WordCamp US, 2019 in St. Louis

This weekend, one of the largest WordPress Conferences, WordCamp US 2019, was held in St. Louis. While I experienced gigantic FOMO, I was happy that I stayed at home. The cost of attending this conference would eat up too much of my budget. Besides, the time it would cost me and fatigue because of jet lag, would result in fewer billable hours. Something I cannot afford at the moment.

It looked like an amazing conference, and I’m going to see if I can make it next year. Especially since I’m teaming up with two lovely women from the US now. 

The Amsterdam WordPress Community

Today I’m organising the second Amsterdam WordPress Meetup this year. The community has been dead since 2016, which is a shame. Earlier this year, at WordCamp Europe, I ran into some people from Amsterdam I hadn’t met before. This was a good reason to start organising the drinks. The goal was to reactivate the community. 

And it worked! 

In July, 35 people showed up. Today, we have 32 attendees. I have 4 sponsors that offered financial help. So in 2020, I will organise more substantive Meetups. Looking forward to see how this evolves and will hopefully get more people involved.