The idea to do a workshop for WordPress idea began when clients I had completed WordPress sites for were asking how they were going to manage the site, could I sit with them and show them how it works?
So the idea was to do a workshop that wasn’t specific for the tech and dev community, but for the average joe that either deals with WordPress in their job or personal capacity. The only criteria was that they had a small bit of exposure to WordPress and would need to bring a laptop with them.
RSVP’s were full within 24hrs of advertising, sponsors had jumped on board and we were pretty much ready to go.
Usually on these kind of workshops, you get quite a few no shows. We were lucky that the workshop was full. There was a very nice range of skill levels and a fantastic group of people that showed up. The vibe was positive, friendly and buzzing from the get go.
The 4 hours allocated for the workshop was perfect timing. It allowed for a short lunch break and a couple of coffee breaks, 2 or 3 break out sessions, a few problem solving scenarios, a few question and answer sessions and of course learning how to work with WordPress through hands on exercises.
I really couldn’t have been more pleased. The workshop was everything that I had hoped it would be and then some.
I would like to thank each and every person that came to the very first workshop, like they say, you never forget your first and certainly won’t forget this one.
Thank you again to Steve Barnett and Justin Slack – you guys are great
Thank you one more time to our Sponsors – CTFEDs, New Media Labs, WooCommerce & Hetzner
This is just the beginning and hopefully I will be able to put these workshops together on a more regular basis.
Look forward to seeing everyone at the next one.