For the second consecutive year, the WordPress Greek Community organizes the WordCamp Athens 2017 conference on the 9 and 10 December 2017 at the Megaron Concert Hall and at the innovation hub Found.ation.
WordCamp Athens 2017 aspires to become the largest technology conference in Greece around WordPress, the Internet and new technologies. ERT S.A. is also the gold sponsor of this top technology event of the year.
What is WordCamp
The WordCamp events are organized in every major city of the world by local communities. Each year around 80 WordCamps are organized around the world. Some of the topics presented at these events include: web development and design, social media, ecommerce, blogging, content strategy and entrepreneurship.
The conferences are not for profit and are organized on a voluntary basis under the auspices of the WordPress Foundation, the official public benefit organization that aims to preserve WordPress’s openness.
WordCamp Athens is financed by the official sponsors and supporters of the WordPress Foundation (global sponsors),
by financial sponsorships or service offerings of companies operating in Greece and around the world (local sponsors), and
through the ticket sales.
Wordcamp target audience
The target audience of the WordCamp event is includes WordPress and Internet users, regardless of their level of knowledge and experience. The conference is addressed to any user or professional who wishes to be informed on developments around WordPress and Internet technologies in general: web developers and designers, bloggers, journalists, computer science students, content and web editors, social media managers and other specialists.
On the first day of the conference, 17 speakers are expected to go on stage and share their experiences and their knowledge with the public.
Some of the invited speakers are: Francesca Marano, Vivian Dimitriadi, Antonis Karpetopoulos, David Lockie, Marianna Siouti, Apostolos Kritikos, Alexandra Anghel, Otto Kekäläinen, Rocío Valdivia, Ivelina Dimova, Aleksandar Savkovic, Ioannis Vougiouklakis, David Bromiras, Aleksandar Andrijevic, Archimedes Mertzanos, Vassilis Karkatzounis, Ria Papadimitriou.
What is WordPress?
About 28% of the websites you read every day have been created on the WordPress open source content management system.
As a free open source software, it is a modern system of online publication and content management. Via its platform anyone can create a website or a blog and publish all kinds of content: articles, photos, videos as well as product and service information.
Basic principles, accessibility, benefits
The community’s openness to every individual and the respect for diversity are some of the basic principles of the WordPress world community. All people are equally welcome regardless of gender, age, background, religion, sexual orientation, or level of knowledge and experience.
In order to facilitate participation, the rooms will be accessible to handicapped people, sign language interpretation will be available as well as daycare for the professionals with children at no extra cost.
The conference attendance ticket for both days (which includes meals, coffee breaks and commemorative gifts) is at 20 euros so that it is accessible to all members of the community.
On Saturday, December 9 all events will take place at the Athens Concert Hall’s (Skalkotas Hall & MC3 room).
On Sunday, December 10, the Contributor’s day will be hosted at the coworking space Found.ation (2 Eyrystheus & 123 Pireos).