Super-excited to tell you all about it. This weekend, I drove up to Los Angeles to attend WordCamp, Los Angeles on Saturday and Sunday. It took two hours (shame on me for not knowing about the one in San Diego earlier this year!), but it was so worth it!
Before you start looking for tickets already, a word of caution! WordCamp is principally for web designers, content strategists, web developers and the like! You know…all the geeky people! Just kidding…..not! And, remind me next time that a teal, geometric-print dress with wedges for such a conference is seriously overkill where the rest of the crowd show up in jeans and graphic T shirts! So, if you prefer assigning the technical stuff in your blog to a professional, then this conference is not for you! This conference is full of awesome goodness only to those who like to do everything themselves, including every security plugin, every design tweak, and every question about themes!
So, it’s not for everyone. There is plenty of networking; there are freebies in the form of T shirts with W written on them; there was wonderful food, and I heard there was a great after-party on Saturday, which I skipped because I was tired after being up from 5:30 am and putting my brain through overdrive the whole day, and besides I live a full life of enjoying takeaway while sprawled in bed!
I went to the conference with the assumption that no one would have even heard about my blog, but found one worthy individual who told me that she had read it while searching, when she had a baby, for Indian mom blogs!! Woohoo!! Thanks, Kamini! Do visit her website; she’s a web developer/designer and has extensive free-lance experience! Another very nice guy that I met is Derrick, who is doing his Masters in IT somethingy (sorry, Derrick, didn’t quite get the whole subject designation). He was also at the conference to brush up on his super-IT-hero skills and hopes to launch into a saviour of blogs and other websites soon!
Of course, the most wonderful part of the conference is to meet your fellow blogger whom you’ve so far been admiring from afar! How awesome to finally meet a mentor and cheerleader of my blog, Sandra Sallin! We chatted, she gave advice, we gossiped about the rest of our Facebook group (no, really, we did(nt)) and she showed me how many lipsticks she had brought (only 4!!).
All in all, a great way to spend a weekend, especially since you know that your husband and the kids are also gallivanting around town, eating out and inviting friends over in the evening to have their own partay!