The 15th of January through the 22nd finally saw its first WP on Tour go live. WPCandy mentioned WP on Tour here before, but it’s basically a bunch of WordPress developers (of all shapes and sizes) sharing a working space for a week. This first edition saw 10 of us — yes, I was fortunate to be among them — in a beautiful house in Sitges, Spain having fun and co-working for 7 days.
You can find the full list of WP on Tour attendees on this Twitter list, You might have noticed some of your WordPress buddies on Twitter mentioning the #wpontour hashtag and you might have concluded that we had a lot of fun…
…and you’d be right! The only thing we really had in common was our love for WordPress, but if you’ve ever been to a WordCamp you know that there are some awesome people out there in the WordPress community. And to an extend, that’s how WP on Tour felt to me. We had a lot of fun getting to know each other, our housepet Wolfy and of course learning from each other as well.
As we were close to Barcelona we of course went all touristy as well and visited the great city. While in Barcelona we met up with Automattic’s Renewal team, who were in Barcelona at the same time, for even more WordPress geekyness.
The week was not just fun and play (and some clients projects actually needed finishing), but there also was time to share ideas on various personal projects and some of them actually saw the light of day. Briefly, folks worked on the following projects:
- Noel Tock created his version of WordPress meets Stripe: WP Stripe
- Bas van der Lans made a large update to his YouTube DJ tool
The idea behind WP on Tour is to step out of our daily (office) environment and work at a challenging location somewhere in the world. Like a holiday, but with WordPress geeks. This is the best way I know of to get in touch and hang out with developers, designers and evangelists next to visiting a WordCamp. If you feel like organizing your version of WP on Tour then all you’ve got to do is contact Karim.
(Feel like checking out all the pictures we took and what the wolf is doing in some of those pictures? Do check out WP on Tour Flickr pool then!)