WordPress is alive, well and thriving in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. WordCamp Nashville 2013 sold out, with 260 attendees and three tracks.
Businesses are using WordPress and talking about it. Local participation in related LinkedIn groups has tripled in a year. More businesses are moving to WordPress as their Content Management System (CMS), showing what many of us already knew – that WordPress is no longer a simple blogging platform.
WordCamp Nashville 2013 showcased local talent, enthusiasm and hunger for more. Nashville is on track to become a major collaboration center for WordPress in the South. Consider:
*WPNashville, our monthly meetup, has grown 66 percent.
*11 User MeetUps covered everything from plugins to socials, SEO, categories and tags, the new WordPress media manager and Nashville-based plugin development.
*5 developer MeetUps drew an average of 25 people for breakfast and coder talk.
*4 local developers answered questions and offered advice on a panel at BarCamp Panel in late 2012.
*WordCamp itself moved to a larger venue, added more presentations and lunch while keeping the ticket price the same.
From developers to businesses and users, folks across Middle Tennessee are using WordPress and collaborating more and more. Each year the community grows, and Saturday at WordCamp we even started an unplanned mini-track halfway through the morning to accommodate new users.
THANK YOU sponsors, volunteers, presenters and attendees for an AWESOME WordCamp Nashville 2013.
We had a blast and hope you did, too. Stay tuned for information on how to keep the momentum going.