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Event Recap: Dayton WordCamp

This past week, we flew out to Dayton, Ohio to attend another WordCamp event. After arriving and getting all settled in, we drove to the brand-new Dayton Public Library, where this WordCamp was being held. Boldie eagerly took selfies and helped share about exciting updates coming to BoldGrid. We really enjoyed getting to connect and network with people during the workshop day. There were some excellent workshops given. Topics such as configuring Easy Digital Downloads, setting up a customer support website, and WordPress life hacks, were just a few that were covered. This WordCamp had several great sessions on getting started with WordPress. We got up early Saturday and headed back to WordCamp Dayton, where we networked with many more awesome individuals. We had a great time with our friends from Host Duplex, SiteLock, and Simplified Academy. Throughout the event, there were many awesome talks, including a great talk about mental illness from Joe Ferguson. He shared how the first PHP conference that he attended wasn’t technical but focused on mental health and technology. This led him to start a non-profit organization called Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMI). He founded OSMI to help change the way that we share about mental illness in the technology community. We enjoyed spending time with Adam Warner from SiteLock. He shared about the importance of setting security standards for your personal information as well as your website. He also shared the fundamental tasks needed for keeping your WordPress website secure. As the event came to a close, we were thankful for the opportunity to join so many incredible individuals and companies in Dayton, Ohio. The event was an excellent success. Stay tuned for more information about WordCamp Halifax!