WordCamp Birmingham 2023 – Recap

Word Camp everyone! This is one of those camps that means a lot to me. As mentioned in our 2019 WordCamp Birmingham recap, we spoke English for the first time at WordCamp. As they say in Costa Rica, a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then.

Many days, pandemics, many WordPress and WordCamp experiences, so many more conversations I could have given, and, of course, so many more WordPress friends.

This camp, I have near my heart. Like our last camp, we traveled from San Jose to Houston to Birmingham. Unfortunately, it took more than two hours to fly out of San Jose. So I couldn’t make the connection (last flight to Birmingham) and had to spend the night in Houston.

Some people hate United. I think these things happen with any airline. It’s happened to almost every airline I’ve traveled with, but United can do a little more than the others.

But that wasn’t the only setback.

I’m not ready for the temperature. I never knew Alabama could be this cold! So, after spending one night in Houston, I had to fly to Birmingham the next day, but I was still able to make it in time for the speaker’s dinner.

location

The place was fantastic. cozy and small Perfect for this camp.

The entire WordCamp was held in WorkPlay. WorkPlay is like a mix of a live music bar with a cabaret style theater in downtown Birmingham. What’s cool is that the entire camp was hosted there.

From the speaker’s dinner to the after-party and, of course, the camp itself. This is usually different for smaller camps.

I felt that the accommodation was cozy and much better than in 2019. That’s because it was right in downtown Birmingham, not Homewood. The second reason is, like I said, everything was there.

Since this camp was small, the entire classroom/cabaret stage felt much more intimate and appropriate.

Speakers and Support Dinner

Play live on WordCamp
This was a great idea. You’ve never seen live play like this on WordCamp before..

S,o I arrived late and said “Mr. By whom? Well, they were two actors from WorkPlay doing all this killing spree at a speakers dinner.

I thought it was a great idea.

I’ve never seen a live play like this at WordCamp with a full plot, but the speakers were given clues about who the murderer was, etc., and had to (randomly) go on stage to be part of the performance. .

It was great and pretty fun. Having been to some of the camps before, I am familiar with the common dinner where people eat and talk. But all of this was interacting with the crowd and you were part of the whole play.

i thought it was lovely

After a lot of laughs, who the killer is, to be honest, only suspects are unknown. After WCUS, I was able to see familiar faces such as Jessi, Nev, Nathan, Ryan, William, and Aida that I hadn’t seen since WCUS, dear ones. CatherineSomeone I haven’t seen since 2019.

It was so nice to see them again.

WordCamp Birmingham Day 1

debugging talk
According to Micah, you are not debugging properly. He’s right though.

My presentation is ready. I was able to attend the camp as a speaker and I enjoyed it. Attending like this is different than sponsoring because I am not in the stands all day and miss most of the talks.

Not all of them, but only some of them. But networking is always there and it’s always cool. So, time to tell a few stories.

This was the first lecture I saw in Birmingham this year. No surprise. I am a technician! i love them i saw Micah He’s been with the Bluehost crew on quite a few camps before and I’ve always had a deep respect for his knowledge in development.

He’s also a great guy and always there for a good conversation.

His talk was about proper debugging. To put the problem short and simple: I, Marco Berrocal, a WordPress developer with almost 15 years of experience, do a terrible job at debugging.

His story was cool because it made me debug part of the entire sequence of how WordPress boots up, and instead of just dumping the stuff to the browser and seeing it, I can see exactly where the code is failing and see what’s happening at that time. Data that doesn’t come out right.

The downside is that while his talk uses LocalWP to debug with VSCode, I use 10upDocker, which requires using Docker for development, so both have to talk to each other (debugging with 10upDocker).

After lunch, it was time for my session with some famous women and men.

Marco Berrocal of WordCamp Birmingham
It was time for another talk by Marco Berrocal!

My story was about a consent management platform. Consent management platforms are the consent elements that websites provide for setting privacy for what you want (and don’t) do. I mean the little box at the bottom where I pressed “accept all” in my non-tech geek terminology.

The conversation was about getting people to know what consent management is, why it’s important, what manual blocking is, how it works, and how to find a plugin that fits your needs.

Some people need auto-blocking, others need control over design aspects, and still others want to manually add cookies to handle them.

The talk went pretty well. I got the attention of the crowd and I had questions, which is what I always want in a speech.

The speaker’s party was right after the first day, as my talk was the last of the day and the camp was from Saturday to Sunday. I had a few beers and called it a night because I was honestly exhausted.

It was pretty cool because WorkPlay had bars and whatnot. Like I said everything was right there and I didn’t have to move.

Day 2

When morning came, I was well rested and ready to leave. I made a lot of connections during the day and was interested in a couple of talks, but wanted to submit a workshop on WCEU first. Because the deadline was that Sunday.

I decided to go into the break room when Nev Harris entered.

I’ve seen Nev quite a bit since WordCamp Miami 2020 in March. By the way it was the last WordCamp I went to before… hmm, what do you know It happened in 2020.

Since then I’ve seen Nev at WordCamp Europe, WordCamp US, and now Alabama. We never really talked much, but since he was there, we started off.

He reminded me that I had blogged about him in the WordCamp Miami 2020 recap that I had completely forgotten about, and that it had a positive impact on his subsequent WordCamp experience.

It was really gratifying to know that what we talked about and what we had to say about someone had a positive impact on someone.

So Nev, here’s more camp, talk, and good times with you!

After submitting the workshop, it was time to attend two more talks. at first Haktan Suren It’s called How to Do Lead Tracking in WordPress regarding UTM values, campaigns and especially things related to UTM.

He attended my talk because he was very interested in the cookie aspect I was discussing, and it went pretty well.

Last but not least my friend, stevica golosin We talked about WooCommerce and SEO. It was a fantastic story.

That’s how our word camp ended.

happy weekend end

Marco and Jesse
No camp is complete without Jessi Gurrrrrrr.

After the meal, some went to eat Indian food. That’s how WordCamp Birmingham 2023 is over. I think it worked and it brings up a question I always have…

Which one do you like best? Small, friendly camps like this or large camps like WordCamp USA, Europe, etc.? Each always has its pros and cons and all you have to do is enjoy it for what it is.

Until next time!

Source

Word Camp everyone! This is one of those camps that means a lot to me. As mentioned in our 2019 WordCamp Birmingham recap, we spoke English for the first time at WordCamp. As they say in Costa Rica, a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then.

Many days, pandemics, many WordPress and WordCamp experiences, so many more conversations I could have given, and, of course, so many more WordPress friends.

This camp, I have near my heart. Like our last camp, we traveled from San Jose to Houston to Birmingham. Unfortunately, it took more than two hours to fly out of San Jose. So I couldn’t make the connection (last flight to Birmingham) and had to spend the night in Houston.

Some people hate United. I think these things happen with any airline. It’s happened to almost every airline I’ve traveled with, but United can do a little more than the others.

But that wasn’t the only setback.

I’m not ready for the temperature. I never knew Alabama could be this cold! So, after spending one night in Houston, I had to fly to Birmingham the next day, but I was still able to make it in time for the speaker’s dinner.

location

The place was fantastic. cozy and small Perfect for this camp.

The entire WordCamp was held in WorkPlay. WorkPlay is like a mix of a live music bar with a cabaret style theater in downtown Birmingham. What’s cool is that the entire camp was hosted there.

From the speaker’s dinner to the after-party and, of course, the camp itself. This is usually different for smaller camps.

I felt that the accommodation was cozy and much better than in 2019. That’s because it was right in downtown Birmingham, not Homewood. The second reason is, like I said, everything was there.

Since this camp was small, the entire classroom/cabaret stage felt much more intimate and appropriate.

Speakers and Support Dinner

Play live on WordCamp
This was a great idea. You’ve never seen live play like this on WordCamp before..

S,o I arrived late and said “Mr. By whom? Well, they were two actors from WorkPlay doing all this killing spree at a speakers dinner.

I thought it was a great idea.

I’ve never seen a live play like this at WordCamp with a full plot, but the speakers were given clues about who the murderer was, etc., and had to (randomly) go on stage to be part of the performance. .

It was great and pretty fun. Having been to some of the camps before, I am familiar with the common dinner where people eat and talk. But all of this was interacting with the crowd and you were part of the whole play.

i thought it was lovely

After a lot of laughs, who the killer is, to be honest, only suspects are unknown. After WCUS, I was able to see familiar faces such as Jessi, Nev, Nathan, Ryan, William, and Aida that I hadn’t seen since WCUS, dear ones. CatherineSomeone I haven’t seen since 2019.

It was so nice to see them again.

WordCamp Birmingham Day 1

debugging talk
According to Micah, you are not debugging properly. He’s right though.

My presentation is ready. I was able to attend the camp as a speaker and I enjoyed it. Attending like this is different than sponsoring because I am not in the stands all day and miss most of the talks.

Not all of them, but only some of them. But networking is always there and it’s always cool. So, time to tell a few stories.

This was the first lecture I saw in Birmingham this year. No surprise. I am a technician! i love them i saw Micah He’s been with the Bluehost crew on quite a few camps before and I’ve always had a deep respect for his knowledge in development.

He’s also a great guy and always there for a good conversation.

His talk was about proper debugging. To put the problem short and simple: I, Marco Berrocal, a WordPress developer with almost 15 years of experience, do a terrible job at debugging.

His story was cool because it made me debug part of the entire sequence of how WordPress boots up, and instead of just dumping the stuff to the browser and seeing it, I can see exactly where the code is failing and see what’s happening at that time. Data that doesn’t come out right.

The downside is that while his talk uses LocalWP to debug with VSCode, I use 10upDocker, which requires using Docker for development, so both have to talk to each other (debugging with 10upDocker).

After lunch, it was time for my session with some famous women and men.

Marco Berrocal of WordCamp Birmingham
It was time for another talk by Marco Berrocal!

My story was about a consent management platform. Consent management platforms are the consent elements that websites provide for setting privacy for what you want (and don’t) do. I mean the little box at the bottom where I pressed “accept all” in my non-tech geek terminology.

The conversation was about getting people to know what consent management is, why it’s important, what manual blocking is, how it works, and how to find a plugin that fits your needs.

Some people need auto-blocking, others need control over design aspects, and still others want to manually add cookies to handle them.

The talk went pretty well. I got the attention of the crowd and I had questions, which is what I always want in a speech.

The speaker’s party was right after the first day, as my talk was the last of the day and the camp was from Saturday to Sunday. I had a few beers and called it a night because I was honestly exhausted.

It was pretty cool because WorkPlay had bars and whatnot. Like I said everything was right there and I didn’t have to move.

Day 2

When morning came, I was well rested and ready to leave. I made a lot of connections during the day and was interested in a couple of talks, but wanted to submit a workshop on WCEU first. Because the deadline was that Sunday.

I decided to go into the break room when Nev Harris entered.

I’ve seen Nev quite a bit since WordCamp Miami 2020 in March. By the way it was the last WordCamp I went to before… hmm, what do you know It happened in 2020.

Since then I’ve seen Nev at WordCamp Europe, WordCamp US, and now Alabama. We never really talked much, but since he was there, we started off.

He reminded me that I had blogged about him in the WordCamp Miami 2020 recap that I had completely forgotten about, and that it had a positive impact on his subsequent WordCamp experience.

It was really gratifying to know that what we talked about and what we had to say about someone had a positive impact on someone.

So Nev, here’s more camp, talk, and good times with you!

After submitting the workshop, it was time to attend two more talks. at first Haktan Suren It’s called How to Do Lead Tracking in WordPress regarding UTM values, campaigns and especially things related to UTM.

He attended my talk because he was very interested in the cookie aspect I was discussing, and it went pretty well.

Last but not least my friend, stevica golosin We talked about WooCommerce and SEO. It was a fantastic story.

That’s how our word camp ended.

happy weekend end

Marco and Jesse
No camp is complete without Jessi Gurrrrrrr.

After the meal, some went to eat Indian food. That’s how WordCamp Birmingham 2023 is over. I think it worked and it brings up a question I always have…

Which one do you like best? Small, friendly camps like this or large camps like WordCamp USA, Europe, etc.? Each always has its pros and cons and all you have to do is enjoy it for what it is.

Until next time!

Source

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