This year’s Kansas City WordCamp was a huge success. I met many amazing people who are heavily involved in the WordPress community in the Kansas City area and beyond. The Kauffman Foundation Convention Center was a perfect venue for the four tracks scheduled for the day.
The speakers covered a wide range of topics, including version control, plugin development, and responsive design. Each of the people I talked to at the conference were excited about what they were learning and couldn’t wait to implement the new ideas into their current workflow.
I presented on Using Sass in Your WordPress Projects. I enjoyed teaching the group about the CSS preprocessor that I use everyday. My goal was to help developers be more efficient while coding their WordPress themes and plugins.
My biggest takeaway from the conference is the need to keep learning. No matter how much I think I know, there is always someone who knows more. Every day is an opportunity to learn one more technique, language, or process.
The WordPress community continues to grow in a positive direction. Every WordCamp I’ve attended has been welcoming and inclusive. Never have I felt like an outsider. As a WordCamp veteran, I now consider it my responsibility to help those new to the WordPress community also feel welcome.
The next time you have an opportunity to attend a WordCamp, I would highly recommend going. You won’t regret it!
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