As staunch believers and supporters of Steve Covey’s “sharpen the saw” meaning. We spend a lot of time, effort and money every month to stay up on what’s working, what isn’t and what’s coming. This past weekend we attended WordCamp San Diego 2017.
WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.
Not only did we learn a ton (check out the session list below) we met a lot of new folks and made a few new friends. That’s what networking is all about – RIGHT?
We also got some valuable face time with a few of our favorite sponsors (SiteGround, WooCommerce and JetPack).
We share all this just to say we don’t take our responsibility to you (our customers and clients) lightly and continually look for and participate in different events to make connection and learn new things that we can bring to the table to aide and assist you in your goals.
Final count, we attended 26 different sessions, took over 100 pages of copious notes and made several new connections.
WordCamp San Diego 2017 sessions
- Continuous Integration for WordPress
- Spare Me From Your Stupid Slideshow!
- Image Mastery within WordPress: Upload, Edit, Display, and Share with Ease
- Scaling WordPress With Load Testing
- Understanding and Supporting Web Accessibility
- The Many Ways to Updating Your WordPress Sites
- Preflight & QA Demystified
- A Holistic Approach to Web Performance
- React, Angular and WordPress
- Flexbox for WordPress
- How to WordPress – The Big Picture
- WP-CLI: Don’t Fear The Command Line
- User Experience is More Than Hamburger Menus
- Solving Your Own WordPress Problems
- Why Good Developers Don’t Ignore Multisite
- Adventures in Woo. From Novice to Ninja
- Getting Your WordPress Ducks in a Row
- Learning to Love Cache Again
- Better, Faster, Stronger – What to Know About CDNs
- 7 Keys to an Effective Content Strategy
- Learn JS Deeply, but Don’t Forget About PHP
- 10 Ways to Provide Great Support
- Making Time for a Side Hustle
- Designing in the Open
- You need diversity on your team
- Building Intuitive WordPress Admin Experiences
- Local SEO – Creating Website Content That Matters Regionally
- You need community to win
- Six Figure Freelancing
- WordPress Let’s Me Do It!
- You need a break to get things done
- Website Optimization Through Quality Experimentation
- How to grow your biz with WordPress & Podcasting
- You need to learn to sell to strangers
- Building Custom Visual Composer Elements
- WooCommerce Store Design Tips to Increase Sales
We think you’d agree not every conference, tradeshow, etc… is worth attending. All in all WordCamp was a great way to spend a weekend and we look forward to attending another WordCamp (they’re held all over the place) soon.
As far as conferences go, next up is the Health IT Marketing & PR Conference in Las Vegas. We’ve already connected with one of the organizers and are looking forward to attending some of the almost 50 sessions from leading healthcare IT marketing and PR professionals. Over the 3 day of the conference, we’ll have an opportunity to learn the latest in content marketing, marketing automation, event marketing, healthcare Public Relations, branding, media relations, and much, much, more. Plus, we’ll get to network with hundreds of new folks.