Surviving Your First WordCamp


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WordPress WordCamp FTW

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WordCamps—the apogees of the WordPress world.

WordCamps are awesome—they let you see, listen to, and meet some of the leaders in the industry. During their talks, you’ll get to learn how they reached the point they’re at—and how you can do the same.

The best part is the community—you get to meet all kinds of cool people who are leveraging WordPress in a wide variety of ways—and many of them will happily lend you some expert help for free.

Got a pesky plugin that just won’t behave? Trying desperately to force your CSS to do what you say? Bring your problem to a WordCamp, and you may just find a friend to help you with your specific problem.

And they’re usually happy to do it!

And if you’re not feeling the tracks, if the speakers aren’t resonating with you, you can always make your way out into the hallway track—where all the cool kids go to smoke cigarettes and talk WordPress trash…

J/K, but the hallways of WordCamps are often where the best networking takes place (and where you might get a chance to ask the experts the questions you couldn’t fit in to the end of their presentations).

The Top 5 (or 6… or 7… ok, Maybe 10…) Things You Need to Know to Survive WordCamp

Bridget Willard (AKA You, Too, Can Be A Guru) is a rising star in the WordPress world—and the voice and mind behind WordCamp San Diego, Give, WordImpress, WPBlab… the list goes on and on.

We also mentioned my friend’s website,, where you can check out my friend Thom and learn his story.

And if you find this video helpful, be sure to check out our last interview with Bridget on how to use Twitter Cards.

Adam Fout

Adam Fout is an addiction / recovery / mental health blogger at and a speculative fiction / nonfiction writer. He has an M.A. in Professional and Technical Communication and is a regular contributor to Recovery Today Magazine ( He has been published in Flash Fiction Online, superstition [review], and J Journal, among others.

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