WordCamp Edinburgh July 2017

Over the weekend of July 21st/23rd the Makedoers traveled North to Edinburgh for a weekend of WordPress-based leaning, networking and some fun and games at the third WordCamp Edinburgh.

I thrive in a culture that embraces remote and nomadic working, and what better way to enjoy the culture of a city then visiting one of the many WordPress focused events happening around the world, the ‘WordCamp’.

This July I decided to go with some other members of the team to WordCamp Edinburgh, because (and not necessarily in this order):

  • There were some great WordPress based talks
  • It was my birthday and I wanted a good session in one of my favourite cities
  • Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world (in my opinion).
  • I love whiskey and haggis
  • WordCamps have some great ‘merch’
  • Make Do sponsored WordCamp Edinburgh 2017
  • Wapunicorn!

The Sessions

I contributed to the write-up about WordCamp Edinburgh 2017 over at the Make Do blog. However here are my personal highlights:

Scotland, the WordCamp and the Unicorn

If you didn’t know, Wapu is the official mascot of WordPress, but the official animal of Scotland is the Unicorn (I didn’t know this either).

Unicorn Wapu
The WordCamp Edinburgh Wapu Mascot this year was a Unicorn, or should that be Wapunicorn!

I think my favourite thing about the whole conference was the WordCamp Edinburgh 2017 official mascot, the Wapunicorn! Thanks to Ben Usher-Smith for this amazing concept! Read the story about its conception here.

As you can see from that photo of my laptop cover, I’ve been to one or two WordCamp’s before. However this particular logo took pride of place.

By Matt Watson

Wordpress Developer for Hire. Developer, Father, Husband, Blogger - I do great things on the Web.