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WordCamp Sydney 2012 Wrap-up

Last weekend I attended WordCamp Sydney 2012 at the beautiful University of Sydney Camperdown campus:

University of Sydney
The University of Sydney (photo credit)

The Statistics

There were approximately 230 people who attended the 2 day event. (Which makes WordCamp Sydney 2012 the biggest Australian WordCamp ever!)

WordCamp Sydney July 21-22, 2012

According to Eventifier, there were:

  • 110 Photos
  • 1 Video
  • 1916 Tweets
  • 245 Contributors

The Audience

In previous WordCamps that I’ve attended, the number of WordPress end-users have easily outnumbered the number of WordPress developers. However at WordCamp Sydney, the developer stream was packed, and there were (from memory) more developers than end-users.

Highlights

I particularly enjoyed Brent Shepherd’s Word to the Future presentation, and also Jeff Waugh’s TurboPress: The High Performance Guide to WordPress.

The major highlight for me was the conversations at the pub on the Saturday night. It was great to see so many passionate WordPress business owners discussing their problems, solutions, and even talking about future WordPress-related events in Australia.

I also enjoyed catching up with some familiar WordPress faces, and also meeting some really interesting people.

Thank You!

Being one of the organisers of WordCamp Melbourne 2011, it was fantastic to see WordCamp popularity in Australia continue to rise.

Thank you to all the organisers and volunteers – from my point of view the the event ran without a hitch!

Bring on the next Australian WordCamp 🙂