discussion

During live videos, people are much more eager to listen with a bigger interest. The general relevance is higher for the audience and positively influences the ranking factors for search engines. It is almost like having your own TV Studio working in your interest at all levels marketing.

The marketing benefits of Live Streaming are enormous.  By sharing your news, campaigns, leads of any kind, the power of engaging and persuasive live streaming are endless and one of the most efficient marketing tools nowadays, especially due to the fact that it has not been well established yet, like so many other tools.

The central benefit is “scaling of the audience“ to a much larger market than most other marketing channels will allow you. Due to the potential interaction with the user, the possibility of the interaction evolving into direct sales increases.

The branding happens as a welcome side effect, without any extra investments. The content will be adjusted to the size of the viewer’s screen and due to the analysis and viewer tracking possibilities, you certainly obtain a lot more information and feedback than with just the usual advertising methods.

Presenting our Gold-Sponsor bluehost

Our valued sponsors help support the WordPress open source project by donating to WordCamp Vienna. Without them this event simply would not be possible. We are grateful to bluehost for providing us with their support!

Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over 1 million WordPress sites worldwide. Their objective is to help customers, whether novice or pro, create a thriving online presence at an affordable price. With a team of in-house tech experts available 24/7, Bluehost dedicates time and resources to providing the best support and services in the industry. Join millions of other site owners and see what Bluehost can do for you and your online presence.