We spent last Thursday to Sunday in Murten/Morat for WordCamp Switzerland 2023. It was the first one I attended since WordCamp Zurich 2019 and it was great to meet in person again. After three years of pandemic, it still feels strange to be in a closed room with that many people, but I guess it’s about time to train those “social muscles” again.
Apart from the main event on Saturday, we were also signed up for contributors day on Thursday. As we haven’t seen each other in person for about 1.5 years, we ended up mostly working on some of our own stuff together. But still, I learned how to commit to WP core using Github (which I always thought was more complicated) and got one of my photos of Castle Morat into the WP Photo directory during contributor day.
The location in Murten/Morat was chosen because it sits right on the “Röschtigraben“, a term we use here in Switzerland for the cultural boundary between the French and German parts of the country, which makes perfect sense for a conference that intends to bridge those gaps and bring all of the local communities together.
Altogether, the organizing team did a tremendous job and from what I can tell, everything went as smooth as it possibly could. A big round of applause to everyone involved!
For me, it was the first WordCamp Switzerland where I wasn’t involved in organizing at all. The only thing I did sign up for, was as a volunteer to take photographs during the day, which I would’ve done anyway, so it was quite an easy job.
As I was mostly switching between rooms to take pictures, I have only really seen a handful of talks. My favorites this year where:
- How to automate your maintenance with Playwright – Nico Martin
- WooCommerce, but faster! – Remkus de Vries
- Nurturing your customers – Léa McAleese
(I’ll add the links to the videos, as soon as they get posted to WordPress.tv)
Without further ado, here’s a selection of my favorite shots.