This past weekend, I attended WordCamp 2019 in Miami. WordCamp is a conference covering everything related to WordPress and is a 3-day conference. There are multiple events like this one held all over the US, but since Miami just down the road, we attended this WordCamp at Florida International University.
Speakers from all over the world came to give presentations on various areas of WordPress. There were workshops for developers, freelancers, and even children (which we think is awesome). The conference really showed the size of the WordPress community and how powerful WordPress is becoming.
This conference really got me even more excited about WordPress than I already was! There were quite a few companies at WordCamp, all which have some sore of ties to the WordPress Community.
Accessibility was another important topic presented at WordCamp. There has been quite a bit of talk in this area recently and making sure your website is ADA compliant is something you want to include into your development process. There are many websites out there that will run a quick audit and tell you what errors need to be corrected to make sure you are compliant.
This was my first WordCamp experience and I hope to be back next year. I learned a ton and met a lot of really great people. The WordPress community is a great community to be a part of and there is so much to look forward to!