WordPress is the gift that just keeps on giving, and WebDevStudios (WDS) loves giving back. This week, we have, not one, but two WordCamp events happening and three WDS team members actively involved in each.

WordCamps are special opportunities that bring together WordPress fans, users, developers, and experts for a chance to expand their knowledge base and connect with like-minded folks. That’s why we love WordCamps and that’s why you should add these events to your must-attend list of conferences. Here’s where you’ll find WDS this week:

WordCamp Minneapolis / St. Paul, August 22-24

In its eighth year, WordCamp Minneapolis / St. Paul kicks off today with a WordPress basics workshop and a WooCommerce basics workshop. What makes the event that much more special is that our very own Senior Backend Engineers, Justin Foell and Jeremy Ward, are sharing their expertise by presenting some scintillating talks.

Justin Foell

Photograph of Justin Foell, Senior Backend Engineer at WordPress design and development agency WebDevStudios.
Justin Foell, Senior Backend Engineer

Justin’s role at WordCamp Minneapolis / St. Paul is two-fold, as he is both an organizer and presenter. His talk, “Gamify Task Management. Take Your Turn, Strategize, and WIN!” will tackle the topic of making the website project management process less painful, easier to follow, and more fun. Catch his talk at noon on Saturday, August 24th in the Ski-U-Mah Room. Learn more about Justin by visiting his WDS team member page.

Jeremy Ward

A photograph of WebDevStudios engineer, Jeremy Ward, smiling and wearing a WebDevStudios baseball cap while standing in front of a wall painted with various colored stripes at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Jeremy Ward, Senior Backend Engineer

Get a closer look at the benefits and limitations of going headless with WordPress when you attend Jeremy Ward’s presentation, “Lose Your Head! Reimagining WordPress’s Role in Content Presentation,” happening at 9 a.m., also on Saturday, in the Johnson Room.

There’s been a lot of hype about headless WordPress. If you’re still wondering whether or not this approach could benefit your website project, you definitely don’t want to miss Jeremy’s talk. Take a look at his WDS team member page to discover more about Jeremy’s background and expertise.

Check out the full WordCamp Minneapolis / St. Paul schedule and keep up with the action by following the event’s Twitter profile and hashtag: @WordCampMpls and #WCMSP.

WordCamp Iloilo, August 23-25

Taking place in Iloilo City, Philippines, WordCamp Iloilo promises three days of WordPress education and information that covers a variety of topics, such as how to get started in plugin development, hiring a WordPress developer, and knowing the essentials before becoming a freelancer.

JC Palmes

Photo of JC Palmes, a frontend engineer at WebDevStudios, where she is wearing glasses and smiling pleasantly at the camera.
JC Palmes, Frontend Engineer

Frontend Engineer, JC Palmes, is the lead organizer of WordCamp Iloilo and will be managing Contributor Day and KidsCamp, which run simultaneously on the first day of the event, Friday, August 23rd. Get to know more about JC on her WDS team member page.

Other WordCamp Iloilo events to highlight include “Gutenberg for Beginners” and the after party on Sunday, August 24th. See the full schedule for WordCamp Iloilo here. And stay up to date with this WordPress event by following the Twitter profile @IloiloWordcamp and the hashtag #WordCampIloilo.

We can’t emphasize enough the importance of WordCamps. If you have yet to attend one, read this blog post about what to expect when you go to your first WordCamp. WordCamps are everywhere! Find one you would like to attend at WordCamp Central.


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