Our keynote speaker, Josepha Haden Chomphosy, was given a goal by Automattic when they sent her to WordCamp Brisbane in Australia: she had to meet 30 new people. She met that goal.
You don’t have to set goals for WordCamp. You can come just for fun and look on the experience as an adventure.
But if you like to have goals, here are some ideas to get you started:
- Meet new people. It doesn’t have to be 30 new people, but challenge yourself to make some new connections.
- Find the right person. Looking to hire someone? Hoping to be hired? Need a strategic partner or a gym buddy? WordCamp is a great place to find the right WordPress partner.
- Learn some new things. I always write a blog post about 10 things I learned at WordCamp, so that’s a goal for me. (Click through that link for some special treats.)
- Find the answers to some questions. The WP101 4:00 session is a question and answer time and the Sunday Jam Session is a great place to get questions answered, but you can get answers all along the way, too.
- Learn what you don’t know. No matter what your background or training, there’s somebody at WordCamp who knows things you don’t know. WordCamp can start you off in a brand new direction.
- Share your knowledge. Not only is there someone who knows something you don’t know, but there are also people who don’t know everything you know. You will have an opportunity to help someone, so be prepared to take that opportunity.
- Get refreshed and inspired. If you sometimes get burned out with blogging or disenchanted with development, WordCamp can be your annual restart.
- Develop a new goal for yourself or your company. It’s easy to get settled in. You can come away from WordCamp with a new personal challenge for yourself.
Do you have goals for WordCamp Fayetteville 2015?