Milan Ivanovic - lanche86

WordPress Developer / WCBGD and WCEU Organizer

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On smells from a past

It is always so interesting when a minor detail in your day recalls so many memories. Like, whenever I hear a noise of the wooden floor in my parent’s living room when I pay them a visit suddenly I feel like home. I feel safe. I feel like I never left. Memory is still there.

We have been living separate for eleven years now, and, although we are one hour drive, unfortunately, I am not visiting them as much I as I would love to.

Until I moved to Belgrade, I lived in a small village, around 2k residents, and that is the place I call Home. And to my place in Belgrade, I always referred as a The apartment, never thought of it as my new home, dunno why :/

I passed a long way from living in the countryside, doing a lot of farming, fruit picking to organizing the WordCamp for 2k people.

So, right now, it’s 10 pm, and I am so eager to recall as many memories as I can, while I am at my parent’s house. They are making the last preparation for tomorrow’s peach picking, and I am working on convincing my father to bring me along :) I am totally aware that I don’t have to, but, still, “me wants to” :D

We did a lot of peach picking, and I mean – a lot. That was our only way to survive, and farming was a primary source of income. A lot of amazing memories and moments followed while we were at our peach plantages. Never did fancy family holidays or reunions, but, a lot of quality time together spent while working and I my parents thought me that the only way to make it in this World is to work, and to work hard.

I would love to finish this article with the favorite quote from my favorite movie:

godfather-family-quote

WordCamp within a WordCamp

WordCamp Europe 2016, was a blast, we can all agree on that! The whole organizing team and everyone involved put a lot into making it happen and now, from this point of view, I can say THIS WAS A GREAT WORDCAMP!

They say it’s not over until you blog about, so I listen :)

For all of you, who shared last a couple of months with me, you know what I have been through; these last three – four months has been a quite a horror, it all started with a knee surgery, followed by breaking down the engagement, but, thanks to organizing and fully focusing on both WordCamp Belgrade and WordCamp Europe everything’s fine now :)

WordCamp Europe, August 2015

I could start this paragraph saying “One chat that changed it all” :) So I remember like it was yesterday, I got a Slack notification on w.org and was from Petya. I replied just with: “AAAAAAAAAAAA” once I found out about me being accepted into the #WCEU organizing team.

Joy, stress, happiness, sorrow

So, organizing the event this size was a great experience, and I would do it all over again if I could. Incredible journey. Since I was the part of the remote team, in charge of volunteers and Contributor day this was an entirely new experience for me. I never did anything even close to this size event. Alongside with Peter, I organized roles for about 160 volunteers; and with Rocio and Alex Kirk, we pulled off organization for 450 contributors.

 

After it was officially over, this tweet sums it pretty much:

 

Luca Sartoni, behind the scenes photos

Florian Ziegler’s awesome album

 

See y’all in Paris!

Sleep is for the week. Love it :)

sleep-is-for-the-week

Halford – Silent screams

The journey never ends. It’s just begun!

 

…and I am off to a knee surgery 

After I got back a couple of days ago from my skiing trip in Slovenia I was diagnosed with broken ligaments and damaged meniscus…

My bad knee is something that was bothering me for about 3 – 4 years now, and having the minor ski accident just brought all together and surgery is a must this time.

I am getting off the cab now. Will post updates on this, asap…

See ya! 😉

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