The Joy of WordCamps
Over 70% of the digital projects that we have launched in the past 18 months have been built using WordPress. We think it is a fantastic tool to work with – our creative team have no limits, our developers love its flexibility, and our clients find it incredibly easy to use.
What is a WordCamp?
WordCamps are community-organised conferences that are all about WordPress. The events are held all over the world, with a few events regularly happening in the UK. The talks cover all subjects; from getting started with your first WordPress blog, to using WordPress as a business tool, to in-depth technical talks about getting as much out of WordPress as possible. There is something for everyone.
Why go to a WordCamp?
WordCamps are excellent learning opportunities. No matter what your skill level, you will come away having learnt something new that you can use in your next project. It’s a fantastic place to share ideas and opinions. The WordPress community is extremely friendly, so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
WordCamps are also great networking events – I always meet lots of brilliant people who come from all kinds of backgrounds and have a full range of experience levels. Some are just looking to see what WordPress is, right through to some who help build the platform (and possibly even co-found it!).
Where is my local WordCamp?
WordCamps are held all over the UK, the next one being in Bournemouth later this month. Our development team recently attended WordCamp Manchester, where I gave a short talk on building bespoke websites. After the success of WordCamp London last year, another is being planned for November 2014. If you fancy travelling, WordCamp Europe will be happening in Sofia, Bulgaria, at the end of September. You can see a full list of all WordCamps at WordCamp Central.
If you haven’t been to a WordCamp yet but have an interest in WordPress, I highly recommend you get yourself to the next one – hopefully I’ll see you there!