It is difficult to overestimate the power of like-minded people gathering together in one place. This is especially true for the Magento Community, where smart and passionate contributors co-create, coordinate, and compete simultaneously. But what happens when new norms kick in and in-person meetups are not possible? Of course, we play to our collective strengths. We share ideas and we innovate. The result was hosting MageConf 2020 entirely online, aiming to replicate the cherished in-person experience.
MageCONF has celebrated its anniversary this year and couldn’t be missed even despite the worldwide volatility and uncertainty. So MageCONF 2020 was held online, gathering around 500 attendees joining from all over the world. Thanks to each and everyone for the challenging questions, knowledge sharing, and fun had during the presentations, breaks, and networking sessions. Even with an online format, we can have a joint photo like this one :)
Keynote from Jason Woosley kicked off the conference perfectly and gave the right direction to the flow of 5 tracks running in parallel with 6 presentations at each.
A special round of applause goes to more than 35 amazing speakers from different areas and locations delivering talks on trending topics relevant to all the community members. Talks were vetted and selected by a committee of Adobe and Magento Community representatives and had great feedback from conference participants.
Presentations were too good to be missed, so their recordings are available at YouTube [link to playlist].
Important to note: few of the videos will be available later due to technical issues, we’ll keep you posted.
Important to say that the event wouldn’t be possible without the support of real Magento enthusiasts – our sponsors! Despite the widespread budgets cut-offs these companies invested in the Community, it’s spirit and long-term knowledge building process. Our wholehearted gratitude is with you!
Can we say that everything was perfect? Of course not :). However, there were almost no technical issues among 30+ speakers and it actually went smoother than expected.
Would we do that again? Surely, yeah!
Do we strive for your feedback? Of course! Here’s the link to post-event survey.
In case you’ve missed our awesome conference wallpapers – download them right now!
Also, check out the recap of the Contribution Day powered by MageCONF 2020.
See you soon – at the Meetups, Contribution days… And hopefully offline events next year!