I love me a good WordCamp.
WordCamp Philly 2018 is in the bag. This year I didn’t volunteer to take photos. Instead I was just an attendee. I felt I needed a year to take in everything WordCamp had to offer. One of which was actually sitting through sessions and learning as much as possible.
The turnout was great. More than 300+ attendees turned out to learn how to get the most out of the WordPress CMS.
I learned quite a bit. From how to correctly use Google Analytics to using fonts properly to how to make sure you have diversity not just in the workplace, but represented in your designs and everything you do.
Tracy Levesque (also known as @LilJimmi) gave an amazing keynote about Diversity, Love, and Independence.
She did an excellent job highlighting the many firsts that happened in Philly with diversity and inclusion that has effected the whole country.
After the keynote, I honestly felt lost without my camera. I’ve been a photographer for WordCamp Philly since it started. I quickly got over it and went to some amazing sessions taught by amazing people.
The sessions I went to were fantastic. Here are the ones I went to:
- Keynote (Tracy Levesque)
- Leveraging WordPress to Build Communities (Diane Varner)
- Fast Track Your Design Process (Justin Nealey)
- Email is Insecure, but You Don’t Have To Be (Nikki Kriss)
- The Importance of Typography (Tori Pugh)
- How to Improve Your Google Analytics Skills (Pam Aungst)
That was all on Saturday. On Sunday was Contributor Day. That’s where people can learn how to contribute to the WordPress open source project. It had a great turn out. More than 40 people came out.
I’m now getting involved with the Marketing group and I’m excited to learn more about how I can put my skills to good use for the project.
If you want to learn more about how you can contribute go to Make.WordPress.org and get involved.
The weekend was a huge success. To find the slides and see the conversation you can go to the hashtag archive I setup in a Google Sheet.
Also published on Medium.