WordCamp: What Is It and Why Should You Go?

By Taylor Walker

Edited by Katy Randolph

Simply put, WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress.

WordCamp is an informal, community-organized event put together by WordPress users. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas and get to know each other. This is the first WordCamp to be held in our lovely hometown, Cincinnati, but they’ve previously been located in cities like Phoenix, Seattle, and even Paris!

If you’re interested in content marketing, digital marketing, web design, web maintenance, video/podcast production,  or any combination of these, WordCamp is a great opportunity to hear valuable insights from professionals in the field. The itinerary includes several speakers every hour so you can tailor the conference to fit your specific needs. Some of the topics include Content Marketing for Lead Generation with Kevin Gold and WordPress 101 with Angie Meeker.

From bloggers to Forwordcamp2tune-500 companies, WordPress is the leading resource for web-design and content curation. Don’t be surprised if you find “WordPress” in the preferred skills section of that job posting you’ve been looking at.

For industry professionals to the mom-blogger to the recent college grad, WordCamp is a valuable opportunity to learn skills for online marketing and public relations. And it’s also a great value for your money. Similar conferences can run anywhere from $400-$1900. Those of us on the ramen-noodle-diet know that isn’t a possibility. Fortunately, WordCamp tickets are an easy, affordable $40. Unfortunately, this means WordCamp is most likely to sell out. The conference is only three weeks away so, to ensure your spot, register now at https://2016.cincinnati.wordcamp.org/tickets/