#WCSF – Outstanding Time!
Well the crew from Omnilogic headed down in waves to San Francisco for the 5th and largest San Fran WordPress Word Camp yet. http://2011.sf.wordcamp.org/
We were treated to the sites (pun intended) and sounds San Fran had to offer (as well as the smells but I wont get into that here) and I speak for us all when I say I was impressed.
It’s always interesting when you go to new cities to compare it to home, and you don’t get much different between San Fran and Regina – one smack in the middle of the prairie, built on a nice, municipal grid system of streets and with a 360 degree view of the surrounding prairie from any skyscraper, the other, grown up around a harbour and scaling the walls and hills of California in a mish-mash of concrete and glass.
The conference itself began Friday with two channels, and Chad Frentz was on the scene to catch some interesting information. Jeff and I were in the air while day one of the conference was going on, but when we landed we met up with Chad, Jon, Jon’s wife Amanda, and the boys from www.binarym.com
We sampled some of the culture that San Fran had to offer, while swapping the web-developer equivalent of fishing stories, and the friendly competition and collusion these events brings out really energized the Omnilogic team.
We had some excellent experiences while down there, and met a lot of great people. It’s always entertaining to see how people are using the same technology we are, what they’re doing with it we didn’t think to try, and how they’ve solved some of the problems we’ve been running into when working with this ever expanding technology. In particular we spent some great time talking with Social Media Experts, SEO Specialists, E-Commerce Developers, and Security Experts – learning great ways to get your site out there, make it easier for people to find it, make purchasing on the web simple to use, and ensure that you don’t damage your companies reputation with security blips.
Now is a great time to call us and discuss your website – we’re back to full staffing starting next week (we’ve all been taking turns enjoying the summer!) and we’d love to look at ways to make your website out perform your competition!
While this was my first WordCamp, I will give a shout out to the organizers, as it was fantastic. Starting the day with a fresh, hot coffee, eating a delicious lunch, and then having an event each evening that encouraged socializing – what more could you ask for to bookend three days of informative and energizing talks from some of the industries experts! So, while I can’t call myself an expert on WordCamp – I am confident saying that this one was great!