As some of you may know, I had the pleasure of attending WordCamp Orlando this past weekend. If you didn’t quite get it from the title, everything was classic video game themed. Being someone who loves classic games (but doesn’t have much time to play them) it was great to see all of the work that the organizers put into everything.
Due to Orlando being another WordCamp where individuals flew in from all around the country, I was able to reconnect with others that I have previously met, as well as meet new people whom I was able to learn from and share new ideas. Meeting with other like-minded individuals and sharing ideas is incredibly motivating.
The Main Event
Unlike most WordCamps that run on Saturday and Sunday, WordCamp Orlando took place on Friday and Saturday. Throughout the weekend, I couldn’t seem to remember what day it was, but it seemed to work out well as the majority of people were representing a business or freelancing.
WordCamp Orlando was full of talent. From Syed Balkhi’s incredible business genius to Mark Jaquith’s developer mind, all aspects of the WordPress world were well covered in some sort of “success wonderland”. Not once was my mind not blown by a conversation I had.
My Presentation on Writing Better Documentation
At WordCamp Orlando, I had the pleasure of deploying my documentation skills onto the brains of developers. Often times, I feel as if documentation is neglected in lieu of new features. While new features are great, if not properly documented, those features because hard to use.
I feel that I made a great impact on how developers can write better documentation to enhance user experience and reduce support tickets. The feedback was excellent and if I got even a single developer to better their documentation, my presentation was a success.
Overall, WordCamp Orlando was an excellent experience and will go down as one of my favorite WordCamps. The attendees were top notch, the presentations were inspiring, and the organizers’ efforts were extremely appreciated. A big thanks goes out to everyone involved who made WordCamp Orlando and unforgettable experience.