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10 years of WordCamp Boston

Where next for Mind Doodle? Boston, Massachusetts!

Mind Doodle’s CEO, Rich Hill, is heading back to WordCamp Boston for its 10th anniversary!

Held at Boston University on 20-21 July 2019, WordCamp Boston is an annual conference that celebrates WordPress with talks, panel discussions, workshops, sponsor booths and open areas that encourage new connections between attendees.

This will be the fourth time Rich attends WordCamp Boston and his fifth time in the city. Boston was the first US city he ever visited, two decades ago!

What’s on the agenda?

As always, there is a varied schedule with topics covering many themes ranging from advanced development to business, accessibility to community.

Top picks for Saturday

We’ve highlighted some of the talks we want to catch from Saturday’s line up:

  1. The Future: Why the Open Web Matters by Aaron D. Campbell
  2. The Hacking Mindset: How Beating WordPress Hackers Taught Me to Overcome Obstacles & Innovate by Kathy Zant
  3. Finding Your Way Around WordPress by Angela Jin

Top picks for Sunday

These are the talks that stood out from Sunday’s schedule:

  1. Reacting to WordPress: an Evolving Journey of Plugin Development by Jonathan Williams
  2. Bash is magic # No it’s not by Dwayne McDaniel
  3. Mom Doesn’t Know Best, Your Users Do! Building Websites with a Purpose by Alexa Lucci

Top picks for Boston!

For the tenth anniversary, WordCamp Boston organisers have arranged a tour for attendees to experience Boston through stories and sightseeing.

It’s a city with a whole lot of history, and to get prepared for the visit, we’ve gathered together the best facts about Boston.

  1. Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US.
  2. It’s a city of firsts, home to America’s first subway, public beach and chocolate factory. The first thanksgiving dinner took place in Boston and the oldest public park in the US is Boston Common.
  3. The Boston University Bridge is the only place in the world where a boat can sail underneath a train, which is passing underneath a vehicle, which is driving underneath an airplane.
  4. The nickname Beantown came from the city’s earliest settlers’ love for baked beans in molasses.
  5. There is an annual re-enactment of the Boston Tea Party on December 16.

Will you be attending WordCamp Boston? Get in touch with Rich and arrange to meet up.

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