Here at InsideOut, we are all fans of WordPress! Because of that, and a desire to learn more about WordPress and how we can better use it to serve our clients, some of us attended WordCamp Seattle on April 16th. WordCamp is the premier event to talk with other designers, developers, and users of WordPress, and expand our knowledge.

The event was hosted at the University of Washington and was attended by around 300 people. There were 14 speakers, each a specialist in their field ranging from best SEO practices, to creating a great website theme, to proper coding techniques.  It isn’t every day you get to meet one of the actual WordPress developers (who flew in from Washington DC) so it was a real treat that he was giving a lecture on best coding practices.

Trina Packard, Skyla Grimes, Kailey Lampert, and Brad Doss split up to attend the following lectures:

  • Tools for Tummeling
  • Using AJAX in Plugins and Themes
  • Making Custom Theme Options Easy
  • Writing Better Plugins for a Better Web
  • Theming for the Masses
  • WordPress SEO
  • Best Practices for Plugin Development

WordCamp was also well documented on Twitter using the #wcsea hashtag.  That is one great thing about a room of 300 “geeks” – using social media to communicate, coordinate, and share information!