Atlanta WordCamp 2010

January 8-9, 2010 marked the first, and ostensibly, annual Atlanta WordCamp. WordCamps happen all over the country and bring together web developers, bloggers, business people, newbies and software writers to network with each other and learn about WordPress. In fact, Atlanta Metblogs is a WordPress blog. WordPress is a free, powerful, open source platform for managing content on the web.

Hosted at the extraordinary SCAD Atlanta campus, Atlanta WordCamp was organized by Brandon Sheats and Tessa Horehled.

The presentations ranged from highly technical discussions such as Topher Kohan on SEO & WordPress, Rusty Tanton on Google Analytics & WordPress Integration to a beginner’s presentation of WordPress by Adria Richards.

The highlight for me was the Genius Bar. I spent about 30 minutes with John Saddington. This session alone was worth the $45 I paid for WordCamp. John consulted me on my new project,, sharing a lot of invaluable information. Saddington’s presentation how to be a Freelancer with WordPress was also one of the most entertaining and inspiring presentations of the weekend. Saddington assured everyone that we could all be freelance WordPress consultants.

There were lots of other presentations I could not attend however I can, and so can you, watch them on SCAD’s USTREAM Channel.

Overall the weekend and all the presentations went smoothly. I made lots of connections and learned a lot. I highly recommend attending next year’s Atlanta WordCamp which will be February 11-12, 2011.

6 Comments so far

  1. » Blog Archive » First Annual Atlanta WordCamp (pingback) on January 10th, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

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  2. John (Human3rror) (unregistered) on January 10th, 2010 @ 11:04 pm

    Thanks for the shoutout! ;) it was a good time.

  3. james hervey (jeherv) on January 11th, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    sounds like a productive conference. i will reserve my rant on conferences that call themselves “camps” for another time.

  4. driveafastercar on January 11th, 2010 @ 1:13 pm

    Thanks so much for coming out! Glad you enjoyed it. Definitely send us feedback so we can make next year even better. :)

  5. How to Start Freelancing with Wordpress, Especially if You’re a Noob - Human3rror (pingback) on January 13th, 2010 @ 6:43 am

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  6. Kyle Reed (unregistered) on January 13th, 2010 @ 11:20 am

    John is the man.
    He is a pro but also is humble and willing to help.

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