Here are my personal experiencing attending WordPress Camp Iloilo last August 25, 2018. This techie event was the first WordPress camp in Western Visayas and was held in a posh venue, the Iloilo Convention Centre (ICC).
One of my jobs since 2010 is an online marketer. I’ve been working for clients who not just wanted to create a design-informed website, but to build substantial content that will help them reach their target audience.
Another reason I attended WordCamp Iloilo was to see the Megaworld District upclose and personal, and appreciate the urban architectures they have built.
As a blogger / real estate sales person, I always seek for ways to study from good examples of developments. That’s why I came to see an event held inside ICC.
One time, when I was working with WordPress, I was able to notice the announcement from the WordPress Dashboard announcements. I was led the WP Iloilo 2018 website and was able to sign-up.
Was one of the first people to sign up. I got an award in exchange – a grey t-shirt with a minimal, blue Digital Ocean print.
The speakers were a diverse line-up. There’s from Google, legal field, freelancing, Amazon and students.
After lunch, we broke up into 3 groups:
* WP Security
* WP Design
* WP development
Th large hall had pull-off dividers which made the seminar set-up quick,.
I think the biggest group was students. One of my seat mates was a masteral student from ISAT and a Guimaras government employee.
Also met a previous colleague who was working at the Iloilo Hall of Justice. Together with her team, they attended. I appreciate how diverse the community was – both beginners, intermediate, bloggers and hard core programmers.
Appreciated how this event also acted as an evangelistic tool to promote the blogging hobby.
Just then and there I appreciate the difference and advantage of blogging or WordPress in particular with reverse-order social media.
I appreciate the food because they were well prepared. We were asked of our preference weeks before. We had the option to selectt hypo-allergenic food which I selected. I had vegetables, beef, fish fillet and beef. The other option had chicken and some seafood.
Food was prepacked in a styro packaging. Lunch time was 11:30am to 1pm. Break time allowed a window for networking.
Materials and freebies
I like how the organisers orchestrated all components, sponsors and dynamics together. I got these:
* ID with prints of program and 2 doughnut coupons
* Free flowing coffee
* 2 stickers
* One canvas bag
* One t-shirt (limited edition / early registration)
After the break-up seminars, one can choose to enjoy the after party, exchanging of cards and more food. Some opted to tour the Megaworld district. I chose to return home and resume my online marketing job.