About 10 gallons of gas is what $20 will get you these days, if you’re lucky.
Earlier this week. we mentioned on our Facebook page what 20 smackers will get you at WordCamp this year: food, swag and admission.
A fabulous deal to be sure.
But after an incredible experience as a speaker and attendant at last year’s WordCamp, “admission” doesn’t quite seem to cover your ticket’s worth. Here are a few other things you will get for $20.
Beyond “Networking”: That word has been used so much, it seems a bit passe. Yes, you’ll get to shake hands, get acquainted with like-minded folks and exchange business cards.
But where will that lead you? It could mean life-changing relationships or future opportunities to get more involved with WordPress (which, let’s face it, can be pretty amazing).
More Than Just an Application: Keynote speaker Jake Goldman is a web developer and always will be passionate about his craft. But he knows WordPress isn’t just a nice application or content management system.
It’s about being a part of a greater mission, a community of people with similar passions and the opportunity to see a great system reach many more people.
Attending WordCamp Birmingham validates its importance to the city and to the WordPress community as a whole.
Get More Out of Workshops: Sometimes we attend conferences a bit mindlessly. We go, take a few notes, say hi to folks and leave.
But I encourage you to note at least one action item from every session. Use the Genius Bar. I did last year, after getting over my fear a bit and learned concepts about CSS that made my site even better. I’m not as nervous going into the editor section of my site.
— Williesha Morris (@WillieshaMorris) August 24, 2013