20 Things Youth and Teens Need to Bring with Them to a WordCamp Kids Workshop
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Teacher Kids Workshop, WordCamp Europe 2023
William Jackson and Aida Correa Jackson are teachers at the upcoming WordCamp Europe 2023 Workshop for Kids. They have been members
of the WordPress / WordCamp community since 2010 and 2018 respectively.
They have taught in Kids / Youth / Teen WordCamp conferences in Miami, Florida, Orlando, Florida, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America, Jacksonville, Florida and virtually in Nicaragua, Central America, WordCamp Central America Kids Camp and virtually with several African WordCamp conferences.
There are 20 essential things that are needed to help the experience of attending a WordCamp and Kids / Youth / Teens camp more enjoyable, fun, engaging, exciting and worthwhile. The experiences have helped to make
the journey and experience positively memorable and beneficial even after
User experiences are important even for the youth, teens and young adults that will potentially be attending. Their participation is just as important as the adults, because the younger audiences are the future of WordPress and WordCamp. As technology changes, as the value and importance of technological evolution influences WordPress there is a need to be
prepared with hardware, software, resources, and items to help the
experience exceed expectations.
20 potential items that maybe needed for WordCamp Europe
1. A functional laptop or tablet that can access the wireless network
at WordCamp Europe 2023.
2. Software that is web enabled with updated browser(s) to access
the software that will be used for WordPress.com and Internet searching.
3. Power Cables to keep the devices charged.
4. If using a laptop have available a mouse that works and will connect and configured to the device. Make sure your devices are clean.
5. Pencil, pens, notebook to take notes.
6. Clothe and sanitizing wipes to keep devices clean.
7. Personal water bottle to drink from or to refill to stay hydrated.
8. Comfortable walking shoes that give support, comfort, and allow feet
to breath and stretch.
9. Comfortable clothing that is not tight, constraining, allow the body to move fluidly with comfort and ease. Sitting comfortably for several hours.
10. If bringing a Smartphone make sure it is fully charged and have the charger available. Check to see if Smartphone software is current and updated.
11. Documentation with username and passwords written down for emails to gain access to for registering verification for WordPress.com
If already have a WordPress.com account have a current
Username & Password.
12. Small snack to help feel refreshed and comfortable.
13. Personal medications that maybe needed during workshop.
14. Parents or guardians contact information for emergencies.
15. Glasses, eye wear, jackets, or other clothing for the conditions
of the room.
16. Headphones for personal use during project development.
17. Enthusiasm and respect for what is being offered.
This is a Workshop not babysitting.
18. Respect all adults, they are volunteering their time to teach,
support and share experiences and knowledge. Parents will be
contacted if their children are rude and disrespectful.
19. Respect others when asking question, respect the learning
process and have patience for those new to WordPress.
20. Expect to see youth and teens of different backgrounds.
There will be no bullying, name calling, cultural disrespect.
Keep hands and other body parts to yourself. Any potential
altercations parents will be requested to come retrieve their
children from a designated place.
All questions will be answered to be best of the ability of the teachers.
There will be volunteers to help with language issues, cultural issues
and circumstances that need to be addressed.
This is a unique opportunity to learn about WordPress and one day
build to being a WordCamp Volunteer, Speaker, Organizer or other