In a few weeks I will be flying Porter for the first time to Chicago for their 2009 WordCamp. To state that I am excited is an understatement. After attending WordCamp Dallas last March and planning WordCamp Toronto 2008, I am excited to once again participate in another WordCamp.
Why do I enjoy WordPress conferences over any other Web/Marketing conference? I must mention first of all that I attend quite a few local “camps” and conferences and enjoy all of them for their unique content, speakers and participants, however WordCamps offer me something I can’t find anywhere else. The informal environment, the social aspect and the laid back personalities of the speakers and participants all add to the WordCamp experience.
WordCamps can be as small as 50 people and as big as 200 people. It’s not that these camps couldn’t sell more tickets, they can, however most are capped at about 200 people because if your attendance list gets too big, it takes away from feeling like you are at an informal meetup of WordPress enthusiasts who want to get to know each other over the course of a weekend.
I’m excited to see some familiar faces and watch Jeremy Wright’s presentation on The Secrets of Running a Blog Network… With WordPress MU as well as meet a new group of people including Ottawa native, Erin Blaskie. If you are going to be at WordCamp Chicago – June 6 & 7, 2009, let me know!
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!