At Bourn Creative, we use WordPress to design and develop custom websites for clients around the globe. WordPress has been our tool of choice as a small businesses content management system since 2009 and we not only believe in WordPress as a website platform, but as a community.
You may not know it, but there is a thriving community of people around the world that work to create, build, and improve WordPress. From designers and developers, to marketers, copywriters, business owners, project managers, freelancers, translators, and more, many people not only work to make WordPress a successful open-source platform, but a welcoming, open community. And, the two biggest ways of fostering community around WordPress is through WordPress Meetups and WordCamps.
Brian and I believe in giving back to the greater WordPress community and supporting those working in WordPress, which is why we have been volunteering our time to organize the Sacramento WordPress Meetup since 2013, and have been part of the organizing team for WordCamp Sacramento since 2015.
We love WordCamps so much that we also travel to other WordCamps in different communities to speak, share our knowledge, improve our skills, and meet other WordPressers. That’s why we’re very excited about WordCamp Orange County 2018, happening June 9-10, 2018 in Irvine, California.
- Jennifer is delivering a typography workshop
- Brian is speaking on a panel about working with your spouse
- Natalie (our daughter) is working the event as a volunteer — Natalie ran the social media for WordCamp Sacramento 2017 and worked registration, snacks, swag, and more.
Needless to say, we’re looking forward to heading to Orange County for a weekend of WordPress!
If you’d like to learn more about Brian and Jennifer’s sessions or attending WordCamp Orange County 2018, be sure to check out the WordCamp Orange County 2018 schedule to find the sessions that are perfect for you. There are several on Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor! Also be sure to get your ticket because the event will sell out.
Here are the descriptions for Jennifer and Brian’s sessions:
Typography Workshop: Master Typography Like A Pro
Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:00 am
Typography is the art and technique of arranging type for legibility, readability, and beauty. While it sounds simple, like just choosing a font or two, there are typography rules, best practices, and subtle tricks professional designers know that elevates their work to a higher level. In this session, learn everything you need to know to master typography like a pro, including designer secrets to nail the little details of spectacular type for your WordPress site.
Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm
In this panel discussion, join WordPressers and spouses to discuss the trials and tribulations of working with your spouse or being a WordPress spouse.
Hope to see you there!