I’m going to be heading out to the airport in just a few minutes to catch a flight to San Francisco for my first WordCamp. I’ll admit that while I’m excited about the event I’m also really curious about the particular dynamic. I’ve been to quite a few conferences, but they all seemed to target a specific level of user. For example, the PayPal conferences that I’ve been to are for developers, specifically developers participating in their PayPal certified developers program, which I do. WordCamp, however, seems to have core developers, plugin authors, theme developers, and even fairly casual users. It’s an interesting idea, but will it make for a better conference or a more awkward one?
Either way, I’m even more excited about the next day which will be a WordPress developer day. It sounds like there will be some very interesting open-style discussions about WordPress. Everything from where it’s faults and weaknesses are, to how to best use it as a full-featured CMS, to it’s future and where it’s headed.