It’s that time of year again. WordCamp Minneapolis / St. Paul is this weekend, and that means a good portion of the web nerds in the upper midwest will be converging on the Twin Cities – including the {code} Roadies.

Why do we pack up our laptops and head to the land of 10,000 lakes?

  • Because it gives us a chance to connect with some of the brightest minds in the nation.
  • We find out about new techniques that they are putting to work, new ideas that they are working out and new work that they are showing off.

But it isn’t a one-way street.

Those folks also get a chance to learn from us, as we engage and interact and brainstorm ideas for making the world of WordPress better.

That’s the beauty of using an open-source content management system: it’s taken on a life of its own.

  • WordCamps around the world are opportunities for the brightest minds in web development to share ideas and work out systems for making WordPress better.
  • It’s an organic, hands-on way of doing R&D that would never happen if the platform was the responsibility of a single entity.

As always, we’ll report back on some of the cooler stuff we see at WordCamp by posting it here on our blog. And if you’re headed to Minneapolis yourself this weekend, look for us before, during and after the events, we’d love to hear how things are going.

Follow us on twitter @coderoadies for real time updates and happenings this weekend.