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.
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.
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!
What is WordCamp?
WordCamp brings together bloggers, designers, developers and anyone who uses the open source WordPress publishing platform for their professional or personal projects. Come along to hear speakers, participate in panels and discussions, learn about what people are doing with WordPress and share your own projects and passions. You do not need to be a super experienced WordPress developer – you don’t need to be a developer at all. We’ll be talking about how bloggers can blog better using WordPress, as well as talking about all the backend stuff which WordPress developers do too.
The event is on the weekend of 26-27th February 2011 at the North Melbourne Town Hall.
If you are interested in WordPress, I strongly recommend attending.
I attended WordCamp Sydney in 2008, and I learnt a lot. But more importantly, I met a lot of interesting people who I am still in contact with today.
I am one of the organisers of WordCamp Melbourne, and the event is shaping up to be a fantastic event.