Growing Together - Thoughts on the Global WordPress Community

Growing Together - Thoughts on the Global WordPress Community

Presented at WordCamp Tokyo 2016

In 2013, the first WordCamp Europe jump started several local communities in European countries and inspired hundreds of people to start contributing back to WordPress. Three years and four editions later, Europe has the biggest WordCamp to this day with attendees from more than 68 countries all over the world. Since 2013 Europe saw a stunning raise of local WordCamps and is getting even more active contributors every day. Having existed mostly in the shadows of the contributing efforts since 2003, the WordPress Polyglots team is now gaining strong momentum while its 10 000 strong volunteer team is working tirelessly to remove the language barriers for users. In 2016 the team organised the largest online WordPress contributor day to this day with more than 440 people from 105 countries participating.

This talk tells the story of how the ideas of a group of WordPress friends helped pave the path of the global WordPress community.

Photos in the slides by Florian Ziegler (http://florianziegler.com) and Vladimir Petkov (http://kldn.net) ❤️

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Petya Raykovska

September 17, 2016
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  1. GROWING TOGETHER W O R D C A M P

    T O K Y O 2 0 1 6 THOUGHTS ON THE GLOBAL WORDPRESS COMMUNITY
  2. 2 PETYA RAYKOVSKA H U M A N M A

    D E SE N I OR PROJ E CT M AN AGE R W O R D C A M P E U R O P E 20 13, 2 01 4, 2015, 2016 W P P O L Y G O T S COM M UN I CATI ON LE AD F OR EUROPE @ p e t y e a h
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  7. WORDCAMP EUROPE WORDPRESS & LANGUAGES GLOBAL TRANSLATION DAY

  8. 8 “ F R O M I T S V

    E R Y B E G I N N I N G < T H E W O R D P R E S S C O M M U N I T Y W A S I N T E R N A T I O N A L B Y N A T U R E . ” M I L E S T O N E S : T H E S T O R Y O F W O R D P R E S S 2 0 0 3
  9. 9 FIRST MULTILINGUAL FORK OF WORDPRESS IN JAPAN D E

    C E M B E R 2 0 0 3 M I L E S T O N E S : T H E S T O R Y O F W O R D P R E S S
  10. 10 “ I N T E R N A T

    I O N A L I Z A T I O N W A S A M A J O R A D V A N C E M E N T O F W O R D P R E S S 1 . 2 ” M I L E S T O N E S : T H E S T O R Y O F W O R D P R E S S M A Y 1 9 T H 2 0 0 4
  11. 11 MEET OUR TEAM W R I T E H

    E R E S O M E T H I N G
  12. 12 EXPLOSION OF WORDPRESS TRANSLATIONS J u n e 2

    0 0 4 M I L E S T O N E S : T H E S T O R Y O F W O R D P R E S S
  13. 2003 Created 17.4% 21.0% 2011 WORDPRESS IS GROWING 13.1% 15.8%

    2012 2013 2014 now 26.3%
  14. WordPress 4.0 (2014) Non English downloads surpassed English downloads ENGLISH

    > 6,538,463 7,196,847
  15. English Japanese German WORDPRESS 4.0 - 13,743, 063 downloads 6,496,334

    2,912,037 451,315
  16. The polyglots

  17. 17 MEET OUR TEAM W R I T E H

    E R E S O M E T H I N G June 27, 2016
  18. 18 MEET OUR TEAM W R I T E H

    E R E S O M E T H I N G WORDCAMP EUROPE
  19. WordCamp Europe 2013 Leiden, NL

  20. 20 MEET OUR TEAM W R I T E H

    E R E S O M E T H I N G
  21. 21 MEET OUR TEAM W R I T E H

    E R E S O M E T H I N G
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  24. 24 2 01 6 Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian and Slovakian communities

    at WordCamp Europe in Vienna AW E S OM E Entrepreneurial activities differ substantially depending on the 2 01 4 Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian and Slovakian communities at WordCamp Europe in Sofia
  25. 25 I TA LY 2 01 6 Italy has 13

    meet ups, 2 WordCamps and one of the most active WordPress communities in Europe. I TA LY 2 01 3 Italy has no WordCamp, no meetups, no real WordPress community People from different towns in Italy meet for the first time at WordCamp Europe 2015 in Seville
  26. 7 0 0 p e o p l e f

    r o m 4 3 c o u n t r i e s 8 8 0 p e o p l e f r o m 4 8 c o u n t r i e s 9 8 2 p e o p l e f r o m 5 8 c o u n t r i e s 1 9 5 0 p e o p l e f r o m 6 8 c o u n t r i e s THE GROWTH of #WCEU 2 01 3 2 01 4 2 01 5 2 01 6
  27. 27 WRITE A COOL TITLE HERE

  28. 28 MEET OUR TEAM W R I T E H

    E R E S O M E T H I N G
  29. 29 STATS & REPORTS W R I T E H

    E R E S O M E T H I N G
  30. 30 GLOBAL WORDPRESS TRANSLATION DAY 24 hours of translating WordPress.

    The first global online conference and contributor day. A P R I L 2 0 1 6
  31. 31 WRITE A COOL TITLE HERE

  32. 32 22 LIVE SESSIONS 40 350 STRINGS 105 COUNTRIES 448

    TRANSLATORS GLOBAL WORDPRESS TRANSLATION DAY
  33. 33 GLOBAL WORDPRESS TRANSLATION DAY A P R I L

    2 0 1 6
  34. 34 ABOUT OUR SERVICES W R I T E H

    E R E S O M E T H I N G
  35. THE 5000 TRANSLATORS 300 TRANSLATION EDITORS POLYGLOTS 2003 - 2015

  36. THE 10 532 TRANSLATORS 1320 TRANSLATION EDITORS POLYGLOTS March 2015

    - July 2016
  37. 37 MEET OUR TEAM W R I T E H

    E R E S O M E T H I N G
  38. 38 ABOUT OUR COMPANY W R I T E H

    E R E S O M E T H I N G
  39. 39 " S U C C E S S I

    S W A L K I N G F R O M F A I L U R E T O F A I L U R E W I T H N O L O S S O F E N T H U S I A S M . ” W I N S T O N C H U R C H I L L
  40. 40 MEET OUR TEAM W R I T E H

    E R E S O M E T H I N G
  41. 41 SO WHAT`S NEXT?

  42. GLOBAL WORDCAMPS

  43. WORDCAMP ASIA? ? ? ? ? ?

  44. 44 GLOBAL WORDPRESS TRANSLATION DAY 2! November 12th, 2016 SAVE

    THE DATE!
  45. 45 ABOUT OUR COMPANY W R I T E H

    E R E S O M E T H I N G Join the #Polyglots team
  46. 46 ABOUT OUR COMPANY W R I T E H

    E R E S O M E T H I N G We are a wonderful bunch
  47. 47 W R I T E H E R E

    S O M E T H I N G GROWING TOGETHER W O R D C A M P T O K Y O 2 0 1 6
  48. 48 Thank you! @ p e t y e a

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