Last weekend the Plesk Americas team traveled over 5000 miles to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and then over to Raleigh, North Carolina on a whirlwind mission to get a taste of Brazilian samba and good old Southern US barbecue. Food and dance are wonderful things, but the real reason we traveled to such charming locations was to attend two major WordCamp events. So you’re probably wondering why Rio & Raleigh? Well, Plesk is an official sponsor of the 653 WordCamp events that are held globally for the WordPress community.
About the WordCamp Events:
If your knowledge of the WordPress community is fairly limited, then you need to read this!
Did you know that WordPress has become the most popular and widely deployed CMS (Content Management System) application in the world? With almost 75 million websites running on this application, this is one community you don’t want to ignore.
The WordCamps are organized entirely by WordPress users. These informal events provide educational sessions which are attended by people ranging from bloggers, professional WordPress developers and consultants. The one to three-day events provide attendees with educational sessions in the most recent topics on business and marketing as well as the latest technologies and networking opportunities with other people in the WordPress community.
- Did you know that the first WordCamp was organized in San Francisco by Matt Mullenweg in 2006?
- Who is Matt Mullengweg? Matthew Charles “Matt” Mullenweg is an American online social media entrepreneur and web developer. He is best known for developing the free open source web software WordPress, now managed by the WordPress Foundation.
WordCamp Rio, held on September 24th was attended by approx. 200 community members. Attendees were treated to some cool swag and had a chance to learn more about Plesk and our WP Toolkit.
Plesk was at the WordCamp Raleigh from September 24th – 25th with our local partner 3Essentials. Geoff, owner of 3Essentials, created a new WordPress offering which was showcased at the event. Since this was Geoff’s first time attending the event with Plesk, here’s what he had to say:
¨I had a great time speaking with WordPress professionals at the recent Raleigh WordCamp. The people I spoke with were excited about the features that Plesk offers to simplify the management of their sites and customers.
Interested in learning more about the WordCamp events and Plesk’s WP Toolkit? Visit our website at www.plesk.com for more information and don’t forget to check out our events page to find out where the Plesk team will be flying to next!