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WordCamp Los Angeles 2016 – City of Angels

As part of my double-feature this weekend, I attended both WordCamp Salt Lake City and WordCamp Los Angeles. With my speaking engagement at #WCSLC on Saturday, I missed the first day of #WCLAX, but caught an early morning flight Sunday and caught up with my fellow campers right as the second day started. This year WCLAX was hosted at the Golden Eagle Ballroom at California State University Los Angeles and held three tracks.

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WordCamp Salt Lake City 2016 Recap

This week I took a puddle jumper up to Salt Lake City for WordCamp Salt Lake City where I spoke on website security. Before the conference I met up with friends from our partner, Bluehost, who generously offered to give me a tour of their Provo data center. I couldn’t pass up seeing this facility that I’d heard so much about. Mike Hansen picked me and Carrie Dils up and away we went to Provo. As is the case with many data centers, the building didn’t offer much on the outside, but once we signed in and passed security, we were able to enter and traverse the impressive monument to technology.

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WordCamp Tampa 2016 Recap

Last week I had the rare opportunity of being able to drive to a WordCamp rather than fly. That’s because I attended WordCamp Tampa held on the campus of the Unversity of South Florida (USF), which was just over an hour from my home in Sarasota.

I also spoke this weekend about getting creative with contact forms and although I’ve attended several other Florida WordCamps, it was my first time at #WCTPA and it did not disappoint. The first sign that this was going to be a great day was the location.

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WordCamp Vancouver 2016

This weekend I took my first ever trip to Canada for WordCamp Vancouver. This one-day WordCamp took place at the downtown campus of British Columbia Institute of Technology. Among the city skyscrapers, mountain peaks could be seen soaring up in practically every direction. A beautiful city, for sure.

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WordCamp Columbus 2016

I recently found myself in Columbus, Ohio for another amazing WordCamp. #WCCBUS had a wide variety of speakers, topics and attendees and also offered a full day workshop on Friday.

It was held at the Columbus State Conference Center. This turned out to be the perfect location. The main hall and the breakout rooms were all close enough together but emptied into another main room allowing attendees a chance to meet and interact.

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WordCamp New Orleans 2016 – A Small Camp with Big Impact

This past weekend I represented SiteLock at WordCamp New Orleans. I was also chosen as a speaker and presented  Creating a Digital Download Business – What to Sell, How to Sell It and Shortcuts to Success.

After a hiatus since 2009, #WCNOLA was held at the Lavin-Bernick Center on the beautiful and historic Tulane University campus.

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WordCamp Toronto 2016 – Strength in Diversity

This past weekend I had the pleasure of representing SiteLock at WordCamp Toronto. I was also chosen as a speaker and presented a session named Contact Forms are Boring – 5 Creative Ways to Use Forms in WordPress.

It was a well-organized event attended by people from many parts of the world and of course, many from Canada.

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WordCamps: What I’ve Learned So Far

Earlier this year I took on the role of Product Evangelist — WordPress for SiteLock and became an ambassador of sorts to the WordPress community. Being a product evangelist means taking on a wide scope of activities, most visibly attending and speaking at WordCamps. Prior to stepping into this role, I had attended other conferences, but mostly related specifically to the hosting and cyber security industries. Starting out with a bang, my first event was WordCamp Miami.

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WordCamp Boston 2016 – Where Everybody Knows Your Name

This past weekend we sponsored and attended WordCamp Boston 2016. It was an excellent event with almost 500 in attendance.

Traveling from the airport to the hotel afforded some excellent sightseeing opportunities. There were so many beautifully constructed buildings. If you haven’t visited Boston, it’s highly recommended.

A nice drive through Boston

A nice drive through Boston

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WordCamp Fayetteville 2016 – A Weekend in the Ozarks

Last weekend brought me to WordCamp Fayetteville 2016 in beautiful, green Arkansas. Fayetteville has been holding WordCamps for the Northwest Arkansas WordPress community since 2010, making it one of the more mature North American WordCamps. This year’s #WCFAY was hosted at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Enterprise Development on the University of Arkansas campus which provided three tracks, including one large auditorium.

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