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WP Durham - The Word-Camp Scenario Survival Guide

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All the things you need to know about attending your first WordCamp. This was prepared for the WordPress Durham group in preparation for WordCamp Toronto 2017

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WP Durham - The Word-Camp Scenario Survival Guide

  1. 1. T H E W O R D - C A M P S C E N A R I O S U R V I V A L H A N D B O O K H O W T O N E T W O R K W I T H T H E B E S T , U N D E R S T A N D W O R D P R E S S , K N O W W H A T T O P A C K , H A R N E S S T H E P O W E R . . . 1
  2. 2. A B O U T M E • Recent Graduate, Full Stack Web Dev, BrainStation • Instructor, Sheridan College & Mohawk College in Web Design (including WordPress) and Capstone Project • WordCamp Junkie. Went to 7/8 the last three years, including Mumbai. Including Co- organizer, WordCamp Hamilton, 2015-6, Toronto in 2015 and Milwaukee 2016 • Contributor, The WPCrowd • “Lead Dudette” defined as: "a young woman or girl who is very popular or admired by her peers”. Thanks @modmatt!
  3. 3. E Q U I P M E N T L I S T S O M E T H I N G S Y O U M A Y W A N T T O B R I N G A L O N G
  4. 4. M A N D A T O R Y - I S H • Notebook & writing utensil of choice • Laptop, mobile phone or tablet • Business Cards • Draft Schedule • Power chargers as needed
  5. 5. N I C E - T O - H A V E S • Extra bag for swag • Travel Mug • Water bottle • Camera • Your questions
  6. 6. Y O U R F R I E N D S ! L A S T B U T N O T L E A S T …
  7. 7. T W I T T E R I S Y O U R F R I E N D G E T C O N N E C T E D
  8. 8. T H E H A P P I N E S S B A R T H E K N O W N … I N M O R E W A Y S T H A N O N E
  9. 9. A S K Q U E S T I O N S I T H E L P S E V E R Y O N E , I N C L U D I N G T H E S P E A K E R
  10. 10. R U L E O F 2 F E E T G E T S O M E E X E R C I S E
  11. 11. T H E H A L L W A Y T R A C K T H E U N K N O W N
  12. 12. T H E A F T E R P A R T Y G R E A T O P P O R T U N I T Y T O N E T W O R K
  13. 13. W C H A N G O V E R A K A : # N O M O R E F I S H B O W L S
  14. 14. # W C K A R A O K E S I N G Y O U R H E A R T O U T
  15. 15. W O R D P R E S S I T C A N T A K E Y O U S O F A R …
  16. 16. F R I E N D S H I P S B R I N G I N G U S T O G E T H E R
  17. 17. D I P L O M A T I C R E L A T I O N S W I T H P A R T N E R S I N C R I M E K I E R A & I A T A J A Y S G A M E I N M P L S
  18. 18. T H A N K P E O P L E S P E A K E R S , S P O N S O R S , V O L U N T E E R S A N D O R G A N I Z E R S
  19. 19. S P E C I F I C T O W O R D C A M P T O R O N T O • Think about public transit. Union Station is a short distance to the venue. • Lunch is on your own, but use it as an opportunity to network! There are plenty of restaurants nearby, including the Eaton’s Centre. There are a few coffee shops too, but there should be plenty of coffee on site. • There are also plenty of outlets in the building, especially in each of the lecture rooms. No shortage of power!
  20. 20. S O M E R E F E R E N C E S • The Hallway Track, Milwaukee 2016 by Shanta R. Nathwani: https:// 2016.milwaukee.wordcamp.org/2016/09/14/the-hallway-track/ • How to Rock a WordCamp Even if You’re a n00b, Toronto 2014 by Mark Benzakein: https://wordpress.tv/2015/02/20/marc-benzakein-how-to- rock-a-wordcamp-even-if-youre-a-n00b/ • Flickr images, multiple years by Kiera Howe: https://www.flickr.com/ people/kierahowe/ • Flickr images, Minneapolis 2016 by Marc Benzakein and Kari Leigh Marucchi on WordCamp Minneapolis: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ wordcampminneapolis/
  21. 21. H O W D O I G E T I N V O L V E D ? • Volunteer • Submit and give a talk, either at a meetup or at a WordCamp • Help each other • Contribute2Core
  22. 22. W E B : H T T P : / / S H A N T A . C A E M A I L : S H A N T A @ S H A N T A . C A T W I T T E R : @ S H A N T A D O T C A F I N D M E
  23. 23. Q U E S T I O N S ? T O O M A N Y S T O R I E S …

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