In early 2021 Ronan contacted me to ask if I was interested in the idea of an open source conference centered solely around Matomo. I was intrigued and over the following months we got a team of Matomo experts from all over Europe together who would be interested in contributing. After a public survey to gauge interest, we settled on a date (November the 4th and 5th 2021) and started the actual planning of the event. Thanks to the involvement of the rest of the team and a public call for participation we finally got 28 talks and workshops by 25 speakers from 11 different countries.
Thanks to the sponsorship by empreinte digitale we were able to achieve our goal of executing the online conference using only free and open source software. They hosted a BigBlueButton server, a matrix.org chat platform and a live streaming server which combined with a Pretalx instance hosted and customized by me provided everything needed for the conference. In addition a minimal and very fast flask webapp combined all of these platforms into one userfriendly UI.
All talks were recorded and in the weeks after the event edited and uploaded to video.matomocamp.org where they are still availible.
Many thanks to everyone for making this the best Matomo conference so far!
If you are interested in the technical details of the Matomocamp setup, feel free to contact me.
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