What a great day! Sat. November 19 at the amazing IMET (Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology) – right on the Inner Harbor, this unique and inspiring building was a great setting for the bigger-than-ever WordCamp Baltimore.
Typical WordCamp Attendees
What is WordCamp? These events, held all over the world, are the user-organized conferences for WordPress. It is the place to meet your fellow WP users at all levels, from developers to bloggers.
This year there were over 200 attendees and three tracks of presentations: Small Business, Brand & Content, and Higher Ed-Corporate. It gave us something for everyone. I’m sure my sisters will chime in on their favorites. I got a lot out of Adam Warner’s presentation on Basics of Security for WordPress Websites (oh, the places those hackers go!) since I am responsible for a number of websites.
Nicole Kohler from WooCommerce gave a terrific presentation on How to Promote and Profit from your Content – that delivered just that. We learned a lot and will report on this at next meeting.
Georgette, Teresa and Cheryl are attending the Sunday sessions as I write this, so stay tuned for more fun details from an inspiring and informative event.
by Cheryl Holloway
WordPress Blogs are popular. Do you have one? Do you need ‘Tips and Ideas’ to make your blog better?
WordPress is the most popular open source Content Management System for good reason. The learning curve is lower than other CMS’s, the back-end, for the most part, is intuitive and easy to use, and the platform is highly extensible with many free and premium plugins available.
WordPress topics – it can be about the software itself, plugins, blogging tips, SEO, analytics and more. Our speakers are regular people and most don’t consider themselves experts; they have a passion for sharing something they’ve learned. Remember, everyone is an expert in something!
A variety of Sponsors—local, national and international
Most are small business owners or entrepreneurs. The first WordCamp was held in San Francisco in 2006. Now, there are 617 WordCamps in 67 cities, 48 countries and on 6 continents.
Local WordCamp: Baltimore, MD on Nov 19-20, 2016
I will keep you posted on the updates, so you can join us. Email me if you are interested in attending.
Cheryl Holloway, Author
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