What is a WordCamp

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organised events that are put together by WordPress users like you.

Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.

WordCamps are open to WordPress.com and WordPress.org users alike.

WC Session

So what is a WordCamp? WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open source personal publishing software that powers over 25 million sites on the web.

WordCamps come in all different flavours, based on the local communities that produce them, but in general, WordCamps include sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, beginning plugin and theme development, advanced techniques, security, etc.

WordCamps are attended by people ranging from blogging beginners to professional WordPress developers and consultants, and usually combine scheduled programming with unconference sessions and other activities.

Lancaster beersIf you’ve never blogged or built a website then please don’t be put off or intimidated, you’ll find lots of people happy to show you how to get started.

Conversely if you’re a dyed in the wool coder or developer then you’ll find like-minds who you can chew the syntax with over a beer or three.

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