Umbraco Poland Festival Roundup

 

This year we were delighted to host the second edition of the Umbraco Poland Festival in the beautiful city of Kraków, and we’re pleased to say it was a great success on all counts!

We had a fantastic venue, lots of awesome attendees and some really wonderful speakers. We hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did, (especially the pre-parties and after-parties of course). For those of you who couldn’t make it, or if you just want to relive the highlights from the festival we’ve put together a short roundup, complete with some of your lovely tweets and feedback about the festival.

Community

We’re very happy that the Umbraco community within Poland is growing so fast, because this is what makes Umbraco so special. We are even happier that we could host people from abroad and that we can, with absolute confidence, call the Polish edition of the Umbraco festival international.

Umbraco PL Fest community Umbraco friends at the PL Fest Krakow Last one standing at the Umbraco Poland Festival

 Certifications

Without doubt, with every year, the Umbraco Poland Festival grows in strength, we don’t want it to be just a conference. The day before the festival, we organised training sessions where attendees were able to obtain Umbraco certifications, so now we have even more Umbraco Masters in Poland - yupii

Umbraco Masters in Poland Umbraco certifications at the Poland Festival

Speakers

The second edition of the festival brought some really wonderful speakers. Niels Hartvig (@thechiefunicorn) from Umbraco HQ, showed us not only how to do the Macarena, but he also spilled some seriously exciting secrets about what awaits us in the Umbraco-sphere. Søren Spelling Lund (@publicvoid_dk) shared his knowledge with us about clean code and Paul Marden (@paulmarden) gave us an example of how to build intranets with Umbraco. The list of speakers goes on, those of you who were with us on the day will know what a fantastic range of talks we had, so we’d like to say an extra big thank you to all of the speakers!

Niels Hartvig speaking at Umbraco Poland Festival One of our fantastic Umbraco PL Fest speakers Thanks to all our PL Fest speakers

Women of Umbraco

Last year we had 3 women at the festival, 2 of which were from The Cogworks. This year, as you can see on picture below, we have improved, as we are 7!! We’ve more than doubled the turnout from last year! Go Umbraco women power!

Women of Umbraco at the PL Fest

Tools

We do our best to make this conference as tech-friendly as possible :-) This year one of our devs built a custom welcome screen with Twitter feed! Nothing has escaped our attention. If you think that this tool can be useful also for your event just give us a call and we can share it with you.

Custom Twitter feed at #umbPLfest 2017

With the Umbraco Poland festival over for another year, we are already looking forward to the third edition in 2018. In the meantime, keep an eye out, as we’ll be updating you with the official videos from the festival that will be going live very soon.

If you can’t wait until next year to get your Umbraco fest fix, make sure to get your tickets to the Umbraco UK Festival, which is now less than 2 months away! It’s going to be the biggest and best Umbraco UK fest to date, complete with 80s theme in the most exciting venue yet. Don’t forget to claim your 50% discount to the UK festival with the discount voucher from your PL fest goodie bag.