November 15, 2019
In just 3 years Spain has become the second most active country for local WordPress events, preceded only by the US. Meetups increased from 9 to 52 and the number of local WordCamps reached the amazing number of nine in 2018. This all happened on a territory smaller than the state of Texas. Having the opportunity to witness this amazing community growth from within I felt humbled and inspired. In this talk I will share how the active engagement of inspired local individuals, the support of companies from the WordPress ecosystem and the know-how taken from the global WordPress community has shaped this success story. I believe that the lessons we learnt in Spain can be beneficial for the growth of the Japanese WordPress community too.