Eugen is a PrestaShop merchant and our Ambassador in Düsseldorf, Germany. He has organized no fewer than 5 meetups in 2016! He loves meeting regularly with the community to talk about best practices and to enjoy a good time with other PrestaShop enthusiasts. We chose him as Ambassador of the month to reward his exemplarity and asked him our usual questions for you to better know him.
Three words to best describe you:
Networker, lucky duck, creative.
If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?
The best way to make no career - the first ten years of my professional life.
What is your hidden talent?
I like to bake cakes and tarts. They are quite successful!
If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go and why?
I would fly to a sunny country with a beach. Germany is so rainy in winter :)
About your country
What is your favorite local food or drink?
If I have guests from abroad they always want to eat Schweinehaxe (pork hock) and drink Altbier (dark beer from Düsseldorf), and I enjoy eating it myself.
Schweinehaxe | Credits: Erik Forsberg
Give us a fun fact about your city, Düsseldorf:
Once a year, the city transforms into a great circus for “Düsseldorfer Karneval”. People dress up with costumes, listen to live music and drink beer. I particularly like this carnival because you get to wear anything you want and nobody will judge you :)
What is your favorite PrestaShop store?
Of course my company’s: www.eikora.de :-) Also, there are numerous beautiful shops created on PrestaShop. These include, for example, www.urbanara.de and www.leslipfrancais.de
What opportunities does PrestaShop provide in your country?
PrestaShop is becoming more and more popular in Germany and the community is constantly growing. This is nice because it is now easier to exchange on local topics. I hope I will soon welcome new PrestaShop Ambassadors in Germany.
Interested in becoming a PrestaShop Ambassador? Apply now :)
What is your feedback on the new major version, PrestaShop 1.7?
My first impression is very good. I love the new template solution! It has become so easy to develop customer-specific design, I hope to be able to implement the first project with the new version soon.
About being an Ambassador
What is your proudest moment as a PrestaShop Ambassador?
I love networking, and organizing meetups allows me to do so. I especially like when at the end of a meetup community members come to me saying they have learned something thanks to my presentation. It makes it really rewarding! I am looking forward to meeting new people and broaching other topics.
What do you like the most about being an Ambassador?
The best thing about being a PrestaShop Ambassador is that I constantly learn new things to show later on in the Meetup. There is always something new going on, that’s what makes it so fun for me but also for participants.
A last word?
I would like to thank Hagen Meischner, PrestaShop Country Manager in Germany. He always stands by me with advice, and our phone calls and meetings are always very creative and inspiring. I am pleased to represent PrestaShop in Germany with Hagen.
Thank you very much Eugen!
See you next month ;)