We had the pleasure of attending WordCamp Maine this past weekend. It was held at the Maine College of Art; not only a beautiful venue, but one that inspired the same creativity and community that WordCamps are known for.

WordCamp Maine Location - Maine College of Art

WordCamp Maine Location – Maine College of Art

Contributor Day

Friday was Contributor Day. This was a chance for people new and experienced with WordPress to learn the many ways in which to contribute to the WordPress project.

As a contributor myself, it was great to see so much interest in helping to make WordPress more accessible for the millions of existing users and for those who have yet to find and utilize it to make their voices heard.

If you’re interested in learning how to contribute to WordPress, you can see the many ways to get involved here.

Contributor Day Participants

Contributor Day Participants

Sessions

There were many great sessions broken into three categories – Ideas & Business, Site Creation and Development.

The only unfortunate thing about conferences of any kind is that you just can’t attend every session. I chose my schedule┬ábefore I arrived and of all the sessions I sat in on, these were a few of my favorites.

Sam Hotchkiss discussing security best practices when developing WordPress plugins.

Sam Hotchkiss discussing security best practices when developing WordPress plugins.

Mendel Kurland suggesting branding tools inspiration.

Mendel Kurland suggesting branding tools inspiration.

Doug Vanderweide discussing security best practices for WordPress websites.

Doug Vanderweide discussing security best practices for WordPress websites.

In Summary

A very sincere thank you goes out to the organizers, volunteers, sponsors and speakers for putting on a great event and we can’t wait to report on more WordCamp visits.