We can’t believe that our first @WordCampJax is over already! The weekend was filled with new faces, educational talks and some great networking. We were very excited to be present, as this year was Jacksonville’s first! The Camp organizers did an incredible job putting together a fun-filled weekend; one we will not soon forget!
The first ever WordCamp was held in San Francisco in 2006 and was organized by Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg. WordCamps have since grown to include six continents, 48 countries, 66 cities and counting. Each individual WordCamp is planned by volunteers and brings its own local flavor. Jacksonville was no exception, with our hotel located near the popular Jacksonville Landing, and our after-party event at the eccentric Kickbacks, the Jacksonville team made sure we had a true local experience.
The Camp was jam-packed with a variety of educational sessions with a little something for everyone. Tracks that ran throughout the day focused on WordPress developers, users and designers. Our very own president, Neill Feather, presented, “Beyond the Basics: Building security into your development projects” on Saturday. Attendees walked away with valuable website security knowledge.
The weekend flew by and we were sad to say goodbye. We can’t wait to see what next year will have in store! If you weren’t able to attend #WCJAX make sure to check out WordPress TV for the recording in the next few months. In the meantime catch up on all the fun on our Twitter page, @SiteLock!