WordCamp Los Angeles, In a Nutshell
WordCamp Los Angeles is one of the older conferences in WordCamp history. The first #WCLAX event was held in 2009, and this community-favorite event continues to happen in September of every year. WordCamp Los Angeles has grown into a stellar event, and it’s one of our favorite WordCamps to attend. Cal State University Los Angeles hosted the event again this year and it was really nice to be able to quickly find our location! As a sponsor, it’s so nice when we are walking into the first morning of a WordCamp with all our swag and we know where we are heading! We’re sure other sponsors can relate.
As ServerPress has grown, we’ve been able to add a little more to our sponsor table setup. This WordCamp LA, Gregg and Sarah were able to show off our new banners! We also had some really cool new stickers (also designed by Michelle) for WordCamp Los Angeles. They were a big hit. You know, that’s one of the fun things for WordCamp attendees: the variety of swag from the sponsors. We really enjoyed our time with our old friends, and meeting all the new friends from WCLAX. We hope to see you all real soon at another WordCamp and we hope you enjoy our little photo gallery from the event. We’re sure there’s more online, but these are our favorite!
Why Attending WordCamps is Important for a WordPress Business
If a WordPress business sponsors a WordCamp, you can promote your work to the right audience. WordPress users will be around for a day or two, and they are eager to learn about new products and ideas. Your business may be highlighted in the WordCamp marketing material & you will probably get coverage by the bloggers, organizers and other professionals. And ultimately, while investing in a WordCamp conference can help you grow your own business, the real fruit comes from you being positioned to help give back to the community through your sponsorship, your time, and your expertise.
WordCamps are cool WordPress community driven conferences where you can meet and greet other people who work in and with WordPress. Business owners can get new ideas, individuals can get jobs, and the community can have some fun! In short, a WordCamp is a place of casual networking and learning with the like minded and crazy folks who know, or are learning, “How to WordPress.” (Inside joke!)
But it’s the Volunteers who make WordCamps Great for Everyone!
Without the organizers and volunteers, WordCamp LA would never happen. (As is true for ANY WordCamp!) It’s volunteers who give us the opportunity to sponsor, attend, and speak at WordCamps and we want to thank you for all your efforts. And a big thank you to all the different speakers who mentioned DesktopServer in their WordCamp LA presentations! It really makes our day when we hear that DesktopServer is providing a solid tool for so many WordPress developers and designers.