Tag: wordcamp

Are WordCamps Still Camps?

If you’ve been to a WordCamp lately, you’ve experienced firsthand the enthusiasm and devotion of the organizers, speakers, and volunteers who make the WordPress community great. While the low cost of WordCamps is helpful for those of us buying tickets, Natalie MacLees argues that making these events amazing (and very conference like) on such a low budget places too great a burden on the volunteers who donate tremendous amounts of their time. Check out her post where she explains how the original Camp model has been lost and how we can get it back.

What We Learned at WordCamp Boston 2013

We had a wonderful time at WordCamp Boston 2013. The presentations were absolutely fantastic, and pushed our understanding of WordPress in ways that were both deeply thought-provoking and immediately helpful. Toward the beginning of the weekend, we decided to write up the whole experience for people who (a) weren’t there and (b) can’t sit through the 20+ hours of video that would deliver the full experience. So below are our succinct notes on WordCamp Boston 2013, starting with the “second keynote” by WordPress 3.7 lead developer Andrew Nacin.