The first ever WordCamp Minneapolis – St. Paul was a full day of nothing but WordPress and it was great.
First off, the BestBuy campus was a fantastic location. For those that have never been there, it’s easy to get to, easy to get around, and very cool on the inside. This was the perfect setting and sure beats trying to get around downtown.
Then there was the conference itself. It was nothing but WordPress and there was something for everyone.
There were beginner tracks for those that were newer to WordPress and needed help getting off the ground, and then there were more advanced tracks that really dug into the code.
As much as I thought I was a WordPress geek, some of the topics went over my head, but it was still good to hear about them and learn things I didn’t know.
Some of the things I picked up included customizing little things in WordPress that can make a big effect, advanced theme development, introduction to custom fields & posts, and insight into WordPress multisite.
Now that I’m back home in front of my computer, I just want to play with WordPress all day and put some of this knowledge to use. 🙂
Besides the venue, and the sessions, there were a lot of great people at the event.
The attendees were all WordPress fanatics so it was easy to strike up a conversation. I also got to hang out with some of the organizers, speakers and even a few people from Automattic, the company behind WordPress. They’re all a great bunch of people and made the event even better.
I’d definitely recommend attending future WordCamp events if you get a chance. Even though this was the first Minnesota one, they take place all over the US. Chances are one will be coming to a city near you.
Also, check out the local Minneapolis-St. Paul WordPress users group for monthly get togethers. This is something that I’m going to try to attend as well as a way of keeping connected and learning more about WordPress.