At this point you may be wondering if you should attend WordCamp Lisboa in favor of other events occurring on the same weekend or even just relaxing at the beach. For that reason and also for people attending their first WordCamp I decided to share a few things you can benefit from joining in:
Keep up with emerging trends – Attending conferences is a great way to get practical tips, to keep up with emerging trends, and to meet other people doing amazing things.
Networking – You’ll probably find not just WordPress lovers but also Web geeks passionate about everything surrounding the Web. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and perhaps even, who knows, find that co-founder/business partner you’re looking for. It’s ok to skip a few sessions and just hang out at the Happiness bar or in the halls.
Learn – Be introduced to various new concepts and techniques. Various techniques for using custom post types, custom taxonomies, etc. will be presented. How to scale WordPress, how to explain to a client the value of using WP in favor of other systems, rapid prototyping with WordPress – are also some of the topics that will be covered this year.
Get Excited – Working on the Web presents many challenges and is becoming increasing more complex and more exciting. Mobile phones and retina displays are giving website owners more platforms they need to support, and discussion is hot right now about what good tools and techniques should be used.
Get better and better with WordPress – By end of the day you’ll probably feel your WordPress knowledge has increased 2 fold. Have you seen the international speakers this year?
If for some reason you can’t make it on the 28th you can also join the after-party or the hack-day on the 29th. See you there.