WordCamp brings together WordPress enthusiasts
Last year around this time of the year, I got up really early in the morning and drove to Tampere for the first ever WordCamp Finland. The event was well organized and pretty fun. It’s basically a meet-up with talks from different WordPress experts on different topics, some more WordPress oriented, some less.
So this morning I got up early again, but this time I only had to travel to Helsinki to get to WordCamp Finland 2016. The event was held at Virgin Oil Co in the center of the city.
It was again well organized and quite fun. The talk were perhaps a bit less focused this year, but there were some really interesting ones among them. The event was mainly held in English, but there were a few talks in Finnish as well.
The atmosphere was really nice and inclusive. WordPress developers seem to be nice and interesting people, even if they are a bit too fond of Macs. 😉
The talks ranged wildly from subject to subject. Everything from an abstract talk about WordPress in marketing to a live install of WordPress multi-site on Heroku. WordCamp is generally not so much for learning anything specific, but more a broader sweep of different topics, introducing you to a lot of things, mostly to give you something to think about, and so that you know what might be a good idea to learn more about.
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If you are a WordPress developer, this is definitely something you should attend, but I would really recommend it to anyone working with WordPress, or even websites in general. For example the talk about using WordPress in teams could really be applied to any web technology. It’s also a great place to network and meet new interesting people.
The first WordCamp was organized in San Francisco by Matt Mullenweg in 2006, and since then local communities around the world have organized hundreds of others.