The year was 2012. My first WordCamp San Francisco.
At the time, I’d been investing in the WordPress community for a little over two years. I’d met a number of people online that were well known WordPress developers, designers, and business owners.
I knew WordCamp San Francisco was the place to go to interact with more WordPress professionals in one place than anywhere else in the world.
The format for the conference was a little different that year. In 2012, the main event was one day, so I knew it was going to be tough to meet a lot of people.
And I was right: it was an absolute whirlwind. I met hundreds of folks whom I previously only knew by their Twitter handles and Gravatars. At WordCamp San Francisco, we got to chat over coffee, beers, lunch, and elsewhere.
It’s kind of amazing, looking back.