WordCamp St. Louis 2015 Recap

WordCamp St. Louis 2015 has come and gone. Somehow I was able to finagle my way in as a speaker making it the second WordCamp I’ve spoken at and fourth I have attended1.

One of the great things about going to WordCamp as a speaker is knowing that even though you’re going to be leading one session, you’ll have a chance to learn something new in every other session.2 Although with so many interesting topics covered it is hard to catch everything you want to. I appreciate those that showed up for my session while panels of other great developers and WordPress aficionados were going on down the hall. And potentially the Bob Barker.3

Going back over my notes from WordCamp this year I can’t help but notice I could have shown up at WordCamp knowing nothing4 and come away with insights for planning a site5, principles on designing a site6, developing a site7, securing a site8, and managing the whole project9. Not to mention a great discussion on backwards compatibility by Pippin Williamson.

Not to mention I didn’t even get to everything I would have liked to. Notably Sara Canon’s talk on WordPress and User Experience10 and a discussion on the WordPress Rest API by John Richards. And that’s just from Saturday.

WordCamp St. Louis continues to be one of my favorites. Maybe it’s home town bias, but the mix of good development topics with good non-technical WordPress discussions is the best of any of the WordCamp’s I’ve been to.

  1. 2014 STL, 2014 KC, 2014 SF.
  2. And drinking the other speakers’ homebrew at the speaker dinner.
  3. I did not confirm if in fact it was the Price is Right host.
  4. Jon Snow
  5. Planing Your Site – Chase Replogle
  6. Atomic Design Principles in WordPress Themes – Joe McGill
  7. Mine on using ACF’s Flexible Content Field.
  8. Understanding and Applying Security to your WordPress Installation – Gregory Ray
  9. Managing WordPress Projects – Lucas Lima
  10. Really enjoyed her talk on web typography at WordCamp San Francisco.