Last Saturday approximately fifty WordPressers made their way to Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh to attend the very first WordUp Edinburgh event. It was organized by Martin Young and Taryn Wallis, who both run the meetups in Scotland as well.
For a bit of background, an interesting discussion took place over on WPTavern when Jeff Chandler asked his readers if they thought the term “WordUp” was a good alternative to “WordCamp” or not. Out of the 96 votes made, 60 said yes, 24 went for nothing but confusion, and 12 for no. He also interviewed Martin and Taryn for Episode #114 of WordPress Weekly, right at the end of the episode.
I enjoyed my first ever WordPress event (in Edinburgh at that) and had fun meeting all the cool people there. I didn’t have any WPCandy shirts to give away, but hey — there’s always next time!
Have you been to a WordPress event that isn’t a WordCamp or a meetup? How does it compare to WordCamps?