Seattle Art Museum hosted this year’s Wordcamp Seattle on Saturday May 19 and the event was nothing less than amazing! As a growing enthusiast of Wordpress, building all of my client’s websites in this platform over the last couple years, I was in web design heaven at Wordcamp. Honestly I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect at this “conference”. I have been to many different conferences/seminars over the years and they all were basically the same: large vendor booths, extra charge for food, large crowded rooms, very expensive and over commercialized. This was far from the case at Wordcamp. What other conference can you go to that provides a delicious lunch, a free t-shirt, a “happiness” bar (experts – no booze), fantastic speakers from all over all for only $20? The event was unpretentious, unsalesy, and unassuming. It was great to be in a room of beginner users learning techniques for their single website to full blown super smart developers who could probably build a kick-ass Wordpress site from scratch in an hour. I was somewhere in the middle: the Power User/Designer which was the category of talks that I attended most of the day.
After we gathered for opening remarks from the head organizer, Seattle Wordpress expert Bob Dunn, the show was on.