I was very fortunate to receive an invitation to The Community Summit at WordCamp US. The event was attended by about 180 people and was held the Wednesday & Thursday before WordCamp US.
To say I was like a fish out of water is an understatement! I am a WordPress “user” and whatever coding skills I had disappeared in the late 80’s when I changed jobs. I like to say that “I
kNO w code”. I arrived on Wednesday afternoon just in time to take part in the WordPress TV team discussion. Kyle Maurer of Real Big Marketing was our lead for the day and gave a great report when it was time for all of the make.wordpress.org to make reports about the status of their groups.
I was somewhat reluctant to attend the Community Summit as I had traveled to five WordCamps during 2015 BUT since I had received an invitation to go, I figured that I should take advantage of the offer and I am very glad that I did.
I got to meet several people involved in the world of WordPress that I have heard about, chatted with on Slack or saw their videos on WordPress TV.
Thursday was the team work day. I was able to crank out some videos and did a lot of networking.
Because of previous commitments, I had to leave Friday but I was able to at least go to the first few sessions and spend some time in the sponsor area.
All in all, it was a great experience. If anybody is even considering going to the next WordCamp US, I would urge you to go.