So You Want To Talk Empowered?
I packed the hubbs on a plane to Kansas City and off we went this past weekend to figure out this whole bloggy thing I have been doing for several weeks. It’s about time, huh?
We went to something called WordCamp KC. WordCamps are community organized meetings for users of WordPress – the blogging platform that I use. The Organizers, Jacob McDaniel, Josepha Haden and Val Bontrager compiled their thoughts, ideas, and flawlessly executed a WordCamp the first time they tried it. All of these folks are pretty cool people I quickly found out. One of the brightest people at the conference was Syed Balhis – a 20 something kid that appears to have forgotten more about blogging than I have learned. Very fun and entertaining presenter as well.
Wasn’t really sure what was going to happen at this so-called WordCamp. Having never been to one – I thought here I go – just put myself out there and see what sticks. I was really impressed.
Sure there were a bunch of tech geeks at the thing. But Jacob and Josepha did a great job keeping the content people separated from the developers. And that allowed the novices like me to learn a bunch of new stuff.
So here it is – what I learned at (Word) Camp this week: