WordCamp San Antonio 2016 – Something to Remember

October 26, 2016 in Community

Last week I was in the great state of Texas at WordCamp San Antonio. Since I wasn’t speaking, I was able to fully submerge myself in just being an attendee.

I arrived the day before and that meant I had a few hours to sightsee.

Of course, I had to visit The Alamo. The grounds and building weren’t as extensive as I had envisioned, but the rich history behind it was extremely interesting, and now I can “Always Remember the Alamo!”

The Alamo in San Antonio Texas
The grounds of the Alamo

A Very Busy WordCamp

#WCSATX was a one-day event held at Texas A&M University and was jam-packed with stellar sessions and eager attendees. The sponsor area was front and center with a lot of traffic and conversations.

WordCamp San Antonio

The Sessions

As with all WordCamps, there are some sessions covering topics I’ve heard before and some brand new. However, even the ones I’ve heard before were still unique because they were presented by different people and included their own take.

Improv-ing Your Content

Alan Bush showed us how to “say yes” and how we can use this same philosophy to create new and interesting content on our own or in collaboration with others.

Alan Bush - How Content Creation is Similar to Improv

Steps to Secure Your WordPress Site

Every WordCamp I’ve attended has had at least one session dedicated to security and this was no exception. Isaac Castillo presented this session and it was well-rounded and perfect for showing baseline security best practices to those new to securing their WordPress websites.

WordCamp San Antonio and WordPress Security

Panel Discussion with all Speakers

This was my favorite session of the day. Jeff Mulholland did an outstanding job of moderating with all the speakers of the day in attendance. He went from pre-scripted questions to audience questions and back again like a pro.

The conversation was organic with several panel members answering the same question, each with different answers. It was a unique way to share the collective knowledge of the group.

WordCamp San Antonio Speaker Panel Discussion

WordCamp San Antonio was a great event. My only complaint is that it was just one day instead of two. Perhaps during my WordCamp travels next year can we make it two?

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