ABQ WordCamp 2013

ABQ WordCamp is not the sort of conference I normally attend (think PyCon, DjangoCon and AWS Re:Invent are my regular haunts). Apart from being written in PHP the WordPress community is more diverse as you can develop and use it out of the box, with Django you need to build your site first before it gets a more CMS feel.

We have adopted WordPress for our company blog so it seemed sensible to meet some WordPress folk. I followed the user/publisher track, even though I’m more of a developer so it was refreshing to get a more SEO and social media slant. Some top tips:

During the Developer Diversity Panel a common theme in tech popped up, that of women. Having heard similar talks at PyCon, WordPress is indeed well ahead of the curve in terms of the number of women present, which is great to see.

Yesterday I found out that Google are running DevFest ABQ, so maybe I’ll be attending more conferences in ABQ in the future.