05 Jul Recap of Hamilton WordCamp June 6th 2015

I’m super late on this post. Admittedly, moderately busy and entirely just taking some timeout to enjoy the long awaited summer. But, I do want to recap some of the great things from the Hamilton Wordcamp that happened a month ago.

It was my first time attending, though I had heard about it last year. Tickets were only about $20 for a full day of wordpress workshops and catered lunch, both for developers and beginners. The great thing was that you could switch between each group which was nice to be able to pick and choose, and get a wider perspective on front end and behind the scenes architecture.

This is what the beginner schedule looked like:
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Even though I don’t consider myself a “beginner” wordpress user I found the subject matter to be more appealing and relevant for me personally. And some of the language in the “advance” stream I think needed a lot of background experience for it to have real value. I could follow along but wasn’t really sure how I could apply it for the most part. I think the best way to learn is through trial and error, so I will have to set-up some practise projects or tests and see how far I get!

Overall, I definitely recommend going if you’ve thought about it in the past – or even if you’re simply curious. People are really keen on sharing what they’ve learned through experimentation. It’s like talking to a whole bunch of mad scientists who are figuring out the world of the web from design, to writing, marketing, customer service, user experience, social media, marketing to what apps to use. Almost an information overload, and I’m sure by the time I figure one thing out there will be five more new things to replace it. I still have so many resources to look into and learn from, and I’m having a lot of fun trying.

Made a lot of new connections with fellow designers, writers, coders and entrepreneurs. Hope to see you at the next one!

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