This weekend, March 7th and 8th 2020, we celebrated WordCamp Malaga 2020. After many months working to organise the event, it was great to finally see it all come together.
Thursday: Pre WordCamp meetup
We had a final WordPress meetup before the event, where we shared further details about the upcoming WordCamp with the local community.
Friday: Venue preperation
The organisers and volunteers all met up at the University to set up the venue in preparation for WordCamp Malaga. Welcome bags were packed, sponsor stands set up and final video and audio tests done in the three tracks.
My role throughout the event was to organise the speakers, so I took time to have a final check over the speaker presentations, and ensured all presentations were loading correctly in the differed track set ups.
That evening we celebrated the pre WordCamp dinner for the organisers, speakers, sponsors and volunteers. This was a great chance to meet the speakers before the event and catch up with old friends from previous WordCamps, including Moncho from SiteGround, who I had previous worked with during WCEU and Roberto and Mercedes from WP Chiclana.
Saturday: WordCamp Malaga
It was an early start as registration started at 8:00, with opening remarks by Fran Pérez at 9:00. It was a great turn out, lots of collaboration from sponsors and opportunities for attendees to network.
During the day I went on to introduce the two English speakers we had: Camila Wax talk on Playful CSS and Joen Oslen on Working Remotely.
The day was full of great speakers and workshops, my most memorable talks were from Rocio Valdivia and Ignacio Cruz.
The day wrapped up with the After Party in the center of Malaga. It had been a super long day, so nice to relax and enjoy the evening, although I did not stay long, left the younger members of the community to dance the night away.
Sunday: Contributor Day
Final day to wrap up the event was Contributor Day, where everyone is invited to contribute and give back to the WordPress community.
Today I joined the Translation team and was able to help out with some theme translations from English to Spanish.
Spain currently has the largest translation team in the community, keeping the most recent version of WordPress 100% translated. It was great to work alongside Nilo and get a few tips about this team with the community.
WordCamp Malaga is now over, it’s been a busy and exciting few days! I feel that all the hard work to prepare an event for over 240 people paid off and I look forward to joining the organizing team another year.