It was a lovely time to be back in the city by the bay. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona it hovers around 110 degres in late July, so needless to say a 50 degree swing downward was a welcome change. Why were we in San Francisco? Because WordCamp San Francisco happened of course.
What is a WordCamp? According to Wikipedia it is: “…the name given to a series of community sponsored blogging events centered on discussions relating to the WordPress blogging…” Since our company does a lot of WordPress design and development we value the time we invest into the WordPress community and the bottom line impact it provides for our business.
That said, this year’s event was of the 2 days. Friday kicked it off with lots of brilliant speakers from the community and a Matt Mullenweg appearance. It also ended with a special VIP dinner in the evening sponsored by WP Engine. We would like to personally thank them for their generosity and including us in such a tremendous event and do recommend them as a preferred Managed WordPress Host.
After hanging at the dinner and catching up with folks we made it into day 2 of the even which included a State of the Word talk from Matt regarding the future of WordPress. There was another group of great speakers and of course many folks we re-connected with in the hallways. If you are a WordPress developer and haven’t been to a WordCamp you have to know that there is so many great conversations to be had in the hallways of these events.
The day ended with an after party event at the Automattic offices where more connections and chats were had. It was a great camp and it was great to have one event to connect with so many talented individuals in our industry who are moving the needle forward in the WordPress and web development community as a whole. Thanks to the WordPress foundation for putting on a great event! We’re already looking forward to next year.