WordCamp Dublin, a thrilling event with so much useful stuff inside
This weekend was spent in Dublin a crowd of more than 200 WordPress enthusiasts. Although the first WordCamp in Dublin, it definitely looked the wonderful organizing team had been doing this for years! Everything went smoothly in a perfectly picked venue with large rooms, fine equipment and plenty of networking time.
Kudos and may thanks to the entire team, including Rodolfo, Ramit, Mark Colm and all the numerous volunteers that made it possible!
But a WordCamp is not only about good company and good food, the schedule was packed with useful talks for various audiences types. I was lucky to present my "Accelerated Mobile Pages: why and how?" talk in front of a full room, and you will find my slides below. I could not attend all sessions of course, but I really enjoyed those I saw, and amongst them:
- Amanda Webb's talk,"Not your usual talk about getting Blog readers" packs useful, real-life, no-nonsense information that should help you get, well, more readers on your blog. She also lists tools such as headlines checkers or content analyzers that will help you write better content.
- GDPR was one of the hot topics, with Claude Saulnier and Heather Burns getting into the details of what it means for most of us dealing with European visitors and customers
- Juan Felipe Rincón from Google gave a global, yet accurate description of "how Google works", sorting out things that matter more and those that you don't need to worry about too much if you care about SEO.
For the more technically minded,
- Fellyph Cintra had a nice overview of Progressive Web Apps, a topic we already started work on here
- Micheal Reilly jump-started us on React and React Native
Here the slides for my "Accelerated Mobile Pages" sessions:
For those who could not make it, all talks will soon be on WordPress.tv, and I certainly encourage any one to give them some time, really informative regardless of what's your involvement in WordPress.