Update: Due to a family emergency my Buckeye Interactive colleague Paul Tela will be giving my presentation at WordCamp this year.
Angie Meeker, one of the WordCamp Columbus organizers, pointed out that 2013 is not the first year with a day dedicated to WordPress beginners.
For those of you in or around Central Ohio August 2-3 I’ll be presenting a talk based on “Keeping WordPress Under [Version] Control” at WordCamp Columbus 2013 in the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University. There’s a great line-up of speakers including Pippin Williamson (Pippin’s Plugins) and Samuel “Otto” Wood (if you’ve been developing with WordPress for any amount of time you’ve almost certainly read his blog).
The conference is dedicating the entire first day (Friday, August 2) to a day-long WordPress beginners’ course with the second day (Saturday, August 3) focused more on WordPress awesomeness. If you work for a company that uses WordPress (as a client or as a vendor) now’s the time to beg your boss to send a group of WordPress newbies to WordCamp – learn how to use the world’s most popular content management system and get out of the office on a Friday in August? That’s one helluva deal for just $40!
In case you weren’t able to attend last year’s WordCamp here are some notes I took during the sessions: