WordPress has recently been described as “the dark matter of the web”. It’s absolutely everywhere. The WordPress ecosystem is probably bigger than Facebook. But at the same time, most of the WordPress people I know are “flying solo”. There are a lot of freelancers out there who work with a small team, or none at all.
That’s why things like WordCamps and meetups are important. They offer the WordPress community a way to share experiences, exchange ideas and get inspired. Thinking along those same lines, Dutch Automattic “Happiness Engineer” Karim Osman is organizing a “WordPress Coworking Trip” called “WP On Tour”. Or as Karim puts it:
“The idea is to step out of your daily (office) environment and work at a challenging location somewhere in the world. Like a holiday, but then with WordPress geeks Everybody is welcome: bloggers, designers, programmers, entrepreneurs, etc.”
Sounds like fun, right? So much so in fact that the first trip, which takes place in Spain early next year, is now fully booked. And one of the lucky people who “got in” is me :). In January, I’ll be working from a luxurious villa in Sitges for 7 days. The villa only accommodates twelve people, so about 99.999% of the WordPress community won’t fit. Fortunately, there’s a form on Karim’s site in case you’d like to be kept up to date about future tours.
There’s a Twitter list of attendees too.