Out of the chaos that Covid-19 is casting upon us, and the WordPress community, there are some bright spots. I’m attending WordCamp San Antonio, something I can only do because it has gone online due to the pandemic. Along with the usual talks on all things WordPress, there are also several talks about adjusting to the current situation. I hope this will lead to a new future where many more WordCamps will be available online, even after we are allowed to meet in public groups again.
If you are using WordPress, and I assume you do if you are reading this, then WordCamps are great places to learn about WordPress. They offer talks and training on wide variety of WordPress and related web topics at all levels of WordPress experience. You also have the opportunity to meet people who are well versed in WordPress who can give help/insight and ideas on how to do things in WordPress. It’s the Networking that is the number one reason for me to go. It’s a great place to meet other developers, get new ideas and sometimes new clients with projects. At most WordCamps I usually attend a few sessions in the “hallway track” where I meet long time WordPress friends, many acquaintances that I only see at WordCamps, as well making new friends among the many attendees, speakers, sponsors and organizers.
Maybe I’ll see you in at a WordCamp this year?