Final weekend I attended WordCamp OC and represented Elegant Themes. It was my first day out within the WordPress group as an official member of the Elegant Themes workforce–and I had a blast!
A bit of backstory: The WordPress group in So. Cal. is my second residence. There’s defs a sisterhood between the Phoenix WordPress group and the WP group in Southern Calfornia. We, type of, grew up collectively having WordCamps early on and genuinely supporting one another. We have been at one another’s occasions a lot that peeps couldn’t inform precisely the place we have been from. Properly, we have been from the Southwest area of the USA! Most of the group members right here in So. Cal. have a particular place in my coronary heart, so I’m so glad after I get to attach with them once more!
For the primary time, it was completely different. Not was I representing my previous WordPress company. I used to be representing the well-known firm Elegant Themes, creator of Divi. And I used to be met with nothing however love and assist from my associates and acquaintances. I had numerous conversations about my new position. The fam was so blissful for me and Elegant Themes. All of the feels have been had!
Again to WordCamp Orange County 2019
The after-party was at Durty Nelly’s as regular. That is actually one of the amusing after-parties on the market. I imply, it’s karaoke, for Wellington’s sake. I had a blast watching karaoke however didn’t get to carry out as a result of my “Summer season Lovin’” duet buddy received chilly toes and backed out. (Not gonna title any names however he’s a companion at a well-known web page builder that everyone knows… 😜)
Have you ever ever watched WP Watercooler? I guess you’ve got. The usuals on that present did a dwell occasion on Sunday, day two. There have been some laugh-out-loud moments for certain!
WordCamp Orange County is famously identified for Plugin-Palooza. It was their fifth yr! A giant due to Sucuri Safety for sponsoring! In case you haven’t seen this go down but, ya gotta!
After the camp formally ended, a gaggle of us made our option to Downtown Disney. I imply, when in Rome, proper?
We had probably the most scrumptious dairy-free and gluten-free ice cream from The Salt & Straw in Downtown Disney.
It was simply me this yr representing Divi. However the impression was actual. We are able to’t wait to attach on the subsequent WordCamp. See which one is coming to your neck of the woods and tell us if you happen to’re attending! Test it out ➡️ WordCamps