Ask anyone who’s been to a WordCamp and one of the things that you’re likely to hear that has the most benefit is “The Hallway Track.” The’s debatable on if it’s the most benefit, but it offers a lot.
For those who’ve never been to a WordCamp, then think of it this way: WordCamps are usually divided into tracks throughout the day.
These may include (but aren’t, of course, limited to):
- and more.
The Hallway Track, though, is an unofficial name given to the time spent in between sessions where you get to meet people, see people you already know, or talk more about the things you’re working on, you’re learning, or just find out about new things that are happening in the various facets of the WordPress economy.
What does this have to do with WordSesh, though? Considering not everyone can make it to a WordCamp (for a variety of reasons), quite a bit.
First, if you’ve never heard of WordSesh, then you can simply think of it as an online WordCamp. That’s likely the easiest definition, for now.
As defined on the site:
Join WordPress developers from around the world for a must-attend virtual conference on May 22nd, 2019.
The thing that’s neat about it is that it’s much like a WordCamp – there are a variety of tracks and speakers – and you get to learn a lot, but you don’t have to travel.
And that can make all the difference for someone.
Oh! And the hallway track thing I was talking about? Check this out:
No good conference is complete without the opportunity to chat and network with your peers.
This year, WordSesh has multiple built-in opportunities for you to connect with other attendees, talk shop, swap notes, and make new friends from around the globe.
So, yeah, it’s virtual, but how much is our conversation with one another virtual through things like Twitter as it stands?
Oh, And The Swag!
Of course, there is swag like all good WordCamps have:
- Four all-day sessions that comprise the “Asynchronous Business Workshop.”
- 13 more scheduled sessions running from 13:30-24:00 UTC (9:30am-9pm EDT)
- Raffle to win a Nintendo Switch or Pantheon Care Package
- Opportunities to interact with speakers and other attendees
- This year it’s a completely free event
Anyway, this may read like a sponsored post, but it’s not. This is me urging those of you who have not attended a WordCamp for whatever reason at least considering attending WordSesh (and it’s hard not to do so when it’s free, right?).
Because I think they are that valuable. You get a lot of good in a short amount of time.