My first WordCamp was actually a combined Podcamp/WordCamp event which was held in Columbus on June 19, 2010. My original intent was to attend and learn more about podcasting. I was floored when I sat thru a couple of WordPress sessions, one of which was done by Mitch Canter from Franklin, TN.
I kept an eye out and learned about the 2011 WordCamp which was being held on June 17th and 18th. I actually volunteered to speak and Angie Meeker gave me my first opportunity. I talked about beginning WordPress before a crowd of about 80 people and did fairly well.
In 2012 I decided to branch out a little and I traveled to Nashville for their April 21st event. I met some great people and would recommend this event to anyone. Again I attended WordCamp Columbus on July 14th and help setup camcorders.
2013 found me attending 3 WordCamps, North Canton on May 4th, Columbus (for the 4th time) on August 2nd and 3rd and finally Buffalo on September 14th. I spoke again at Columbus, this time on running WordPress locally and volunteered at the other events.
In 2014 I started off at WordCamp Dayton on March 7th and 8th. I gave a presentation on finding WordPress help. I attended and spoke at Wordcamps North Canton and Columbus in May and August.
WordCamp Ann Arbor, which is being held on October 4th, will probably be my final camp of 2014. I am very very lucky to have 4 WordCamps within a few hours of driving time.
WordCamp St. Louis was held on March 14, 2015 and I made up my mind to attend. It was well worth the 8 hour drive.
The next weekend found me at WordCamp Dayton. 8 days 2 WordCamps! Woot!!