WordCamps are great events to learn about new features and issues within the WordPress community. They typically include all types, from neophytes to experts, and offer sessions and support for that whole range.
Some interesting sessions from the recent WordCamp in Boston:
- Improving Site Performance through Responsive Images A technical discussion about using srcset to have larger sets of images for different viewports, and using SVQ sqip to have fast-loading blurry images for lazy loading
- A little accessibility goes a long way An agency that is oriented towards accessibility, including a great Yes I Can video, and some examples of people with disabilities trying to navigate actual websites.
- Time For A Privacy & Security Checkup A series of lessons learned from CampusPress dealing with GDP.
- Managing your online presence on Google Search A search specialist from Google presenting the many tools that are available to help with improving sites, with an emphasis on mobile verions.