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What is Walk to WordCamp Europe?

In May 2019, Marcel Bootsman will walk to Berlin from his hometown Berkel en Rodenrijs, to raise funds for DonateWC and support the WordPress community.

DonateWC is an initiative that aims to provide people with lesser financial means with funds to get to a (big) WordCamp. From donations that they collect, they’ll provide deserving community members with the following:

  • A WordCamp ticket
  • Door to door transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Food and drink money
  • Internet access
  • A once-in-a-lifetime experience

About Marcel Bootsman

Marcel Bootsman is a WordPress Consultant/Specialist and has been running his own company since June 2009. He is developing complete WordPress websites, themes, plugins and doing technical maintenance for his clients. He lives with his wife Beatrijs, son Noam, daughter Mila and dog Grover, in Berkel en Rodenrijs, a village near Rotterdam.

He is not only using the WordPress software to make a living but also contributes to the project in different ways. Organizing WordCamps (WordPress centered conferences), translating WordPress and related software to Dutch, helping out in the Dutch WordPress Support forum and speaking about related topics on WordCamps and WordPress Meetups (small size gatherings of WordPress users and professionals) are a few of the contributions Marcel is working on.

About WordCamp Europe

WordCamp Europe is the largest WordPress conference in the world. An annual event that welcomes everyone and aims to form and strengthen connections between European WordPress communities and beyond, it includes two conference days and a separate Contributor Day, when people gather to give back to the WordPress Open Source Project.

WordCamp Europe, or WCEU, is hosted in a different European city each year and organised by a team of volunteers selected from the WordPress community. In 2019 it will take place in Berlin, Germany on 20-22 June at the Estrel Hotel and Congress Center.


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