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WordCamp Europe 2018 Recap

This year’s WCEU was hosted at Belgrade’s Sava Center from June 14th - 16th. Our front-end developers, Radmila and Iva, were eager to go and see what’s WCEU got in store for them this time, and here’s their take on it.

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The workshops we got to attend during those 2 days were absolutely fantastic.

The entire content we were given was very well thought out, focusing on both technical and psychological aspects of our jobs.

The one that absolutely blew us away was Matt Mullenweg’s super inspiring and resourceful speech. On the other hand, Nathan Kuik’s workshop was kind of an eye opener; how to learn to focus on details and feel good while we work, but most importantly, how to avoid stress and burning out.

This WCEU was mainly focused on Gutenberg blocks - something fairly new in WordPress. During those days we got to hear about it first hand, and learn how to improve and build new ones.

Google, as the main sponsor, had its own stand and it was the most crowded one. Their reps helped with any questions we had, even fixing bugs on someone’s websites or resolving some other issues.

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What really showed us that this conference was on a whole other level was WCEU “kindergarten”. You could easily come to WCEU with your little ones and check out everything on the agenda, while they play with other kids or sleep.

Some awesome attractions were Boldie the dragon (a tiny robot which could move his head), and the wheel of fortune with different challenges and prizes.

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We were blown away with how well-organized and thought-through this conference was from every possible aspect. From speakers, to different stands, attractions, way to directly engage and be a part of it - one word to describe it - phenomenal.

Especially now when we’re still under the impression of what we heard, learnt and intend to implement in our Eemagine projects.

Oh and, the fact that this WCEU was in Belgrade says a lot about our growing development community. Keep it going, fellow devs.

Spark Me 2018 - Eemagine Recap

As a part of our offline “tour”, we decided to attend this year’s Spark Me conference in Budva, Montenegro. And let us tell you, was that a good idea!

Conferences and meetups like this one keep our digital universe going - staying connected, meeting new people, and exchanging our passion and brilliance in what we do.

Well, Spark Me is one of those conferences where you go with a certain mindset and get out bursting with inspiration and awe.

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Where Business Meets Digital Innovation

Among many marketers, the organizers managed to gather some of the best speakers from all around the world, covering pretty much every branch that includes digital world. From different marketing experts some big time social media influencers to real cyborgs! Yes, you read it will. We’ve witnessed seeing Neil Harbisson and Moon Ribas, who happen to have devices installed in their bodies that make them… humanoids, or literally what we said - cyborgs.

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The moment everyone lost their minds was definitely seeing Mike Massimino share his expertise and know how. Listening to a NASA astronaut in person, who happens to be the first person to tweet from space), and his life experiences is something you don’t get to see every day.

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To spice things up, Itay Talgam, a conductor and a business consultant, used his innovative approach to teach us some good lessons about business.

With all these great people to look up to, what did we learn?

 

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Things are changing rapidly, so we often become robots and forget why or how we do something. So what makes you stand out in such a crowded market?

The whole point of these gatherings is not sharing cliché talks with your audience (what a lot of people out there think). You hear everything about bumpy roads to success and the secret to it, but you only truly understand it when you get to its inner core.

All these people represent success, hard work, persistence, passion, but most importantly - LOVE.

Take your passion and do something with it. Rely on your team and LOVE what you do.

Something important Spark Me reminded us of and also something we try to incorporate daily in our little Eemagine factory: “There’s got to be something driving you, and that’s gonna drive you to success.”

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