For years I have wanted to make it to WordCamp London. Since doing my study abroad at Cambridge, I have felt a second home in the UK.
This year I got to finally be in England for WordCamp London 2018.
The week before the Camp I did an informal Gutenberg workshop with the wonderful team from Pragmatic, a leading WordPress agency in the UK. You can read my write from my Gutenberg Jam Session with Pragmatic here.
The Gutenberg Workshop
Originally I had hoped for a solid 3 hrs to introduce Gutenberg from a development perspective and give time to coding some blocks. Instead I had 40 minutes for the “workshop” and did my best to do both of these things, but rather than code together, I just pointed a repo of example blocks and walked through what I could 🙂
Overall I think it went really well. You can see the slides below and hopefully the video will go up on WordPress.tv in not too long.
We didn’t get much time for questions, but one of the coolest pieces of feedback was someone sharing they built their first plugin while listening to the session. So cool 🙂
Checkout WordCamp London Next Year!
If you happen upon the UK next year and overlap with WordCamp London I would highly suggest you check it out! WordCamp Brighton and Manchester are also on my list 😉
Thanks to all the organizers and volunteers for their work in putting on the event, and to the sponsors who made such a classy event possible for so little 🙂
Also, thanks to Bluehost (I have a special Bluehost discount page) for helping with some of my travel in getting to the event!
Learn More About Gutenberg
In 40 minutes, I only covered a bit of what my full Gutenberg Development Course covers so I would encourage you to check it out if you want to dig deeper into developing with Gutenberg.