WordCamp US 2017

WordCamp US 2017

I am truly looking forward to attending my third WordCamp US coming up the beginning of December. The location this year has changed from Philadelphia to Nashville so it will be fun to check out a new location. I am also excited to meet new WordPress developers from across the country and also am looking forward to learning some new tips and tricks involved with website creation.

Interesting Topics

I am looking forward to hearing speakers from all different aspects of website creation that will be gathering in the great city of Nashville TN. Some of the most interesting talks that I am looking forward to are The Next Phase of Growth for WordPress, Preparing for and Dealing with Websites Imploding, Designing for Dynamic WordPress Content with CSS Grid, Flexbox, and More CSS Trickery, and Kids and Code: The Facts and The Future. I like how the WordPress community is represented through the choice of topics and material that will be presented at this conference. Whether you are just a beginner or have been coding for years you can certainly find something to take away from this seminar.

New Faces

One of the best parts about WordCamp gatherings is getting to meet new people. I love talking with new folks from different places and learning what part they play in the WordPress community. I have met people from other countries, as well as all parts of the United States. I even see people each year now that I have talked to in the past and we have built up a rapport and it is great reconnecting with them.

WordCamp Fun

Thanks to the fantastic sponsors, WordCamp US is able to throw an awesome after party as well as provide fantastic lunches each day of the conference. There is always barque provided for lunch on one of the days. I think this is because Matt Mullenweg hails from the great state of Texas. The after party is also a blast, with Karaoke, games, appetizers and drinks. I have really enjoyed all that the great sponsors are willing to give to this great event.

Sponsors

Not only do the sponsors help pay for lunch, after party fun, and conference space rental, they give us awesome stuff. I love that I typically come home with at least 6 t-shirts as well as many other vendor sponsored goodies.  Most vendors have games or other fun tasks at their booth and last year one of the vendors even gave away a large screen television. Some of the great sponsors this year are: Jetpack, WooCommerce, Sitelock, BlueHost, DreamHost, SiteGround, wp engine, GoDaddy, Google, PayPal, VendorFuel, wpmudev, and Mindsize. There are several others as well that have kindly contributed to this awesome learning event.

In conclusion I can’t wait. This event is going to be great and I feel so fortunate to be a part of the great thing that we call WordPress.

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