The Growth of WordCamp Conferences Is The Growth
of a Technology Community
WordCamp US is the Flagship technology conference for
WordPress with over 200 attendees this year. In the past there
have been over 1200 attending from United States and globally
were global contributors, entrepreneurs, business owners and
educational enthusiasts can express their passion for web
development, graphic design, coding, content creators and other
components related to the industry of technology.
Supporting the idea that “content is King and engagement is
Queen,” in a global community that technology is welcomed and
used as a mechanism for peace, inspiration, education, bridging
the digital divide and empowering youth, teens and young adults
to be producers of diverse digital content not just consumers.
WordCamp US has not been held since 2019 as the world was
hit tragically with the pandemic. The unity of shared passions
and interests in technology has inspired the WordPress community
to encourage collaboration and community.
WordPress is built on the spirit and support of collaboration and
how community can inspire people to democratize and decentralize
To better understand the WordCamp community, WordCamps are
informal, community-organized conferences that are developed
by WordPress. Everyone is appreciated, invited to engage, help
build the community of WordPress in establishing WordCamp
conferences and continued with MeetUps that grow the community
though networking and trainings.
Having shared passions, sharing ideas and allowing the globally
community to help build and empower communities and individuals.
The changes in technology can empower people, enlighten people
to future careers, entrepreneurial opportunities and even connecting
with others to start a business.
Viewing the WordCamp Central site (https://central.wordcamp.org/)
provides information that can provide a vision for growth, a purpose
for engagement, a sight for representation with groups like Black Press (https://blackpresswp.com/) that provides Black and Brown people
a connection that addresses under-represented communities.
WordCamps are showing growth to their prominence and influence
they once established before the pandemic. Re-connecting people
with each other and the global communities and provide conferences, workshops, trainings and meetups.
The growth of the Metaverse and its influence on web development is
being studied and taught by WordCamp veterans
William and Aida Jackson.
Creating several Spatial Galleries for WordCamp Jinja (https://spatial.io/s/WordCamp-Jinja-2022-62efec8a7e22f400016f6b93?share=5282385175878465231) and others that are
interested in the blending of traditional web development, metaverse
and immersive technologies.
The possibilities of bridging and breaking the digital divide are growing
with the future implementation of Kids and Youth Camp that before
the pandemic where expanding access for youth from 7 to 17 years
and young adults from 18 to 21 years to onboard them into a supportive
and mentoring community that understands youth, teens and young
adults are the future of technological equity, inclusivity, and fairness.
WordCamp US information can be found (https://us.wordcamp.org/2022/)