Auckland WordCamp 2014 Review

akwordcampOn the 26th July we helped host the Ak Word­Camp event at the AUT, where Word­Press users and geeks got togeth­er to learn and talk.

Unlike most of the ear­lier Word­Camps, the focus this time was upon edu­cat­ing novices and the new­er user, even dis­cussing the free WordPress.com option which is rare at Word­Camps. We fea­tur­ed many speak­ers and talks around blog­ging, writ­ing, case stud­ies and some tech tips towards the end.

We were espe­cially grat­i­fied with the larg­er than expect­ed turnout, fill­ing the superb 140-seat venue at AUT. From this event and the great feed­back pro­vided, we can plan the 2015 Word­camp, as well as organ­ise our fol­lowup month­ly Auck­land Word­Press Users meet­up evenings, held on third Tues­day of each month. Hav­ing more speak­ers each month is the key I think, with more eager vol­un­teers now on tap to help out.

logo-meetupUser groups like this and the use of mee­tups espe­cially is a won­der­ful online resource to phys­i­cally con­nect with oth­ers of sim­i­lar inter­ests. As it hap­pens, NZ has one of the high­est per pop­u­la­tion num­bers of meet­up groups, across hun­dreds of inter­ests. Check it out and if there isn’t one you find, start one your­self.….