The WordPress community in Spain is still growing, and proof of this is the increase in the number of events related to the platform that are being prepared for this year 2017. For this reason, if you are somewhat interested in and you don’t know about what is coming, here I leave you with the most relevant events so far for this year.
Keep in mind that I will update this post as new events are officially confirmed. Enjoy them and do not hesitate to visit us!
WordCamp Alicante (March 4th, 2017)
The first major event this year 2017 in Spain is the first edition of WordCamp Alicante, which will take place in the University of Alicante on March 4th.
If you want to participate as a speaker you have time until January 28th to submit your proposal by filling out this form. If you work with WordPress on a regular basis, you are in the area during that day and you think you have something to share, I recommend you to participate. Being a speaker is something very interesting that will help you grow as a professional. Do not hesitate and do it 😉
On the other hand, if you simply want to stop by to meet new people and learn, don’t lose more time and get your ticket right now. With the ticket you’ll have access to the WordCamp conferences, food, coffee, and snacks during the day, a shirt commemorating WordCamp Alicante, and a custom accreditation. And do not forget that you can also sponsor the event or help as a volunteer.
WPCampus 2017 (March 24th, 2017)
WPCampus 2017 is the inaugural event of the WPCampus community in Spain. This new concept, as it was already done in the US edition of the even, aims to be a meeting point for web professionals, educators, and people aimed at introducing WordPress in higher education.
The organization of the event is something peculiar, because instead of conferences you’ll find lectures, and instead of speakers, teachers. It is clear that although it could be a WordCamp-like event but focused on education, we are thankful for the fresh air it brings and the fact of importing into Spain a thematic event that already exists in the US community.
Behind this first edition of WPCampus we find two well-known people in the Spanish WordPress community: Fernando Tellado and Ibon Azkoitia. So, if you work in higher education, don’t be shy and share with the WPCampus community how you make use of WordPress.
WordCamp Madrid (April 22nd and 23rd, 2017)
This event, which will be the first WordCamp Madrid, will be held on April 22nd and 23rd 2017. And as the organization says on the web “in the middle of Madrid’s spring, to enjoy not only conferences and activities but also the beautiful city.”
One of the good points of Madrid is that it’s a good place to travel for practically all the spaniards since it is located in the center of the peninsula (sorry, my friends from Canary Islands 😇). So benefit from this opportunity if you’re spending some days in the Spanish capital to attend. Or even best, plan your trip and visit our country once and for all.
On Saturday, April 22nd, there will be presentations and activities (in 2 rooms), and on Sunday, April 23rd, you’ll have the Contributor Day. The location chosen for this first WordCamp Madrid is the Campus Madrid, a place that looks very good (take a look at the photos on their website).
WordCamp Bilbao (May 12th, 13th and 14th, 2017)
WordCamp Bilbao 2017 (that’s the second edition; first edition was in 2016) will be held on May 12th, 13th and 14th at Hotel Gran Bilbao (guess where? Yes, in Bilbao ☺️). The event will be divided into 3 days:
- Friday 12th | Basque talks + Workshops + Turism + Pintxo Pote (local food and drinks while visiting the city)
- Saturday 13th | Presentations
- Sunday 14th | Contributor Day
In addition to it, you can see the list of speakers on the same page where you can buy your ticket for the three days. The names you can find there are from very interesting people, so we encourage you to attend.
As a novelty, all attendees to WordCamp Bilbao will have 2 weeks of free coworking space (from May 8th to 19th, in Bilbao Cowork). You can change your usual workspace to one in which you will be surrounded by active people in the community, and also share, collaborate, and learn from other professionals.
Apart from these big events, there are other local events that I suggest you to attend: WordPress meetups. In Spain you can find a lot of local communities that meet regularly to discuss topics related to WordPress. You have the updated list of active meetup groups on the WordPress website in Spanish.
If you think that I forgot to mention some specific event, do not hesitate to let me know through the comments and I’ll include it in the list. Let’s all enjoy a year full of awesome events. Do not miss them!
Featured image by William White.