On the weekend of July 9 and 10, the Cove hosted WordCamp Orange County. At WordCamp OC, guests networked, collaborated and immersed themselves in everything WordPress. Attendees varied in experience, background and discipline. They included designers, developers, bloggers, business owners, writers and people brand new to the platform.
To accommodate the diverse mix of attendees, WordCamp OC provided two tracks of sessions and workshops. Almost every conference room in the Cove @ UCI Applied Innovation was buzzing with energy and filled with people eager to learn. Workshops varied in complexity and included a beginner’s introduction to WordPress Security and Plugins by Logan Kipp, product evangelist at WordPress for SiteLock and a design-centric workshop titled “Beyond Whitespace: Designing for Complex Content” by Michelle Schulp, independent graphic designer and owner of Marktime Media.
Blog-centric workshops included “The 50 Day Blogging Challenge” by Scott Buscemi, founder and UX director of Luminary, a development agency focused on eCommerce and web systems. Attendees looking for guidance on business concepts attended workshops such as “Controlling Your Contracts” by Karim Marucchi, chief executive officer of Crowd Favorite and chairman of The VeloMedia Group.
“Everyone can publish their content and create a website. WordPress is a great platform that gives everyone a voice,” said David Margowsky, the event’s lead organizer and freelance project manager for WordPress development shops.