Cosmo Tech Director of Marketing Dylan Kissane has returned from three days of learning, networking, and contributing at WordCamp Europe 2017. One of the world’s largest conferences for the global WordPress community, WordCamp Europe was this year hosted in Paris, France, and attracted hundreds of developers, engineers, marketers, bloggers, and both online and traditional media with interests in the WordPress platform.
WordPress is the software that powers nearly one-third of the world’s websites, including the recently launched Cosmo Tech website. As the online content management system of choice for millions of website owners, the WordPress software and business ecosystem is enormous and the company behind WordPress, Automattic, though still privately held, is valued at more than $1.1 billion.
For Kissane, the opportunity to attend WordCamp Europe was one not to be missed. “The Cosmo Tech website was built with WordPress in part because it offers a content management system, marketing platform, and development platform that is currently without equal,” he explained. “At WordCamp Europe I had the chance to meet, interact with, and develop relationships with some of the people behind the WordPress software, to gather ideas on how to use the software more effectively, and to take advantage of all of the capabilities of WordPress for a growing technology company like Cosmo Tech.”
WordCamp Europe offered a variety of talks and roundtable presentations over the course of the three days in Paris and the Cosmo Tech Director of Marketing took full advantage of the diverse tracks on offer. “Obviously I attended sessions focused on marketing, SEO, effective writing and communication for the web, and improving the user experience,” Kissane said, “but I also attended sessions that were focused on vision, community outreach, and delivering a software platform to the world. There’s a lot of value to be extracted from any event where smart minds in technology gather together and I was glad to be able to represent Cosmo Tech this weekend in Paris.”
At the conclusion of the event it was announced that WordCamp Europe 2018 will be hosted by Belgrade, Serbia.