Maine is one of our favorite places in the world, but let’s admit it – owning and growing a Maine business can be tough. Resources are few and far between, and this includes local opportunities to share new skills.
What if we were to tell you there’s an amazing resource that’s passed right under your radar each year? They’re called WordCamps.
What is a WordCamp?
WordCamps are business conferences with a twist. They are fun, friendly, and low-key.
Each WordCamp (they are held all over the world) focuses on a variety of WordPress related topics. WordPress is an open source blogging and content management system used to create 27% of websites. What makes WordPress unique, is that it’s a community-driven project with world wide contributors.
It’s not just for geeks.
You may be wondering why you, a business owner, would want to attend a conference hosted by an online publishing platform. The name ‘WordCamp’ admittedly sounds a bit nerdy.. Nevertheless, you don’t have to be fluent in geek speak or be a web developer to find value.
Passing through the crowds at WordCamp in Portland, you’ll find a mixed bag of attendees. There are advanced coders with decades of experience chatting with week-old entrepreneurs working to launch their first website.
Topics that are generally covered:
- Website Development
- Search Engine Optimization
Keeps you in-the-know.
Although talks usually fall into the same broad categories, they are unique each year. As business, marketing, and the web advance, talks continue to evolve.
It’s a challenge to stay at the forefront of everything in your own niche, let alone a number of others. WordCamps give you a taste of what’s new and important to people.
Ask questions and network.
Have a question regarding the web and websites? There will more than likely be someone present who can give you an answer. Chat with Maine web designers and marketers before hiring anonymous firms online.
Business networking events tend to be limited in Maine, so if you want to shake hands and pass out business cards – this is your chance!
Need one last convincing reason to show up at WordCamp Portland, ME 2017? Tickets are CHEAP! Ten bucks kind of cheap. You’ll get education, a chance to network, and freebies galore starting at just ten dollars a ticket.
This year’s event will take place at MECA (Maine College of Art) in Portland, Maine on May 26th and 27th. Check out the details on their website and grab tickets before they’re gone! We’ll see you there 🙂