WordCamp US – Nationwide Harbor, MD 2023

It’s that point of 12 months! Time for WordCamp US, and this time it’s being held in Nationwide Harbor, Maryland from August twenty fourth by the twenty sixth. It’ll be on the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, which is a spectacular location in itself.

This 12 months, our staff members Ericka Barboza and Marco Berrocal might be attending in particular person. So, be at liberty to cease by and say hey as they love interacting with WordCamp people.

What Will You Discover at WordCamp US 2023?

Not solely is that this 12 months’s WordCamp US at an unimaginable location – the Gaylord is simply phenomenal – you can too be part of fairly a couple of talks and gatherings. For instance, on the twenty fourth, the contributor day is open for everybody.

There are plenty of great talks at this year’s WordCamp US. A number of the ones that stand out most to me embody:

  • For All Userkind: NASA Net Modernization and WordPress – Abby Bowman and J.J. Toothman speak about how NASA’s internet modernization efforts embody WordPress and the challenges they face revamping its web sites and including its first on-demand streaming service.
  • Inform the Story You Need To Inform – On this speak, you’ll hear the story of how Ken Liu, an award-winning author, misplaced religion in storytelling and the way he rediscovered the which means of narratives in day-to-day life.
  • Trendy WordPress Improvement – Whereas this speak is perhaps a bit extra superior compared to newbie tracks, Gary McPherson will go over a number of the extra profound parts you could combine into the WordPress growth expertise.
  • Be taught WordPress: A useful resource for you and your group – Introduced by Courtney Patubo Kranzke, the Be taught WordPress ingredient is a useful resource for individuals who need to perceive extra of what the content material administration system can do and what you are able to do to contribute. It is a nice speak for novices!
  • Gutenberg: Subsequent – WordPress Co-founder and CEO of Automattic, Matt Mullenweg, will talk about the enhancements delivered in 2023 and the plans going ahead for WordPress. This may also embody a stay Q&A on the finish, so convey your questions!

Personally, I’m extremely all for studying extra about what NASA is constructing and the way it’ll incorporate video-on-demand. Then once more, I’m a little bit of a geek on the subject of something area and science associated.

Plus, having the ability to toss questions at Matt Mullenweg could be enjoyable. Particularly after the newest updates in WordPress 6.3 which are a bit questionable, corresponding to the power so as to add hyperlinks to Gutenberg. It now takes additional steps simply to set it to open in a brand new window.

Anyway, from the talks out there, it’s certain to be an ideal weekend for these becoming a member of.

Attention-grabbing Details About Nationwide Harbor, MD

The Gaylord Conference Middle is positioned alongside the Potomac River simply south of Washington DC. As such, it’s surrounded by some superb sights and plenty of US historical past.

One of many options within the space is the Capital Wheel, a 165-foot Ferris wheel with a tremendous view of essentially the most prolific nationwide monuments within the nation.

A couple of different issues to remember embody:

  1. The “American Method” is a 3,000-foot promenade working by the middle of Nationwide Harbor that was designed to web page homage to the American expertise.
  2. There are greater than 150 shops in Nationwide Harbor, not together with the Gaylord. So, be sure you convey some cash alongside to take pleasure in as a lot of what the realm can present.
  3. In the event you’re all for watching some video games or different fashionable programming, there may be an 18 by 32-foot Jumbotron in Nationwide Harbor. Are you able to think about enjoying the Xbox or Ps on one thing that large?

Hope to See You at WordCamp US in Nationwide Harbor!

As you’re visiting WordCamp US, don’t neglect to cease by and say “hello” to Marco and Ericka, who might be attending on our behalf. Though the Gaylord is comparatively giant, they need to be pretty simple to seek out.

I’d like to complete by thanking all the organizers, audio system, volunteers, attendees, and sponsors who put within the effort and time to make WordCamp US one thing superb. Between the locale and the talks, it’s undoubtedly one which I want I may attend myself.

Have an ideal weekend and revel in all the pieces Nationwide Harbor and WordCamp US have to supply.