WordPress.org is an open source project created and maintained by a community of users. Its mission is to democratise publishing through open source software.

WordPress is a global and inclusive project made up of hundreds of thousands of people that meet online, through Slack, and team blogs. 

However, offline and in person is where the true magic happens. From a single event in 2006 (WordCamp San Francisco), we now have hundreds of meetups every month and over 140 WordCamps each year.

They are all organised by volunteers, including the two flagship events: WordCamp Europe and WordCamp US, that have now over 2,000 attendees each year.

In this talk I will tell the story of the WordPress events, how they evolved through the years, how the WordPress Community Team supports them, and how we organise our web presence and communications.

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Drupal Europe 2018


Track Audience(s) Experience Level Tags
Content Managers, Editors
Designers, UX Strategists
Developers (Back-end php focused)
Developers (Front-end focused)
Developers (Javascript focused)
DevOps Engineers, Tech Leads, Lead Developers
Product Stakeholders & Decision Makers
Project Managers, Producers, & Product Owners
All / Any
Contributing to open source

Scheduling Information

9:00am - 9:50am
, Community

About the Presenter

Francesca Marano

WordPress Community & Partnership Manager

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Francesca is the WordPress Community & Partnership Manager at <a href="https://www.siteground.com">SiteGround</a>, the independent web hosting company. 

She is currently the release co-lead for WordPress 5.4, where she serves as the project coordinator. She held the same role also for the WP 5.3.

She is also part of the global WordPress Community Team, and she volunteers as a WordCamp mentor and a Community Deputy.

Francesca is a passionate speaker and you can find her in Italy and around the world talking about WordPress, community, open source, women in tech, and small businesses. You can check some of her talks on WordPress.tv.

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