Can you believe we’re almost half way through the year already? And the last three months have been spent in pandemic-mode.

I’m holding out hope this pandemic will be over by Christmas.

Whether you’re loving your time at home, or itching to get out more, it has been a good time to reflect on your online presence, and I’ve been doing that with the help of WordCamps.

WordCamps are gatherings of WordPress enthusiasts. They usually take place over a couple of days in a major city, and feature a number of speakers presenting WordPress-related topics. Normally, I attend as many as I can within driving distance – but with COVID-19 restrictions in place – many are being held virtually. I’ve been lucky enough to attend events in Phoenix, Texas, Kent (OH), and – just this weekend – WordCamp Europe in Portugal. All from the relative comfort of my office desk! The next one is WordCamp Denver on June 26-27. Maybe I’ll see you there?

All sessions are shared via YouTube Live, and are recorded and later shared on WordPress.tv.

For example, take a look at the history of WP in four minutes! It’s from October 2019 and of course is outdated now, but did you catch that all major releases are named in honor of jazz musicians?

Interesting trivia: WordPress core developers share a love of jazz music!

WordPress.tv is searchable, and if you are a visual learner, there are many gems hidden in the presentations. Just search your area of interest and you’ll find a 45 minute session or two packed with information.

That’s my tip for this week – dig into the expertise shared between WordPress users across the country and around the globe.

There’s a world of education out there!

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