Today I am just heading home from a really wonderful few days full of energy, excitement, collaboration and enthusiasm like I haven’t seen in several years.
The Mautic Community came together this week in Hasselt, Belgium for our first ever in-person conference, Mautic Conference Europe.
Rewind just over two years and we were about to organise our first ever Mautic World Conference - MautiCon for short - at Acquia's head office in Boston. Then came the global pandemic, and two years of varying lockdown levels, forcing many communities to pivot unexpectedly from the in-person events which are the lifeblood of an Open Source community to finding a way to digitise these events.
In the Mautic community, we had never organised an in-person event, let alone a digital event, so it was definitely breaking new ground!
Having now run two successful events, I have promised several folks to write up how we did it....so herewith the long overdue writeup!
It hardly seems that it was a year ago we were releasing the biggest major update to Mautic with our Mautic 3.0 release, but here we are just over a year later, and Mautic 4 has been released! There have also been some other important announcements, so read on for a roundup of activity across the community.