On November 5, digitally savvy Colombians will gather in Medellín to hone their WordPress skills and grow the community surrounding the popular online publishing platform. Known as WordCamp Medellín, this local version of the global movement is hoping to host dozens of distinguished guests who will offer invaluable advice and best practices to maximize the WordPress experience.
WordCamp Medellín will be an all-day event at the Tecnológico de Antioquia in the neighborhood of Robledo. Among those scheduled to take part are Red Door Studios owner and SEO expert Andrew Macia, organizer of at least four WordCamp events Karen Arnold, OnTheGoSystems veteran Andrés Cifuentes, freelancer and “digital nomad” Catalina Zapata, and WordPress expert Mike Schroder, who is known as “Shredder” by the WP community.
In a recent interview with organizers, Macia said that he hopes “to learn new things and meet people to expand my network of friends here in Medellín.”
He noted that, nowadays, events like this allow people to become proficient in WordPress much more quickly than he was able to become in the platform’s early days. “When I started working with webpages in 2004, there were no workshops or talks like this,” said Macia. “I had to go to the bookstore, buy books on HTML, and learn on my own. If I had had the opportunity to learn like this — in a group — I would have learned faster.”
Tickets for the event, which include lunch and a free WordCamp Medellín t-shirt, can be purchased on the conference’s website.