WordCamp 2020 Tech Event
While what you know is critical in creating and expanding your business, who you know is also an integral part of the process. Networking plays an important role in growing your brand and increasing visibility.
At Blue Whale Media, our team attends conferences each year because of how much you can gain from networking and new skills.
The opportunity to network from events is endless and you should be taking advantage of every chance presented to you. An event that is worth looking at is WordCamp, here’s why?
WordCamp will take place in Geneva on the 10th of October at the coworking space Voisins Blandonnet in Geneva-Vernier. The event had originally been expected to occur in March; however, it has had to be rescheduled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The amazing thing about this event is the opportunity to connect with other individuals from the web development industry on a global level. With global connections, just think of how your business could thrive. More importantly, talking to people in situations similar to yours and talking about topics can help you grow and expand your business.
This Years Event
This year’s event will include the content of WordCamp presentations, which are highly focused on using or developing WordPress. The event also includes sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, beginning theme and theme development, advanced techniques, security, etc. You can learn about new dimensions of WordPress because there are many unique ways in which people use WordPress.
WordCamp’s are attended by people ranging from blogging newbies to professional WordPress developers and consultants. By attending the event this is the perfect way to learn more about the platform, make connections and find new opportunities.
What is WordCamp?
WordCamp is a community organised conference centered on the WordPress publishing platform. WordCamp is mainly a conference where WordPress Developers, Designers, Web Professionals and Users come together for WordPress related talks, workshops and networking with other enthusiasts.
The first WordCamp was held in San Francisco in 2006; each subsequent year has grown in the number of cities the event has been organised in. As of 2010, there have been WordCamps on every continent except Antarctica.
WordCamp 2019 in Numbers
While WordCamps are not as big or fancy as other events, the material shared within them is highly valuable. Many networking events usually have time allotted to discussion and mingling and informative presentations, which is why people attend. Here’s last years event in numbers:
- 50% of the visitors attending were first-time visitors
- 3260 tickets sold to attendees from 97 Countries
- 60 speakers
- 72 organisers
- 170 volunteers
- 30% more women attended, meaning an increase from the year before.
How can networking events help grow your business?
The key benefit of an event or presentation is that it allows you to stay on top of trends and allow you time to discuss them and what they mean for your business. Meeting new people, learning new things and often leads to great feelings of inspiration, you will want to share this new enthusiasm with your colleagues.
If you use WordPress, then attending a WordCamp event will benefit you massively. Within the event, things will be shared and discussed, such as issues around blogging, business, and social media related to WordPress.