What I learned at Chicago Wordcamp 2017


Wordcamp Chicago – talking everything about WordPress

This weekend I attended the Wordcamp conference in Chicago. Two rainy, windy days with traffic backed up on the highways and a lot of attendees who forgot their umbrellas! 

The annual conference was, as usual, a great place to learn more about WordPress and to meet new and old friends. WordPress front and back end developers were there, in addition to designers, users, representatives from hosting and software companies, SEO experts, customer service reps and a CFO! Everyone was willing to share information and help fellow WordPress aficionados. That’s what the WordPress community is all about.

Wordcamp speakers

The speakers were impressive. I often went up to them after their talks to share a comment or ask a question; they are always giving of their time … and their email addresses so we could contact them after the conference.

Here I am in a session about the best use of categories, tags and taxonomies. Or how to best organize your content.

Maureen Roberts at Wordcamp Chicago 2017

What to do with my new WordPress knowledge

I left the conference Sunday afternoon knowing that I had added to my knowledge base. And what do I plan to do with my new WordPress knowledge? I will use it to enhance support to my clients and continue to build the very best websites for them, and take advantage of my new resources.


To the Chicago Wordcamp organizers, the volunteers, the speakers and the sponsors for their contributions to the community.

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