I attended my first WordCamp last month, and I will very likely attend more WordCamps in the future! What is Word Camp? WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users – everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.
I learned, I networked, I met some of the names behind the code, ate some pretty awesome food, and picked up several T-shirts, sunglasses, stickers, and coupons for deals on hosting services! The sessions were informative and fast paced, so there was a lot of information packed into a very short time frame. It takes a few days after the event to process it all!
Tips and tools shared are now in my “arsenal”; I have more resources I can tap to build my business, and opportunities have come up as a result of people met and contacts made over that weekend. WordCamp is worth far more than the minimal registration fee – the “swag” I collected and the lunches alone were worth the cost!