WordCamp US is almost 2 weeks away. I’m super excited to be going AND volunteering. Making this the 4th WordCamp I’ve attended this year and the 3rd WordCamp I’ve had opportunity to volunteer at this year.
What is a WordCamp?
It’s when the local community puts together a local low-cost event centered around learning about WordPress and getting better. Typically it’s a 2 day event, jam packed with lots of info and sometimes even different tracks (beginner, developer, designer,admin). It really varies according to which WordCamp your attending, but the one constant is that you learn some awesome stuff and meet some great people. A ticket is WordCamp typically costs under $50.
In all the years I’ve attended WordCamps, I’ve never regretting going. It was always worth it. Even more so once I started volunteering at WordCamps (you can read my introverts guide to WordCamps here).
What’s so cool about WordCamp US?
It’s the first WordCamp US! (yay!). The backstory of it, is that WordCamp San Francisco was the first WordCamp, organized by WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg. Which has now morped into WordCamp US which will be located in Philadelphia, PA this year and is the first of it’s kind. Basically, it attracts over 2,000 people and amazing speakers.
What? Are tickets still available?
You betcha! Just head over here. Even if you can’t make it out to Philly, there is a livestream available
P.S. If you’re worried about not knowing enough about WordPress to attend a WordCamp, don’t be silly! WordCamps are for people who are interested in learning WordPress. In fact, at WordCamps is a “Happiness Bar” where you can get hands on, one-on-one help with any questions you may have. I’ll be helping out at the WordCamp US one this year! So see ya there! 🙂