My Experience at WordCamp US 2017

Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Nashville for my first WordCamp US. It was quite an experience to be surrounded by so many fellow WordPress users!

For me the highlights included:

  • This was my first visit to Music City. It’s a charming city, and I can’t wait to return and spend more time someday.
  • There was plenty of time to hang out with friends that I have made thanks to WordPress.
  • I talked to other designers who have similar workflows, experiences and challenges.
  • I got inspired to think about how to get more women involved in our local WordPress community.
  • I learned more about Gutenberg, an all new editing experience, and how it’s going to change the future of WordPress.
  • I was challenged to make the web exceptional and learned that CSS grid could be a very useful tool for doing this through creative layouts.
  • I was absolutely thrilled to see kids at the event and to learn about ways to get them involved with WordPress both at home and at future WordCamps.
  • I finally got to experience the State of the Word in person. This came at a perfect time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year and map out plans for the upcoming year.
  • I came home with an incredible amount of swag. Thank you to all of the vendors who sponsored the camp and who are actively involved in the WordPress community.

I’d really like to thank the organizers of this spectacular event. Everything was beautiful and efficient, and their hard work really paid off.

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Lesley Baumann

Lesley Alexandra Jump Baumann is a designer, artist and animal lover.

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