This month, the city of love, Paris, had a couple thousand more tourists than usual. Yet, instead of the Eiffel Tower, Louvre or Champs-Élysées, these particular people headed to the Paris Docks in the North of the city, where WordCamp Europe 2017 was taking place.
The fifth WordCamp Europe once again stole the crown as the biggest WordCamp ever, though WordCamp US will probably, once more, reclaim that title in December. For now, however, 1900 participants from 79 countries and more than 1000 people taking part in the live streams is nothing to scoff at.
I was in attendance for my second WordCamp Europe and my third WordCamp ever. While this time I spent a lot more time talking to and reconnecting with people I met last year and less time listening to sessions, I still managed to see a few interesting talks.
For everyone who couldn’t make it, below I have summarized three of my personal highlights this year.