April 16, 2018 — The first WordCamp in Japan happend in 2008. Since then, Japan have had over 20 WordCamps. Japan is well known for the strong community base, including the creation of Wapuu. So, what is behind its strength? In Japan, people are having many kinds of events, not just usual events with sessions and Q&A. For example, photo shooting events, just come and work on anything events, Onsen events, WordPress set up for the first time events, and training camps etc. In this session, I will collect all the interesting examples from all over the country and will do a show-off. The ultimate purpose of this session is to encourage folks to be creative when planning and running events. While learning and sharing are the core factors of meetups, getting close to each other and having many ways of interactions is the key for fostering great communities.
March 5, 2018 — I had contacted Joe about doing an interview and then found out that he was attending WordCamp Lancaster where we were both giving presentations. We got together in the afternoon and spent a few minutes chatting.
October 16, 2017 — Sandro Gilando attended his WordCamp this past June at WordCamp Kent. Although well versed in SEO practices, Sandro was new to WordPress.He attended the 2 day WordCamp and sat through the WP 101 sessions which were presented by Melinda Helt of the Training Team.
Although I did not meet Sandro at the WordCamp, I happened to see a mention of a podcast talking about WordCamp Kent and that is how I contacted Sandro. You can listen to his podcast here: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/60-second-marketing/e/50612855.
September 5, 2017 — Emanuel Costa is the guy who wears many hats at High Tech Web, INC, the web agency he owns in Las Vegas.
We talk about his involvement in WordPress, the presentations he has given and plans for future WordCamps.
Emanuel attended the DefCon Conference, which was held in Las Vegas at the end of July 2017. This is a Hackers Conference and first began in 1993.
July 3, 2017 — Florian Gottschall is a professional videographer who fell in love with his trade at an early age. He attended the University of Applied Sciences in Landshut (Bavaria) and has had his own business since 2011. He became involved with WordPress in 2010.
Florian and a group of volunteers attended WordCamp Europe and spent their time recording videos of attendees, volunteers, speakers, etc. The videos can be seen on WordPress TV and the YouTube channel.
Because of his commitment to WordPress, Florian has offered WordCamps and Meetups a free subscription for the Vinubis video editor plugin. Feel free to contact him on the plugin website.
June 5, 2017 — When I first contacted Marco Andre about doing an interview, he stated that he would like to have some of the other organizers sit in and take part in the interview.
I did not realize how lucky I would get to interview the group while they were preparing for their Meetup.
Marco Andrei, Rodrigo, Gustavo and Eduardo were part of the ograinzing team for WordCamp Porto Alegre, which was held on May 6thof this year. WordCamp Porto Alegre has been held twice in the past few years and this group hopes to make this an annual event.
We talk about their involvement in the WordPress Community, as well as being involved in other tech related groups in their area.
In preparation for their evening Meetup, Marco Andrei, Rodrigo, Gustavo and Eduardo had prepared a cake and cupcakes to celebrate the 14th anniversary of WordPress.
May 2, 2017 — Dustin Hartzler is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic and lives in the western Ohio area with his wife and two small children.
Dustin has been a Happiness Engineer since 2013. He is currently with the Woo Commerce Team where he enjoys helping people debug and troubleshoot their Woo Commerce issues. He finds it challenging because of all of the different variables that come into play, hosting, themes, plugins, etc.
April 16, 2017 — Ngaire Ackerley returned to her native New Zealand after spending several years working and traveling abroad. She has presented at several WordCamps and was a co-organizer of the WordPress London Meetup Group.
Ngaire presented “Designing For Website Users” at WordCamp Auckland 2017 which was held in March.
March 15, 2017 — WordCamps are really a great place/event to get a lot of learnings, meeting new people, know more of WordPress and many more. All the attendees make the investment of their time and money to attend different WordCamps and therefore they are always very curious to know about ways they can get the most out of the WordCamp. Through all my personal experience attending different camps and interactions with other WordCamp attendees, I have compiled a checklist of things that would be very useful to all attendees of the WordCamp – for this one as well as all the future WordCamps.