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Nick Adams is a WordPress developer and the Chief Operating Officer at WP Buffs. Nick recently relocated to Boston and loves connecting with the WordPress community in cities all around New England and is looking forward to in-person events when it’s safe to do so. At WP Buffs, Nick and his team provide WordPress support and maintenance services to individuals and businesses of all sizes, as well as providing white-label support for agencies with a few clients or thousands.
In this issue, we’re focusing on WordPress events from a range of focuses, as well as some great thoughts about how to provide an exceptional experience for attendees of virtual events. This topic affects us all, as it’s now been a year and a half since in-person events were halted around the world. We look forward to the return of in-person events, but until it’s safe to do that, we can all find new opportunities to connect through the my virtual conferences.
In this article on wordcamp.org, Jan (Zaantar) shares thoughts and ideas about what the WordCamp Prague team learned from their 2021 WordCamp Prague which was entirely online. If you’re interested in running or attending a virtual WordCamp this year, this article is a must read.
Big Orange Heart (formerly WP & UP) recently announced their second WordFest Live of 2021. This 24 hour virtual conference covers a wide range of topics. True to Big Orange Heart’s focus on inclusivity and mental health, the sessions of this event are sure to leave you feeling understood and connected to people from all around the world.
If you’re a user of WordPress at a higher educational institution, or you are connected to them in some way, you have likely heard of WPCampus. This conference has had both in-person and online events since January of 2017, so they have had plenty of experience to be ahead of the game before 2020 moved us all to virtual conferences. They’ve announced WPCampus 2021 online is coming this September.
After having to cancel their in-person conference last year, WordCamp Europe is coming back this June with their second online event. This WordCamp always pulls in a wonderfully diverse set of speakers and topics. If you’ve spent the past year and a half watching travel videos like the rest of us, this is your chance to connect with WordPressers from all around Europe and even beyond, and to make new friends to meet up when you finally get to visit those cities you added to your travel wish list.