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WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like you. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.
This year I had the privilege of being a speaker in addition to an attendee. My talk was Best Practices For Creating Content in which I did a 10 minute lightning talk on why you shouldn’t copy and paste from Microsoft Word into the WordPress editor and what you can use instead.
— William Mead (@wmmead) October 22, 2016
— Sacramento WordPress (@WC_Sacramento) October 22, 2016
— Michael McGarry (@doublem44) October 22, 2016
In addition to my talk, I got to attend several great talks throughout the weekend including…
- Chris Lema – Five Things You’ll Discover About Yourself As You Blog Consistently
- Jason Cosper – Scaling WordPress With Load Testing
- Tirzah M. Johnson – Creating An Active Project Management Process
- Anthony Skelton – Rediscover Theme Settings With The Customizer
- Ozzy Rodriguez – Developer First Design: Make Design Great Again
- Jennifer Bourn – Lessons Learned Over 11 Years Selling Design
- Treighton Mauldin – WordPress and Git
- Austin Gil – Web Performance: Three Stages To Success
- MY BOSS Kevin Howe – Freelance To Agency: Peaks And Pitfalls Of Growth
- Cat Scholtz and Timofey Rytikov – Lightning Talks: WooCommerce
- Jon Trujillo – A Full Stack WordPress Project Workflow
I met a lot of great people, reunited with old colleagues and classmates, and had an overall great time.
If you’re thinking about attending a WordCamp check out WordCamp Central to find one near you. They’re happening all over the world! How awesome is that?