Posted on October 31, 2018
As I suspect most of you know by now, 9seeds has had a very active presence in the WordPress community since our founding 9 years ago. So much so that you are probably tired of hearing about all the WordCamps we’ve spoken at, sponsored and organized. We really can’t even keep track anymore of the ones we’ve attended.
We’re sponsoring two upcoming WordCamps though that none of us have ever attended before. It’s always delightful to meet new folks and explore new corners of the WordPress community. It is equally delightful to see how being open and welcoming is such a universal trait shared throughout the WordPress community.
Sponsoring WordCamp Riverside, California Nov 3-4th, 2018
First, I (Jon) will be at WordCamp Riverside, California which is literally my backyard (when I have one). It’s the 2nd year for WordCamp Riverside and it’s added to the plethora camps available in Southern California. WordCamp Orange County, WordCamp Los Angeles, and WordCamp San Diego have been happening annually for 10 years give or take. We are delighted to sponsor WordCamp Riverside and support the Inland Empire WordPress Community as it takes root and continues to grow.
Sponsoring WordCamp Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas Nov 10-11, 2018
Second, I (Jon again) will be traveling to Austin, TX right after #WCRS to spend a few months in Austin enjoying the tacos and visiting a lot of good friends that have taken up residence there. So I figured, hey Dallas is in Texas, and it looks right next to Austin on the map, so I could just hop on up there for the weekend. News flash, assuming cities in Texas are close to each other is as foolish as assuming the same in my home state of California. Still, we’re sponsoring WCDFW for the first time and I’ll be attending for the first time as well.
Attending WordCamps and making friends
You should come to WordCamp and say hi to us!
WordCamps are awesome, fun and affordable for everyone. Even seasoned WordCamp veterans like myself get something worthwhile out of every WordCamp. Sometimes it is learning something new, but we’ve hired employees, seen others get hired or found clients. Other times we just come away having made a new friend and it’s still totally worthwhile.
If you are coming to either of these camps, please be sure to say hi I’d loved to chat. Maybe you can get me to spill the beans on what we’re doing with the Genesis Framework and Gutenberg. I’ll be the one with the beard 😉 and maybe wearing some 9seeds branded clothing.