Not sure if WordCamp Albuquerque 2016 is right for you? We hope it is, but it depends on who you are and what your goals are.
What is a WordCamp?
A WordCamp is a community-driven conference centered on WordPress. While WordCamps are not big, expensive conferences held at high-end venues, the material covered is very relevant to those using WordPress and they provide a great opportunity to get to know other WordPress users in your local community.
Who is this for?
Our audience for this WordCamp is intermediate level users who have an understanding of what WordPress is, but want to dig a little deeper into what is available to help them build amazing websites. The speaker lineup hasn’t been finalized yet, but expect sessions covering things like recommended WordPress plugins, WordPress security best practices, and more. If you are familiar with what WordPress themes and plugins are (and have maybe even dabbled in editing CSS for a given theme), this WordCamp is for you.
What will I get out of it?
In addition to learning more about WordPress that can help you build even better websites, you will get a chance to meet others in our community using WordPress (and of course get some awesome swag!). Looking to team up on a project? WordCamp Albuquerque is a great place to find a project collaborator. Having problems with a WordPress website you manage? We expect to run a happiness bar during the event (more details coming) where you can get help.
What other local resources are there?
If you are not convinced you should attend WordCamp Albuquerque or are otherwise not able to attend, we have regular meetups that can help you both learn about WordPress and meet other local bloggers, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, etc. For a full list of upcoming meetups, check out the Albuquerque WordPress meetup group. The meetups include:
- Albuquerque WordPress Meetup
- WordPress Work Along
- Women Working with WordPress
- WordPress Developers Meetup
What online resources are there for beginners?
WordCamp Albuquerque may not be right for you this time around, but luckily there are some excellent resources online for helping you get started with WordPress (in addition to our local meetups):
- WPBeginner: free set of introductory videos on WordPress
- WordPress beginner docs: the official wordpress.org getting started docs
- Lynda.com WordPress courses: a bunch of video couress on various topics, free with your Albuquerque library card
- Treehouse WordPress courses: more video courses on various topics