The average person surfing the web isn’t concerned with the backend details like where a site is hosted or managed. It would likely be a surprise to many that WordPress, an open-source content management system (CMS), is the underlying architecture for around 25% of the web. Massive sites are built on it, including The New Yorker and the BBC, each handling millions of daily users. You’re reading an article on a WordPress (WP) site right now. The CMS has a large, active global developer and user community, comprised of everyone from novices to full-on WordPress nerds.
With that scope, the WP community has been organizing offline for years, inspiring hundreds of local conferences around the globe called WordCamps. Ann Arbor has been hosting a WordCamp for the past several years, with the event’s 2017 edition coming up October 13th – 14th.
Hosted on the University of Michigan campus, the ‘conference for all things WordPress’ will cater to beginners and pros alike. Post-event activities and parties provide opportunities to network with local WordPress users and explore Ann Arbor. Tickets for the two-day event cost $36 and are available here.
WordCamp Ann Arbor
Friday & Saturday, October 13-14
U of M Rackham Graduate Building, 915 E Washington St