How was this newsletter born?
The last WordCamp I had attended was in Valladolid on February 29, 2020. I gave the opening talk explaining to attendees how to get the most out of the event and how to be part of the WordPress community.
A few days later, we were locked in our homes because of the pandemic. And there were no more in-person events. So no one could hardly put everything explained into practice.
After almost two years of sh*t, last December 11, 2021, a new WordCamp was held in Seville in person. Finally! The Spanish community is the second most active globally in terms of events (despite having a much smaller population than the US), and we were all excited.
The WordPress community, in general, should have been.
But… did people know about it? The same week of the event, I read many of my favorite WordPress newsletters like Post Status, The Repository, MasterWP, wpMail, WP Owls… and there wasn’t a single mention of the event. Ouch.
Obviously, it is not the fault of the people who have the newsletters or the blogs because if there is no information available in English, they can’t find it. And it is not the organizers’ fault either because they have enough to do with setting up the whole event without having to create press releases in other languages on top of it.
So I plan to do my bit to bring these two worlds together. And while I’m at it, I’m going to give myself a taste of my own medicine and try to discover more stories of companies very close to me physically that are unknown to me. Surely there are events, companies, entrepreneurs in Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, etc. (I know because I share the organization of WordCamp Europe with many of these people) that I don’t know because I don’t speak their first language.
I hope that the project can grow little by little and cross countries, continents and that we all learn from the people who are part of the WordPress community wherever they are.