We’re glad to announce our first WordCamp Croatia that will be held on 5th and 6th September in the beautiful city of Rijeka on the Adriatic coast. Saturday 5th is a conference day and Sunday 6th is planned to host a Contributors day. Day prior (Friday 4th) to WordCamp we plan to have 4 workshops in 2 tracks covering topics about working with WordPress.
WordCamp Croatia is the central WordPress conference in Croatia and will be held in the different city each year. We don’t want to go big so we wanted to create a WordCamp with cosy and family–like atmosphere, where both speakers and attendees will feel great. And the date is perfect because it’s the end of the summer and you can still enjoy swimming in the Adriatic or discover some of the most beautiful destinations in the region – from Opatija, Island of Krk, Gorski kotar or the Istrian peninsula with it’s astonishing sceneries.
Rijeka – WordCamp Croatia host city
Although Croatian WordPress community is relatively young (we started it in 2013.) it hosts 4 Meetups (as in June 2015) in Zagreb, Split, Pula and Rijeka and that’s why we applied to have a country WordCamp instead of local ones. Every year different city will host WordCamp Croatia and for the first host city we decided to go with Rijeka.
Rijeka is a port city and the largest port in Croatia. It’s close to Slovenia and Italy and has a long history of multiculturalism. It’s very welcoming to new ideas and that’s only one the reasons we decided to go with Rijeka. Many people have been on Rijeka Carnival which is one of the largest in the region with 10.000 participants and 100.000 visitors each year.
It’s also well connected since it’s on a crossroad of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy. It’s around 150 km from Zagreb (Croatian capital), 70 km from Trst (Trieste), and 150 km from Slovenian capital – Ljubljana. There is an international airport nearby at Krk island (20 km from Rijeka) and the Zagreb International Airport is within 1.5-hour drive. (more info on coming and staying in Rijeka will be posted in the upcoming weeks)
WordCamp Croatia venue
Hrvatski kulturni dom na Sušaku (or short HKD Sušak) is an impressive piece of modern architecture of the late 1930’s that was finished after the second World War ended, in 1947.
There are a lot of stories behind the building process and the architect who created this project. The locals can share this story with you while we mingle on WordCamp ;).
Although only 250 tickets will be sold for WordCamp Croatia, there is room for around 300 people (+ 100 people on the balcony). As we said earlier, we want a cosy atmosphere although we are open to the idea of opening additional 50 tickets in case of additional interest.
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See you at WordCamp Croatia in Rijeka. Remember to take your swimsuit ;).