Saturday, October 22 marked the second annual WordCamp San Antonio at Texas A&M University San Antonio. WordPress veteran and Senior Web Developer for AMG Wayne McWilliams, along with a plethora of other volunteers, helped make this event a massive success.
It all started six months ago when Wayne took over the reins and began assembling the team. Volunteers from other local WordPress-loving firms such as Pressable and Webtegrity, as well as a group of AMG team members, jumped in to assist in organizing the event. The AMG team helped develop a logo, name badges, and t-shirts for the event, and also helped run social media.
“It turned out great,” McWilliams said. “We were so glad everyone was able to come and enjoy each other’s company and learn more about what WordPress can do to help market their business.”
Kirsten Forkheim, AMG Account Executive, was happy to lend a hand by putting on her PR hat and getting the event on every event calendar she could think of, as well as helping out with video production. “It was so great to be a part of this event. Being able to see all the talks and assisting with video was a great way to experience everything WordCamp has to offer.”
It was also Nick Rivas’s first WordCamp. He, along with several other AMG Art Directors, helped design the t-shirts and materials for the event. “The community was awesome. Getting to see my design on everyone’s t-shirts was awesome. The whole thing was awesome! I can’t wait for next year,” Nick said.
AMG Creative Director Chris Pawlik added, “The event allowed our team to work together and share our passion for WordPress with the San Antonio community. It was a fantastic experience to be a part of.”
“I think my favorite part of this was getting to be a part of the community. Running the social media accounts for WordCamp San Antonio was a great way to see what the WordCamp community is all about,” said AMG Copywriter Reed Hartman, who led WordCamp San Antonio’s social media efforts.
The event featured topics ranging from a discussion on the WooCommerce API to ideas for improving blog content and focused on three group topic tracks including business, beginner, as well as an advanced developer track. With such a range of topics, WordCamp offered something for everyone, from WordPress newbies to seasoned pros.
After the main talks, the speakers gathered together in the main auditorium to have a panel-style discussion on questions from both the audience and the moderator.
It was a great time, and the entire AMG team is very happy to have been part of such an awesome event. We can’t wait for next year’s conference!