¡Pura Vida! Is the best way to start my review of attending WordCamp San José (formally WordCamp Costa Rica).
Organizers Roberto Remedios and Alfredo “El Puas” invited me to do a workshop at WordCamp San José 2017 earlier this year while we were all hanging out at WordCamp Miami (also a great camp to attend).
Un Poco Sobre WordCamp San José
WordCamp San José 2017 took place at La Universidad Latina de San José, Costa Rica. More than 350 people attended two days of talks with three tracks.
Most of talks were in Spanish and topics covered everything from Marketing to Development (w plenty of JS) and everything in between. Many of the talks also included sing language interpretation and a good group benefiting from it.
The layout of the venue was great, with a big open area for the sponsors right in front of the three rooms for the talks. The main sponsors had cool seating areas and the food included amazing breakfast, lunch and treats!
Let’s not forget about the after party either. The camp hosted everyone with music, food and great atmosphere at a nearby restaurant / club with a pool and hammocks (not pictured).
The workshop covered the following:
- The Document Object Model
- The WordPress REST API
Unfortunately, my Spanish was not quite good enough to give the workshop in Spanish so props to all the bi-lingual attendees for following the talk, along with questions, in English.
I like the 3hr time span for a workshop. It let’s you really cover fundamentals and give time for practice. Big thanks to the organizers and attendees for inviting me down to do this workshop.
Next year I am going to try to do it en Español 🙂
The slides might not be as helpful without the explanations but you may still gleam some things from flicking through the deck 🙂
The questions were basically something like this (but in Spanish except for my answers):
- Panelist Intros
- Favorite JS Framework and why (Choose the best tool for the job, I like Vue for it’s architecture and ease and React for Gutenberg Blocks etc, If I was building a huge app or plugin I would also consider Angular)
Muchas gracias a los organizadores y voluntarios de WordCamp San José 2017. It won the 2017 WordCamp Award for food (rice, beans and real cooked food is soo good) in my opinion.
I am going to start a rumor that in 2018 you may see more than one large WordCamp in Central America around the same time period. I highly suggest you attend and get some of this Pura Vida WordCamp energía!