WordCamp Melbourne 2013 WordPress Conference

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If you are a fan of WordPress, and have never been to a WordCamp before, then you should seriously look to consider checking out this awesome event. In a nutshell, WordCamp is a community-organised conference that covers all things about WordPress.

Not only did both myself and Joseph have the pleasure of attending the Melbourne edition in April 2013, but I was also selected to be a key speaker at the event. My slides and presentation is below.

After touching down in Melbourne on Friday afternoon, I met up with the event organisers and presenters for the inaugural speaker’s dinner. I was immediately taken aback by the passion and enthusiasm of both the speakers and organisers alike.

I knew immediately that this was going to be an amazing, fun and informative weekend.

Melbourne Trams in front of Flinders Street Station

Next morning, I trammed my way over to the very cool Storey Hall at RMIT University. The venue was packed with a sell-out crowd of over 300 people, and as I settled into the Developer and High Tech streams it became clear to me why WordCamp is the go-to event for WordPress enthusiasts around the world.

Here, I watched Troy Dean deliver a phenomenal presentation on ‘101 Ways to Elevate Yourself and Demand Higher Fees’, followed by a highly informative session by Dan Petrovic on ‘Ten Ways to Screw up With Google and 10 Ways to Fix it’.

Speakers continued to raise the educational bar throughout the conference, as did the amount of enthusiastic avid developers, designers and fans who had united under one roof on a weekend to share their passion for WordPress.

All in all, a brilliant event and an absolute must-attend for anyone working with blogs or building with WordPress.

For our local readers in Brisbane, rumour has it that the next WordCamp Australia will be held in Brisbane early next year! To keep up to date with the latest news on WordCamp in Australia, check out wpaustralia.org and WordCamp Central or follow us on Twitter

Here’s my presentation on Mobile First & Responsive Website Design for WordPress:

These are my slides from the presentation.
James Banks

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3 responses to “WordCamp Melbourne 2013 WordPress Conference”

  1. Hi James

    Thanks for your fantastic talk about responsive design. I learnt a lot at WordCamp but out of all the speeches I enjoyed yours the most. Next time you’re in Sydney it’d love meet to talk to you more about your responsive design research!


    1. Thanks for you comment Liz! Great to hear that you took a lot away from WordCamp, and I’m really glad to hear that you enjoyed my presentation.

      I will be in Sydney early next year around February, so I would be more then happy to meet with you and have a chat about all things responsive. What would be the best way for me to keep in contact with you?

      1. James, Thanks for replying so quickly. That is good to hear you will be coming to Sydney next year. I will speak more about this over email. I sent you one just a moment ago.

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