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First Ever All Virtual WordCamp Worked Brilliantly

Due to the Covid-19 corona virus pandemic, most WordCamps, the conferences held about the WordPress CMS (Content Management System), were cancelled.

This weekend, WordCamp San Antonio (Texas), quickly made their WordCamp all virtual!

They utilized both Crowdcast (for the speaker rooms) and Zoom for the hallway chats. You know what? It worked great. They even had live captioning.

Those platforms along with Twitter and the hashtag #WCSATX the camp was great. The pandemic overall is showing that the internet can help keep connections alive and people in touch.

In fact, this event was attended by more people, who wouldn’t have attended in person, because it was online. I know I wouldn’t have gone, being from the Philadelphia area.

It will be interesting to see if most WordCamps have a streaming option going forward once we figure out Covid-19.

Did you go? What did you think? What did you take away from the experience as well as the talks.