After WordCamp Sofia 2013

I started this post few days after WordCamp Sofia, but I delay it for no reason for almost month.
I’m not going to do a review of whole event, because I was involved as volunteer and probably I won’t be objective. But what I can say is I’m still excited 🙂

This was my third WordCamp in Sofia and, in my opinion, it was the best so far. It was special for me for another reason.

I was a speaker for the first time

Yup, I had a session and it was my first talk in front of audience. The talk was called WordPress – From the start and it was for beginners, and hopefully, future WordPress users. In my presentation I tried to explain what is WordPress, what can do with WordPress and gave few examples of how to install WordPress using Famous 5 min install and software called Softaculous.

If I have to be honest, I was so nervous before and during the talk. In fact, I’m still nervous. I had prepared 4 or 5 piece of paper with notes slide by slide, but I never looked them. I tried to be focused and to not look too nervous and just to share what I had prepared to the people in the hall. I can’t say if I succeed, but I hope so. I received few positive feedback, but I’m sure I can do better in the future.


This year we had several guest speakers and I want to thank you to all of them. It was pleasure to meet them in person. We spent several hours in our favourite Shisha Bar where we played Cards Against Humanity, had few drinks and talk about WordPress. What else do you need?

Brian Messenlehner, me, Marko Heijnen, Mario Peshev, Ivelina Dimova, Noel Tock, Joe Hoyle and Konstantin Kovshenin

Brian Messenlehner, me, Marko Heijnen, Mario Peshev, Ivelina Dimova, Noel Tock, Joe Hoyle and Konstantin Kovshenin

I want to thank you to all organizers, sponsors, speakers, volunteers and especially to Mario Peshev for the great event. I had great time and looking forward for WordCamp Sofia 2014!

Stanko Metodiev is a WordPress veteran and the CTO of DevriX. For the past 12 years Stanko has been developing complex SaaS platforms, multisite solutions, migrating various systems to WordPress, managing a team of developers and leading a few key international projects in the company. In the past years, Stanko is the lead organizer of the WordPress Sofia User Group (WPBGUG) and has been a part of the organization of WordCamp Sofia and WordCamp Bulgaria. In his portfolio, you can find free themes and plugins on, and badges of his membership in the WordPress support, polyglots, theme reviews teams. Stanko is a fan of Real Madrid and often watches football games in shisha bars with friends and with his family at home. Also an avid fan of Counter-Strike and an active member of the remote work culture worldwide.

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