WordCamp Atlanta 2015

by Aaron Reimann

April 17, 2015

WordCamp Atlanta this year was slightly different. It was actually a three day event, at least for 1/3 of the people. Friday had the added day and it consisted of a beginner’s workshop.

Unfortunately, the plan was to have a multisite where all 180 people, plus instructions like me, have their own WordPress install but it failed. WordPress is great, it can handle a ton of traffic, but when 200+ people login to the backend, you need an intense server to handle it. Nonetheless, the people running the show continued without everyone logged in. From 10:00am-3:00pm the talks were explaining some basic functionality of WordPress (posts, pages, widgets). Even though the plan changed, I still think the beginners enjoyed the demonstration of WP.

Aaron in the Happiness Bar @ WCATL2015

Aaron in the Happiness Bar @ WCATL2015

Saturday and Sunday was the regular WordCamp. To be totally honest, I didn’t spend a lot of time in the talks. I think I was in a total of four, the rest of the time I was talking to the vendors or hanging out in the Happiness Bar.

I was able to help a few people troubleshoot their WordPress site, give them advice on how to begin starting a site, etc. I was able to help Chuck (pictured above) start building a child theme, and it is alway fun to see if you can write code and teach/explain at the same time. As always it was fun to share knowledge and help others with their sites.

photo credit: midtown @ night via photopin (license)

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