WordCamp Bologna 2018 – Developer Focus

Today I had my first mentorship check-in with Enea @overclokk, lead organiser of WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Bologna 2018.

As discussed a few months ago (but I am not sure I documented this on a post, boo me), Enea feels that Bologna could have a more devlopers focused event.
I agree with him especially because WordCamp Bologna will be squeezed between four WordCamps in Italy that have a very varied schedule that caters to a broader audience.

During the last WordCamp Torino, many developers expressed the desire to have a WordCamp dedicated to learning and growing together as a community: Bologna is a great place to do that, it’s home to a great Computer Science Department at the University and boosts a nice start-up scene.

This wouldn’t be strictly a WordCamp for Developers, like WordCamp for Publishers was in Denver, but certainly it would help to have a more focused area of interest, both for speakers and attendees: we talked about the possibility to build up during the day, starting with talks that are for beginner devs or people that are interested in development and don’t know where to start and move on to more complex issues throughout the day.

I offered to document the process and report on the check-ins, so we can see if the format works.

Thoughts? Ideas? We are here to listen and learn together!