Last weekend was the first WordCamp Providence, and things couldn’t have gone any better. The event was sold out at about 200 people who travelled from all over the country to attend.
As per usual at WordCamps, I met a lot of really cool people, saw a bunch of familiar faces, and even ran into someone who I went to high school with and had not seen since.
Not only was this the first WordCamp Providence, but it was also the first WordCamp that I spoke at. My session was titled “WordPress Plugin Development – Stirred not Shaken“. If you missed it, you can review my slides.
Jesse Friedman, WordPress Providence Meetup co-organizer recently wrote a book, Web Designer’s Guide to WordPress. I had the honor of being his Technical Editor for the book. Because he could not attend WordCamp Providence, he gave several speakers free digital copies to give out. I told my audience that I would pick someone who sent me a tweet telling me where they had travelled from.
The winner of my digital copy is Christopher Lei who travelled from Burlington, VT.
— Christopher Lei (@vtaznboylei) October 27, 2012
Below is a map I compiled of attendee locations using Twitter locations of those who were tweeting during the event. If I don’t have your location, feel free to comment and I will add yours!
View WordCamp Providence Attendees in a larger map
Did you attend WordCamp Providence? How was your experience?
Thanks to everyone that attended my first WordCamp speaking session today. Below are the slides from my session. If you thought of any questions that you would like answered, feel free to leave them in the comments.
If you want to be considered for the book, just tweet me where you traveled from to get here, and something interesting about yourself. I will randomly pick someone who does and give them a digital copy of the book.
I will take all of the locations tweeted to me and put them on a map to show how far the first WordCamp Providence reached!
WordCamp Providence has started. About 200 people showed up. Not bad for the first one. Great job to the organizing team. Looking forward to speaking at 1:45 in room 228. Come by and say hi!
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