This weekend finds me at the Carnegie Library in Washington DC (why posting was light today). I am attending the first ever WordCamp DC conference.
This three-day event covers all aspects of WordPress from the intensely technical to the beginner's how-to's, and attracts everyone from users to developers.
It is impossible to say just how useful this conference was. There wasn't the time to really learn anything in depth, but I did get enough info on a half-dozen topics that I finally understand what I have been reading online.
If you should get a chance to attend a WordCamp near you (there are a dozen happening around the world each month) and you want to to learn more about WordPress, you should definitely make time to go.
If nothing else it will be a great place to meet local experts you can ask for help.
image by Bobak Ha'Eri