I have been preoccupied the past two months with all things WordPress. In particular, I am devoting as much as possible to getting acquainted with the next-generation WordPress ecosystem – commonly known as Gutenberg or Full Site Editing.
The reason? Well mainly, I’m ambitiously tooling myself up with cutting-edge capabilities to create website content for my job, a possible side hustle down the line, or a business that may happen in the future.
More immediately, I’m up against a deadline of sorts to get myself ready for WordCamp US taking place September 9-11, 2022. WordCamp is the gathering of WordPress users, site owners, agencies, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and developers.
WordCamps are held locally around the world, throughout the year. The largest gatherings cover geographical regions and include WordCamp US, WordCamp Asia, and WordCamp Europe.
I’ve attended plenty of WordCamps in Southern California but have been wanting to travel to WordCamp US for years. This year, the US event is local to me in San Diego, so “heck yeah” am I taking advantage!
For past WordCamps, basically I would just show up and attend all the presentations like a sponge, passively absorbing information.
But for WordCamp US, I felt it would be beneficial to be prepared beforehand – with working knowledge of areas I want to learn more about. To me, having a base level of intuition would be very helpful in getting the most out of this event – and furthering my ambitions to master WordPress for creating great website content.
At the time this blog post is published, I’m down to a mere two days of prep work before the show begins. I’m excited for what’s to come.