Newbie or Developer …. Attend WordPress WordCamp!
If you are a WordPress Developer, as a WordCamp attendee (or presenter) you are participating in (and therefore contributing to) the WordPress community. If you are new to WordPress and still trying to figure it out, you will learn in layers. Web Design knowledge and skills don’t come systematically to most learning WordPress. Many people are experimenting with the platform while building their own sites. This kind of learning tends to be erratic, solitary, and at times both rewarding: “Ha! That’s how you do it!” and frustrating: “Seriously? A Fatal Error!”
I just got home fromÂ another fabulous Vancouver WordCamp. By attending this annual event as well as the monthly WordPress Meetups, I keep my finger on what’s new in the WordPress world of web design & development. I can also get answers toÂ my burning questions as well as share my successes and my not-so-shiny moments.
Talking, sharing and networking with others feeds your progress along the WordPress Continuum. Â Even if the topic seems way over your head today, another day you are very likely to pullÂ that vague understanding from the back of your brain to help you decide on a theme, plugin or method. Â Or maybe youÂ will just be reassured that you are actually on the right path toÂ solving a problem.
Word Camp is all of these things for me. Â This year again, the presenters were great! I particularly enjoyed Mandi Wise’sÂ Presentation on Content-First Content Management.Â Find out about the WordCamp in your area, take a deep breath, and SIGN UP!