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WordCamp Bristol – A summary of our time at THE WordPress event of the year

Words by Piers TincknellJune 15, 2017

Bristol held it’s very own WordCamp event in May this year. For those of you who do not know what WordCamp is then this post will give you an overview of what happened. For those of you who do know what WordCamp is and missed it will answer “What happened at WordCamp Bristol 2017?”

What is WordCamp

WordCamp is awesome. It is a chance for the incredible WordPress community to come together and share their stories and experience around using the WordPress platform. WordCamp however is not just for the hardcore WordPress fans, the event hosted in Bristol catered for all levels of knowledge and also had some sessions that were not even WordPress specific but more about the Web in general.

WordCamps happen all around the globe and we would highly recommend anyone to head along.

The event was held at the Watershed in Bristol which is a perfect location for an event like this. There were around 150 – 200 people present which shows that the WordPress community in Bristol is growing. Michael and Janice from the Bristol WordPress meetupΒ did a great job of putting on two tracks of talks.

Day 1

Day 1 was great. There was a whole range of talks including.

Building a WordPress plug-in as a side business – Jack McConnell

10 Clangers I learnt while building my WordPress startup – Elliot Taylor

People Source – Tammie Lister from Automattic (the team behind WordPress!)

Assistive Technology Demo – Graham Armfield

to name just a few, you can see all of them from the link above. All of the talks I went along to were great. A really high caliber of speakers and after each talk our team would catch up to chat about what they had just learnt. All of our development team at Atomic Smash were there for the weekend.

From day 1 we picked up some great tips on how other people are using WordPress and shared some ideas with some new friends.

Day 2

The second day at WordCamp Bristol was equally as good as the first. Another strong lineup of talks across a range of subjects. Some examples of the kind of talks available were:

WordPress = Child’s Play – Khalid Munir

Designing for GDPR – Lisa Freeman

Get Twig, use Twig, smile – Carl Hughes

From WordPress Novice to WordPress Specialist – Josh Bedford

Our review is that we loved it and already can’t wait for the next one. We will be sure to make sure we put on a talk next time round.

Some of our favourite Wapuus from other WordCamps across the globe.

Want to learn more about WordPress?

Join your local WordPress meetup to find out more about how to get involved

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Piers Tincknell

Piers is a co-founder of Atomic Smash and heads up the user experience design and project management in the studio. He is also the best contact for any new business enquiries.

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